Entries by jen

farewell, south korea.

  I confess that the picture I carried of you before we met bears no resemblance whatsoever to the Real You.You are so much deeper, more beautiful and more diverse than the pixelated mugshot of you I picked up at my vanilla neighbourhood travel agent. I have loved getting to know your exquisite landscape, your […]

into the deep.

  It keeps playing over and over in my head like a movie… the “accident” scene where everything changes in the blink of an eye. Last night, one of our closest friends fell and fractured his back. One minute it was pizza, laughter and sunsets… the next, we’re dialling 000, gathering the kids, and praying […]

list.

  Say hello to The List. When she started, she wore five a1-sized pages. At yesterday’s weigh-in she had slimmed down to a single leaf. I don’t think it’s humanly possible to make her disappear completely before we go, but we’re giving it our best shot. 71 hours until take-off. Let’s see what happens.

graduate.

  Last day in the Junior School green-and-black today. So flipping proud of this boy and the awesome young man he is slowly… but oh so surely… becoming.

legacy.

  Today is the last “official” day of homeschooling our daughters for this year…. And I just want to acknowledge, with enormous gratitude, the love, intentionality and creativity that my mother has brought to this experience for our family. I don’t think any of us predicted just how perfect our decision to teach our girls […]

  Another farewell coffee. Another giant bear hug with tears prickling. It’s all starting to get a bit full on now. Maybe we won’t go after all? 😉

weather-proof.

We’ve been doing life with these same beloved families for more than a decade. Every December we camp together, catch up on the year that was, marvel at how the kids are growing, and launch the festive season. We’ve seen a lot of weather together over the years, both literal and figurative. This weekend was […]