This week at the Brennan’s

Hello from the big apple!

Here’s what happened this week

We MOVED IN this week!!

It looks like our move is official. We live in New York City now. Weeeeeeired. Two days in, and we are loving it!! Mind you, we don’t have our kids with us and the movers haven’t showed up with our stuff yet soooooo, that might have something to do with it. Haha!!

Earlier in the week, we saw my in-laws in Missouri, picked up my little sister in Chicago, drove past Toronto and right into Ottawa, all the while eating copious amounts of Timbits (once we crossed the border). For those of you not familiar with Timbits, they are donut holes from Tim Hortons.

My parent’s place has been and continues to be a sweet relief of a vacation. You never know how much you miss your family until you get home and you’re like “oh yeah, I really like these people!!” We had a few fun days with them before I left to come to NYC and get our apartment together. Brooke, Blake and Eddie are still at grandma and grandpa’s house loving life while Gordon and I are here in the city trying to find a couch, a table, a teeny tiny desk, a triple bunk bed and other things I’ve most likely forgotten about.

Did you catch that last sentence? I’m back together with my husband and it feels so good. Oh yeah, Gordon!! I have a husband and he is wonderful. After leaving in early March for more trainings and then finally completing them this last week, I am so relieved for him but mostly for me! The hard part is over 🙂 Now we can just get used to being in the city together.

I’ll be posting more photos of our apartment once we actually have stuff in our apartment. Hopefully those darn movers get here soon!!

We’ve also enjoyed lots of NYC pizza, pasta and sushi! (I need a gym membership STAT.) Best thing I had thus far was the Fettuccine Bolognese from Forno Rosso in Brooklyn….at 10:30pm (photo below).

For those of you asking, this baseball stretch t-shirt dress can be found here…I got it in Navy. It’s SO comfy.

Coming up this week

I have to register my kids for school! Crazy! I also need to figure out if they have to take the subway to school too. (Yes, that’s a thing here! Yikes!)

I’m going to be harassing the moving company with a million calls.

We have to finish finding our furniture we want and have it all delivered.

I’m finally going grocery shopping. I have been putting it off for a while because it’s just not the same (and I don’t want to look like the loser with the empty baby stroller filled to the brim with groceries.)

We fly back to Canada to get our kids.

We drive back to NYC together as a family to start fresh in our new home 🙂

Hope you are all enjoying following along. This is certainly a new adventure for us all and we are loving it.

 

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  1. Can’t wait for the rest of the story

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    • Me either!! It’s coming 🙂

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  2. Welcome to NYC! As a New Yorker, I highly recommend having your groceries delivered, especially for a family of 5. Most stores here do that for a small fee (Trader Joe’s, Westside Market and Fairway I know all do) or just ordering them online from Fresh Direct. Good luck with everything!

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    • OMG, looking into this immediately.

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  3. Welcome to New York City!!
    Wishing you all the best!! 😊

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  4. Can you tell us what Gordon’s new job is? Just very curious. Maybe you have and I missed it.
    Peggy

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    • No, you didn’t miss it…I haven’t said what it is because its one of those “if I tell you I’d have to kill you” jobs. So, we aren’t really telling anyone except family. But, its a great opportunity for his career 🙂 SO SORRY! That’s all I can really say!

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  5. OMG! You are so brave to have traveled all that way with your kids! I’m glad you’re getting things together in NYC and look forward to your post saying that you’re kids are with you and you’re all settled. Safe travels!

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    • I cannot wait for that post 🙂

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  6. Oh, I’m loving watching you and your journey. Keep the chin up, mom used to say…haha. Be strong.

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    • Yes, I keep seeing previews for the Wonder Woman movie and my response every time is “oh look, they made a movie about me!” HAHA!

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  7. Just wanted to let you know the baseball t-shirt dress looks better on you than on the model in the ad ! Guess they only have it in mustard now.

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    • Thank you!! And, shoot! I thought they had it stocked again. DARN.

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  8. So exciting!!! But did you say a triple bunk bed? Hows that going to work? Cant wait for pictures! Dont get a gym membership, join beachbody with beachbody on demand. So much easier and all in home!

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    • Yes, a TRIPLE!! Thats just 3 beds stacked one on top of each other. It’ll be…..interesting. Haha!!

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  9. Good luck setting up the new digs. Here’s hoping your stuff shows up with enough time to get situated before picking up the kids. Sounds like you could use a vacation, but with finally having your husband back in the same time zone as you, I am sure it feels like one. Sending hopeful vibes your way as you go on your furniture hunt.

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    • Yes!! It’s sort of like a vacation for now…before the kids get here 🙂 Haha!!

