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.

Friday, April 29, 2011


So we are now living in close quarters... how close? Take a look.
A big thank you to our very special friends who are letting us stay here.
This is Ben on his loft bed (playing Wii). Izzy's cot is underneath, as is her play kitchen (that is the play area). The bottom right corner of the picture where you see the dark green and red stripe... that's the end of our bed.
Directly on the other side of Ben's loft bed is the lounge, although we now have a curtain separating the sleeping area from the tv/lounge area.

Can't get enough of pink & green...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Weekend in Canberra

The weekend before Easter we went to Canberra. Here are the many faces of Ben & Izzy...

We are exausted... and have moved out

What a weekend Easter was. Five days of non-stop moving - moving into the granny flat, moving the rest of our possessions into our storage shed, moving furniture that doesn't fit in the granny flat into Peter's parents' garage, then pulling everything out of our old house that we want to keep.

The old house basically looks like a shell of a house now. We sold our kitchen appliances, have pulled out the cupboards to keep for the laundry in the new house (we only built the kitchen 4 years ago), relocated our garden shed and moved all our "outdoor stuff" into it.

Some photos of the demolition we did (the REAL demolition starts on Monday) - can't wait to watch!

I've still got a trampoline!

The demolition of the kitchen begins...
The kitchen now sits in the loungeroom waiting to go to storage

where's the sink gone?

half gone

boxes waiting to go to storage

drawing on walls was now permitted!

boxes waiting to be packed

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Getting ready for the demolition

Our house will soon be gone. Our DA was approved by the Council on 5 April, and we move out this weekend. The last month or so has been spent packing and sorting. Most of our belongings are going into a storage garage, and just the necessities coming to the granny flat we will be living in for the year or so it takes to build our new home.

So, Easter weekend will be spent moving, and demolition begins on Monday 2 May (12 more days!).