Rewind, Renew, Rebirth

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It’s almost inconceivable that it’s been just over a year since we moved here and our lives changed forever.

It feels like a blur, but I look at my children and see time flying by in tangible form.

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They have, and continue to teach me so much. These two little beings that encompass my entire heart and soul. My little army.

In many ways, I feel like a child. I see the vulnerability and feel the wonder that exists in the minds of my children, and I feel like I’m right there with them.

One thing we don’t share is fear. My fear of living here in this huge city, by ourselves, was suffocating. I’ve lost myself more than once in the time since we moved to New York City.

I see now that it was a rebirth of sorts.

The person that I continue to find is much stronger than I ever thought possible.

I too, am resilient.

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I am so, so proud of them.

Pride doesn’t quite explain how I feel about my husband, it’s far, far beyond that.

And I am proud of me.

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I’m grateful for my friends, my family, and for all of you.

I have big plans and high hopes for this new year.

2011 will be great for all of us.

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14 Comments

  • You might have the cutest children ever birthed!

    Love that you love living here. It’s safe to say you’re a New Yorker now!


  • God, such stunning photos. they make me SO PROUD and very very ENVIOUS! To make a new city home, brave and amazing, and with each post, you make me fall in love with NYC more and more!


  • Great pictures! I love reading about your little family and your relocation. I kind of want to more to NYC, too! And, you on New Years Eve? Stun-ning!!


  • Introducing myself here….I’m Dawn, and I love your blog. Your kiddos are adorable! So much of what you said in this post resonated with my own experiences of the past year. One year ago, I also moved to the city- Seattle, not as big as NYC, but still. Well anyways, I’m happy that I found this space of yours on the web and I wish you blessings for the new year.


  • Great photos! Your family is adorable. New York definitely teaches you the ropes. It’s big, dirty, diverse, and crazy. But amazing. I feel the same way about Peanut. I’m constantly impressed with how she has no fear!! Awesome New Year’s post!! xx


  • I love the way this blog has show how much your family – and you have grown. And you’ve let us grow along with you. Looking forward to reading what life brings your way in 2011.


  • Your blog has become one of my favorites this year. I absolutely love NYC through your eyes. I look forward to reading about what’s next to come in 2011 for you and your family. Much love.


  • these are such great photos, your kids look like they are loving being city kids! we moved from nyc to the suburbs two years ago and i still miss it!


  • I just discovered your blog and love it already. I’ve lived in NY all my life (born and raised in Westchester) and have been in Brooklyn for the past 10 years. My brother lives on the west coast and I always think about moving out there. I have two little ones and life seems a lot easier where he is. But I’m still a New Yorker at heart and love that my boys are true city kids. Do you plan to move back when your husband finishes school?


  • Hello! I just found your blog and LOVE it!! I visited NYC for the first time last month and fell in love….but also love California….I’m looking forward to getting to know ya!


  • Moving to a new place definitely tests our resilience and even our spirit at times. I know it did when in 2009 I left the state I’d ALWAYS called home and just moved to one “next door”.

    But one cool thing about kids is that they don’t really notice as long as they are surrounded by the people they know love them. And yours most certainly are. Happy New Year to you and your sweet family. 🙂


  • LOVELY photos! My husband and I hope to move somewhere new, maybe outside of the country, for at least a few years. What an adventure it would be- so it’s really inspiring to read along on your journey!


  • Aw, those pictures are stunning! I was a Manhattan resident for a year myself. I definitely understand that scary feeling of being in a big city. My son was born there and it was his first home 🙂


  • Just found your blog, great post from the heart. Anxious to read some archives for the back story. I heart NYC!

    And the pic of little princess in pink on the scooter is AH-DORABLE!!!

    Cheers!

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