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...
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....
Vacation in Oz

Vacation in Oz

Recently, my grandparents (Dad’s side) came to visit all the way from New York, and we went to explore New Zealand’s South Island. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed having visitors from home. Right now, my other grandparents are visiting (Mom’s side) and it is...
An Irwin Visit

An Irwin Visit

It’s been about six months that we’ve been here and we have only had one visitor, which was Anaelle and her fiancé Julien, and they had come earlier on in our trip. It had felt really cool to share our new corner of the world with them and just recently we got to...