7.12.2010

One Hand In The Air For The Big City

me and my city, back when i was just a baby


On Wednesday of last week, we sold our house.

On Thursday of last week, we started packing our boxes for DC.

On Fridayof last week, Brandon found out he'd been accepted to NYU, the top school for his program in the country.

And so we are not moving to D.C. after all, like we were on Thursday.  Now we are moving back to New York City.

Just a little update from a very frazzled pregnant woman.

26 comments :

  1. It sounds overwhelming but totally amazing! And congrats to your hubby as well. Good luck with everything, it'll all work out in the end.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 12, 2010

    wow althought DC would probably be more of a calm place to raise a baby NYC definitely sounds like a lot of fun. When I first found your blog through blogs of note I read a lot of your archives of when you lived there because your stories were so funny and entertaining. When we moved we actually hitched a trailor to our truck because U-Haul charges you per mile so I don't think driving would save you much. The trailor is just a bit nerve wrecking because it can move independently sometimes but we did it from southern AZ to northern CA just fine! : )

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  3. The best advice I have for you is get an amazing baby carrier. Then you don't have to deal with strollers. That's how I ended up with a 30 lb two year old strapped to my chest.

    One of my friends lives in an amazing building in midtown, but it's not near union square.. but if you want the info let me know!!

    You will SO be able to find a place with laundry in the building.. I know a ton of people who don't have doormen who have laundry facilities. Any place nice enough to have a doorman also has laundry.

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  4. oh and when he's big enough you should totally send holbsbaby to the Barnard Toddler Center! It's an awesome program.

    I'm a sucker for the upper west side, so if you end up around there, give me a holler! I just spent four years living there.. but now I'm back in the burbs

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  5. Yay! You are moving to my stomping ground! NYC rocks and you will LOOOOVVEEE it! There is always something to do. More fodder for you hilarious spin on life. I suggest upper east side- (not the bougie upper east side, unless you have a huge trust fund somewhere) there are certain areas that a very family friendly and less pricey.

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  6. hahah your "law school can kiss my butt" label is hillarious.

    ok seriously- you are so much hotter than any blonde boobie girl at BYU. Gorgeous, skinny, dark hair sensual wins, always.

    SO COngrats. ok I've already told you this. I'm excited for you. and jealous. has hard and crazy as it would be for me and my situation now- I would love to live in NY for a while- see that lifestyle. what an experience. But you have already done it....so are YOU excited happy overwhelmed or ug,overwhelmed? I cant tell which one you are. None-the-less I can't wait for your bloging and pictures from there, hear your stories...and there better be pics. even of your place ok?! miss ya.

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  7. What the WHAT?! Congrats to the Holbs! You're going home! Good luck with it all, darlin! It'll all work out, just like you sold your house in the nick of time and all that jazz! So exciting!

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  8. Cool! And you know the area already. How awesome. It'll work out, and better than you think! YAY! Congrats to the Holbs. :)

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  9. ...and everything starts falling into place...
    Congrats!

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  10. How exciting! Good luck.

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  11. congratulations. as someone who has lived in (for longer than i care to admit now) and loved nyc, let me say...welcome!

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  12. OMG! This is me JEALOUS. Oh so jealous. I want desperately to move to NYC. My most favoritest place anywhere. Take me with you. Wait, that's wierd huh? Sorry. But do, take me with you please. If I promise to dog sit? :)

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  13. Awesome and congratulations! What an exciting--albeit a tad stressful--and relieving all at once this must be for you! Eagerly anticipating your adventures!

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  14. I'm so jealous! The biggest city I've ever lived in was Topeka, Kansas. I've always thought I would love living in a real city, but it will never happen. May I live vicariously through you?

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  15. Woohoo! Congrats to your man for the big acceptance and congrats to you for getting back to a place you love!

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  16. I have a feeling your blog is going to be beyond interesting to me now. (It already is, but you get my drift. Right?) In other words, Chicago is the biggest city I've been to while visiting my aunt, but I have no idea what it would be like to live in such a place, or an even bigger place. I pray it all works out for you. :)

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  17. Nothing but the best for The Holbs! Good luck--you're going to take NY by storm, stroller, subway and all!

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  18. This is a great excuse to buy the most expensive/fancy stroller known to man (read: Bugaboo) because it will essentially be your car! My friend says that bad boy turns on a dime.

    congrats.

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  19. Oh.My.Word.
    Don't worry...God seems to have favor on your holbsy-husband...therefore, you will have favor as well, by default...and the fetus too! =)

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  20. Congratulations! I love NYC, although I've only been to visit. I also love DC. Either place would have been lovely.

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  21. Wow I feel like I missed A LOT! Congrats on selling you house and all the other crazy exciting things!!

    GOOD LUCK!!

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  22. Nat, I work for U-haul so if you need help lining up equipment for your move just drop me an email and let me know when you are going. And to correct a previous comment, when you are moving one-way as you are, you DO NOT pay per mile the rate is a flat rate that includes days and miles. Email me at:

    ccfarch@live.com

    if you need help.

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  23. How exciting! Good luck with everything!

    Do you mean that you grew up in New York?

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  24. Wow! I was looking forward to DC posts but NYC is way better!!!!! FAO Schwarz and Century 21!! Bring it!!

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  25. I have only two things to say:

    1.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and

    2. Hooray! :-)

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  26. i'm dying nat! really dying! i just so jealous that you have one of those super-duper metropolitan wards that discusses real issues! i wish i could move to moscow now. so if your house deal falls through just let me know so i could be next in line. the church is so true!

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