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Another Move + Another Neighborhood

Posted on: Tuesday


So.. about those major changes afoot which I mentioned last week... we're moving! (again!). Just as we opened and put away the last box, here we are turning around and packing everything back up.  Our books, clothes, toys, dishes, linens.. all back into boxes! Phew, here we go. I plan to begin packing in just a couple days even though we aren't moving for a few weeks yet. I don't want to feel rushed or panicked at the last minute, and, with a baby, always find it a good idea to give myself more time than I anticipate needing.  I am extremely excited about this change, but also can't believe that we are going to go through it all again. After setting up home in our current apartment not even six months ago, we slowly began to realize that the space just wasn't for us. As time went on and more problems arose, Gaby and I decided to set a deadline by which to be in a new home: May 1st.  Within days of coming to this decision, the perfect place all but fell into our laps.  It was uncanny.  Wooden floors, high ceilings, lots of light, bay windows, backyard, crown molding, dog-friendly.. a real dream! We will be living in a turn-of-the-century limestone in a cute Brooklyn neighborhood. I feel in my heart that it's going to be really good for us.

Little Biet is going to have lived in 3 different homes before her first birthday! If you had told me this while I was pregnant (when we had no plans of ever leaving our Manhattan apartment), I would have told you that you were nuts. But here we are: transitioning and growing and working on becoming a closer family through all of this upheaval. Because the one thing that all of this moving madness is teaching me is that no matter where we might be, when we're with each other, we are home.

Just a couple blocks away from out new place is a neighborhood which was coined "The Country in the City" when it was built over a century ago. It's kind of crazy beautiful, a historical little gem of a place buried in the heart of Brooklyn. As we walked around the Victorian mansions and manicured lawns, we couldn't believe that we were still in New York City. But then you turn a corner, and you're right back in a regular city neighborhood. And while our new place isn't anything close to these picturesque houses (although it is in a really pretty modest townhouse with fresh herbs growing out front!), it will be nice to take Nico on long walks through these peaceful grandiose blocks. Yes, this new chapter of our lives is going to be nice. I can feel it.









16 COMMENTS:

  1. I am moving too--and it is imminent, 4 days time. And although the stress is getting to me--I wish I had been as organised as you and started packing earlier--I can't wait because I think it will start a new chapter of our life which I am really excited about :)

    Good luck with your move!

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    1. Wow 4 days! It's always refreshing to start afresh in a new place. Good luck!

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  2. The new neighborhood looks absolutely lovely! Best of luck with the move.

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  3. How can I be so in love with a little family that I do not even know?!

    Happy moving to you. The new neighborhood sounds lovely -- still in the city with a little bit of green. I live a much different lifestyle here because I am in the midwest.... I have never considered that the quiet and a little grass could be a good thing!

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  4. I love that shot of Nico. The lavender really sets off his (her?) color and eyes. We're wanting a dog some day soon.

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    1. Nico is a girl. Our house is full of ladies (sorry Gaby!). She is a beauty. I've got to take more pictures of her for this blog!

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  5. How funny, we're moving May 1 too, mostly to be in a particular school zone, but the place is also larger and quieter than what we have now so we're really happy.

    Congratulations on finding such a great place. Hopefully you guys can really settle in and make it a home.

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  6. Oh, my lovely internet friend.. I am so, so excited for you and yours. When it's right, it's right, am I right? You've got to lead with the gut and it will no doubt take you all to the life that is most terrifically right for you. This is a lesson my little family is living and dying by. I feel silly saying this.. but I am so excited for the pictures and tales to come. :)

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    1. Thanks Julie! I am working on trusting my instinct over the "facts" when it comes to my family and our happiness, and I really feel that we are heading to a positive place. I also look forward to the tales to come! So happy to have you to share them with :)

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  7. Awesome!~
    Great to see that.

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  8. Beautiful Blog! Looking forward to following along. Good luck with your move!

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  9. Are you in Ditmas Park? Looks lovely :) Hope the move goes smoothly. We still haven't unpacked all our boxes...all in due time.

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    1. Why yes we are! I knew a Brooklynite friend would figure it out. Those aren't pics of "our" streets, just the bordering neighborhood. Hopefully you can come see it for little B's Bday.

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  10. This moves sounds perfect for you guys. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

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