hello, september!

Hello! I meant to write this post a week or so ago and now we’re halfway through September!


This month has been (and will continue to be!) one of transitions. It started with saying goodbye to our long-time nanny, who is getting married and moved out-of-state to be closer to her fiancé. It was harder on me than I expected – she had such a positive influence on Avery and was an important part of our work-life balance.

And just last week, Avery started a new preschool. It’s a big step, but one that we feel she is completely ready for. (And an excuse to finally use that backpack? Heck yeah!) It’s a different daily routine than we’re used to but so far, so good!

Oh, and we’re having a baby this month! I’m due next week! (Right between my birthday and our 9-year wedding anniversary!)

Speaking of births, when Avery was born our firm, Studio Zerbey, was just starting out. Two years later, we’re the busiest we’ve been and finding ourselves in another type of transition, one where most of our projects are either under construction or getting ready to break ground and we have a handful of new ones in the beginning phases of design. It’s not uncommon for even residential projects to take a couple of years from the first meeting through construction so we knew there’d be some lag time till we could start counting our built projects. Well, that time is now arriving and it’s exciting to see things take shape! (Updating our website is also on my list of things to do.)

And finally, with all of these transitions, it’s nice to know there are things that haven’t changed – like our basement. Yeah, I know. We intended to finish the bathroom and laundry room by now but work got too busy. Kyle’s been chipping away on it here and there and we’re almost ready to get our plumbing and electrical inspections but it just can’t be a priority right now. And that’s ok. The washer and dryer are functional, we have another bathroom, we’ll survive (sorry, Mom).

But we have to get it done soon, because we’re starting to seriously scheme about the garage/carport.


7 Responses to “hello, september!”

  1. Marlena says:

    So many exciting transitions! Congratulations on all of them.

  2. Sharmila says:

    That backpack+that two year old= wayyy tooo cute. Hope you have an easy and quick delivery.

  3. Chloe says:

    Congrats to you!!! You have such a beautiful little family! My fiance and I studied architecture together in Virginia and moved to Seattle last October. You and Kyle are such an inspiration to us. So sorry your Nanny has moved on. If you need any help or a weekend babysitter I’m just over in capitol hill. 🙂

  4. Shauna says:

    Best wishes for this upcoming phase! And in the finest city in the world, even if I don’t live there anymore. Hope all goes well.

  5. Reagan says:

    Those preschool photos of Avery are probably the CUTEST pictures I have ever seen. 🙂 Missing you guys so much!

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