Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

...Robert Frost...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Easter Holidays

Wow, have two weeks of holidays really come and gone already?? In fact, we've been back at school for a week now. The holidays just went so fast. The first week was spent running around to dentists appointments, having family dinner of 19, visiting the farm and travelling to a funeral. Then, it was off to Adelaide. We all went and although the major and I had been back a few times, the kids hadn't been back at all. The plan was that we were all going to drive down, but the funeral arrangements meant that I had to fly down instead. Which sounds great considering the drive takes over 15 hours.

But a 4 hr wait in Sydney meant it was a long trip.

But it was sooooo worth it! We had a fabulous time. I just love being with J and we have so much fun. And Miss E and Miss G are best friends as well, so it's double trouble. The Major and the boys also caught up with old friends and acquaintances. Someone asked me before we left what we would do to fill in 10 days. Believe me- no issues there. In fact 10 days was hardly long enough.

In summary we (J and I) shopped, took the girls to the movies, drank coffee, ate chocolate, talked and talked and talked.

We lunched with friends, went to a great Paul Coleman Trio concert, drank champagne ( what was left after it was spilled all over J's laptop, which she then proceeded to dry with a hairdryer and melt the page up and down keys!), sang singstar, went to the theatre,

waxed our legs, went for walks, bought an entertainment unit at Ikea, watched DVD's, went to church, sat by the creek and talked

helped with the cooking on Easter youth camp with the church we used to go to

and we decided to set up a blog together. Whilst I'm a blog addict, J's new to it and took some convincing. The plan is to put up one photo every day for a year either living, laughing or loving. So far so good.

Then, way too soon, it was back on the plane for home. The Major and the boys drove back, Miss E and I stayed a few days longer and flew home.

It took so long to like being in Adelaide when we used to live there, but now I really miss it. It was great to visit, but then there was the usual melancholy when we left. Family or friends. That's what are decision to move away came down to. I know it was the right one. Wasn't it?? I have to admit that we probably couldn't keep up the pace if we had any longer together. The nights just got later and later. But it was oh so worth it!

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