Month: July 2018

Moving Part 6: Penny’s Trip Down Under

Moving Part 6: Penny’s Trip Down Under

We’re SO glad to say that Penny is finally home and and our family is, once again, complete! It’s been a long few weeks without her but we couldn’t be more thankful to have her here with us! Her trip went off without a hitch […]

Moving Part 5: Home Sweet Home, Alice Springs

Moving Part 5: Home Sweet Home, Alice Springs

G’Day!  We’ve made it and begun settling in to Alice Springs.  We flew from Sydney to Alice Springs on Quantas Airlines (Australia’s airline) and they required Emmylou to buckle into my seatbelt.  We thought she looked so cute wearing her first airline seatbelt (and I […]

Moving Part 4: Welcome to Australia!

Moving Part 4: Welcome to Australia!

We made it into Sydney bright and early. It took a while to collect all of our bags and get through customs but it was still before 9 when we got out to a taxi. Our first impression of Australia was: BRRRR! We had to […]

Moving Part 3: And They’re Off!

Moving Part 3: And They’re Off!

We’re (finally) off to Australia! This day has been a long time coming and I think everyone is ready to get this part over with! We spent the weekend with both sides of our family and it was wonderful but we all dreaded the final […]

Moving Part 2: Ready…Set…

Moving Part 2: Ready…Set…

Penny was the first to kick off our move, heading to LA for a weekend before flying to Melbourne for the 10 days of quarantine. She traveled well (via Minneapolis) and managed to “hold it” the whole way. We seriously can’t believe how disciplined she […]

Moving Part 1: Let’s Get This Party Started!

Moving Part 1: Let’s Get This Party Started!

As we transition out of the townhouse playground of Northern Virginia, Jon and I feel excited and ready…there have been definite signs that it’s time for bigger and better things. For example, our favorite Mexican restaurant (the place that put me into labor with its […]

We’re Headed Down Under!

We’re Headed Down Under!

No really… It’s been far too long since our last post, but let’s be honest, there’s been LOTS going on in our corner of the world. First, and most importantly, meet the newest member of our pack, Emmaline Louise!! Born on April 28th, this dream […]