Thursday, June 30, 2011

Moving trucks and birthday wishes

This has been a very busy week for our family because we packed our things and hit the road. Moving to New York was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was a great place to be single and date and hang out with friends but now that we're raising a baby, the city has started to feel very limiting. We want Nathan to grow up running in open spaces, jumping waves at the beach, hiking in the mountains and breathing fresh air. But unless you have a country house to visit on the weekends or you can actually afford the monthly parking costs to have a car here, these simple dreams just aren't attainable living in Manhattan. So... here we are in suburbia.

While we know it's the best thing for our family, Will and I have very mixed feelings about the move. We are so excited for the next phase of our life to begin but there are so many things we'll miss about the city, most importantly our amazing friends. So we spent our last weekend with all the great people we've met here, laughing and smiling as we remembered all of the memories we made in New York. During our last few days, Will and I took one more long walk through the city, past Lincoln Center and through Central Park. We ate our last slices of NY pizza and before we knew it, Monday morning came and so did the moving truck.

Now we look out our windows and see grass and trees instead of scaffolding and buildings. We hear birds and crickets instead of sirens and car alarms. We love NY and we always will. But for now, it will be a fun place to visit and our home will be out here, among the green grass and the chirping birds.

Not a bad view to wake up to ... and my birthday wish today is for another great year with my family, in our new home.


  1. Good luck Karen! NYC is a hard city to leave, but open spaces are a big plus for kids. And grown-ups...

  2. Welcome back to suburbia! NY will always be there to visit, along with your friends and pizza! :)