the city that never sleeps… i guess that means we wont get to sleep either?

what a week it has been. josh and i are both running on a few hours of sleep from the past 5 days. apartment hunting in new york city with two little ones is sooooooo fuuuuun…everyone should try it at least once in their life. ;) don’t do it!
the good news is, we found a place! i’ll share more about it later because i am afraid i’ll jinx it (we don’t know if it is officially ours until this tuesday.)
thank you to everyone who emailed or commented with tips on apartments and great brokers in the area. and thank you to everyone who also shared advice on living in the city with kids… as you can see below, we’re getting the hang of it. no better changing table in all of manhattan than your good ol’ car trunk. right? and so it begins…
oh new york city, you’ve always been an adventure but i can already tell that this time around, you’re going to be extra fun. please be kind. please?
  1. You have a beautiful life and a gorgeous family! Good luck with the move! I left my heart there and am itching to go back! xoxo

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  3. jackie

    you guys will do just fine! don't even worry :) this is gonna be such a fun adventure. and so many awesome memories will be made!

  4. Lea

    You are brave parents. I enthusiastically wish you the best of luck with the acquisition of the apartment, the relocation, and the advent of life's next chapter!

  5. Bethany

    Have fun!
    What an adventure.

  6. Zoë

    Can't wait to hear about the new apartment! So lovely for the littles to grow up in NYC!

    waiting for kittenheart

  7. Good luck on your move to NYC! I'm moving to NYC too within the next few weeks :) I'm hoping it's easy, luckily I'm only 21 and don't have 2 babies. You seem like you have an amazing husband so I'm sure the 2 of you will make it work :)

  8. What an thrilling new chapter in your life! So excited to keep up with all of the great (& hopefully, easy!) changes!

  9. Patricia

    I'm so excited that your moving back to NYC… I love living in that city vicariously through other peoples blogs. So yippee for another one to add to my list!

  10. May

    Best of luck with the move! What an exciting time it must be though despite all the stresses of moving. can't wait to see all the lovely photos to come of your family back in new york city.


  11. NYC is so wonderful – if you can't move to San Francisco like you want, then at least you can live in the best city ever! Good luck with the move!!!!

  12. What a fun adventure! Good luck with the move, and those two adorable children.

  13. I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see what this move brings for your family…good luck!!

  14. Can't wait for your official news that you already get the apartment you want!Goodluck on moving, hope you made it easy.The last time we move is hard as I remember. The process of moving is another story.Regards to your beautiful family.:)

  15. So ingenious, using your trunk as a changing table :) I hope you get the place! I can't wait to follow along on this new adventure. Thanks for writing your amazing blog and sharing your beautiful life.

    <3 Josephine

  16. Glad you found a place! Can't wait to hear more! Good luck with everything!

  17. looking forward to hearing about your new home, hope it all goes well. Good idea about using the boot to change nappies.

  18. Oh my goodness. The other night I spent a ton of time on a blog by a woman who lives in NYC with her husband and a babe. It looked overwhelming and tons of fun all at the same time. I can't wait to hear about your adventures! It may seem daunting, but you always seem to see the positive in things and you seem to have a great sense of adventure, too. Enjoy these seemingly crazy days! I'm sure you'll enjoy looking back on them in the future. :]

  19. Sam

    Can't wait for the news on your future apartment!

  20. Natali

    The last photo is super cute, heheh :D Congrats on moving to NYC and getting a new place, because you are going to get it :)

  21. carli

    what an exciting new adventure for you and your family! I can't wait to follow along to see what New York has in store for you. best wishes as you get settled in :)

  22. Awe too funny, I am so excited and so jealous haha I LOVEEEE NYC!


  23. Congrats to the home!

  24. I love the photograph of the babies being changed in the car! I know it probably wasn't the highlight of your weekend, but it looks cute. Like a nappy station.

    Good luck with flat hunting and the big move!x

  25. Saar

    Oh that's so exciting!
    I really hope you get the apartment you want! I'm really curious to see what it looks like! :D

    Love, Saar

  26. Maruša

    oh, how exciting… you're gonna have a blast!

  27. Demmy

    Congrats on your find! Hope you get the job! xoxo Demmy

  28. Kathy

    can't wait to see what your new apartment looks like! I always wanted to move to NYC, but I guess for now I can live vicariously through your future photos haha. Good luck with the move! :)

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  30. Tessems

    Small space livin' is the best kind of living!

