One year anniversary!

Today is our one year anniversary of living in Brisbane Australia!!! We really can’t believe how fast it has gone. So much has happened in one year! Here’s a list of some of our memories and things we’ve learned along the way:
– I found out you don’t boil sausages
– you can get stuck in a round-a-bout just like the movie National Lampoons European Vacation
– Australians eat A LOT of lamb
– you get breathalized every time you get pulled over. No matter what. I passed for all my smart ass friends out there.
– A 4 foot python slithered across our front yard
– I stopped buying 12oz diet cokes at the grocery check out. $1.00 back home vs $4.50 in oz
-Lola learned how to ride a bike
– I’ve had 4 spiders and 3 lizards in my house
– we’ve had seven visitors in our first year in oz. My mom and dad, Bryce’s mom and friend Ellen, Betty and Jerry Schmidt and lastly Renae!
– I have totally dominated driving on the left hand side of the road
– I’m not attractive on FaceTime
– we’ve been on 6 different holidays (vacations) this past year. Noosa, stradbroke Island, Morton Island, Bribie Island, Twin Waters, Gold Coast.
(I love traveling with my kids…….)
– Bryce and I have made many friends that will be hard to say goodbye too in 4 years
– Kangaroo meat is standard in all grocery stores
– I almost died by cockatoo just walking to the park
– A magpie swooped and hit Bryce in the face. He almost cried.
– we are embracing the terms Aussies use; Kean, reckon, heaps, far out
– Lola needs Dramamine just to drive to the grocery store
– we do not understand vegemite
– Bella started kindergarten; graduated and now is in first grade
– held a koala, pet a kangaroo and ran from water dragons
– 400lb possums doing the hokey pokey on our roof at night, then silence…..Python must of got him
– our kids seeing the ocean for the first time

Needless to say, this opportunity has been amazing! Many more years to come!

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