November 23rd, 2010 at 1:51pm
OK, so we’re not good bloggers. We go months (well, more than a year actually). So for all those who are not in touch regularly, here’s the 10 second version of what’s been happening in the last 18 months since our big trip.
We made the difficult decision to step down from LifeSwitch at the end of last year after four years there. This relieved some stress, but created lots more. We decided to purchase a business from a friend who was moving to Auckland, so are now full-time business owners struggling to make things work in a tough economic climate. The business is Copy Express in Petone, a digital print centre. We have also rebranded our accounting work as Business Express and plan to bring the two together into a one-stop business support centre. It’s scary stuff as there are many months where we don’t get paid! But God is good and we continue to exist!
Kids are now in school. We made that decision early this year as Anna’s health was not getting any better and she was struggling with energy levels and handling the demands of being at home all day with the kids (translation – if she had stayed Home Schooling Peter was afraid he would come home one day and find Anna rocking in the back yard in a pool of blood!). Rachel is really taking well to school, but Becky would rather be at home. Ruth is in Kindy and Reuben is in part-time day care while Anna works.
We have discovered that Reuben is allergic to diary and gluten (and a bunch of other stuff). This makes meals really difficult. the poor boy exists on plain rice crackers, rice and a limited range of noodles! He eats meat and veggies, but sometimes just doesn’t want to!!
That’s it for now – email us for more info, or wait another year for an update!!!