1 Week and 2 Days

In one week and 2 days, we will be flying out to our new home in N.Y.!  We are so ready and excited.  We found an apartment in the Upper West Side which was much harder and stressful than we thought it would be.  It was so stressful in fact that my stomach has been in knots since last Saturday.  Ryder even has  a zit!  He never gets those.  (He’s going to be so mad at me for talking about that.)  We finally got news that we were approved for our second choice apartment.  Whew!  Finally!  I was starting to wonder if we were really going to be homeless because we HAVE to be out of our house on the 15th, no ifs, ands or buts!  The apartment is not at all what we were hoping to find, but hey, at this point, I will live in a box on Broadway if I have to just to be in the city that I love!  We can’t wait to take Mya!!  She is going to love it just as much as we do.  We got her a new stroller this week.  It’s so cool and weird at the same time.  We saw tons of them while in N.Y.  It converts into a double stroller which we hope to be using about this time next year!  I love the color of it and it’s supposedly light-weight and easy to fold up.  We’ll see about that.  I may need to start lifting some weights to be able to get down all of the stairs for the subway while holding a 2 year old and this stroller!  Did I mention that that is my biggest worry about living there?  lol  While there we walked all over Central Park since we had only seen about 20 seconds of it before, back in February.  It was so beautiful.  I love it and am so beyond excited to do photo sessions there.  New Yorkers, book me!  I need to be in that park with my camera!  😉  I saw a photographer there doing a session with a family and I was so jealous.  I know that business will start up soon, but it’s hard when things have been so great and easy here.  I’ve never had to advertise.  I have business cards, but I’ve hardly given them to anyone.  I guess now would be the time!  We are so excited to be out of the suburbs.  Not sure why we thought that this was the life that we wanted:  big, new house, SUV, 2 children, quiet, cookie cutter neighborhood….not for us.  I want to be able to walk out our front door and be in the middle of it all!  This quiet, peaceful place is killing me!  I can’t stand it.  I don’t like going in our back yard because it’s just too quiet.  I miss the neighbors from next door who had 6 kids!  At least then there was some sort of noise.  Every time I hear a siren now I get so excited!  😉  Silly, I know, but I’m just ready to be in the big city.  I don’t think we’ll ever leave once we get there and figure it all out.

This weekend is my last and final Austin photo session and I can’t wait!!!  So look out for them.  I know it’s going to be great!  Here’s a picture of Central Park that I took while we were there.  Isn’t is amazing?  So green and dare I say, peaceful.  LOL