Thursday, January 31, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
They will have upstairs, which has two bedrooms and a bathroom and we have the main floor, two bedrooms and bathroom and we will share the living areas. The girls are downstairs in the very spacious basement and we hope to build a room for the boys down there too to free up the room they are in now for a study. I will post photos when I have the camera. We managed to find everything we needed for Mark and Anna-Marie to pack for Israel. They left on Sunday, just two days after the move. I am busy painting the basement to make it feel less like a basement and hope to have it done before Mark and Anna-Marie come home.
We are meant to be getting some snow today. I really hope so, we have not had any yet.
Happy New Year!
For Christmas the children got a great surprise. Mark and I spent quite a while setting up a treasure hunt for them. They all only had one gift under the tree but each gift had an envelope with the beginning of the hunt. The end result was diaries and stuck to the front page was "You're going to New Zealand". With the help of Mum and Dad the children and I are coming home to attend my sisters wedding in March. We are staying eight weeks until May when Mark is able to come for two weeks. I apologise to family and friends who are only now finding this out but we worked VERY hard to keep it a secret. It was not easy in a little apartment where every conversation is heard and with children who have access to the email. We managed to surprise them though which was great. We are very excited! These are some pictures of the treasure hunt and a video of them trying to piece some clues together.