I write about my thoughts and opinions concerning expat life as an American in New Zealand. My blog covers topics like adjusting to life in a new country, having children overseas, slowly improving my photography skills, and working as a nurse in New Zealand.
10 Months (and then some) Guess who’s 10 months old? Time sweeps by so quickly – one minute, Jack was a dream in my heart and then: poof! He was there. I can hardly remember what life was like before he got here. So, Jack … Continue reading →... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:30:58
No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars with Coconut Oil I’ve been using coconut oil more and more in my cooking. It’s a healthy alternative to vegetable oil, butter, etc., and it tastes great. I recently came across Iowa Girl Eat’s granola bar recipe. She uses coconut oil, and knowing … Continue reading →... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:30:13
Jumbo Bakery-Style Muffins Yesterday’s weather was beautiful – sunny and 60 degrees. I had clothes hanging to dry on the line and the sun was shining, but I couldn’t do much outside because Jack was napping and our baby monitor only reaches so … Continue reading →... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:30:38
Family Visits and a New Toilet My parents, Bruce and Mary, flew into Norfolk Airport on Wednesday evening and I happily picked them up for their 3 1/2 day visit. Such a short time, but so much was packed in while they were here. For starters, … Continue reading →... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:30:03
Collecting for Discipline What do you do when you have a 2 year old who starts throwing things? I’m not talking about throwing a soft squishy Nerf ball or a teddy bear – I’m talking throwing his big plastic dump truck or his … Continue reading →... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:30:01