On Tour, Pt 2 – Getting Out of Town, Scenic Drives Around Wellington

On Tour, Pt 2 – Getting Out of Town, Scenic Drives Around Wellington

On Tour: Wellington --> Blenheim --> Kaikoura --> Mt Lyford --> Christchurch On Saturday morning Pete and I flew to Wellington with my parents. We had two days to show off Pete's hometown. Our 2-bedroom Airbnb was very conveniently just across the street from Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum. With a few hours to kill [...]

On Tour, Pt 1 – Mom, Meet New Zealand, New Zealand, Meet My Mom

On Tour, Pt 1 – Mom, Meet New Zealand, New Zealand, Meet My Mom

This past week my mom, Nina, and her husband, David, made their first trip to New Zealand. Traveling from Chicago, they came to see the new digs and most importantly, to meet Pete's family for the first time. Since they'll be back for a longer trip in January for our wedding, this visit was all [...]

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, [...]