Adventure awaits!

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We are moving to Denver, Colorado!

My husband received a wonderful job opportunity and we are looking forward to a new adventure. We are happy to be getting a lot more space in our new home, go on hikes in the mountains and find new places to explore this October.

It will be hard to leave NYC, where I have lived since 2001. I earned my degree in Brooklyn, said “I do” in Central Park, grew my business throughout the area, and gave birth to my son at New York Presbyterian. So many corners of the city are laced with memories. The energy and heart of the city has fueled me for almost 2 decades.

We love it here. It is going to be so hard to be far from family and friends and to say goodbye to such a magical city, but we are also ready for the next chapter.

We live in a one-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side and are trading it in for a three-bedroom home in Denver that has a huge kitchen, room for our son to run and play and its own washer and dryer (of all things! haha)!

We picked a wonderful neighborhood in Stapleton that just so happens to be within walking distance to a Starbucks–so the culture shock won’t be quite as severe! Although, I am feeling not at all excited about getting a car. We’ll see how it goes…

I am excited about the outdoors. As one friend put it, “You will walk outside and not smell hot, wet garbage! You will smell fresh air!”

I’m also looking forward to photographing some gorgeous mountain weddings, and still coming back East for some city weddings. And, of course, visits with people I will miss incredibly, the best food in the entire world, and as many Broadway shows as I can pack into each trip.

For updates about our adventure please follow me on instagram at our new family profile: OurAdventuresBigAndSmall

Check insta this Thursday when I will be documenting our 26 foot long moving truck coming to West 74th street! EEK! And Throwback Thursdays that will include some of my favorite NYC memories.

I have to admit this super cute watermelon hat that Ollie’s Grammy found at Target inspired a mini-photo sesh!


Ollie LOVES watermelon. And so does JOSIE!


Happy summer!

I got a little spoiled this year! I asked Eric to take some photos of Ollie and I with the cherry blossoms in Central Park. We had so much fun! This might have to be a new family tradition. I feel so luck to be married to a wonderful husband (and photographer!) and to be this little guy’s mama.

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When winter won’t seem to end and I miss my super cute nephew who lives about 500 miles away it is time to head south. We traveled to Miami for some sunshine and family time. The best part was seeing my son, Ollie, play with his cousin, Austin. Two terribly wonderful two-year-olds caused some commotion on Miami Beach!

Check out a slideshow with some fun iphone photos and more from our trip.

While we were there my very talented friend Brandi Toole took some family photos for us!

 

I’m feeling so joyful and grateful for my wonderful family and this season of love, fun and magic. Watching Ollie’s eyes light up when we turn on the tree or share a cookie makes me love Christmas even more.

I procrastinated this year with planning a family photo shoot. We went out to Central Park in late November with our tripod and remote shutter to take some Christmas card photos. I had very low expectations thinking that Ollie would never look at the camera or smile or perhaps even sit with us! We got super lucky. He loves buttons and was very interested in the camera. Once it started clicking from the remote shutter he thought it was so cool! Haha! A little Christmas magic came early. He is constantly reminding me to enjoy and find excitement in the tiniest things.

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And we can’t forget Josie. She did end up getting some cookie crumbs!

Happy holidays, everyone!

 

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Baby coming soon! Happy Fall with Ollie! Hello Josie!

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