4 May 2015

Ups and downs

Just a quick update with what's going on at the moment, for those who don't follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

We've had some ups and down lately - the downs being my brother's condition. He has developed a stomach infection and is in isolation now in ICU. I so appreciate the prayers and positive thoughts and kind support that you guys have given me, it means the world to me.

We did have some good news, which was a nice counterpoint - Grant's transfer came through, and our offer on the house was accepted!! We are going to be homeowners again, I'm so happy. The whole rental scene in Auckland is a complete joke (a sick one) and we're so glad to be out of it . We plan to move on the 29th, so it's all systems go to get the house purchase through, kids registered in their new school, removals arranged, and everything packed up.

Here's to new adventures!

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  1. So excited for you Jen! I've followed your blog as a link from YHL I think - when your dream of relocating to NZ was just that - a dream! I grew up in Taranaki - such a fabulous outdoor lifestyle for your boys - sea, mountain, lakes - what more could you want!!! I can't wait to see your dream life play out in the Naki! Sadly I moved on, after living in The Manawatu for 12 years, the last 5 owning a home in the awesome community of Feilding. 3 years ago my husband and son relocated to QLD, where we love life - only beating Taranaki on the weather! But that mountain backdrop will always have my heart! Aroha to your whanau - Cheryl

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  3. So exciting!! Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your extended family:)

  4. I'm so happy to hear that you're moving and will be homeowners again soon. That's brilliant news. The whole housing market in Auckland is totally crazy. Whenever I come home I am shocked at the prices.
    So sorry about your brother, I have been thinking of you and him so I'm sad to hear he's got worse. I will look you up on FB in a minute so I can keep up to date with news.

  5. Prayers and CONGRATS!! Can't wait to see the new place!!

  6. Thinking of you and your brother and congrats on things ticking along on the house & moving front! Exciting!

  7. How exciting! :-)

    God bless you and your entire family. And I pray God gives your brother a speedy recovery.

    I will share one of my favorite prayers from my religion( hope you dont mind):

    ‘O God, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.’


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