Hi there hey once more! Very long time no see!
Should you’ve been maintaining on Instagram, you already know it’s been a few chaotic months! Just a few weeks in the past, my husband and I moved to Boston from Columbia, SC, saying goodbye to the place we’ve known as house for over 10 years. We’ve been eager to reside within the northeast for fairly a while now, so when Scott’s firm introduced the chance for us to maneuver and be nearer to his shoppers, we jumped on it. Nonetheless, it was extremely arduous to say goodbye to a neighborhood we felt so linked to, mates who’ve grow to be household, and to our precise household in Columbia, however we knew it was time for a brand new journey. We hope to search out the identical sort of relationships in our new metropolis, and so grateful to have already got household and fairly a couple of mates already right here!
It’s solely been a couple of weeks, however to this point we’re loving our new metropolis! We really feel extremely fortunate that on this bonkers housing market, we discovered a house we love – an 1890 Queen Anne Victorian with simply sufficient tasks and updating to be enjoyable slightly than overwhelming. Though I’ll say, the present kitchen state of affairs is…not nice! And since lumber costs are so excessive proper now, I’m going to must make due with a 40 yr outdated oven and a fridge that’s within the mudroom in the intervening time!
One of many issues we’re loving most about Boston is our new neighborhood, an space newly designated as Boston’s Little Saigon. There’s at the very least 30 totally different Vietnamese eating places inside strolling distance, and we’ve made it our mission to attempt a pair new ones each week. When Scott and I went to Vietnam in 2015, we fell in love with the delicacies, with its recent herbs, pungent candy and bitter dipping sauces, and ALL the noodles. Among the highlights to this point have been salt and pepper fried softshell crab, served with rice paper rolls, veggies and herbs for making little rolls, fried tofu pores and skin, and our new favourite lunch spot with one of the best banh mi sandwiches and a smoothie bar for recent ardour fruit smoothies!