Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tri-State Love

We've been living in Connecticut for over four months now.  We love it.  I though it was about time we shared with you why we love it.

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut make up what is called the "tri-states."  It's not weird for us since we come from "the Carolinas."  While we haven't experienced New Jersey yet (just vicariously through Jerseylicious), we suspect it is lovely just like Connecticut and New York are.  By the way, New York (like Westchester County) is stunning.  And that's coming from a Carolina Girl.

You've already seen this picture of our entry way, but we love all of the historic old houses.  I've already personally decided I'm ready for a house with a back yard so Millie can go out alone (with me watching from inside), but we still really love the house we are in.

This is our driveway, but we love having a quiet little space to run around.

We love being so close to the city.  One quick (about an hour) train ride and we are right in Grand Central Station.  We have only been in for a few day trips, but look forward to visitors (aka overnight babysitters haha) to come visit so we can really take it all in.  I'm looking forward to a nice dinner, going to a show, and shopping.

Family pic in Times Square

Friends nice enough to take us around the city

One of the city's hundreds of parks (this one was in Harlem)
We love living by the beach.  It isn't a Florida beach by any stretch of the imagination, but we've got sand, water, and sun.  And it only takes about ten minutes to get there from our house.

We love the people here.  They may drive a little aggressive and look at you funny when you say y'all, but we have yet to encounter the "rude Yankees" I've been looking for.  Our friends from church and neighbors have really become our family, looking after us closely.

The only thing we don't love about living here (besides not having family with us) is the cold.  We survived our first snow storm, and anticipate an extremely cold winter.  Of course we also get to see NYC at Christmas so I think it evens out.

Even though Buck's current job is just a one year position, we are crossing our fingers that a job opportunity will work out for us to stay here.  It is likely, but we've got to decide which is the best over-all so stay tuned.  We won't know for sure until next Spring.

We're so excited for Thanksgiving and Millie's birthday party.  We are really looking forward to spending time with our families.  My Mom, sister and I have been working pretty hard on Millie's Pie Party, so look for pictures of the party in a few weeks.

P.S.  Just so our families know, I just posted a Birthday List for Millie's wishes at the top of the page.  I've had a lot of people ask what she would like, so I thought I'd just share it all in one place.