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Shhh. Don’t tell my husband. I’m having a love affair.
It’s wildly passionate and makes makes me feel happier than I have ever been in my life.
I’m madly in love. I love our home. I love our neighbors. I love our neighborhood. I love this city.
I love my family. I love my friends. I love being a mama. I love my job.
Moving to San Francisco has been a game changer. Maybe it’s the blue skies. There is something so magical about this city, it’s hard not to be deliciously happy here all the time. And when we bought our townhouse in February, that’s when everything really fell into place. We found the loveliest little corner of SF to call our very own and we planted our family and our roots right here, and dug them in nice and deep.
I count myself
extremely EXTREMELY lucky that I am able to stay at home with my kids. I never really had any real career aspirations, but the moment I decided I wanted to be a mama was the first time I ever felt passionate about something that I really wanted to do. And since having my kids, that passion has intensified. I take such incredible pleasure in spending my days with them. There is so much joy in the milestones and even more in quiet, ordinary moments, like tying little shoes and goodnight kisses. I am truly living my dream.
I’m already thinking about the holidays. I cannot wait to celebrate our first Christmas with my whole family in our new home, in our new community, in the most amazing city on earth. I’m thrilled that my kids will get to grow up here, with neighbors, parks, shops and bustling tree-lined sidewalks right at their front door. I’m excited for visits from dear friends and family, opening our doors wide and sharing this magical place with everyone we love. There is just so much to be happy about. Every day.
I called my mom a few days ago just to tell her how happy I am. I told her that while I miss having her and dad so close, moving to San Francisco is the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I told her how Maya is thriving at school, Dennis is enjoying his work, and how life feels pretty perfect these days. She said she misses us, but knows that moving was the right thing to do.
Every morning I wake up so excited to spend another day living this life. I don’t know what I ever did to be so lucky as to end up here. I am truly grateful for every precious minute. This is the good stuff. I am head over heels in love.
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