Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sunday, part two

Every year there is an annual Yarawa Gardens Christmas Party at our neighbors. The tradition has been going on since 1974! Santa comes in on a fire truck and hands out gifts to all the children. Poor Santa, it was 100 degrees outside! Here is a few videos and pictures of yesterday’s Christmas party.
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Sunday, part one

We had a big Sunday yesterday. First off Bryce and I were asked to judge the annual Yarawa Pony Club fancy dress parade. It started at 9am. Cooper started vomiting at 8am so Bryce decided to stay behind and I would take the girls. On our way out the door Lola threw a fit so I made her stay home. So it ended up just being Bella and I. It actually worked out because it was very hot out at 9 am and I don’t think cooper would have liked it. Bella and I had a great time. Here are some pics of the horses.
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Lola’s Kindy

Lola is headed to kindy this January. Kindy in Australia is like preschool back in the states. Yesterday they had an open house for all the parents and kids to meet. Here are a few photos of her school. Completely different than anything you would see in Omaha!

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Hamish

We have a donkey that lives in the pasture next to our house.

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Morning

Making pancakes in stralia. Thinking of the Beadnells. Hi Ashton! Hi Ava! Hi Quinlan.

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Wheel of Brisbane

Took at ride on a hamster cage……I mean the wheel of Brisbane today.

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Good thunderstorm

One of the things I missed from the past Nebraska summer was the thunderstorms. Well, last night Australia didn’t disappoint. Here are a few pics of the clouds above my house. Are there any weather nerds out there that can explain to me how Australia doesn’t get tornados? Last night was a perfect storm for one. I’m glad Brisbane doesn’t get tornados though because I live in a glass house.

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This photo was taken from my kitchen. Door and screen wide open listening to the rain and thunder! Better than sitting in the garage back home, right Lori?

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Bryce golfing in NZ = Abby’s pissed

So my wonderful husband, Bryce is not a golfer…..at all. I, on the other hand, am a golfer. Well, I use to be before I met Bryce. Since Bryce doesn’t golf we never went golfing. Well I take that back…..we went golfing together once and he sliced the ball so bad it hit the golf cart I was sitting in and almost took my head off. I haven’t been golfing since. But back in the day I use to golf at least once a week. I even have a hole-in-one under my belt. Not even my dad or brother has that!!!! Anyways, my wonderful husband is in New Zealand right now…….golfing. I’m over here, not being bitter.


Bella’s birthday pool party

Today Bella had her birthday party. She invited her whole class. We had it at a local public pool. The day didn’t start out too great. Some really dark clouds started rolling in about an hour before her party. Bella started crying because she knew what the clouds meant…..STORM!

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Bryce and Bella headed to the pool about 45 mins before her party to set up and to see what the weather was going to do. When they arrived the pool had everyone get out because of lightening. Bryce said he wasn’t sure if this party was going to happen. About 20 minutes later the storm blew through and it was clear skies, just in time for Bella’s party. The best part was, everyone left because of the dark clouds so we had the whole pool to ourselves!

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Bella’s party got cut short about 15 minutes because another storm rolled through. No worries though, she had a great time. Back in Nebraska it’s cold and sometimes snowy so it’s great that Bella got a pool party for her November birthday! It won’t be her last pool party on her birthday because we have no plans of moving home. 😉


Cooper Wayne Anderson

Me: Cooper has quite a sense of humor lately.

Bryce: Well when two class clowns get together and mate, they make a mega clown.