I've been away from my blog for a while, but I'm back!! It has been an insane past few months. As the saying goes, "when it rains it pours" - well luckily, the pouring has finally subsided to a manageable dribble. One of biggest changes to emerge from the insanity is our move to the suburbs. From the moment we found out we were pregnant, my husband and I debated either moving to one of the Bay Area suburbs, or returning to the burbs of my native Seattle to be close to my family. The most difficult part about our decision was leaving our home San Francisco. After all, this was the place where we spent the majority of our married life, built our first real home together, developed our first set of joint friends, and had our first child. Oh, and did I mention, it's SAN FRANCISCO. However, everyday our son Miles got a little older we felt the pull to move to a house with a yard and of course the free babysitting services of my parents. Then, what finally sealed the deal was the opportunity to take over my parents' adorable and cozy lake front cottage while they move into a downtown condo. Once Miles became mobile, we realized this deal was far too good to pass up. Raising our son on the lake, with a big yard, green grass, trees, birds, weekend BBQs with his family - what's not to like??....so it was time to say bye bye to SF.
Although it took us over a year to finally make the decision, we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Last weekend was Opening Weekend for fishing on the lake, and we had an amazing time with Miles watching the fishermen, lounging on the dock, and rolling around in the grass. Miles even got to watch his crazy papa jump into the freezing lake!
It's funny, I've always thought of myself as a city girl for life, but having a baby made me reevaluate. Now the question is whether I'll be able to survive the suburbs........to be continued.