Post Refresh Journey

After 2.5 years of living out of our carry-on luggage (22lbs suite case + a smaller backpack per person), the amount of STUFF we have in our house is absolutely overwhelming. The house itself is in a pretty run-down shape that cleaning, purging, painting (at some point), ‘moving in’ will take us months. Photo: I … More Post Refresh Journey

Christchurch Skateparks Tour

We had a busy Friday of Queen’s Bday weekend. Maksim and I planned a Christchurch Skateparks tour to skate 12 parks in one day. It took us 9 hours but it was a day to remember. We ended the day at our first rugby game, Crusaders (local Chch team) vs. Western Force (from Perth, Australia).

Violin Lessons

This skateboarder has been taking violin lessons with Christchurch School of Music for about 6 months now. He’ll be leaving New Zealand with some cool new skills.


We are getting closer to safely leaving New Zealand. All members of our family currently eligible for covid vaccine are now fully vaccinated. Petra will get her vaccine as soon as she lands back in Seattle and hopefully, Maksim’s eligibility will shortly follow. It will be tough to leave Christchurch after spending the last 14 … More Vaccinated!