here are more photos by tim coulson of our family together, which he took while we were out and about in the city with him and his sweet family a few weeks ago (more photos here…. and more to come too, because i just really love them so.)
looking through these photos rekindles my love for this fascinating city. it may be ridiculously cold here when it’s cold, or so humid your face is falling off when it’s hot… it may not be the most stroller friendly city around and it may have excessive amounts of bugs and rats and trash everywhere, but this place is straight up special. it keeps my eyes engaged and my mind constantly thinking. it keeps me on my toes (and my hips in shape thanks to not being so stroller friendly.) it inspires me more than any other place in the world. i am so proud to call new york city my home.
looking through these photos also reminds me just how blessed i am to have josh and these two sweet babes in my life. i do not take them for granted. i think back often to one of the first conversations i ever had with my husband. it was one or two in the morning and i had just gotten back to my juilliard dorm room after being out at a party. i didn’t know josh at all yet, besides one or two brief conversations we had in passing. he called me that evening to express his disappointment in the fact that we were at the same party and didn’t have the chance to talk at all that evening but that he wanted to get to know me better at some point. it was late and i was kind of confused as to how he had even got my number, but somehow we kept on talking. we talked at length, but it was only a matter of minutes before we were talking about families. our current families, our future families…. i will never forget thinking, “who is this guy? how does he know exactly what i want and how does he want the same thing?!” i am so thankful to have found a man that values his family so much. i absolutely adore him and these beautiful children we have been blessed with.
wow, this got so sappy so fast but you can’t get me started on my family without allowing me to go on for at least a minute or two about how much i love mine. i mean, have you ever read this blog? ;)
thank you again to tim coulson. that man and his camera are something else. and yes, the best slice around is joe’s in our book. we could find an excuse to visit the village every day for a chance to eat a slice.