This blog is about our journey from Washington state to Canberra, Australia and life when we arrive there.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Catching up on memories
Memory Number 14: Our 3 trips to the Royal Canberra Show. The show is kind of like a county fair with food, rides, animals, shows, show bags, etc. We have enjoyed each year. We especially loved the first year when they had a VERY large Ferris wheel and we could see the entire city of Canberra from WAY up high!
Memory Number 15: Fun outings with the Military Spouses. Within the first year of living here we had a military spouse event every other month. I really enjoyed our trip to the Vineyard and Winery. I also loved the time we did a Murder Mystery Dinner. During my pregnancy and after having Oliver I wasn't able to join in on most of the activities, but for my first year of living here I really enjoyed my time spent with the military spouses.
Memory Number 16: I had the wonderful opportunity to join a group of ladies from my church at Hillsong Church in Sydney for a HUGE women's conference called Colour Conference. I loved the amazing lessons I learned and especially loved the humanitarian portion of each conference. I got to see one of my favourite bible study leaders, Beth Moore! Each year, I was blessed by this conference!
Memory Number 17: One of my all time fave places to go in Canberra is Max Brenner Chocolate Bar. I love it! I have so many memories from this place. I have experienced fabulous dates with Matt there, kiddie dates with the girlies, Mom's Night Out chit chat time, and I especially love that each time I go there I run into some one I know! It has been a great place to connect with friends!
Memory Number 18: Getting up close and personal with the giraffes at Toronga Zoo in Sydney. That is the closest I have ever been to a giraffe. It was amazing and the view of Sydney harbour from the zoo is absolutely stunning. We had a lovely visit to the zoo as a family!
Memory Number 19: Each year there is a balloon festival in Canberra called Balloon Spectacular. We have participated in different ways each year we have lived here. The first year we attended take off at 6 AM. It was a beautiful sight! The next year, we saw the balloons rising as we were taking off on an airplane to Cairns. This last year, we saw a trapeze act performed hanging from two balloons as a part of the Enlighten Festival here in Canberra. It was really neat and we have loved seeing the balloons. Unfortunately we have not gone up in a balloon, but one day I will!
Last memory for today, Memory Number 20: I have loved getting to know the Aboriginal culture here in Oz. I love hearing the didgeridoo and seeing dot paintings. I love watching the people perform dances, eat the native food, and so many other activities. It's a neat way to experience the people of the land.