Today’s post is a bit of a life catch up! We went to Arizona and Utah with the intent of looking for lots to build on in each place and to spend some time praying about and thinking about which one is best for us to settle down in. We always knew that New York City was temporary, we have been here now for almost two years and are ready (sooner than we thought) to settle into a home. It was a decision we have put soooo much thought into and we are so sad to leave New York City soon but I think at this time it is just what is right for us! NYC is the center of the universe in my mind with so many things to see and do and is treating us so well until our lease is up. I will never get over all of the parks, playgrounds, museums, and every single building. And while everything is twice as exciting here, its also twice as hard. I truly know our family could be happy anywhere. If we were stuck in a little hut with nothing to do but hang out with each other, I would have a blast. But I think a home near family is what is calling our name!
We haven’t yet bought land, we are still looking and hoping to make a final decision in the next week or so. I won’t say where we are going yet, since I feel like anytime I jump the gun before something is set in stone, something happens! And I don’t want anything to happen. (I am superstitious eek.) But I feel really happy and at peace with our decision!!! And I am so happy to have a backyard for our babies (not that NYC isn’t an incredible backyard, because it is!) and for our DOG! Ah that sweet dog. He has put up with NYC for a long time. And us. And our travels. He is such a loyal dog, so sweet spirited, and we love him so much and I am so excited for him to have space to run around all day long. I bet he will be sad to leave his babysitter who watches him when we are gone because they love each other and he loves her golden retriever too! But oh man, that dog will be so happy. Our lease is up end of this year. After that we do have plans until our home is built but again I want to wait until everything is finalized and 100% official to say any more.
I am so so unbelievably happy at this point in my life. Truly I wouldn’t believe anyone if they said this would be life with these amazing kids and husband. I feel so blessed to have them with me every day. Atticus has been non stop talking the past couple weeks and me and David can’t stop smiling when he chats. I mean, really, non stop. Its so cute how into it he gets and I think may favorite part is his hand gestures. We love watching him help us with chores, sort silverware, ride his scooter, read with us, and just watching him be his crazy self. Rosie is now taking a bottle and it STUCK this time (hoooooray!) and she is sleeping through the night. Now that she sleeps she is 100% dream baby. It is amazing how you can feel so different after getting sleep, for both her and I!
Anyways, excited to share more news with you when we have more to share and excited to share our building process with you all! Feeling super excited about where life is taking us next. Thanks for reading, we love you all!!!!