I also always had a very small family and it's minuscule at this point (I have a brother and a father).
I lived my whole life in either northern or central Illinois until July 2012 when fate brought me to Seattle. I spent 2011 and 2012 in Chicago proper which was awesome. Still definitely finding my way around Seattle and the surrounding areas. Ballard and Cap Hill are probably my favorite spots to hang out so far, as well as eat.
Haven't made it to the Olympic peninsula or any of the isles yet but here's hoping.