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...
Straws Suck

Straws Suck

In the states, I never really thought about plastic. I never thought about how terribly bad it is. After being here for about two months, I have learned how insanely terrible plastic really is. For example, did you know that we use enough straws  to wrap around the...
Safe

Safe

Julien looked at me the other day and told me that he didn’t need any NERF guns here because bad guys in New Zealand don’t have guns. And he didn’t need any to protect himself. He’s five. How in the world does he know this? And what has he been internalizing these...
Crossing the Equator

Crossing the Equator

Chloe turned to me yesterday and said, “It’s not that hard to get to the other side of the world, Mom. It only takes about a day, and then here we are.” Already she is beginning to realize that our world is smaller than she had initially thought. After a very long day...