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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Time for a change...

I have had a lot of exciting news to share over the last twelve months! First, I redesigned my blog. Then I announced we were having a baby. And NOW - I get to make another exciting announcement. It has been three years and three months since Brian and I, newly engaged, packed up our life in NYC and moved to London. It was thrilling, scary and exiting all at the same time. We have had some amazing experiences living abroad and wouldn't trade that time for anything in the world.

But - we have decided that it is time to go back home. It's time for us to move back to the US of A!

In a little less than a month we will packing up our London home and shipping it all back across the pond. But we aren't headed back to NYC. Now that would be too easy. Much to our parents dismay (especially with the little one on the way!) we are heading off on a new adventure...

We are moving to Texas!

More specifically we are moving to Houston. I can't think of a place that could be more opposite to London than Houston. It's going to be a BIG change but we are really excited about it. We spent the last week there scouting out our new home city, house hunting, meeting Doctors and touring hospitals.  To say that Houston is spread out would be an understatement. I thought London was sprawling (especially compared to NYC), well Houston is about 10x that. I have a lot of new land to cover once we get down there but  I'm excited to start exploring! I have never lived in the south - heck, I had never been to Texas before our plane touched down last Saturday, but I have a feeling I am going to like it. Sun, BBQ and cowboy boots - what's not to love?

So we have decided to REALLY mix things up this spring. We have a big move, a new baby, house hunting and relearning how to drive (that would be me) all on our agenda over the next couple of months. You know what they say - Go big or go home! For a person who doesn't like change (I am a Taurus after all) I sure decided to pile my plate high with it this year.

What does this mean for The Traveling Cupcake? Absolutely nothing! You'll have to bear with me during our transition time - I'm sure posting will get a little light during all the madness. But other than that it is business as usual! If anything, once we are settled, I will have even MORE to write about as I explore our new home city, a new state and a new region of America! And don't forget to keep checking in with the mini traveling cupcake for baby updates during the next fifteen weeks (are there only 15 left?? EEK!)

I have a lot more to write about during our last month in London, including our trip to Ireland, my sister is finally coming to visit and a round up of London favorites over the last three years. It's going to be a crazy few weeks - I look forward to sharing it with you!


  1. exciting!!!
    great thrift stores in Houston, enjoy!
    - Lisa

  2. Wow!! Congratulations! Kinda bummed you aren't coming back to NYC (not that I'm biased or anything), but I'm sure Texas will treat you guys right. :)