Today is the day the movers come. We’ve been trying to eat our last meals at our favorite spots in San Francisco. I’m going to miss the food here. I am not very sad about moving except when I think of leaving our apartment. It’s not that it is an especially great apartment–it is just that this is where we brought our boys home from the hospital and this is the only home they have ever known. When I think of all we have been through in the last 3.5 years I get a little teary eyed. It feels like the end of a chapter in our life.
I took pictures of our apartment before I tore it apart and I’ll do a proper house tour in a few weeks.
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Gasp! These are amazing.
Um, did you hear all the buzz about the Astrological signs changing?
I love the new Target line. Stripes!
These look kind of like the one I got from the French Flea Market.
I got one of these when Moses was a newborn and I LOVE them.
Could the French make a more charming toy than this?
Three years ago when I was thinking about how the next 5-10 years of my life would turn out, I wrote down three things I really wanted in my heart of hearts and taped them to my fridge. (I was writing on paint chips a lot back then, they make great colorful lists!) I’ve made some decent progress on #3 (but we’re taking a loooong break in that department.) #1 Isn’t an option right now but possibly in a few years when we’ve saved more pennies. But this year I only have one resolution. It’s #2 on my big list: Move to Paris for a year. I can’t believe its really happening. (And if you haven’t heard, my awesome older sister Gabrielle at Design Mom is coming too.)
Do you have a “big list?” The way I thought about my big list is if in 10 years if I just do these things, I will be happy and proud of what I’ve done with my time.
We had such a great Christmas this year. We tried not to buy too many new things since we are moving and instead got out some of their old toys. We put out balloons which if you have small kids I totally recommend this. Moses was just as delighted with those as with any new toy and they kept Roman happy and playing all morning long. Besides that we got out their collection of Schleich animals (plus added a few new ones) and tied bows around them and did a little installation in front of the tree. I’m not sure why, but I find the animals on parade hilarious.
How was your holiday?
We found out a few days ago that our French Visas were approved and come January 31st we’ll be moving to Paris for a year! I bought our one-way nonrefundable tickets today so it is official. It is so strange to me that all you have to do to move to France is to do it. That sounds funny but I sort of thought someone would stop us and tell us we can’t.
The last few years have been rough since we’ve dealt with Roman’s surgeries and the stress of medical bills so I’m really looking forward to a year of slowing down, spending time with my family, and experiencing the “joie de vivre” of France.
photo from Flickr (and actually its from Italy) but I liked the photo.
Paul will continue to paint and freelance as a designer and I will continue as a freelance writer/blogger. We were happily surprised to find out that rent is actually cheaper in Paris than in San Francisco!
I’ve been printing my good friend Rebecca’s wedding invitations the last week. We got on the subject of my wedding and it made me go through old wedding photos. These are the engagement photos my old roommate Aubrey took. They feel a little bit trendy to me now but when we took them we felt so cutting edge. I still love that skirt to death.