Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I don’t have much to show in the way of Halloween goodness yet because I’m saving it for a super long post tomorrow. I’m also just a tad behind schedule because instead of staying home this weekend to clean the house and prep decorations I drove an hour and a half into NYC Friday night to hang out with my mother and sister for the night.

It was necessary and a lot of fun. Up until we bought of our first house in Jersey two years ago I was a New Yorker. Now I’m originally from the south but I had lived in New York for ten years, which is the magic number. After ten years you’re officially allowed to say you’re “from New York.”

I don’t regret for a second moving our family to a larger house, with a big yard, and freedom to home school; but I do miss the city sometimes. I miss being able to walk to everything, the constant noise and lights that become so familiar, and the energy that comes with being one person in a huge city yet feeling completely at home.

So when I get the chance, I like to spend a night in my former city. Going to dinner at 10:30 and enjoying Magnolias cupcakes for breakfast. It was refreshing.

Here's the view from our midtown hotel.

And cupcakes.

Well, off to get this house together for a party!

Until next time.......


  1. I can kind of relate. I grew up in a small town (I guess some city dwellers might call it a village!) of 600 people and I never wanted to be a big-city girl. But my husband ended up going to grad school in St Louis, so we lived there for three years. We moved back to SD when he finished, and I am so glad to be raising my kids in a small town and a slower-paced environment. But boy, there is so much that I miss about big city life in general, and about St Louis in particular. It gets kind of a bad rap, but it's really a pretty great city. They have a ton of great free/cheap family friendly things to do. Anyway, I know what you mean. I wish we lived close enough to just visit the city occasionally.

  2. Ooooh, I have been longing for a night "in town" myself...only my old city is Boston. In my former life BC (Before Children) I actually worked in the theater district acting and directing, SUCH a different lifestyle than boys, chickens & yarn, but I wouldn't change it for the world. It's nice to go back once in a while though;-)

    Can't wait to read all about your Halloween!
    Happy November,

  3. Thanks for commenting you guys and sharing. It's really nice when people "get" what you were trying to share.