Not that the adventure ever ended, our family has always embraced change. We have moved countless times over the past 14 years, and each new place has offered something to be grateful for.
Like when we moved from windy Wellington NZ to Auckland and I cried in Parliament Gardens because I loved that city so much, but when we arrived in Devonport, a suburb just north of Auckland I felt I finally arrived home. It was to be our home for 8 years and was such a gem for our family.
Mark and Baby Lucas overlooking Mt Victoria in Wellington, NZ
We left our beautiful New Zealand a few weeks ago for a new adventure and while it has been bumpy and an imperfect journey I love it just the same. My sons are no longer babies, they are independent, filled with energy and they too are excited about our next chapter. We have chosen Bainbridge Island in the Pacific NW to call our home, a place with a strong sense of community and respect for the environment. Those are our values, and for us, it's important to live in an environment where we share common beliefs with our community.
Equally important is being closer to our family and friends, spending time together and building memories as well as reminiscing about old times. It is important for my children to know their roots and traditions.
Mark, Lucas, and Leo overlooking the Oregon Coast
And lastly, I am thrilled, over the moon happy to be a part of Hushamok in the US. I am excited about collaborating and understanding the needs of families and Hushamok, a gift that will ease the sometimes tricky transition from womb to the world. I am excited to announce that Hushamok will be exhibiting at the upcoming Seattle BabyFest in September. I am so looking forward to meeting expectant parents as well as potential Hushamok partners to share the beauty of our designs.
I am also grateful for another sunny day on Bainbridge Island and wonder what the day will bring. Until next time, cheers. Julie