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  10. Have been enjoying following along with you. Welcome to the East Coast and I apologize for this crazy heat we’re having right now lol. Looking forward to more posts. What an amazing adventure you’re having!

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  11. I love following your family on this adventure! Also I’m so jealous you get to live in NYC! I love it there!

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  12. Good luck in your new home!! NYC is awesome!!!

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  13. So glad you all made it safely across the country! And you did it with such grace. Praying for you all to get settled in and be able to be together again as a family. 🙂

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  14. Glad you are back together. Happy shopping in NYC!!

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  15. Best wishes to you and your family on your new adventure. Love the dress.

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  16. I am so excited for you!! Hope all the shopping and unpacking goes well (when the truck FINALLY arrives)!!

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  17. I’m so glad you made it!

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  18. You know we love you guys and want nothing but the best for you! We’re excited to see this new chapter unfold. You & Gordon are a great team and can make anything work! 😘

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  19. Really glad I found your blog.

    Good luck getting everything done with your move!

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  20. I am so happy that your family will be together again. You are a brave little Mama, driving crosscountry with your kiddos!
    Looking forward to more of your recipes!

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  21. Welcome to NYC! Happy to give any recommendations you may want!

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  22. Your posts about moving your family to NYC have inspired my husband and I to live in a city for a year. We haven’t decided which one or quite when we’ll be able to make it happen, but it seems like such a fun adventure. Hope you guys love it! Looking forward to hearing more about it.

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  23. Such an exciting time, love hearing about your adventures and can’t wait to follow along in NYC!

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  24. I am so excited to hear all about your adventures in NYC! I am glad you made it there and hopefully the movers come soon.

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  25. I love your updates! You’re so relatable!

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  26. Wow. I have been reading about your adventures for a while. How exciting for your family. I live in boring old Idaho and vicariously have been living through you. Idaho is great and all but moving to New York sounds so romantic, exciting and fun. Enjoy!!

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  27. You’re adorable! I can’t wait to hear how NYC goes!!!

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  28. I have never been to NYC so I am living vicariously through you. It is my top place I want to visit! Looking forward to all your posts about it.

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  29. SO glad you’re reunited with your hubby! Best of luck in NYC!

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  30. Good luck to you and your family!

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  31. youre living my dream doing NYC as a family! I’ll be following along and living vicariously through you guys! Congrats!

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  32. I am so glad to hear you are in NYC and reunited with your husband! I cannot wait to see the pictures of your “home” and gear how the kids adapt to NYC!

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  33. You have such a beautiful family! Wish you all best and happiness in your new home. Can’the wait to hear about your new adventures.

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  34. Congratulations on your move being official and being reunited with your husband🎉 It’s so smart of you to get the apartment organized before the kids come. I moved from Oklahoma to Central Jersey in 1990, and it was like two different worlds in a lot of ways. Eventually all the new becomes the normal. Enjoy exploring and learning about your new home. Good luck!

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  35. Can’t wait to watch your adventures!

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  36. Love following your life’s journeys and recipes ❤️

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  37. Thanks for sharing your family and “adventures”!

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  38. I adore your family! It’s so fun following along. Hope NYC treats you and your family well!

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  39. So wonderful that you are back with your husband! ❤️ What an amazing adventure you are on, moving to NYC. Enjoy all the food!

    You will have to do a post in the future about all the must see places in NY.

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  40. I have been following your move with great interest! Living in the suburbs myself, moving to a big city has always seemed like such a huge, exciting thing to do! Can’t wait to read more of your adventures! Xoxo

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  41. Yeah, you made it. I give you so much credit. I live in Hawaii and I can’t drive more than 2 hours. Good luck and looking forward to all your NY adventures.

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  42. I can’t wait to read all about your adventures and impressions of NYC! I’m laughing at the 10:30 pm Bolognese – I was in Chicago last weekend and it was the same way! Thank goodness for gym memberships!

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  43. Love reading about your adventures and seeing your family grow!

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  44. This whole journey has left me in awe of you, and I hope you realize just how amazing and hard working you are! I am also a mom of three, and I have a mini stroke every time I imagine doing what you did/are doing! As we say at our house, “Double thumbs up!”

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  45. Excited for Eddie in NYC stories!

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  46. Congratulations on your move and have fun living in NYC!

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  47. What a fun adventure for your family! Can’t wait to see pics of your new place! Enjoy NYC!

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  48. I just love your sweet family! Little Eddie is the same age as my son, Colton, and they have so much in common. I love reading about your adventures. I seriously think you are a super hero! Enjoy your new adventure in NYC and keep posting!!

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