If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been traveling a lot recently. I’m admitting right now, that I’ve been terrible at doing travel posts. Most of my trips recently have consisted of loads of mediocre iPhone photos, but this time I decided to bring my shmancy camera along with me so I could share what I’ve been up to on my blog!

I spent the past 4 days in Seattle with Matt visiting his sister Olivia, her husband Michael, and their little babes Nixon and Maddox. I cannot tell you how badly I have been craving fall weather. It hasn’t been under 75 degrees in southern California in the past few months and all I’ve wanted to do is wear beanies, scarves, boots, and make veggie soups! Seattle was the best change of scenery to get my fall fix. It was a high of 60 each day with a few showers here and there. This was my first time in Seattle, and I fell in love. Everything is so lush and green, and there’s endless amounts of amazing restaurants.

On our first day in Seattle, Olivia and Michael took us to a pumpkin patch. I feel like a really excited toddler when I talk about this, because this was my first REAL pumpkin patch. Where I am from, Pumpkin patches are pretty… lame. They’re essentially just a pile of pumpkins sitting near two haystacks, and most of them take credit cards. But this pumpkin patch was the real deal that most of us California kids don’t get to experience – the kind that only takes cash, has pumpkins still growing on the vine, a corn maze, tractor rides, and home made kettle corn. You’re probably sitting at your computer right now laughing at me because you’ve grown up going to awesome pumpkin patches, but this experience made me so happy!


Seattle-2 The first thing we did was a 5 acre corn maze (my friend Jocelyn from Iowa would be so proud!). When we entered, they gave us the choice of either Seahawks trivia or US history questions to get us through the maze. Since none of us are Seahawks fans, we opted for US history. I instantly remembered why I got a C in this subject my freshman year of high school. If the group had to rely on me to get out of the maze, we would be there for days. 45 minutes and miles of walking later, we made it out alive.


Seattle-16 Matt, Olivia, Michael, Nixon, and Maddox in the corn maze!



Seattle-15 Nixon and Maddox couldn’t wait for the maze to be over so they could go see the animals and play with the bubbles on the farm at the patch.


Seattle-5 Matt’s mad bubble skills.

Seattle-6 This was one of our favorite photos from the day. Matt and Michael were getting really into the bubbles, so I was trying to take suh-weeeet artistic photos of them, and right as I snapped this shot, Michael photobombed Matt’s bubble, behind another bubble! Such. good. timing.

Seattle-9 I love this shot of Maddox sitting on the giant pumpkin in his little rain boots.

Seattle-11 The boys LOVE tractors and sat and watched the tractor drive us around the entire pumpkin patch.


Seattle-10Beanie: Agape Attire  |   Jacket: Agape Attire  |  Jeans: AG  |  Booties:  Volcom

More from my visit to the Pike Place Market in Seattle {Part Deux} tomorrow!
And thennnn I’m off to Dallas for another trip!

Health & Happiness
xo Catherine

5 Comments on Seattle {Part Un}

  1. Saniel
    October 15, 2014 at 8:36 pm (7 years ago)

    We went to an amazing farm 2 years ago 1hour outside Atlanta with my sister-in-law and kids, my sister and kids and me and my son. We had a blast! Pig chase, corn maze, pumpkin patch, arts/crafts for kids,hay ride, small kiddie rides, costume contest, face painting, jumpy jump, animal farm, go cart racing, hot Apple cider with shot of Rum, fall treats caramel corn everything. They even had a resting/gathering area when you were ticketed out.
    Hoping to go back this year. Thanks

  2. Anna
    October 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm (7 years ago)

    Where is this pumpkin patch/what is it called? We live just south of Seattle and I want to go!!

  3. Julie
    October 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm (7 years ago)

    Seattle’s pumpkin patches are so much better than the ones here in SoCal…

  4. Michelle
    October 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm (7 years ago)

    Looks like so much fun! I haven’t been to a pumpkin patch since I was a kid. I need to try to get to one this month!

  5. Danielle
    October 16, 2014 at 3:06 am (7 years ago)

    Looks like a great day, love your pics! Have fun in Dallas!


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