back to city air, litter everywhere and just a little bit more longing for a move out west.

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it’s true. whenever you spend time away from harlem, be it all summer, a few weeks or a little under 4 days, that first taxi cab ride back from jfk airport always does seem a little sketchy, scary and “do we really live here?” type feel. the streets seem a bit more dirty, there’s more trash on the sidewalks, the smoke and pollution in the air is far less breathable and for some reason, you wonder how you got conned into living here.
we spent the weekend in promontory, park city, utah. it’s very different from harlem. it’s more of a fresh air, stunning mountain views and no litter to be seen kind of place. a place where you don’t see unattended kids on the street at 1am or hear dirty cat calls the minute you step outside your apartment building. it’s just…. different. and yes, all our family is back out west. another reason why it’s starting to look better than ever. we’d hate to say it’s growing on us, but… well, it is.

anyway, we’re adjusting back to city life. we still love it here… and at the moment, we’re here for good.

and a few favorites from the weekend:

park city davis family reunion t-shirts. thanks elaine!
main street, park city, utah. 

elaine and darling 5 month old baby austin. 

josh and austin. 

josh’s neice, samantha.

 little josh and elaine.

josh and samantha. {p.s. i am very good at jenga.} 

the stunning salt lake city temple. 

naps on a hammock are incredible.

this was scary…

isaac.

he just keeps getting bigger.

i truly miss breakfasts outside on the deck. fire escapes don’t cut it.

oooh la la, rocky mountain carmel apple. my love.

rachel.

rebekah. {the tennis stars have taken up guitar as well. i’m jealous.}

matching! elaine designed t-shirts for everyone. they are darling.

and a little tennis…

the alpine slides.

isn’t that beautiful??? 
i’m suddenly a nature girl. and i’m totally willing to pack my bags and camp right there the rest of my life. 
not kidding.

  1. I hear you on this. It’s an ambivalent love, this city. I have to say that I still get excited when the plane lands and I drive home. I still feel like this is the center of the universe, but there is no reason you have to put up with all the chaos at the center. I, too, long for the west…a lot more these days, I have to admit. But welcome back and we are glad you are here for good…for now.

  2. E.F.G.

    ditto…and i’m not even from the west! returning to the first few breaths of city air, combined with the dirty streets, makes me question why we choose to live here. but the question is answered at the burger joint, upright citizens brigade, walking the brooklyn bridge, shows, etc. the only-in-NY things.

    so anyways, welcome home! it looks like you had an awesome trip.

  3. Sarah

    Oh no, Naomi has gone insane. YOU, pretty girl, are so lucky to be living in Nyc. Sure, you have rotten air and garbage here and there, but you don’t have to deal with Provo and everything that entails. Please stay in New york long enough so I can plan a vacation around it and steal your couch…

  4. adorable! I like those apples all sweetened up too.

    cute stuff
    :-)

  5. Still can’t get over your sisters hot hair-do. Man, I’m dying.
    The photos look great, Utah looks great, the family looks great… I miss it too. Lets runaway with our lovers back to Utah and ever leave again. I’m packing….

  6. n i c k

    M O V E T O T H E W E S T A N D H A N G O U T W I T H T H E C U N N I N G T O N S !

    okay, i’ll quit with the subliminal messages. but seriously, move here.

  7. Rebecca

    Here Here. Or is it Hear Hear. Either way. You get it.

  8. Wow. You make Utah look so…amazing. I am a little ashamed that I am constantly wishing I was somewhere else…just a little.

  9. Allison

    Is Josh feeding Austin's foot to him? That is ADORABLE.