I can’t believe how long it has been since I have posted… Things here are plugging along. We are busy with all 3 kids in different schools, on different schedules, and each have their own activities. Life here is really similar to what we would be doing in Seattle, but not quite the same. At… Read More It’s more than just a Costco
Lately I’ve been struggling with a feeling of restlessness, which seems kind of ridiculous given we have made 2 international moves in under 3 years. But as we are now settled in Sydney, the boys are in school, Ella has her activities, and the house feels like our home, I can’t help but feel l… Read More Should I stay or should I go?
I know I’m long overdue on posting about Australia and I will soon but I have a question rolling around in my head and I’m very curious to hear about other people’s experiences with their teenagers. Last year I attending a GCSE evening at Patrick’s school and the head teacher was discussing the different tracks… Read More The Talk
Our wedding photographer was great and part of her service was to give us these little books filled with some wallet sized photos from the wedding as an easy way to show family the pictures without having to take around a big album. Ella found one of these little books about a week ago so… Read More Friends
I had been planning on writing a blog post about celebrating Christmas in the UK and the great Christmas markets but I just can’t stop thinking about the horrific events of last Friday. Friday morning I was at Kellen’s school going through their Christmas market so when I read the news I couldn’t help but… Read More Another Soap Box Moment: Gun Control Edition
With the election just days away I thought I’d send out a last ditch plea to everyone who hasn’t voted yet. With the absentee ballot process in Washington it couldn’t be easier to fill it out and send it off. We voted weeks ago and it felt good to get it done and check it… Read More Please Protect My Rights!
With no where to go they all have to play together. Anyone I’ve talked to over the last year knows that the lack of space has been the biggest adjustment to life in England. I now realize how spoiled we were to have so much space before moving, just the thought of a 3 car… Read More There must be something I need?!
First of all this post has nothing to do with the 4thof July or American independence, it is purely coincidence that I happen to be posting today. Maybe I should dress it up and say the theme of independence has led me to reflect…. It has been about a year since I stopped working. I… Read More Independent Woman?
Thank you NHS! This week we found out that Patrick’s braces will be 100% paid for by the NHS. He gets started in 3 weeks! During the healthcare reform debates in the US I was shocked by how resistant to universal healthcare people are/were and when we considering moving to the UK the National Healthcare… Read More Thank You NHS!
A girlfriend from my old team at work just posted that she has decided to resign from Microsoft to stay home with her two young kids. We would walk for our morning coffee together and most days we discussed the challenges of working full time and having babies at home and how much we wished… Read More Small Indulgences