My Home Region?

It’s Monday Listicles time again folks and well this one had me stumped for a bit…really not a hard one. 10 facts about your hometown.Not hard unless well you moved a bit while growing up then it might be a little confused. Normally I put Saint Helens Oregon as my hometown but I only lived there for the first 8 years of my life.

So then B asked me well what do you consider your hometown?I said I kinda consider Everett my hometown even though I never lived there till I was an adult,but all my family was there so we went to visit several times a year.

THEN it hit me.I’m lucky I don’t just have a hometown I have a home region. For the last 5 years around Christmas time I would get sooooo homesick. All I wanted to do was go HOME. Well I am HOME now. Maybe not in the exact spot I’d though I’d be but in the general area you see I don’t have a home town….I’m blessed enough to have a home region.

10 things I missed about my home region

1.My family, even though my parents lived in Arizona close to me I missed so very much being close enough to my other family that it wasn’t too far of a drive to visit.(Yet I haven’t done it yet because of the stupid passes.)

2.The four seasons.The Northwest has the most beautiful seasons.Especially fall,seriously I mean who wouldn’t want to wake up every day to this:


3.The fact that if you mention the word Gooey Duck up here MOST people don’t think it’s an alien from another planet.

4.The rain…yup there I said it. Hey I’m a Northwest gal the rain doesn’t bother me one bit,I was born with webbed feet.

5.A latte stand on every corner. Even though I rarely stop at them,when my parents and I made the trek to Oregon together almost two years ago I knew I was home when I started to see all the little local coffee drive thrus.

6.The people.There is just a friendlier,different atmosphere about the people in this region compared to Arizona. I can’t explain it….there just is.

7.Not hearing,”You have an accent.” Really?I didn’t think people from the Northwest had an accent.

8. Hoodies and jeans are perfectly acceptable up here for any day of the week…..even church. AWWWW home sweet home.

9.We don’t find putting Christmas tree lights on cacti to be an acceptable replacement for a Christmas Tree…yes it’s cute but you still need a real Christmas Tree as well!

10. The fact that I get to share with my children all the places I used to go as a child and my favorite memories about those places!


About twisteddomesticgoddess

I'm the momma/step momma/ teacher/head cook/ top organizer/ supplier of milk and baby kisses here at Casa La Crazy. Life with 7 kids is rarely dull and usually exciting. Add in 3 cats and one fun loving boyfriend and life is pretty adventurous!Come on in sit down and please bring some extra coffee!

Posted on December 12, 2011, in Monday Listicles and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I love the summers here! And that picture of the tree is amazing!

  2. I know what a gooey duck is from Mike Rowe & Dirty Jobs!
    I will fight you on the Four Seasons though, the Northeast is pretty darn beautiful during the autumn as well, as the cherry blossoms in the spring are quite lovely too!

    • I will agree with you the cherry blossoms are very pretty in the spring time in the NorthEast. The one place I’ve always wanted to experience fall is Maine.

      I’ve lived in Arizona for the last 5 and a half years so anywwhere that has more than the 2 seasons of hot and hotter is good to me!

  3. I would never want to live anywhere but the northwest, other places are nice to visit, but I wouldn’t want to stay there.

  4. After moving to Seattle, it took me SO LONG to figure out how to pronounce “geoduck.” (It’s gross! I think you have to be born and bred here to enjoy it.)

  5. Number ten is perfect!! I love that we love the same things. SO happy you are back home and here to stay Wendy.
    BTW that photo has amazing colors and composition. You have a great eye for beauty.

  6. Beeeeeyoootiful home region. (-:
    That red tree —> stunning.
    Glad you’re “home.”

  7. Sounds like a fantastic home region you have! I think I’d love to live there too 🙂

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