Hi, we are the McBrides! Chris is a Software Engineer, currently working at Zillow. I am Amanda, and I am a Stay at Home Mom. Chris and I have known each other most of our lives and were best friends growing up. We dated off and on in high school and were married a few years after we graduated high school. (Chris spent a few years in Thailand and I spent a year in China doing volunteer work.) We now have three kids, Ryan, Lillian, and Ellen. The big kids are about a year and half a part so they are either best friends, or fighting. Ellen is 7 years younger than Lillian, so she has everyone wrapped around her finger.
Chris and I are both Arizona natives and thought we would always live in Arizona. One day we got to talking and decided that a change might be nice so we decided to move! We decided on Washington and have loved living here. Washington suits us so well and we are happy with our move. It was hard leaving Arizona, mostly because we miss our family and friends, but moving to Washington has been so great for us! One of our favorite things is when we have friends and family come for a visit.
We love hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, rock climbing, (although that is a new hobby!) snorkeling, scuba diving, and just being outside as a family. 2 1/2 years ago we bought a boat and that has been so much fun!
We have loved exploring the Pacific Northwest and we hope you enjoy reading about our adventures!