Thursday, May 8, 2008
Within the past year we have had several additions to our family. Nacho- back in May 2007 ( we picked him up in St. George at Brad and Kandra's after watching the Celine Deon concert. He is the smartest and cutest cat ever. He really is my little baby. I treat him like it too. I know he just a cat but he's my cat and adorable.
Marisa came to live with us at the beginning of the school year. She has been wonderful! I know she is not my child and of course she doesn't want me to treat her like that, but I do my best or at least try to do my best at some mothering. She definitely brings in a new element to our family. She has helped Bart & I, to wake up and live. She is always on the go or doing something.
November 2008 ~ Final Stop :(
Unfortunately our last stop just consisted of the airport. We didn't get to go out and site see. We did get to see Bart's mission companion.... and our good friend, Hutch and his wife Crystal, and their cute kids. What a great trip. Then on to the 15 hours plane ride (or around there)...we got hooked up with non-stop movies, music, games, tv shows, and some sleep. What a trip!!!
PS- And yes it's true it was for Bart's work. I promise he did a lot of working to. It was a successful trip. I was lucky to go along for the ride.
November 2007 ~ 4th STOP
This stop was paradise. Bart served in Darwin 3 months and I was here 6 months. This place was truly a dream vacation. During the dry season the weather is perfect. During the wet season it has all the makings of a tropical paradise- hot, humid, huge downpour thunderstorms (about 3 times) a day, beautiful beaches (despite the box jelly fish and crocs), and wonderful people.
On this trip we got to see so many familiar faces. It was wonderful to catch up and enjoy a slice of heaven. We stayed with Shelly! We had were able to catch up on good times and laugh.
My brother Scott promised that one day when he makes a lot of money he will buy us a place in Darwin...that would truly be a dream!!
November 2008~ 3rd STOP
Very exciting!! Brisbane was beautiful. It was a little cool and overcast. We stayed on a high rise that was a little scary. As you would look out the hotel room window it was a long way down. You could see a lot of the city from our view. It was our first time visiting Brisbane. We were able to catch up with some old mission buddies. Bailey and his wife Amanda (and there cute little boy, sorry can't remember the name) and Savage and his wife (I think they had 2 kids at home). It brings back old memories to see them. It was very surreal. We also go to see, from a distance the Brisbane temple. It was beautiful... over-looking this huge gorge. Bailey & Amanda took us to Surfer's Paradise, along the coast. I think it's part of the famous "Gold Coast".