Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Empire State of Mind

I'm happy to say come July my address will be changing. We are moving back to the States....woot, woot! I wish it was to our home in Salt Lake City, Utah. But I'm excited just them same we are moving to Western New York. We visited there over Spring break I loved the area it reminds me a lot of were I grew up in New Jersey. Small towns or villages as they call them with main streets and lemonade porch houses. We found a few houses we like but haven't decided on one yet. We are looking near my husband's corporate offices in East Aurora. So East Aurora, Orchard Park, Elma area.  We are all really excited about the next chapter in our life. I have had a especially hard time living in the North of Germany and need to be back in a comfort zone of America. The sad part is I have been Frau for the last two years not sure what my name will be do I go back to Kathy or take on Lady Liberty or Buffalo babe. All I know is the JayZ and Alicia Keys song "Empire State of Mind" is my new theme song. As Miss Alicia sings " these streets are gonna make you brand new" "where dreams come true". Right now it's what I need to feel new again or at least like the old me.

31 comments:

Marla said...

I'm so happy for you!!

preppyplayer said...

Wow, just realized you will be an official new Yorker!

Kristin :) said...

Congratulations!! That's so exciting for you! :)

Sonya said...

Wow you are going home..Im always happy and sad when an expat goes back..I sit and watch everyone around me go while I stay..lol Im relaly happy for you and look forward to all your posts about living New York..LOVE that song!

Shady Lady said...

Oh wow! How exciting! I'm so happy for you!

Pink Martini said...

Congratulations! I'm very happy for you! Hopefully you'll be closer to some of your sisters as well. :) xoxo

Erika Jean said...

yey for the states! when's the move?

Debra said...

This is GREAT news. You must be over-the-moon! Now-I think we should work on a huge blog-gathering at some point~ wouldn't that be fun? Isn't Paris coming up soon?

kks said...

what exciting news! will be so nice to be back home, even if it isn't Utah! you made it and will reminisce about your crazy time in Germany!!
xoxo

Sneaker Teacher said...

Wow, I am happy you get to return to the states! I grew up in CT, so the East Coast will always be my home. I am getting really excited to go back to Portland, although it will be hard to be there without my husband for my temporary move. We have loved living in Germany so far, but I definitely miss the US too!

Ann said...

Best wishes to you and your family as you start the next adventure! Hope you enjoy your last few months in Germany and good luck with the move!

Mrs. Lovely said...

Congrats Frau! It's not Utah but at least it's the same country!! Yay!

Traci said...

Welcome back, Mama! Western New York is lovely and guess what -- they speak English. No more stern teachers that ask if you let just anyone in. I'm so happy for you. And you can visit Salt Lake without your passport.
Happy News!
:-)
Traci

Joyce said...

I'm happy for you too! I personally think you can keep Frau. And I'm glad you've picked a theme song : ) That makes it feel official!

Peterson Family said...

Cool! I look forward to seeing pics from your new home!

Kwana said...

Wow!! This give me chills. Welcome to New York!! Yay Lady Liberty. We'll be in the same state.

Deidra said...

Happy news for you!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Congratulations!!!

Mama Zen said...

That's wonderful!

Cop Mama said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations...that's awesome!

Nancy C said...

YAY! This is exciting! Hoping for a smooth transition and lots of new things to discover!

Manzanafam said...

Excited to have you as a neighbor and a lunch buddy!

pve design said...

Kwana told me, so we are planning a road trip to see you and have an empire state of mind day!
Wishing you all the best! You will always be Frau to me.
pve

Ronda said...

I agree, you can keep Frau, but I LOVE Lady Liberty!! It goes with your theme song too! Congratulations!!
XOXO

Maggie May said...

I am pleased for you.
Something to look forward to.

Nuts in May

Ina in Alaska said...

HOORAY FOR YOU!!!! xoxoxo

Joyce said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOO..... Kathy I am so happy for you all including Miss Sophie!!! But you're still not close enough for me to dog sit or to have a bottle of wine at the beach!! Seriously I am truly happy knowing this will make you happy. Will you take us with you on the adventure of moving back home?
You could always follow Prince formerly known....
How far will you be from Prep?

Many hugs... xo

Desert Rose said...

Yay...welcome back home! Maybe you should take on the name Alicia.

Shelle said...

i know how happy you are....but i must admit i'll miss the little bit of germany in my life, lol.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Yea! for you! I remember when I got my walking papers back to America. I bowed at the greatness :)

Have fun deciding on a place!

Matty said...

I'll call you whatever you prefer. Even though you look forward to returning, you'll have great memories of living there. And great photos too.