Monday, November 26, 2012

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Adding a new addition to a family can bring about a lot of introspection about goals, hopes and dreams. You may wonder how life will change, if you're where you're supposed to be, and who you want by your side to get there.

More often than not, you realize you are exactly where you want to be.

Or in our case, you realize that it might be time to pack up and head back to familiar waters and be closer to family.

All this to say -- we're moving back to Los Angeles.

With Mimi's upcoming arrival and a look at our life here in Portland, we've decided now is the time to uproot again. We're beyond blessed that Brent and his skillset are in high demand. He recently accepted a wonderful job, so sometime in December we're going to head back down south for good.

Em arrived two weeks before her due date, and if Mimi is anything like her sister, that means she could very well be here before January is over. Thankfully, it looks like we'll be able to get back to Los Angeles by Christmas, with just enough time to get settled before she makes her debut.

The decision wasn't easy. There's so much we're going to miss about this city and our life here. We've made some really great friends and love Portland's whole "vibe" -- the big backhanded compliment is that Portland is where young people go to retire. There are pros and cons that go along with that. And there are pros and cons to living in Los Angeles, which we've experienced firsthand but are excited to head back to.

This little one is excited, too
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17 comments:

  1. I can't wait for Baby Baklava and Mimi to have playdates!! And also, can't wait to be able to see you on a more regular basis!

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  2. You guys will rock out and be fabulous wherever you are, but being close to family is always a plus :) Congrats!

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  3. So glad for you to move back closer to family. Also, yay for Brent being in demand!

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  4. Wow! Good luck! What does Brent do? I need to go to school to be him so we're always employed!

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  5. Congratulations and good luck!

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  6. So exciting you will be close to family again! Good luck with the move!

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  7. It makes a lot of sense to move back close to family, especially with kids. Family is so important. Portland is a great town and you can always visit, right? Sounds like you're making a smart choice for your whole family.

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  8. yay! so excited to have you guys back in LA :)

    we'll definitely have to get together again when you're home. so happy for you guys, and it'll be so nice to have your family so close to you. hope the move is easy as pie, woo!

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  9. Woo hoo! Woo hoo! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!

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  10. Congratulations to Brent on the new job and I hope moving goes really well and smoothly for you guys. Can't be fun to pack up a house and move to another state when you are 7 months pregnant. Yikes. But I'm so glad you are moving after this weekend because I can't wait to visit Portland and see you guys in just 3 days!! And may Mimi stay put until you are all good and ready for her to be here!

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  11. Wow, what news! It sounds like just the right thing for you to do.

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  12. Well I'm sad that you're leaving Portland, it sounds like it's the right thing for your family. It's a good thing we have social media to keep in touch!
    All the best to you!

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  13. Yay! I love Portland, but now we can have another blogger meet up at El Cholo!

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  14. I am late in hearing this news - exciting things ahead for your family. Hope everything goes well with the move and getting resettled!

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