A very Happy Birthday to, our gorgeous little niece, Etta!
Life over the last few weeks has been less than ideal. I finally resolved to have a bit of a breakdown the other day... it was strangely amazing.It's been over two weeks since Jacob's assault and life has only just started to look somewhat normal again. After all of the emotion, the stress, the constant… Continue reading Hitting Restart.
I received a call after 3am last Sunday morning. The worst kind. From the hospital. From the ED. Jacob was there. He didn't know what happened, but was able to recall our phone number. "He's in and out of consciousness and has a lot of swelling to the side of his face." the nurse told me.… Continue reading So when the horrible happens…
Ok. Totally crying. This past week, one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world came to visit us in NZ. It has been a whirlwind trip for them, visiting so many places in such a little amount of time. But I feel so lucky that they spent a week with us here in Wellington.… Continue reading Such a beautiful week…
Last weekend we sadly said a farewell to some of our friends that are moving to that far away Northern Hemisphere. But it was one of the best times we've all had. Our boys love their kiddos and vice versa. It was so cool to have them all play together. A lovely moment of family history… Continue reading Summer Days & Sad See-Ya-Soons
Most Monday nights, we have a small group of very good friends come over for dinner. We all take turns cooking, which is a great break for me, but I love seeing what crazy things everyone makes. Anything from fondue to pork hocks, or coq au vin to spaetzle. It gets a little out of… Continue reading A very special Monday..
It can be really hard to deal with school holidays and two crazy boys. But we manage. Playdough, drawing, outings to the dog beach, reading, playdates, baking. It's exhausting. There are those days when you want just five minutes to yourself, and it never seems to come. A key thing I've discovered the last couple of… Continue reading School holidays… Again.
One of Jacob's best friends lives in Sydney with his beautiful partner and their, now, TWO kiddos! We got to meet the newest edition this past weekend out in Waikanae! Hello Ollie!!!!Such a happy and handsome little man! The boys were a little curious about him. Willem especially. Sorry Willem, no little siblings for you! You'll… Continue reading A short afternoon to Waikanae
The boys have had their first overnight, New Zealand road trip! I had tried to plan the drive out around the boys naps and it worked like a charm! They were happy and chilled out most of the ride.We met up with the some of the clan in Masterton and had a lovely walk around Queen… Continue reading A family weekend away – Castlepoint
What a lovely holiday we have had here in Wellington! Christmas Eve day was spent waiting for Jacob to finish a short work day, listening to christmas songs, and reading The Night Before Christmas! Christmas Eve was pretty icky weather, rainy most of the day, gusting winds, but Jacob being a brave cook, headed out… Continue reading Merry Merry Christmas one and all!