Life Updates: I’ve Started My Job & The Pup Arrives in 19 Days!

Life Updates: I’ve Started My Job & The Pup Arrives in 19 Days!

If you read my post a few weeks ago then you know I accepted a job offer from St John in November. What you may not have realized is that it didn't start until last week! Last Monday I dusted off my black slacks, put on shoes that weren't flip flops jandals, and took the 8:00am [...]

Tumbledown Bay

Tumbledown Bay

Summer is in full swing here in Christchurch. We've had several days in the high 20s and I've never been more thankful for the discovery that heat pumps also blow cold air. This weekend I took full advantage of my last moments of funemployment and did what every Kiwi does when the weather gets above 27...hit the [...]

My Family Tree

My Family Tree

When I was nine, I was given a school assignment to make a family tree. Using scissors and glue, the standard tools for any elementary school art project, I arranged photos of my family onto a large white poster board. Next to each picture I drew the lines that connected us. As part of the assignment, [...]

My First Kiwi Xmas & A New Year’s Hike At Lake Tekapo

My First Kiwi Xmas & A New Year’s Hike At Lake Tekapo

Happy 2018 everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing holiday and are feeling ready to take on the new year. This year I kicked off my holiday celebrations with Pete's family in Wellington. We flew in on the Thursday before Christmas and let me just say, flying in New Zealand is so different from flying in [...]