happy halloween!

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i’m not sure if this whole “wild!” animal costume theme will stick throughout the day today (the kids have switched up costumes a few times this past week for different parties and outings), but leading up to halloween, eleanor was really requesting an animal theme and we were all happy to go along with it!

i will be totally honest and tell you how stressed out halloween costumes made me feel this year....

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autumn in central park!

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october in new york is just incredible. the colors in central park, with the sky scrapers behind the red, orange and yellow leaves often leave me speechless. sometimes i have a wandering eye when it comes to more space out west or warmer winters down south, a case of the “grass is greener” if you will that leaves me struggling on occasion with trying to figure out what is best for me and my family....

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3 ways i’m simplifying life!

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over the last several years of living in new york city with our three kids, josh and i have tried to find ways to simplify our crazy life and schedules so we can get the most out of our experience here. we’ve also worked hard to find efficient ways to stay on top of living in a 2 bedroom city apartment for our family....

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photos from life lately…

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get ready for a billion photos! recapping a few days last week when my siblings were here and also some photos in-between. we have been dealing with a lot of sickness in our family lately and just as i thought we were over the worst of it, poor conrad’s fever is back and it’s breaking my heart....

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jet skiing on the hudson!

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while my siblings were in town this past week, we went jet skiing on the hudson river all around the island. i couldn’t believe how close we were to the statue of liberty and going under the brooklyn bridge on a jet ski is something else. you guys, this was so much fun.

i think josh and i had about 4 or 5 couple friends do this at different points over the summer and every time we discussed it after, they told us we needed to go… that it was one of the best things they’d done in the city!...

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