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Goodbye to the Land Down Under

Whoever said that time flies wasn't kidding. I cannot believe that three weeks have already passed and it is time for me to go home. It's truly bittersweet; I am heartbroken that I have to leave Julie, Kevin and Dedric but am excited to go home and be with my friends and family for New Years. This trip was truly amazing and filled with so many memories. I am so blessed to be able to take such a journey and have such a great time. Happy New Years everyone! 
This is sister and I at a fancy restaurant we went to to celebrate my belated birthday.
Caught the sunset at Secret Harbour Beach
Kissing Dedric goodbye
Goodbye Australia, thanks for a great adventure. 

Fremantle/Safety Bay Beach

Greatly enjoyed strolling through the Fremantle market yesterday and hitting the beach today. It was really hot and the coverage of massive waves was refreshing. I am only here for 3 more days so I'm trying to enjoy every last moment of it.







Merry Christmas!

It's strange to be away from home and my church during this time of year but I am glad to be spending it with my sister, her husband and my adorable little nephew. 

Goode Beach

It's been a while since I blogged because we were in Albany at a beach house that did not have wifi. Before we left we went on a Christmas light cruise that was absolutely lovely. It went down canals that have houses on them that decorate every year; it was fun and festive and felt very Christmasy (they even had carollers!)
On Wednesday we left to Albany and arrived at our beach house that was right by Goode Beach. It was such an unbelievably beautiful area! I scoped it out and the next day got up early for a morning walk and to watch the sunrise. 


The house was equipped with kayaks so later on Thursday we took them out and headed to the beach. The water was so unbelievably clear that even in neck deep water you can still see the bottom- even the shadows of the kayaks were visibly on the ocean floor. It wasn't too hot but we still got sunburnt because of how differently the sun burns here. We loved kayaking and swimming and had an absolutely lovely time. For dinner we headed to …

Sunday

Today was a great day. It started with going to church where Dedric got dedicated and prayed over- a very special occasion. After church we headed to Nando's for lunch (yummmmm) and had boccone dolce made by sister for dessert. In the evening we went to the Rockingham foreshor for ice cream and an evening stroll to watch the sunset. I collected shells while walking through the sand- it was a delightful evening. On the way home we got some shark for dinner and ended the day with a game of Rummikub- today was splendid. 













Symphony in the City

Yesterday we attended an outdoor symphony in the park by the Swan River and it was amazing!!! It was so beautiful to see the sun go down through the palm trees and the lights and fireworks were spectacular! The West Australian Symphony Orchestra performed such beautiful songs and were accompanied by a very talented chorus. I absolutely loved it and it really felt like summer. 










Good morning!

It's my third day here and I'm loving it. Meeting my nephew was so precious! He is so adorable and is actually quite a good baby! Yesterday sister and I went to the beach- it was so hot that the sand was burning. The water is so unbelievably clear that even if you go in up to your waist you can still see your toes. And no- I did not see any sharks. I am disappointed that I haven't seen any kangaroos yet but hopefully that will change soon. Today we are planning to go to one of our favorite cafes for breakfast and then hit the shops and hopefully send some postcards back to the PNW. It's taking time to adjust to the schedule because the sun rises so early, today I managed to sleep in until 6am! It is so beautiful here and I am loving my trip. Hope you guys are having an awesome time in your preparations for Christmas.