Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Small, Small World's a world of laughter, a world of tears
its a world of hopes, its a world of fear
there's so much that we share
that its time we're aware
its a small world after all...

If my brother read this blog, he would probably be covering his ears right now as this song brings back horrible Disneyland memories for him.  If he is reading this (uhh, doubtful) - I love you, Joshy.

Moving on. 

I should start by saying (more, reiterating) that Ryan is from Illinois.  We met post-college while working for Wells Fargo Financial.  He moved up here to Washington to be with me two years ago.

His cousin Brian, (on the Peters' side) is from Missouri.  Where exactly in Missouri, I am not currently sure... But, Missouri nonetheless.  Brian met his wife Chelsea online through a faith/religion based dating site.  In February, they welcomed their first child, Everett.  This August they will be celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary.

Brian and Chelsea on Christmas Eve

Why am I blogging about Ryan's cousin?

Because Brian's wife Chelsea is from Mercer Island, WA.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with the geography of the Pacific Northwest, is just over an hour from where I was raised, in Bremerton.

How crazy is that?

Two men from the same Midwestern family...

Marry ladies from the same general area of Western Washington.

What are they odds? 
(Apparently with the growth of online dating - pretty darn good)

It's a small, small world, I tell ya!

It gets better.

Brian just graduated from law school in Oklahoma City, and they (Brian, Chelsea and baby Everett) packed up and moved themselves to Olympia, WA to be closer to Chelsea's family.  Olympia is an hour south of Ryan and I in Bremerton. We drove down to Olympia on Monday afternoon to visit and help get them settled.  The entire drive I kept thinking how incredible it is that Brian and Chelsea moved here, and that Ryan now has his own family close by. 

The whole thing is totally random, but totally awesome.

I can't wait to see them more often and watch Mister Everett grow and grow.  Did I mention this three-month old baby is about the size of a six-month old baby?  Yup.

Take Luck,

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