  31. this gets me so excited! congrats on landing a place! can't wait to see your new life in NYC :D

  32. Good luck my dear! Can't wait to hear more about the apartment!!

  33. rachael

    i'm so excited you guys are back in new york! :)

  34. Hi!! What kind of car do you guys have? I am looking for something like that… Thanks!! XO Georgine

  35. Can't wait to hear more about your place. i'll cross my fingers for you!

  36. hip hip hooray! i hope we will get a mini tour once you guys are all settled in. can't wait to see what adventures the city has in store for you and your sweet family. :)


  37. Wishing you all the luck in the world! It's going to be one fun adventure you all get to do together :)

  38. Ah the good old car boot… I have changed many a diaper in there, it's my favourite spot to do it! Plenty of space, safe distractions close at hand…

    So glad you've found a place, can't wait to hear that it's yours!

  39. Nova

    Wow you guys are stronger people than I. House hunting in general is super stressful but with two little ones and in NYC? No thank you!!

    Good luck and I hope you get the place.

  40. Joan

    Glad to hear you found something! I was a nanny to 2 small children in NYC and you'll find your groove. I was definitely terrified the first time I took the bus, but ultimately took it everywhere because it was so much easier than toting kids and strollers up and down the subway stairs.

    It's definitely scary, but I know you'll do just fine! Congrats on finding an apartment- that's no easy task in NY, better yet finding one on a time crunch with 2 kids and a dog!

  41. haley

    Good luck with your new place! Prayers and good wishes sent your way. What an adventure living in the city with two little ones is going to be, but I bet you are up for the challenge :)

  42. Oh, we changed our little Jack in the trunk this weekend, and we're only in Milwaukee! No worries – do what you have to do! :)

  43. Hannah

    Wow so exciting. I hope the move goes well for you! We're moving in a few weeks, dreading all the packing that I keep putting off!

  44. If anyone, you guys can make it work and have a fun, successful life in New York! I am SO excited for your posts around the city! I feel like i will get to explore it with you through your posts!

    Holly Foxen Wells

  45. BethAnn

    If anyone can make this work, I have no doubt it will be you two! Remember to breathe and relish in every little adventure, baby cry, and juggling two little ones. It's all a part of the fun!

  46. Mariela

    Good Luck!!! have a lovely day and some rest : )

  47. Allie

    such an exciting change! i wish you the best of luck with everything! :)

  48. Fingers crossed that it all goes well!
    It will be areal adventure living in the BIG city again with your family.

  49. i can't wait to hear/read more about this new adventure :) good luck with everything!
    xo, cheyenne

  50. is that a Jetta wagon?? my hubs has that car too (also black), we call it the dad-mobile. we love it.

  51. Wow! I'm so excited for you guys! Moving to a new place is super exciting for me, always. But moving back to a place you've lived and loved – especially NYC – SUPER thrilling!



  52. Good luck with your move and I can't wait to hear more about the place you guys chose :)

  53. I'll be praying that your possible place in New York will be securely yours! Let's hope : )

  54. Priya

    Congrats on finding a new place! Sure hope that all works out, and best of luck with allll your moving stuff because I know how stressful that is (esp. with two babies!). Can't wait to follow along on this exciting new change for your family!

    perfectly priya

  55. Congrats on finding an apartment! I live in NYC too and I´m happy for you and your family. You will have a lot of fun being again in this beautiful city.
    Your family it´s gorgeous and I wish you all the best!

  56. Emily

    Please share all of your resources. My husband and I will be moving there in February. I have been there quite a few times but just as a tourist and we are CLUELESS as to how to find an apartment as we live in Texas and will have a select few days to go there and apartment hunt!! Can't wait to see your new apartment!!

  57. Congrats on finding an apartment–half the battle is over! Now comes the fun part–decorating! Can't wait to follow along on your little fam's exciting new adventure!

    The Glossy Life

  58. Good Luck! You are awesome! I love your blog!

  59. congrats! what an adventure! we'll be moving in the next year too, though not sure where yet… and NYC, what a fun place for the little ones!

  60. keeping my fingers crossed that you get the place! can't wait to get all the updates and see how you furnish this new place. what an exciting time ;)
    xo TJ

  61. i can't explain how beyond excited i am that you guys are moving back to the city! good luck with the apartment!

  62. i can't explain how beyond excited i am that you guys are moving back to the city! good luck with the apartment!

  63. Good luck in NYC :) I love the changing table from the trunk of the car! We do that here.. just because it is so much easier than lugging everything into the mall's small bathrooms

  64. I hope the move is going as smoothly as possible. We were also waiting to hear back about a place in Singapore and received the good news that we got the apartment we wanted! I really hope you also received good news on Tuesday about your place.

  65. Congrats on your move and finding an apartment. That must be a huge load off your mind. We live twenty miles north of Manhattan and don't get to visit as much as we'd like to. I look forward to your recommendations of places to eat for when we do cross the mighty Hudson!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  66. yup. changing the kid in the backseat. that's us every weekend, haha.

  67. haha! i love your posts like this, that capture the tiniest bits of life. : ) and hey, here's to city life! (it's completely worth the little inconveniences now & then.)