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Sunday, 1 April 2012

My Alice Trip

View from the plane
 I thought I'd give you all a little taste of my trip to visit my sister and her family! It really is a beautiful place. Of course, my favourite part was spending time with the Cox family but we did visit some pretty beautiful places.
On Tuesday (the 20th) when I arrived Chantelle was there with Isabelle and Keira. Izzy squealed with excitement to see me :D but took a while before she wanted to give me hugs, etc. She asked about Kathryn (our sister, her Aunty) and her boys as well as Jonathan and Natalie then and many times throughout my stay. Chany had obviously been telling her girls lots that their Aunties would be visiting soon and their excitement obviously mirrored hers (I feel loved).

I'm here

It is true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but I think you feel that more keenly when you finally get to be with the people you've been absent from. It's such a joyful feeling :) Spending time with my sister was such a blessing. She is one of my best friends! It was soooo nice just to be able to sit and chat side-by-side like we have in days gone by. When he wasn't at work it was also cool to spend time with my brother-in-law too. Even if he still whipped us girls in Trivial Pursuit. Of course my beautiful nieces got me wrapped around their fingers pretty quickly. Enchanting they are! 

Ellery Creek Big Hole
As well as the joys of being with loved ones, my holiday also gave me the opportunity to see some beautiful sights. These pictures are only a few of the things I saw. Of course the photos don't really do them justice. It was pretty hard to capture the tranquility really... It was beautiful just on the road to these places, let alone what we saw when we actually got there. I even got to see a dingo, though we couldn't get  a good shot of it by the time we stopped the car and got our cameras out. 

Glen Helen Gorge

So, this trip has reinforced to me two things. 

  • I love my family and I miss them. Why do you so many of you live so far away, huh? (In the event that we ever end up moving somewhere else to live, I will have to apologise for my hypocrisy.)
  • I really want to travel and see more of the beauty in this world (but where to begin?)
Thanks for having me to visit and showing me around lovelies! xo

View from Anzac Hill

Do you have family that live abroad and what do you do to stay connected?


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely time. I can speak from experience when I say that even though you do miss your family and those that you are close to, you do get used to it. You learn to accept that's just the way it is. Not saying that you don't always miss them, you do. I remember when Vicki went to live in Tassie, I felt like my world had caved in ... but I'm used to it now to some degree. You're right though when you get together you do realise how much you miss them. Thank goodness for Skype, Facebook and the internet ... just makes it so much easier these days.

    1. I did have an awesome time. I am definitely grateful for that technology, and yeah, I know that's how it is and we'll survive but yeah :P

  2. I have never been to Alice but would love to go there one day. Love the pictures! N x


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