Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quick travel update

We have landed in LA!!!!

We are at the hotel now, having a little relax and a quick chat with our American friends via skype before going out to pick up the convertible Mustang Dave has hired!!

We are hoping to go out and grab some dinner, and maybe hit up a Walmart or Target if we can find one near by.

I will post photos tomorrow  hopefully!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

USA Travel Update 4!

Eeek!!!! The days are just flying past at an alarming rate!

Our plane tickets arrived in the mail late last week!!! Woot!

We did our Visa Waiver on Wednesday.

I am paying a whole lot of our bills in advance today (and thus cleaning out our bank account! :))

All that is left to do is to pack!

And clean. A lot of cleaning so that the person who is looking after our house for us isn't completely grossed out by the condition of the carpet and bathroom sink!!

I have started packing - sort of. I am at least tossing things hap-hazardly into a suitcase when I think that I should take it. It's not organised packing yet, but it is a start.

and I now have only 3 full days left of work this term!!! Yipee. Even if we weren't hitting the road, I would still be excited!

I think we have added Florida to the trip itinerary too, so that's another state we will be seeing! We have been blessed with access to a holiday house in Destin Pointe, and from the pictures I have seen (thank-you google!) I cannot wait to get there. White beaches, turquoise water, warm sunshine.....bliss :) I'm actually sitting right in some sunshine that is streaming through my office window - can't wait to feel the sun directly on my skin instead of through 4 layers of winter clothing!!

Dave and I are so grateful that we can have this incredible holiday and time together. We are excited to visit old friends, and hopefully make lots of new friends on the journey.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lorne June Long Weekend

1. Our home for the weekend
2. My kitchen for three days!
3. Looking down Lorne's main street
4. Lorne Beach
5. Lorne Pier in the distance
6. Beach
7. Snack time!
8. Some of the incredible coastline
9. The Great Ocean Road
10. Swing bridge and cafe
11. Swing bridge

The weekend away was just what I needed. We were able to relax and unwind for a few days before returning home to get all our final preparations happening for the USA trip. It rained a little and was pretty cold, but we had a great time, just chatting and hanging out, driving along the coast to Appolo Bay on Sunday morning, seeing the newest Pirates movie at Lorne's cute, old, vintage movie theatre. It was so nice to have no TV for a few days too, we just snuggled down in the tent with lots of blankets and simply spent time together. It was lovely!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Getting organised

A few months ago I thought it would be a really good idea to book a camping trip just for Dave and I for the Queens Birthday long weekend. At the time the weather was still nice, just starting to cool, but definitely not freezing.

Today, however, is a different story. It is soo cold, and we just found out that we can't have an open fire in the park we are staying at. Yeah camping without a fire pit. Boo. I'll have to toast my marshmallows over the little flame of the gas camping stove, so not the same.

But I am looking forward to snuggling up under blankets and going for runs along the beach, having breakfast in cafes and maybe going for a walk to Erskine Falls.

However, I keep thinking about everything I could be doing with the extra day off, the things I could be doing for our USA trip. I keep thinking about all the stuff I want to clean and sort out, start laying out things to pack etc, etc.

I started a notebook months ago that is full of the things I want to get while we are in the USA and the gifts I want to get for people. I have also just started a list of the things to pack, things to organise before we go, and the things we still need to buy for the trip - there is so much to do!!! And I have less than 3 weeks to do it it.!

Eeek!!! 3 weeks!

I think I'll just try to relax as much as possible for this weekend, and then once we are home I'll get hardcore into the last things to do before America.

Happy long weekend!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


It is June. Nearly halfway through the year. Only 3 weeks left of school for this term.

And we leave for America THIS month!!!!

It is currently 4am. I have been up since 2:30. I cannot sleep so I thought instead of continuing to toss and turn I would just get up and do some blogging!

When I arrived home after work on Wednesday afternoon, this is what greeted me inside the front door!

What a sweet boy I married!

Have a good weekend!