Monday, February 14, 2011

Celebration!

A week ago today, my little blog here turned four years old! That is right, I've been blogging for four years now. Wow! That's a lot of posts. We've been through a lot together. You helped me plan my wedding. You gave me encouragement the night before I moved to NYC. You patiently listened as I learned my way around the city. You helped me pick the best baby gear and maternity wear. You showered me with sweet comments and love when Baby J was born. You helped me through learning about babies and toddlers. You encouraged my obsession with all things preppy and monogrammed. You were there to pray for me when I was down. You were the first to offer your congrats at any good news. You've helped me pick birthday presents, baby gifts and hostess gifts for all occasions. You've offered your opinions and your friendship. I've had to the chance to meet so many of you and some of you will be my friend for life. I want you to know that each of you (if we have met of not) has helped me along my journey this past four years. You are a special part of my life. Well friends, I am about to embark on my next journey!

When A told me we were moving to NYC he said it would be for a year or two, and here we are almost four years later living in our third apt with our two year old son. Ha!  NYC was never meant to be our forever home. We are born and bred Southerners and always hoped to get back "home"  someday. NYC has managed to steal our hearts and it will forever be a part of us. But, it is time. We are officially packing up heading home to the South this summer.

Almost sixteen years ago, I bawled as the Atlanta skyline disappeared in the distance. I was 14 and my parents decided to move us to Alabama. I had never moved in my entire life and it was one of the hardest things I ever did. It was also one of the best things that ever happened to met. It was with that wisdom that I knew when I left Alabama four years ago for "the big city" it would forever shape who I am. In the funny little circle of life, I now find myself heading back to my original home of Atlanta, Ga. I leave NYC with a heavy heart, but I'm so confident about the direction my family is heading. I can't wait to share all the details that I've had to keep private for so long! We are SO excited!

20 comments:

Melissa said...

That's great! I've been reading your blog since before you got married and I know you've always wanted to move back South! I'm so happy that you're finally getting to do that!

Also, I live in CT and I don't know how you lived in NYC for so long. I don't think I could do it!

Milltini said...

Congrats! I am sad to see you go, but so excited to hear everything that will happen in this next exciting chapter!

Texas Turnaus said...

Congrats on the move! How wonderful to be back in SEC country and so close to your family!

Mrs. Jones said...

So excited that you will be back in the South and closer to home! I'm an Alabama girl, so I've loved reading your blog!

AEOT said...

How wonderful for you guys!! It'll be a huge transition for you all but SO much fun to be back where you belong!!

Sarah said...

M, I am so happy for you guys!! I am also proud to say I have been with you from the beginning :)

Anne said...

What happy news! Congratulations! You must get in on all the Tweet and blogger meet-ups in Atlanta now. Maybe Mac and J can have a playdate this summer. Welcome (almost) home!

mrs.mfc said...

Oh WOW this is exciting news!! Can't wait to read along as you start this new journey!!

Lauren said...

How exciting!!!!!!! So happy for y’all!!!! :)

The Shabby Princess said...

How exciting!!! YAY!!

thepreppyprincess said...

Whoo-hoo, congratulations on the news! I know it will be a big change, but to back closer to home, that is wonderful.

Big happy smiles Miss MMM,
tp

Tales of a Peanut said...

Congratulations! I wondered what your big news was! Good luck with the move!

morgan823 said...

I've been reading your blog since before you moved to NY. I'm from Alabama as well and was just fascinated that you were moving there. It's one of my favorite places. I know you are so glad to be moving back south and I can't wait to read all about it.

BroncoMom said...

What wonderful news for you and your family.
So, if your destination is Atlanta....I'm thinking a latte is in order! Welcome back to the South!!

dmmlandcruiser said...

What exciting news for you and your family! You are truly coming full circle. I look forward to reading all about it!

susanne said...

Thank goodness!! Now we can go head to head IN PERSON during football season! Welcome back to the South!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

How exciting!!!! I can't wait to follow you along on this next journey!

And welcome back to the South!!

Crown + Castle said...

Congrats to you and your family! How exciting. Welcome back south! :)

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Whooo Hooo!! Are you moving back to the Alabama coast?

LG said...

Lucky girl! I understand how leaving New York could be bittersweet, but being closer to your family (and everything familiar) will be such a wonderful thing. Your parents must be thrilled!

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