Friday, November 22, 2013

Our Aussie Christmas...20 Days!

You read it right! We are heading to Australia for Christmas this year! How pumped am I?


It will be cold here at home...but hot hot hot in Australia. Because it's summer over there. And Australia in the summer is HOT.

I will get to see green again...and birds...and sun...and flowers...and go to the beach...and swim...

So yeah. I'm just a little bit stoked.

And I'm happy for Dan because this is his first Christmas with his family since leaving Australia 10 1/2 years ago. My maternity leave has actually made this possible. Usually I only have 1-2 weeks off at Christmas, which if you are going to pay for ridiculously expensive airfare, does not really make it worth it for a week or two. Especially given the length of the flights. So we will be doing a month. A month of-hopefully-sun. Although it is their rainy season. But we'll just gloss right over that. Oh...and we'll also have to gloss over the fact that all the really big, size of your head spiders come out in the summer. And I am absolutely stupidly terrified of spiders. Yeah. So there's that. The family better be spraying is all I have to say.

We leave the second week of December so we will be doing a pseudo Christmas with my family the week before. This means I really need to crank up the shopping. It also means Alex is super happy because she gets two Christmases. Lol...three year olds.

It WILL be very strange to celebrate Christmas in a warm, tropical environment though, when for 33 years, my Christmases have been snowy or at least in the 30's. But whatever...I'll go with it! Not really too much of a hardship.

AND...we are also taking an awesome vacation in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. Look it looks freaking sweet! Swim-up bar here I come!

We have Hayden's passport, which is adorable. This will obviously be her first trip. This is Alex's fourth trip and Dan and I have been back countless times. I'm actually, actually thinking that this might be our *easiest* trip in regard to actually getting there, even with two kids. I know...I'm nuts. I hope I'm not setting myself up for disappointment. But I think it could be good. Knock on wood. I'll tell ya why in another post.

Anyway...I just wanna say...woohoo!


  1. Hi Amanda,

    I just came across your blog. You mentioned spotting in your last pregnancy. ..can you tell me when it started and for how long it lasted? I 8 weeks now from fet. Stsrted spotting last week after we heard the hb 122. I'm afraid the mc might happen. My us is tomorrow.
    I hope to hear from you soon.

  2. Oh no! I just saw sorry! Was out of the country until recently! I hope everything worked out well. You probably have some answers by if you read this, please please hop back on and let me know how everything is going! Hope you and your bean are doing great!

  3. Everything turned out ok:). I had extra blood thinners, I believe:)

  4. SO glad to hear it!!!! Keep that little one cooking :)

  5. Thank you:).I'm doing my best:)