Thursday, February 25, 2010

9 years?

It's official... Jon accepted an attending position here at the NYS Psychiatric Institute to start after residency graduation in July. It was a hard decision to make. We never would have thought when we moved here 8 years ago, that we would still be here even after residency. And looking back, we really have had an amazing journey. This is where we started our marriage, graduated from grad school and med school, had babies, and now will {finally} start a career. Honestly, those early years of med school and our first introduction to the 'Heights are such a distant memory, but they have definitely shaped who we are today as a family. And although the thought of moving our family to Oregon, buying a home and a car, being super close to supportive family, and mostly leading a potentially more "relaxed" lifestyle sounds incredibly appealing... it's just not our time {yet}.

We feel really good about our decision to stay, even though it means putting up with some of the many inconveniences that come along with city living for a little longer (including the NYC Dept. of Ed, aaaahhhh!) but we're excited for this next year and more NYC adventures. And we're so lucky to have so many amazing friends here in NYC who help make life more fun and liveable. So, I guess I'll stop drooling over homes in Oregon on and start pounding craigslist for an apartment upgrade!


our first apartment building

my 5th grade band students, P.S. 218

Jon graduates med-school

bringing Noah home

bringing Gabe home


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow Day!

NYC was pounded with snow on Wednesday closing down schools and leaving us no choice but to get out and play! We met up with some neighborhood friends and set out to make the biggest snow man ever! The boys had a blast (even Gabe didn't mind the blizzard-like conditions) and luckily Eddie's dad was there with his serious snowman building skills. They were all so proud of the finished product... especially Noah (even though his contribution was mostly the "eating snow" part)!

***One of my favorite things about living in NYC is being just short blocks away from so many friends. We literally just bumped into friends on our way out and had an instant playdate. We feel really lucky to have so many good friends here which makes our decision to stay so much easier... (yep I said it -- lots of decisions lately, hence, the lack of posts... stay tuned for more details :)***