In June, we’ll be moving to Seattle for three months for Mike’s summer internship! A balmy, albeit rainy, little change of pace during the scorching summer heat of NYC.
I have to admit that, on first thought, we were disappointed with the location. This city has captured our hearts! We felt like navigating the rough and frigid waters of winter time with kids in New York earned us its summer treasures of Central Park, the beach, and just the general ease of frolicking about in skimpy clothes. We. Need. Sunshine. Plus, another move with kids for such a short period of time and with a three-hour time change isn’t exactly a walk in the park.
But we’re taking this on as an exciting adventure and a chance to explore new territory. It will give us a better idea of whether or not NYC is best for us. I’ve heard awesome things about Seattle and we’re hoping to make a weekend hop to Vancouver and maybe even (if time and funds allow) swing a trip to San Fran while we’re there.
Feeling super grateful and ridiculously proud of the hard work and exhausting hours Mike has put in.
We booked tickets today for spring break in South Africa!
Our trip just so happens to coincide with my sister’s physical therapy clinical in Johannesburg (Molly is another love in my life who I just couldn’t be more proud of), so we’ll get to meet up with her for a night or few. And I’m hoping I can get her to do a guest post for me documenting her experiences there. She will see a much different, eye-opening, and immersive side of South Africa than we will, and, of course, she’ll be there for much longer–she leaves next week!!
I know our trip will be unimaginably breathtaking and exciting and beautiful and wonderful to get a full nine days of quality time with Mike in an exotic land, but I’m so so nervous to be away from my babies for such a long stretch. I don’t know if I’ll be able to make the entire stint without whittling my fingernails away to nothing, and I’m not even a nail biter. Im trying not to think too hard and much about that part of it, although it’s seeming a little impossible. Fortunately, the kids will be in great hands, and we’ll be able to Skype with them frequently.
Such exciting things to come!