Last week Alan and I got a huge package that Randi and several others put together for us. It was awesome! So much was packed in that box! I have lots of seasoning packets to use and cake mixes and (sorry Melaine!) even the Velveeta got through customs! It was also great to get cards, pictures and updates from lots of our dear friends. We love you all so so much! And miss you tons!
We knew we had it good in Apex- getting to listen to Monte's amazing sermons and being a part of wonderful singing. And learning so many beautiful songs on such a regular basis. And that is just the surface! I don't even have time to begin getting into the ways each member spiritually lifts up the others.
I am so thankful for the time we had there because it has really helped prepare me for where I am now (Isn't it really something the way God does that?!). We are fortunate to again be a part of a great, loving church group. I hope that I will be able to build up many people over here in much that same way others have built me up. I thank God for all you have done and I look forward to seeing you again!
Here is our first glimpse of Australia. I love the blue water contrasted with the red earth. I can't wait till we can take a trip north and see the famous red dirt.
The first day we went to Pinnaroo Park to see kangaroos and we stopped by the Indian Ocean, too.
This is a picture of the city of Perth taken from King's Park
Here is a picture of Budgie. It looks a lot longer than it is.
Here are a couple pics of the house.
We met some friends for tea at the Lavender Patch.
Notice the sign encourages you to wander through the paths. Here is the sign right next to that sign:
And here is the dragon! The pictures are blurry because I was hiding in the car!
So we finally have the internet and a computer to use! Alan's going to download skype tonight and we'll start making the calls!
So we've been really busy. It seems like every weekend is packed full. I've been filling in one day a week at a naturopath office. (Not working, just helping out)I don't do the therapy- just reception stuff! Ha! That would be funny- me doing acupuncture- watch out! So that's what I did today.
It's been raining here which is very nice and it's only gotten up to 22 degrees. I don't know what that is but it's cool. There are only 2 temps that I know: 40 C- 100 F and 28 C- 82 F. That last one is a nice trick eddie taught me. so 22 is probably around 66. Whatever, all I have to know is that its cooler!
In other news, We haven't had any more lizards/dragons in the garage (answered prayer!) but I still look every time we come in or out.We are letter boxing this weekend and I am hoping to get a neighborhood that is more like a grid. Last time Alan and I got a windy one and I got lost. It wasn't good. And I wore sandals and got blisters.
I have a dinner to go to for a couple that is getting married. I am the "wedding coordinator" and that is a litle scary! I'm also doing the flowers- yikes! Don't ask how this all happened. Rands- I need some help!
I am getting a massage on wednesday for my chronic shoulderneck problem. I can't wait. Oh- they say ma-sage, like ma as in math. I accidently said it that way! And the other day I said mas-car-a as in the vehicle! Melaine and I just burst out laughing!(I can't wait til I get an accent!)
Well, I'll be sending out an email soon with some pictures and I'll upload some here too as soon as I install the software.
Love to you all! ta (That's another thing they say that cracks me up! It's like bye or thanks)
Well, we have been over here for almost three months and Alan and I still don't have internet. We have been trying to get it for about 2 months. We haven't been successful for various reasons that I don't really feel like getting into. But what is more irritating than that is that it takes about 2 weeks for each of the companies to tell us that we can't have it.
but even if we did we wouldn't be able to use it because our laptop broke down and our pc still hasn't arrived fronm the US. Hopefully it will all get fixed/arrive/hooked up soon. It is really irritating not being connected.
I miss everyone so much. We miss all our family,friends and our church fam back in NC so much! So if you haven't heard from me lately it isn't because Ive forgotton or don't miss you! It is because I can't call or email you! (The public library won't even let you email!)
Hope to talk to you soon...but not counting on it!