Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve

What better way to begin a year abroad than to land in your new country on New Year's Eve?  I was so excited as we began our descent into Sydney; especially when the Sydney Harbor came into view...

This blog should really be called the Adventures of Annie and Her Tears, because again, I teared up a bit when I saw the Opera House.  We had done all this planning, and now it was really happening!

After settling in to our condo for a couple of hours, we went to a neighbor's house to watch the fireworks display.  We are two blocks from the beach, but they are just directly across from the fireworks, and it feels so good to be in a completely different place but have people as friends right away.  Everyone was so welcoming, and the all the kids hit it off right away.
Leave it to a shared iTouch to bring new friends together... 
We watched the Sydney fireworks on TV, and then a half hour later the Wollongong fireworks began.

I saw this...Jackson is clearly not wasting any time making new friends. :)

Kenyon tried his best, but this is what he was doing on the living room floor while the fireworks boomed...

We look forward to a quiet few days here getting to know our new home, and then we're planning on taking off for a bit of a road trip before the new school year begins at the end of January.

I hope all of you in the States are enjoying ringing in the new year--we miss everyone so much already!


  1. Happy New Year, Annie! I am loving your chronicles, and I am MISSING your face. Love to you and your beautiful boys! 2012!!!!

  2. Happy New Year Annie - I hope all is well, am wishing you a great start in Oz - go catch some waves!

  3. Welcome to Australia, Annie, Sam and boys!
    I know you will have a super time living in the 'Gong.
    2012 will be a brilliant year for both families.
    (from Jo's sister-in-law)