We are here…sort of!

We landed safely in Brisbane, AU on Wednesday 24th of May around 7 am!  The flight was long but we were so thankful it was an uneventful flight. We and our many bags breezed through immigration and customs… Read More

Our dear old minivan

I remember vividly the day Lawson surprised me with our 2004 Sienna Minivan!  He bought her off ebay back in the days when that seemed so incredibly progressive!  It was the summer of 2005 and we had a… Read More

Furry babies and quarantine

Saturday night, May 20th we put our four fur babies Dalai, Dani, Felix and Karo Kitty on a Qantas flight to Melbourne, Australia from Los Angeles, California for them to go to quarantine.  We were in tears as… Read More

On saying see you later

Rough week in many ways!  Beginnings are also endings of a sort…endings of exactly how things are at a given moment in time and that is just hard, hard, hard!  We are emotional wrecks…grumpy, snippy, nippy, teary wrecks!… Read More

I guess we are really doing this?!

I have been awake since 2 am….heart racing, butterflies in the tummy, cannot think straight….anxiety!  Today, Eve and I fly to Los Angeles to meet the rest of our unit before first boarding the animal babies Saturday night… Read More


One of my dearest friends in the world passed away last year at a very young age.  My friend left many dreams unfulfilled.  We had so many things we were going to do together.  I have heard her… Read More

Breakdowns and Breakthroughs in the mad zone

I posted this on our unencumbered joy instagram account yesterday and it seems applicable for this blog post as well.  We are totally in the mad zone! And by mad I mean losing our minds and tempers flaring… Read More