03 May 2013

Hello from the Land of Oz!



Hello from the Land of Oz!

We are having a tonne of fun in Brisbane, Australia at the moment, and thought I'd say a quick hi and share some of our adventures!  We have had 4 days of absolute awesomeness, checking out the city, catching up with our precious family and friends and just being... being together.  We are looking forward to a few more days here attending Heart Conference at Citipointe Church and travelling up to the Sunshine Coast to stay.

Here are some of our highlights so far...

Staying with and spending time with our amazing family - Symon's big brother, sister-in-law and nephew. These guys rock and we feel so at home staying with them.  We have really needed some down time and it has been amazing to feel the stress melt away as we hang with our family here.





We've been exploring the local sights...









Symon has been in his element with all of the different critters around...




So far he's held a tiny baby ghecko, a baby cane toad, begged me to let him have a pet snake when we spotted a baby snake for sale in a pet shop (thank you New Zealand for not allowing pet snakes!) and tried to catch lizards and birds along the way...






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Another major highlight has been catching up with some special friends.  My lovely friend Anya lives here in Bisbane, along with Lisa (Weza).  Leonie also happened to be back in Brisbane for a wedding, so us four girls had the most awesome day out exploring Ikea and catching up over coffee.



I was so excited about visiting Ikea for the first time ever that we tried to take a photo of me jumping for joy, then Anya got involved, and things got rather crazy...







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Click to enlarge... if you dare...

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The craziness spread to inside Ikea, where we decided that we would make amazing models for their magazine displays.  We weren't kicked out thankfully...


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So as you can see, we are loving our time here in Brisbane.  We are missing our 4 kids so much, but know they are in good hands (thanks mum & dad!!).




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p.s. Husband naps run in the Drake family...








7 comments:

  1. Awesome photos and awesome day spent at IKEA, so much fun xx

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  2. looks like so.much.fun. I love how many photos you guys take of yourselves

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  3. that last pic is hilarious!
    Glad you guys are having fun. You definitely deserve it!
    At least Ikea sounds better than Kmart!

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  4. Hahaha. Love that last pic! Such fun in Ikea...such fun!

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  5. looks like a whole lot of fun!! We had some of the worship team from Citipointe singing at the conference in Sydney we were at the other week! Enjoy the conference!! So lovely you could catch up with the girlies too! You all make lovely models!

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  6. Fabulous!
    So glad you're having fun and getting in that much needed down time.
    Love all the Ikea fun - and hilarious husband nap :)

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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