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Heather Summers
London Ontario Canada
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I have to be honest, Emma and I weren't very excited about this day trip. I wanted to check it out and see it, but I'm not really a huge Hobbit fan. Mark and Adam have watched all the movies, Nathan some of them and Cole and Adam played the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at travel
We left for New Zealand at 5:30 am on January 1. Our flight didn't leave until about 9:30 in the morning but we had to be early and it was a good thing that we were. Mark and I had to get new passports while we were in Australia as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at travel
Well, what better way to bring in the New Year than in Sydney..... amazing! Nathan's good friend Tim and his family invited us to join them in downtown Sydney to watch the 9 pm fireworks from Andrew's office (Tim's dad). It was on the 34th floor overlooking Circlular Quay. You... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at travel
We had lots of goodbyes and so many people that made a difference in our year. I know I won't mention them all and I do apologize, please know that if you're not in a photo it doesn't mean we won't miss you or you didn't change us, it just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at travel
Nathan has wanted to play tennis almost since we arrived in Australia. Unfortunately it was something we just kept putting off. But finally (we had the time and I remembered) we set up a little tennis practice for the boys at home. Andrew (next door) gave us the idea and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at travel
Cole was SO excited and had a HUGE smile on his face when I told him his class was emailing him a message! Thank you FDK class!!!! Here are Cole's responses: Hi Summers Family: HI ALL MY FRIENDS IN MY CLASS AND TEACHERS. We are just getting caught up with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at travel
After we left Bendalong, Emma spent another three days with Jess. I can't speak for the girls but I can say from the outside (and as a mom) they are amazing friends! Emma has been so lucky to have met such amazing friends this year and I think this friendship... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at travel
We were so lucky to get to spend two days with the Harvey family (you'd think they'd get sick of us!) And Emma even stayed for the rest of the week with Jess.... they must be sick of her! Jill and Paul have a beach house south of Sydney (about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at travel
How lucky for us! Two invites and TONS of food! The Harvey family who have been amazing to us this year as well invited us for an early dinner and swim. SO strange! The kids LOVED swimming on Christmas and would have for longer had we not had a storm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at travel
Christmas started FAR too early for my liking....Nathan came in at 5:30 super excited. I did have him curl up and snuggle until 6:30 when we finally got everyone up. The kids were a little surprised to see a package of lollies shoved into a sock (we forgot our stockings... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at travel
I think it was a little strange for all of us to be sweating and wearing shorts on Chrismas Eve. We spent the day cleaning and preparing for our trip home. Nothing too exciting:) Mark went out with some friends in the afternoon and since we were home I decided... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at travel
Today was our last day with the Gilberts. I have to say I was pretty sad, but we had a great day! I tried really hard to not think about leaving and saying our goodbyes until the end of the day. We started the day with Annie's AMAZING pancakes (Herbert's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at travel
We headed back to the Gilberts' home on the 22nd to spend a couple of days with them before heading back to Sydney. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable time. If I had to move somewhere in Australia, Pambula may be the place. Their home is beautiful, the sites... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at travel
We decided we'd climb to the top of the world, I mean Australia, while we were in Thredbo! Thought this would be a fun thing to do and say we'd accomplished. Mark, Jodi and I climbed from the bottom of the mountain and we met the rest about an hour... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at travel
So exciting! We went to Thredbo (about 3.5 hours away) to pick up Emma and hang out with non other than the Gilberts! What fun! We decided to have a little getaway together and spend a few nights in Thredbo at the base of Mount Kosciuszko. We didn't get there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at travel
What a great night out! The ONE thing I really wanted to do while in Australia was see a show in the Opera House. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute.... we went to a show on December 19! Adam, Mark, Nathan, Cole and I went to see Jingle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at travel
Nathan's friends are so sweet....I know I keep saying this but truly we were lucky! Tom's mom, Jen, invited us over for a little farewell swim party for Nathan. It was so much fun! Tim, his sister Grace, Matt and Tom with his siblings were all there to just play... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at travel
I had so much fun making gifts this year for friends and coworkers here in Australia. We didn't want to buy too much, we thought leaving our mark with homemade Canadian gifts would be a bit more meaningful. I love that Adam agreed yet didn't do too much in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at travel
This was a bit of a tough one. Cole and I went up to school a bit early and brought the class a paddlepop (popsicle). It was fun to see all the kids just being silly and friendly with one another. Nathan, his friend Charlotte and his teacher are all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at travel
Another Christmas tradition at home is of course to visit Santa (or Santa's helper) at the mall for a picture. Well, we weren't all together at the right time to make it happen so I only had half the troops for this. We waited about an hour to have a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at travel
I love how tight knit the class communities are here in Pennant Hills. The school does a great job of including their parents and making all feel welcome. They set up one or two parents to be the "class" parent. The teacher uses this person as their first contact for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at travel
One of our family traditions is to drive around and check out houses throughout the Christmas season. We weren't sure what we'd see here considering it gets dark later here and the fact that it's warm. I will say seeing icicle lights in 25 degree weather is a little different,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at travel
Mark and Will wagged a day of school back in December (that means skip) and we took them on a little bit of a boys day. We started off at the race track. Thankfully it wasn't very busy so there were no wait times. The boys drove the cars for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at travel
A few weeks back we went into the city again to check out the lights on the Hude Park church. They were amazing! We headed down early in the afternoon and went to Paddy's Market for a few things. We then went over to Darling Harbour for a play in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at travel
Adam's coworkers truly have been great! It has been lovely getting to know so many of them. I just wish we lived closer together! I will say that Loula and Alex and their amazing four children are a complete joy to spend time with! Adam, Robert, Julia and Stephanie are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at travel