It just takes time

It just takes time

It’s Friday morning here and the kids are giving me grief for not submitting my final Gisborne blog post (!). We have been running around trying to see friends and say our goodbyes, while also getting the house packed up and things ready on the home front for our...
Whether to stay in NZ

Whether to stay in NZ

On a weekly basis, people ask me whether we would want to stay in New Zealand permanently. Or they ask whether we wish we’d come for longer than a year. Or they wonder how we will ever go back to living in the United States after having lived here. It is a valid...
The Little Man

The Little Man

Julien hasn’t gotten much ink here on our blog. He’s too young to write his own blogs (he’s 5,) and so he doesn’t share his thoughts or opinions on how this year has been for him – so I thought I would take a pass at doing it for him. Julien has spent his short little...
Running a business from 8500 miles away

Running a business from 8500 miles away

Ok friends, let’s talk business. Because to be honest, I’ve been mom’ing hard on this blog. But I had promised I would keep it real in terms of business too. So, here we go. Ten months later … perhaps a few of you are curious to know how my business is faring from the...
Deja Vu

Deja Vu

Perhaps it is due to the change of seasons, or perhaps for reasons I don’t know, but one thing is for sure – things have changed again. This one crept up on me; I was so proud of how well we were all doing here, how well we’d gotten used to our new lives in Gisborne....
Hobbies

Hobbies

When we first arrived, a very nice man asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks because I had no answer – I was literally stumped. The fact that I was stumped was troubling to me, and dumbfounding to him. He asked me: “Fred, outside of running Her Corner and...