I figured it was about time to take down the 'ol New York heading, since we've been back now, oh for two months...

However, speaking of New York headings, it does remind me about some news. Good news. Exciting news. And far away news. And I couldn't think of a better way to kick off this thankful month then to share with you how SO VERY grateful I am for Phil and his hard work because...

....earlier this month Phil happily accepted an offer with American Express in New York City. {Insert: Pace Picante's "It was made in New York City. NEW YORK CITY?!?!" minus the "It was made in New York City" part" here}

And now for the actual news: We will be moving back to New York this summer.  AND (I think) I'm excited. The fact that I've had a couple of months to process all of this, hasn't hurt either. After many, thorough discussions with my mom about how we will use the newest possible forms of technology to stay in touch and after continually reminding myself there will be no one actually forcing me to live on a fourth floor walk-up, I began to think I might really be able to do this AND actually enjoy myself in the process. It's been a tricky, yet somewhat liberating experience. I mean lets be honest, did we really think the Big Apple could keep me away? I mean, Jasmine+NYC=Destiny. Need I say more?

We're not quite sure where we will be living in NYC. Wherever it will be, we'll only be there for 16 months before spending a few months working out of the country (most likely in London or Brighton).

It's all quite new/scary/exciting.  I will occasionally wonder who in the world gave us the right to get married, have the audacity to bring cute babies into this world thinking we could actually do a good job raising them and then to top it all off take our tiny brood and move across the country?? Crazy. Life is crazy. It's very late now. I'm going to bed.


  1. That's super exciting! It's better to have these adventures with little ones sooner than later.

  2. Totally deserved! You guys are awsome!

  3. What an exciting life you have! Congrats on the job!

  4. That is a lot of news to process...but what a great opportunity! I look forward to following along on your adventures through your blog! Some of us just stay put in Kent for a while and others...get to go out and experience the world!

  5. Wow! Congrats! You have quite the adventures ahead of you- I can't wait to live vicariously through you :)

  6. If Jordan gets into Columbia we will be joining you guys for a couple summers!!

  7. Anonymous8:00 PM

    Congratulations Jazzy, I am so proud of you, sweetheart! Those lucky lucky New Yorkers.
    Love you,
    Aunt Lancy

  8. Oh my GOODNESS! I've been such a bad blog reader/commenter lately that I'm just NOW seeing this. Holy cow! I have someone to go visit in New York next year!! Woo hoo! So very happy and excited for you he thinking about commuting or will you live in the actual city again? And there is Skype and everything else - you guys can do it!