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And He’s Off to New York

Last month our youngest, Grant, graduated from Saint Louis University and started a new job in … New York City!

You guys, I’m not gonna lie, this development has been tough on this mom, but he is absolutely living his dream, so it’s all good. It’s great, actually.

He is living in Brooklyn for the summer so I thought I would show you a few pictures of his building, which Grant describes this way:

It’s “pre-war” which means it’s really cool and ornate but also means you have to run the shower for five minutes to get it hot.”

Here are a couple of views from the street.

Can you stand it? The pediment over the door? The fire escapes? It’s all so Brooklyn!

I love the iron railings and the tile.

And all this detail in a hallway. Don’t you wish they still built buildings like this?

His room came furnished, so all he had to do was add his own bedding. Oh, and he brought that Kansas state flag from home. I loved that.

His office is actually in the middle of Manhattan. Columbus Circle to be exact. 

Before he left we threw a little graduation/going-away party for him. I didn’t get a lot of pictures of the party, but I made sure to get pics of the cake and the cookies I ordered.

The cookies, in particular, turned out great. So, so fun.

So big changes here of late. What’s going on in your world?


  1. I hope your son is enjoying life in NYC. My son graduated from college and moved there 3 years ago. What a life he is having :)!!! Thanks for your post. Fun to read!

    1. He is loving NYC, Karrie. So glad your son is too. Such an exciting time for them.

  2. Hi Julie ,
    Thank you for your recent post .
    I always enjoy your photos and family and home updates .
    What an adventure for Grant ! Life in NYC in your twenties …. fantastic !
    I also just read the baby shower post and loved that as well . You inspired me to travel to Florida for my niece’s baby shower !
    Happy summer to you !

    1. Oh gosh…have a wonderful time in Florida, Donna. Baby showers are so much fun.

  3. This is really great. Hope he is having fun there. It’s really nice to read this post.

  4. Congratulation to your son on his degree and new adventures. You know you have done your parenting job well when your adult child succeeds, so congratulations to you too. (I know, bittersweet, huh?)

    1. Bittersweet, indeed, Janet. But you’re right…it’s nice when they’re successfully launched. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

  5. How awesome! I can only imagine how excited and proud you and your hubby must be. It’s so amazing to see our kids become who they are meant to be. Our son will graduate with his BSN in August. We are thankful that he wishes to stay right here in Dallas.

    1. Congratulations to your son!

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