Friday, July 20, 2012
I'm officially a Pittsburgher.
We're here, we're here! After months and months of planning and dreaming (more like years actually) we're finally in Pittsburgh! My husband and I have been wanting to move closer to our family ever since we had kids, and that dream has finally become a reality. I've been taking a little blog break recently to unpack, recharge, and organize everything because wow, we have some STUFF. When everything is nicely organized in your house, you don't really realize how many things you have. That is, until you have to take it all out of your house and pack it into a 26 ft. truck. And your van. And your second car. And still, there's barely enough room for everything. I still feel like I'm recovering from all of the packing, unpacking, and organizing and it's still not completely done yet but we're getting there.
So far though, I am completely in love with Pittsburgh. What a beautiful city! For those of you who know Memphis, it's pretty much a concrete jungle (and a hot one at that!) Pittsburgh has so many beautiful buildings and such a wonderful sense of community. I'm really enjoying how genuinely nice everyone is here! I love that I can finally say that I'm a Pittsburgher.
There's also a few other things I've been loving about PA:
1. Pittsburgh is like, a million degrees cooler. And less humid. And those 2 things alone are
enough to make me want to move here.
2. People walk around at night outside without fear of being mugged. That would never happen in
Memphis. The sun goes down, you go inside.
3. They have diet cream soda in their grocery stores. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but
to me it's like finding the holy grail.
4. Great local restaurants. Most restaurants in Memphis (aside from the BBQ joints) were
chains. Here, you can walk down the street and have the best hoagie you've ever eaten at a local
hole in the wall restaurant. I plan on gaining lots of weight.
5. Did I mention how awesome the weather is?
The one thing I'm having to really get used to are the hills. I'm just hoping I'll have some massive calves after being here for a few weeks :) Thanks for hanging in there while my family and I settle in. I've been giving myself permission to slow down a little lately, but I do have some projects that I plan on sharing with you soon!