Hi, I'm Laura Marie. Mother of boys.
Currently raising my family in the mountains of Utah,
but my heart is still in the Pacific Northwest.
Here's the rest: I grew up in Spokane, Washington with two older brothers. I loved being the youngest and the only girl; both definitely have their perks! After high school, I moved to Seattle and attended the University of Washington where I was a 5th generation Husky; Go Dawgs! I met my husband Conor during my 3rd day on campus, before classes had even started!
After we graduated college in 2008, we moved across the country to Newark, Delaware where Conor was studying to earn his PhD in Engineering. Although I had graduated with a double business degree (Entrepreneurship & Marketing), I decided to pursue a different career path and instead began working with children who have autism.
In 2010 (after 6 years together), we got married at a barn in the beautiful hills of Washington. Immediately following our honeymoon, Conor was offered a great opportunity in the "real world" that prompted him to leave his PhD behind him and start his career. We relocated to Chandler, Arizona where we spent our first year and a half as newlyweds. I continued to work with kids with autism there while helping Conor pursue his goals & aspirations.
At the end of 2011, we announced we were pregnant with our first baby and that we would be moving back to Seattle, a city we both love! We bought our first home there and welcomed Liam Robert into the world! I adjusted quickly to being a full-time stay-at-home-mom and have loved every rewarding and challenging moment alike.
After only a year in our new home, an incredible opportunity opened up for Conor with his work. We made the difficult decision to move our brand new family to Salt Lake City. We quickly sold our first home and purchased a new one in Utah. It was a bittersweet ending to our time in Seattle, since we were moving farther away from family & friends. I had a difficult time adjusting to our new life with so many changes already in our lives that previous year, but I am slowly yet surely finding my place in Utah.
In 2015, we welcomed Finn Ryan Keenan into our family!
We are currently 4+ years into our time in Salt Lake City. We're building a new house in the mountains and expecting a third boy near the end of summer! While we settle into being a family of five, we are unsure of where our next adventure will be or when. While that thought terrifies me a little, it is also exciting! I know that all I truly need are my boys, and my heart is so full and happy. While I hope to make it back to Spokane some day, I am enjoying all that the rest of this great country has to offer. I couldn't be more proud of our little family right now.
I initially started a small Keenan Family blog to keep our friends & family (who are scattered across the country) updated on all of our little adventures while moving around. My blogging has since grown drastically from it's early days and I have absolutely loved the little community that has developed around it. Thank you all for letting me share a bit of our lives with you!
If you would like to start reading from the beginning, you can find the first page here!