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Today was a very tough day. It was difficult saying goodbye to people we’ve worked with everyday for the last 6 years. Every time someone would stop by to see me, a lump in my throat would surface and I would have to work pretty hard to keep it...

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It’s hard to believe but a week from now we’ll be in the air on our way to New Zealand!! The excitement is starting to build as everything is coming together, work is winding down and we’re finally able to start the adventure planning for when we arrive. With...

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The last 24hrs have been hectic to say the least. After spending each night for the past week and a half packing and moving boxes, exhaustion can’t even begin to describe what we’re feeling right now. Last night was the final stages of closing the house, packing up the...

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Planning the moving truck to arrive at 9am the day after our send-off party may not have been the best idea in hindsight. Despite our exhaustion, we managing to get up bright and early before our helpers arrived as we now had to pack everything we had to keep...

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A few months ago we decided to organize a BBQ with our friends for August, anticipating it may be a good opportunity to see everyone before we leave (assuming everything worked out with our plans) We initially titled it ‘Awesome August Extravaganza’ and invited many of our friends and...

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My pretty Pixie  One of the toughest parts of this whole process was knowing my cat, Pixie, wouldn’t be able to make the journey to New Zealand with us. We’ve been two peas in a pod for the last 9 years together and finding her a good home to...

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One of the best things about this whole experience has been watching the reactions we get when we tell people ‘We’re moving to New Zealand!’ Having not rehearsed how we would tell people, more times than not when we indicated we had some ‘big news’ – most people immediately...

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Today marks the official beginning of our adventure moving to New Zealand! Jordan and I both handed in our letter of resignation today which made this entire adventure very real – there’s no turning back now! This was by far the toughest decision I have ever had to make....

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Reflecting back on getting our New Zealand Visa’s, it proved to be quite the experience that we definitely underestimated! For those who may not be familiar with New Zealand’s Visa process, they offer these ‘special’ Visa’s once a year for young, highly skilled professionals looking to gain work experience...

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