Not so recently (maybe over a year now?) our dear friends Zach and Lacy Harrington, along with their babe Judah, moved to Idaho. Initially we had visited them early on in their move, but last month we were finally able to fly out and see them again. It was especially cool this time around because they are now new and proud homeowners of a spectacular house, if I do say so myself. (Not to mention there may or may not be a spot to place a tiny house in their backyard!)
When we first landed in Spokane, WA Zach and Lacy graciously chauffeured us around town before driving the short distance back to Post Falls, ID. As many of you are aware, Allan and I have this natural liking, this bend if you will, towards cities that most people scoff at. We love cities like Bakersfield and Redlands after all. We're usually and typically drawn towards the neglected, more peculiar parts of states. For example, we are dying to go on an Eastern Sierra Roadtrip to visit the less frequented cities in California. We've even laid out a trip to New Mexico because who doesn't love the idea of Roswell and Aliens in combination with The White Sands National Park? If I'm not mistaken Spokane is considered an underdog, a city who'd find camaraderie among the aforementioned cities. There is even a new motto which exclaims, "Spokane Doesn't Suck" and it's true, the city doesn't suck. Our short time spent in Spokane attests to this. First, we stopped at Indaba, a great third wave coffee shop located downtown. Next door I was consumed with all the cool things in Atticus Coffee & Gifts. I'm quite obsessed with witty and thoughtfully handcrafted paper goods and Atticus catered to my obsession for sure. They carry Idlewild Co. cards (I bought one) and Cavilini & Co. posters ( I bought none). SO if this, this, this, this, or this "mysteriously" show up on my doorstep I won't be mad *wink, wink*. Eventually we relocated to the various gardens found within Spokane. Both the Manito Park Botanical Gardens and Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden DID. NOT. DISAPPOINT. The greenhouse at Manito Park was specifically whimsical. I am infinitely amazed at the vibrant colors and varying textures found within nature! In my wonder, I may have took an unnecessary amount of plant photos below. Sorry.
The next few days were CHILLLLL ... and we loved it SO much. I feel like our lives are heavily driven by routine (9-5 work-sleep-repeat) so to unwind with one another over warm meals, copious amounts of coffee, bonfires, binge watching Stranger Things, and having uninhibited conversations was extremely calming and welcomed. Not to mention being able to hang out with Judah, one of the world's cutest and sweetest babies, was awesome.
Life is crazy, huh?! Reflecting back on our trip in this blog post and reminiscing about the good times spent with good people in new places with new babies and new homes blows my mind! Life is good. God is good.
With all that being said, we miss you Zach, Lacy, and Judah. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you! Thanks for opening your home to us once again!