January 25th, 2013

Countdown to Canada!

Published in: Personal

Most of you that read my blog regularly know that my family and I have recently moved from Canada to Australia. We’ve been here for 6 months and are really enjoying this fine country. We’ve spent a lot of time visiting family, touring around Adelaide, and traveling up the coast. There have certainly been many ups and downs in terms of settling into a new country but we all the better for it. We have grown as a family and learned so much about ourselves. Moving overseas with two young boys was no easy task.

Can you believe we’re crazy enough to do it again?!

Yes, you read that correctly. Overseas move #2 is on the agenda for the Millers! We are returning to Canada! We truly love a lot of things about Australia…it’s an amazing country and we have a lot of family here. The decision to return to Canada has probably been one of the most difficult decisions we’ve had to make. Without writing a novel on why we’re deciding to return, we mostly feel that Canada is the place we want to raise our kids.

I’ll be in planning mode for the next couple months and will be shipping my drawing supplies, once again, across the world so there may not be a ton of new art over the next little while. We’ve had a busy couple years! I’m looking forward to settling in to our new home in Ottawa and seeing all our wonderful family and friends once again :)


  1. Hi there, Ive been following you quite a while… Just wanted to give you my recognition in your story. We have moved from holland to scotland for the adventure… thus not for family.. We wanted something different. We learned allot to grew so much to eachother and had a lovely great time.. tho, our family was still in holland and I and the kids started to feel homesick.. we have moved back to holland again… Just want to let you know that you can do this and whatever you do always remind yourself in the great awsome experiance you had! thats what I keep telling myself all the time… (Missing scotland so much!) but well .. Be prepared and good luck!

    Love Jocelijne

  2. Hey Rachelle, is it possible to create a world map illustration. I have a 6 months old daughter and would like to have 1for her room. So when she is a bit older, she can learn from that beautiful picture. It need not be exact replica with latitude longitudes, but a fun picture for kids. Please think about it and let me know.
    Thanks and regards,

  3. Thanks Jocelijne! I just emailed you a note :)

    Payal – I love the idea of a map of the world – I will add that to my to-do list!

  4. Hi Rachelle! love the new illustrations! i’m sure Australia is awesome (i’d love to visit there someday) but i’m gonna say “welcome back to Canada!” and we’re almost neighbours (almost…i’m in Montreal)

  5. Thanks Isabelle! Australia is a beautiful country.. you definitely must visit someday :) We are looking forward to returning to Canada though!

  6. Hi Rachelle. How exciting that you are moving back! I’m sure the decision couldn’t have been easy but I for one will certainly be happy to see you return! Please say hi to your mom – the boys often talk about her!!
    Hugs, Danielle x

  7. Thanks Danielle! We are excited :) I’ll will pass on the message to my mom. Take care!


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Rachelle is a mother of two adventurous boys and a sweet little girl and works part time as an illustrator and designer. She studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she earned her Bachelor of Design in 2002. She worked as a graphic designer for several years before decided to venture out as a freelance illustrator. Rachelle's art has been featured in various international magazines and websites. Her work can be seen in children's books, greeting cards, craft supplies, children's room decor, tech accessories, and more!

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