In November 2004 we started the journey to bring a baby home from China ... five years later, in October 2009, we met Isobel Pingqin.
Our little livewire known as Izzy.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Izzy's new look

Now I just need to work out how to take photos without the big flash spot on the glasses!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


One year ago today we collected our gorgeous Izzy in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China. Amazing to think a year has flown by already, and how far Izzy has come in that year.

Also very special day today as I've finally made contact with the family of one of Izzy's foster sisters from her foster home in China. She has a foster sister living in Quebec, Canada.
Makes today even more special.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

In the snow at The Remarkables, Queenstown, New Zealand

Our holiday to New Zealand

Have just returned from our holiday to New Zealand. Lots of rain - more than we would have liked, but that's the risk you take. Lots of damage in Christchurch from the recent earthquakes, as well as another earthquake one of the mornings we were there.
Did a self drive holiday around the South Island - probably not the best sort of trip with two kids in the car!!
I think Ben saw more of Nintendo DS than the sights of New Zealand from inside the car!
Izzy and Peter at Tasman Glacier at Mt Cook.

The hike up to Tasman Glacier was all too exhausting for Ben when he got to the top. See the icebergs in the lake in the background!
The Chasm, on the way to Milford Sound.
Playing in the snow at The Remarkables at Queenstown. Ben's snowman was called Frosty. Very original.

Ben and Peter after their ride in the Shotover Jet at Queenstown.
Below is the top of the Gondola at Queenstown.
The walk to Franz Josef Glacier was all too much excitement for Izzy. After 1.5hrs, she was asleep in the backpack.
Hot spring spas at Franz Josef!
Pretty blossom trees all though the park in Christchurch. Izzy and Kerrie on a tram in Christchurch. Tram was originally from Melbourne.