Sunday, January 18, 2009

Since Christmas

As it has been a so long since our last post... this post is FULL of pictures of our last month. Christmas, Jesiah turning 4, our move to Australia, and what our new lives look like here in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, Australia. So enjoy the pictures of our last month.... it starts with where we left off on our last normal blog entry. So if you remember Addy having Impetigo...this is that same time... :) Hope that is clear as mud! :) ENJOY!

Guys chartered a fishing boat with some other friends here in Vila and caught Christmas dinner. This Yellow Tailed Tuna. We had Tuna steaks for Christmas! It was AWESOME. ;)

Our Tuna is in the middle and on the L is two Barracuda and on R.... cannot remember HAH (its late) :) I want you to know that the fish on the far R is about as long as half my body...just to give you an idea of how HUGE these fish are!!!!!

Jesiah turned 4 on Dec 22! He had chocolate chip pancakes with chocolate syrup for his birthday breakfast.

Blowing out his candle.

Gwen, Piper (Jones), and Addy watching as we open presents during out team Christmas party.

Gwen got a baby and a new Vanuatu style dress.

Si got a flashlight that has different lenses to shine various creatures on the wall with. Zoe is explaining it to him in this pic. ;)

Checking out the flashlight.

Gwen getting her baby...gotta love that "ooo" face.

HAHA houghton was cutting up some amazingly potent onions so Laura and I told him to wear goggles so they wouldn't sting his eyes so much. I guess it worked but the suggestion was more for fun than really for practical reasons. :)

Flying into Sydney

Gracie and Si sat together.

On our way to our new home. By the way this was our first air-conditioned experience in 6 months. It was FREEZING! :)

While in Sydney we tried to take in all the "aussie" things we could. This included going to a meat pie vendor that was world famous here in Sydney. Meat pies were good...I guess I got a little carried away on that bite though :)

I thought this pic was funny as Houghton and I have great expressions on our faces while we try and figure Gwen out. Haha story of my life. :). Love that crazy girl.

Sitting in the harbor

Sydney has a beautiful botanical garden that we only briefly got to see. It was a beautiful day for sight seeing and we were SO glad that we didn't get rained on as it rained the day before.

Gwen all pooped out.

Our group mixed up in it all.

Chilling at Manly Beach.

On the way to Manly via Ferry. This ferry ride rocked because we saw a Ton of the popular sights of Sydney. Plus we had front row seats! Rock on.

The Sydney Opera House (back L). I hope to be able to catch an Opera with Houghton sometime this year.

Addy sitting with Pete. (You might remember Pete and his wife Liz from our early Vanuatu posts. He and his wife are from the Sydney area and were working short term with SIL when we first arrived to Vila. They went back to Australia in September and we were able to spend our time in Sydney with them...what a blast to see them again!)

Sitting in the Melbourne airport waiting for our SIL contacts to pick us up. This is just our lugguge behind us.

Gwen and I in our new house.

A long day aparently. This is the first time she has fallen asleep in her high chair.

Houghtons first driving on the other side of the card, on the other side of the road! AHHHHHHH.

Some Kangaroo pics for you to enjoy. We are literally surrounded by kangaroos. It is so wild!

Houghton took Si on a fishing trip to SugarLoaf lake.

While the girls played at home.
Gracie and Addy have become great pals. This is a trip to the mall close to our school ( when I say close I mean it took a bus and a train to get there )

I got by hair done!!!!! YAY.... It had been a while since I could actually do something with my hair beside a pony tail. In Vanuatu that is all I wanted because of the heat, but here...I can play! ;)

This is our most recient family picture. The school took it for thier records and we took it from them. We hope to get another "less posed infront of a background" shot soon.

1 comment:

Laura said...

your hair rocks gretch! you all look very relaxed (i'm sure it's just an illusion) but it's good to see you all - updated ;)