We are within walking distances of neighborhood parks, one of the city’s best schools, a weekly farmer’s market for fresh produce and one of the top public libraries in the city. We wanted to make sure our children could have lots of space to be themselves surrounded by fresh air, good climate and limitless opportunity. Now that we have settled into our new home, we hope to create a family of four.
We live in spacious apartment in a safe neighborhood within view of the Golden Gate Bridge, fog permitting. Our favorite room of the house is the kitchen which has lots of space for cooking, entertaining and even dancing with our daughter. We both enjoy cooking and Rob prepares most weekday meals so that we can sit down together for dinner each night, then Violet hops in the bath and we read bedtime stories as an end cap to the day.
Weekends are filled with activities. After Rob’s Saturday morning basketball game, our family gets out to San Francisco’s historic Fillmore district for Violet’s gymnastics classes and a visit to the farmer’s market. On Sundays, Violet takes ballet and tap close to our home. Afterwards we attend our neighborhood church or go to the YMCA, where we are members. Often when the weather is nice we take our pop-up tent to the Presidio for an outdoor picnic brunch with friends, or we go to the beach. For most of outings, our Wheaton Terrier dog, Zoe, comes along for the ride.
During the holidays, we travel every other year to Boston and New York to visit family and friends to celebrate the holidays. On the years we don’t travel, we spend Thanksgiving at my sister’s house across the Golden Gate Bridge in the home I grew up in, and we host Christmas at our home. We spend Easter with our dear friends who have two young boys, and enjoy an Easter egg hunt in their backyard.