Happy new year everybunny! I’ve been traveling traveling traveling — and I want to keep you posted on my latest adventures, so here we go! After Matt finished the Jingle Ball tour, he flew straight to Seattle to his sister’s house for Christmas with his family. I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my family and then flew up to Seattle later in the afternoon on Christmas eve and had Christmas dinner with Matt, his parents, his sister & husband, and their two little boys!

DAY 1 //
Seattle-December-44I have come to realize that every time I visit Seattle, I drink copious amounts of coffee! The day after Christmas Matt’s family and I went shopping and grabbed some lunch and then Nana and Papa took the kiddos home for their naps so we could go out for some java. Matt, Olivia, Michael, and I met up with my friend Lynae who lives in Seattle and had big plans to go to the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, but by the time we arrived, the line wrapped around the building! Sooooo we cheated on Starbucks and went to Stumptown and Gas Works Park!
Seattle-December-22 Matt and I at Gas Works Park. The view is so beautiful. Space Needle to the right!
Seattle-December-24Lynae and I at Gas Works Park!
Seattle-December-23Matt, his sister Olivia, and I.

Seattle-December-42After visiting Gas Works Park, we found the Freemont Troll. Super creepy!

DAY 2 //
Seattle-December-1Above is Matt’s youngest nephew Maddox pretending to be Uncle Matt. We started calling him “Tiny TM” for Tiny Tour Manager! So stinkin’ cute with the Jingle Ball beanie, backstage pass, and radio!

Seattle-December-43On Me:  Beanie: Ebay (black)  |  Sunnies: Celine  |  Jacket:  Element (Matt’s, old) Similar Here and Here (on sale!)  |  Leggings: Zella

We all decided to go on a walk with the boys so they could run off some energy while Olivia was at work. Seattle has some of the prettiest trails. I love this photo of little Maddox running full blast towards me!

Seattle-December-3
Seattle-December-4Found a baby bear in the woods! These awesome two-toned booties are from Forever 21, but unfortunately I couldn’t find them online for you guys!

Seattle-December-5And he’s the cutest bear you’ve ever seen!

Seattle-December-6Uncle Matt and his nephews.

Seattle-December-7Strong nuggets!

Seattle-December-8I can’t get enough of these two!

Seattle-December-9So on our walk Matt thought it would be fun to teach the boys “hard styles” (take a knee, grab a hand, make a mean face), and this is what we got from a 5 year old and a 2 year old.
Seattle-December-10SO HARD! Check out that squat! DGAF!

Seattle-December-14And then we tried to get all of the boys to do “hard styles.” I’m really liking those #raresquats going on in the front. So good. So hard.

Seattle-December-13Baby bear Maddox and poppa bear Michael.

Seattle-December-11On Matt: Beanie: Beanie  |  Sunnies: RetroSUPERfuture  |  Jacket: The North Face (TNF Black)

Uncle Matthew and Nixon walking with their suh-weeeet new sticks they found.
Seattle-December-12Seattle-December-15Cuties. Their dimples are too much, I can’t handle it!
Seattle-December-17Seattle-December-16Matt’s mom Linda and dad Carlos and their grandsons!

Seattle-December-19Boys will be boys!

Seattle-December-20On Me:  Beanie: Ebay (black)  |  Sunnies: Celine  |  Jacket:  Element (Matt’s, old) Similar Here and Here (on sale!)

On Matt: Beanie: Beanie  |  Sunnies: RetroSUPERfuture  |  Jacket: The North Face (TNF Black)

Seattle-December-18Seattle-December-21

DAY 3 //
Seattle-December-26Maddox helping Matt tie his shoes before we left for Gas Works Park.

Seattle-December-27Hat: Brixton (Light Heather Gray)  |  Jacket: Glamour Kills (also available in girls!)  |  Shoes: Jack Purcell

We decided to go back to Gas Works Park and take the boys to run around and play !
Seattle-December-28 Seattle-December-29 Seattle-December-31Uncle Matthew at his finest!

Seattle-December-32There was this random platform out in the water, so Matt insisted on walking out to it for a photo.
Seattle-December-33Surprisingly he made it, and didn’t fall in!

Seattle-December-38Seattle-December-34Seattle-December-35 Seattle-December-37Hat: Brixton (Light Heather Gray)  |  Jacket: Glamour Kills (also available in girls!)  |  Shoes: Jack Purcell

Seattle-December-36Maddox is obsessed with Matt, and every other second he would yell “I WANT HIM!!!!!” and would only hold Matt’s hand or let Matt pick him up haha. You can imagine what he’s saying in this photo!

Seattle-December-41Hat: Brixton (Light Heather Gray)  |  Jacket: Glamour Kills (also available in girls!)  |  Shoes: Jack Purcell

During my trip I established that Matt is my new assistant. He is an excellent purse, coffee,and camera holder!

Seattle-December-39Beanie: Anthropologie  |  Jacket: Nasty Gal  |  Leggings: Zella  |  Boots: Stuart Wizeman (also here)

Soooo, this is a great little story… the boys LOVE being swung, and they get serious air. As seen above, Michael and I are safely swinging Maddox. Below is what happens when someone’s hand slips…
Seattle-December-40On Me: Beanie: Anthropologie  |  Jacket: Nasty Gal  |  Leggings: Zella  |  Boots: Stuart Wizeman (also here)

On Matt: Hat: Brixton (Light Heather Gray)  |  Jacket: Glamour Kills (also available in girls!)  |  Shoes: Jack Purcell

It’s ok, I caught him with my motherly instinct and ninja like reflex/grip! He literally had no idea what happened and yelled “DO IT AGAINNNNNN!!!” I cannot believe Michael caught this moment on camera! If anyone is looking for babysitters, Matt and I are totally available! Hahahahaha. Just kidding!

I hope you had a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
I can’t wait to share my photos from Canada & Niagara Falls next!
xo-Catherine

6 Comments on Seattle Christmas Visit

  1. Denise
    January 5, 2015 at 11:21 am (6 years ago)

    Hope to meet you next time you’re in Seattle!!
    Love the photos and the updates =)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Denise

    Reply
  2. Julie
    January 5, 2015 at 7:52 pm (6 years ago)

    So much fun – I can’t wait to head up there!

    Reply
  3. charlotte smart
    January 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm (6 years ago)

    Happy New Year! These photos are all brilliant! Love the last two 🙂

    By the way, I have an Etsy shop selling illustrations – but I specialize in yoga illustrations, you can check it out here if you want:

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ALoveTriangle

    Reply
  4. franalandotcom
    January 11, 2015 at 7:31 pm (6 years ago)

    You are hilarious for that last pic and the paragraph after it. Love the way your website is set up. I was looking at juicing recipes on Pinterest and came across your site. Looking forward to reading more!

    Reply
  5. Monica Garcia
    January 16, 2015 at 6:12 pm (6 years ago)

    Love your photos! What camera and lens are you using

    Reply

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