Sunday, October 27, 2013


today marks one whole year since we moved to new york. i cannot believe it has been a whole year, it has gone by so fast yet it feels like so much has happened and so much has changed.  
right now as i type this we're having proper flash backs to pre new york feelings because we're watching last years x factor you tube clips! all the intense feelings of excitement and sadness are coming rushing back. we couldn't wait for our new adventure, yet the goodbyes were so difficult that it made us wonder several times what we were doing! it felt like we were taking a massive risk, moving away from all that we knew, friends and family, a great church, my job, fantastic flat and neighbours. we were in such a good place that from the outside you would have said that we were crazy. but despite this past year being the hardest of times, the fact that nick and i have faced it together has made it into the best of times. its taught us that taking risks pays off, because its about the journey you go on, not the destination. 

so here are a few flash back i phone photos of our last few days in london and first week in the big apple. 

packing up our pimlico flat. such a stressful day!
all our belongings packed into a freight, not even half full!

one of the hardest days, family waving us off at the airport. walking through security check in just me and nick, starting our new adventure, alone. it was such a scary feeling. 

for those that don't know, we got a free upgrade on our flight over and this was probably our one and only time in business class! it was incredible, in fact the seven hour was too short to properly enjoy all the benefits!

our first week was pretty eventful with the 'sandy' storm hitting on our second day and so everything was shut down for the first week, which is unheard of in new york. we seriously wondered at this point what we had got ourselves into!
sand bags protecting shops from the storm
in our first month we lived just a few blocks from the crane that snapped in the storm. scary stuff.
first week figuring out how grocery shopping worked, and stocking up on american goodies!

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