walking through the village to eat the best slice of pizza (in the world. in our opinion.)


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? ;)

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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.

  1. Sally

    This all makes me so excited about the prospect of moving to NYC! Your photos are beautiful.

  2. Lisette

    I have never had Joe’s. I will have to go there next time I am in NYC.

  3. Amber

    I love your blog as it provides such a positive voice for family life. I think that it has become far too popular to highlight the hard parts of raising a family, and the simple joys are lost. You help me to appreciate my beautiful family even on hectic days. :)

  4. Marni

    You’ve got to try Keste. It’s so close to Joe’s and, in my opinion, way better! It’s on Bleecker right before 7th. Give it a whirl next time you’re in the WV

    • TAZA

      you know, we have tried keste twice now because so many of our friends say the same as you, but both times we weren’t very pleased. maybe we are ordering wrong?

  5. Sammy

    Oh, neat pictures!

  6. Megan Golden

    Just to let you know… I think your love story is the best of them all. Because it’s real.



  7. Rosanne

    where is this skirt from?

    • TAZA

      the skirt is from club monaco!

  8. Sara

    Your family is so beautiful! I also cannot believe how old your babes are looking!

  9. Jen

    Your photos are lovely. I am wondering what you do for fitness nowadays. I know that you and your family eat “real people food,” like pizza (yum!) which is always nice to see. You have always looked beautiful and healthy, but you seemed a bit fuller-figured back in the Juilliard days (that is not meant as any sort of criticism, so I hope it doesn’t come off that way). Do you do anything different (other than having two children!)?

  10. Mae

    As i just said in your most recent post, I love how energetic and how absolutely joyful your entire family is! The photos you post, in every single one, there is a huge smile and immense JOY and laughter exuding from it. Your daughter is radiant, your son sunshine, and you and Josh are the most stylish, happy couple ever. It’s definitely something to aspire to as a young married couple for myself and my Huz… I only hope I look half as good as you when we decide to have kids. <3

    Love + aloha,
    Mae Xx // thereafterish.com

  11. Ariel

    These pictures are seriously gorgeous! And I have to say that picture of Josh & Samson is now my favorite too. It is the cutest!!!

  12. Ariel

    HA! That comment was supposed to be on the NEW post, sorry! Some how I clicked on this one I guess ;) xo

  13. Those all are nice pic. Specially the sweet baby. Nice blog it is.

  14. Harriet

    I came across your blog for the first time today… your family is tear jerking-ly beautiful!

  15. Samantha

    You inspire to be better on a daily basis. Love having a window into your world. My husband and I were fortunate enough to have our first wknd away from our little, Lula, in NYC last wknd. My how I love NY. Watching you navigate your family through it everyday is amazing. I am looking forward to a family trip next time. I digress, thank you for sharing your very personal journey with all of us. It is so special and lovely to watch from afar.

  16. Just lovely :)

  17. I absolutely love this post…it actually got me teary eyed. You are truly lucky :)

  18. ann

    Nothing worst than a city with a double wide stroller, instead of a single double stroller. You are the bane of our existence. These streets aren’t that wide!