Well, not really. All I did was turn this blog into a book. No new words were written (except when I had to correct a volcano name in a post), but I DID have to format the thing. Which was a total pain, but also a labor of love since, as you may have heard, … More Y’all. I wrote a book!
We’re just about four hours away from 2018 right now – cannot believe what a year it’s been! Wishing all of you the gratitude and happiness I’ve had in 2017 – even half of it would overflow your hearts. We left Queenstown and spent a night in Geraldine at a great little Airbnb with 50 … More Thanks, 2017 – it’s been amazing
Where to start? We leave in less than two weeks (12 days to be exact) and GAH! I can’t even believe it. We’ve still got a LOT to do, but I know this train is speeding at us and there’s no way to stop it. Mom and Dad arrived in Auckland on 19 December, but here … More A speeding train
It’s really happening. The adventure of a lifetime is winding down. On Monday, 11 December, Gracie finished her Year 7 at St. Mary’s. While the first day was rocky (and leaving her with her Dean is etched in my heart, how hard that was) and she never really fell in love with her teachers or … More Endings
Hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving. Onto Christmas now! After I posted on Thanksgiving, the Fergutodd Four trekked off to a local beach and had a pizza picnic for dinner, watching the sunset. Not even close to how we would’ve celebrated at home, but a pretty great way to celebrate all of our blessings during … More Gah! The goodbyes have begun.
Kia Ora, y’all. That just means hello in Maori, but I love to say it. It’s pronounced key-yora, all one smooth word. It’s Monday afternoon here, which means that we have FOUR more weekends in Auckland. That’s it. I’m dying. I can’t believe something I’ve dreamt of doing for 13 years is almost over. It’s … More T-57 days
Holy cow – so much time has gone by since I posted anything. Sorry about that! It seems like it’s just been a bunch of normal life stuff and not necessarily worthy of a post, but then when I looked back, there has actually been a lot of fun stuff. As per normal here. So … More Two miscellaneous weeks
One thing I’ve been wanting to do is show you a little snapshot of our life here. Pictures of our house, the schools, and stuff we see day-to-day. Unfortunately, my old iPhone 5 doesn’t have a great camera, so I can’t really capture the street scenes like I’d like, but I can give you a … More Our little Auckland life
I actually wrote this post from the cruise, but couldn’t get enough internet strength to post it, so here it is. Except I’m posting from Auckland, looking out at the Hauraki Gulf instead. Also beautiful… ====================================== Right now, at this very instant, I’m writing this update from somewhere in the South Pacific. Or the Tasman … More Australia and New Caledonia
Today (Friday 29 September) is the end of the 3rd term for the girls. They did it! They’ve survived their first quarter of school way down here. And they killed. Settled into a routine, made friends, made good grades (well Gracie has – no idea what’s going on with Tate, and honestly don’t even really … More End of Term