Yeppers, Seattle is a "famous poly hub," if you will. Other cities with that reputation: Los Angeles, Austin (Texas), and Boston. Anyway, instead of one poly group to meet up like we have now in Albuquerque, we'll have to choose between, like, six groups in Seattle. So confusing, how will we decide what we like best?
Sounds to me like you have really lucked out in where you wound up. You have a great support system for your marriage, and you and Matt are really giving it your all. Which, by the way, is the best example your kids could ask for, is to be able see that their parents seriously love each other.
2014 will be a good year. We'll have two months to prepare for it and that'll make it even better. And that's my leap of faith for the end of 2013!
Love means never having to say, "Put down that meat cleaver!"