So Long, San Francisco!

It’s been a year since my family and I moved from our downtown SF apartment to our “forever home” in the East Bay. I had started this post last year but never published it because, well, we moved and I was totally swamped with moving-related activities. The past few moves we’ve added a child each time, and it’s amazing how exponentially harder it is to move with the addition of each small human. I normally like to move, but after this last one, I’m happy to stay camped out for a while! Anyway, here is a little tribute to our happy little cosmopolitan nest perched on the 31st floor that we enjoyed for 2 1/2 years.

That time is finally upon us. After months of searching and weeks of planning, we are moving out of our little SF apartment to our new home in the East Bay. We’ve had quite the adventures over the past couple of years.

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Moving day view from the living room, 11/25/2012

We came to SF from Sonoma County because I found a job downtown mere blocks from our apartment. It was a dream to have a commute I could walk.

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Then I took another job on the peninsula where I could bike commute to the commuter train. Still pretty awesome.

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Our little Squishy-man celebrated three birthdays in our apartment, growing from a baby to a toddler to a preschooler in a blink.

And let’s not forget that Miss Buttercup made her debut. Followed by Olive’s introduction to the family.

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And we said goodbye to our furry friend, Duke. I still miss you, buddy.

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We had tons of fun in SF events that were in our own backyard.

And had our fair share of good times with our city crew! Plus that New Years Eve 2013 party we hosted on the roof was epic. Just sayin’.

It was also fun to watch Squish become a “city kid.” He had a very different experience than Hulk and I did, growing up in the suburban midwest! That kid will never have a fear of heights, that’s for sure.

And then there was the pool. I’ll miss the pool.

 

And now it’s time to pack it in, and say our goodbyes. It’s been an incredible stop in the proverbial journey of life, but now it’s time for a new chapter. And I do not care that I am mixing metaphors.

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Farewell, San Francisco! We’ve had a wonderful time. And you’ll only be a BART ride away for future adventures and shenanigans!

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

A lot has happened in the past few months!

  
New baby, new puppy, and now a new home!

 
(Like my obnoxious Instagram art? I texted this to Hulk and I think he threw up in his mouth a little.) 

Fortunately my family is a little crazy, and we like taking a lot on at once. Even Squish seems to roll with the punches.

 
It’s a baby cage!

We’re moving this weekend, and it’s been really hard to get everything I want to do done and balance it all out. I’m hoping once we get to the next New Normal I can make time to blog again, but until then I’ll just have to be satisfied with sporadic posts and Instagram check-ins (@emilyrocksroad of you don’t follow me yet!) to stay with it.

Above all, I’m doing my best to take care of myself first, so I’m capable of taking care of all the other creatures I’m responsible for. And if that means downing a huge plate of barbecue, well, I will do what I have to do.

  
I just like that picture and was trying to figure out a good way to stick it in this post. Oh, all the randoms.

But seriously, my last Whole30 taught me that as long as I am taking good care of myself with good food, just the right amount of exercise, and sufficient sleep, I can take on quite a bit.

So I’m off to hit up the work day, then pack All The Things for the move this weekend. While most Americans will be barbecuing and enjoying the official Memorial Day summer kick-off, I’ll be hauling furniture and anxiously awaiting the Comcast guy to hook up our internet.

And I need coffee. So go make it a great day!