Sunday, April 26, 2009
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Here is a short little video of buddy playing.... well freezing in the snow. It the first time he has played in it! I think you all will get a little laugh out of this
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
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Monday, March 16, 2009
Hey everyone!! So i know i havn't shown anyone pictures of our trip yet so i am starting to post some! Here are a few pictures of Kyle and I scuba diving! It was one of the favourite parts of a trip! We went diving 5 times! Kyle said he has found his new love haha and he wants to go on a trip one day where we go scuba diving every other day or every day he says! These are just a few of the many we got! We rented an underwater digital camera so you could imagine we have quite a lot! I thought i would be scared when we went underwater just because back home i don't like the water all that much because i can't see the bottom but here in this water i felt so comfortable and safe! You see everything, nothing was unknown! There were some points we could see like 30 meters deep! We even saw a small shark and i didn't freak out to my surprise. It just swam really slow and minded his own business and to tell you the truth it was kinda beautiful! It was a whole new world under there and i wish you all could have experienced it with us because pictures do not do justice! It does not portray the real bright colors or beautiful dimensions! But we hope you enjoy looking at some of these anyway! I will try and post some more later!
There are so many different kinds of coral! Everywhere you look there is something new to see!
Playing around doing spins under water!
This is a picture of my gage! We are 12.7 meters underwater and the water is still 29 degrees!! It is like a bath tub:)
Our hand at the bottom of the ocean! 12.9 meters deep!
It is seriously a whole new world under here! The dimensions on the coral are always changing and you can swim in between them like in this picture!
Kyle in front of some sweet coral!! There were some places where the coral was low to the bottom and then in some places it would pile up high close to the surface of the water.These fish always swam together and when they would move they seriously looked like silver in the light!
This is Kyle and I UNDERWATER! Haha
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Monday, March 2, 2009
Hello everyone! So as you could guess we are home now.....away from the beautiful sunny weather and back into the cold blanket of snow. We realize that we did not post much about the last of our trip but time started to run out faster than we wanted and we decided to spend more time doing crazy things than find a computer haha! Sorry to keep you all waiting! We do not have any pictures yet but Kyle is uploading them onto his computer as we speak so I will be sure to post some soon! But we hope all of your enjoyed sharing our trip with us even though you were not there! Of course there are still many things that you missed but we will be sure to share everything with you as soon as we finish getting our pictures together and our lives as well! It was fosure the trip of a life time! If any of you ever get the chance to go to Australia we would highly recommend it! It is by far our favourite place we have both ever gone in our whole life! We both wished we didn't have to come home but everyone says that every good thing always comes to an end.....but I don't know if i completely believe that....I mean of course we had to leave Australia but we will never have to leave all the memories we had behind....that is something that we will have for the rest of our lives and I also believe that it made us grow together even more as a couple! As you could imagine living in a van your space was his space haha there is no other room to escape to if you annoy eachother haha but believe me.....we loved traveling in our van and it brought upon a lot of good laughs!! But we are feeling kinda tired so i think we should hit the sack!! We love you all!!
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Here is a picture of us with the Price Family! This was taken like 5 minutes ago right before we were about to leave!! We had so much fun with them and we will always remeber their kindness of welcoming us into their home!! They treated us like family the whole time by feeding us, giving us a cell phone, letting us have showers and blow dry my hair, haha, and printing off directions to where ever we needed to go!!
Here is a picture of the sign Zachs mom Julie made for us to welcome us when we arrived at their house monday night!! She is the nicest lady ever!!
Posted by The Batter Bowl at 12:31 AM
Well hello again! It has been nice staying at Zach's house because we have access to internet whenever we want which is why there have been so many post's and we also got to do some laundry which was awesome!!! Last night after the zoo Zach took us out for dinner and we got to go up to this look out to see all of Brisbane at night!! It is beautiful at night! As for thismorning Kyle and I got up real early and went over to the Brisbane temple hoping we would be able to go for a temple session. We were lucky we just made it and they found some clothes for us as well which was great! Everyone there were missionaries because it was their P-Day. It sure was beautiful and so worth getting up early! We didn't have much for formal clothes but luckily i had my yellow roxy dress and kyle had a button up cream stripped shirt that he wore with her brown shorts and his new australian kangaroo tie! Everyone was very friendly there and when we were done we got to walk around the grouds with a senor sister missionary and she told us about all the symbolism about the grounds! We also ran into all the missionaries outside and ended up talking to all of them for a while. The senor sister was from Texas and i met another sister from Sydney and another from Arizona! They were also great girls! Anyways we are leaving Brisbane tonight which is real sad! We have had a lot of fun at Zach's house. Kyle is just in the shower right now and Zach's mom is making us a chicken/pee pie right now for us to take with us! She is the nicest lady ever! But here are some pictures we hope you enjoy!!
This is picture of Kyle and I at Surfers Paradise! We were there just a couple days ago and it was super hot! It was around 36 degrees!!
This is another picture of us at Surfers Paradise! The beach is beautiful here and this town is pretty much where ton's of celebrities come to! You can take celebriety spotting tours haha!
This is a picture of Kyle and I outside the Brisbane Temple thismorning!
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Last night we got to our friend Zach Price's house and it was great to see him! His parents were so welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. They had dinner waiting for us and we ate on their deck; it was a beautiful evening. (The weather that day was around 35 degree's.)
Anyways thismorning Kyle and I both got to have a shower not in a public shower!! It was really nice to have a door. I also got to blow dry by hair for the first time down here! Haha it felt really good:)
Today was a great day! We went to the Steve Irwin Australia Zoo!! The day started off sunny and beautiful but it started to rain around 1:00pm but it was still awesome! We got to go see the giant tortouise's, feed an elephant, watch the crocodile show, walk around and pet all the Kangaroo's, saw Tigers, hold a huge snake that Kyle and i both struggled to hold, and I got to hold a Koala!! We got some awesome pictures we will have to show you all when we get home!! We got to see way more animals but there is too many to name! All i can really say is that if anyone comes to Australia you need to go to the Australia Zoo!!!
When you turn off the motorway to get to the Zoo the road you turn onto is called Steve Irwin Way!! This is the sign at the beginning of it!
This is one of the sign at the beginning of the Zoo!
This is a picture at the Crocodile show! It was designed by Steve Irwin himself because he was obviously the crocdile trainer! This man was actually traied by Steve himself! They Croc is jumping for food!
This is a giant wooden crocodile at the front of the zoo!
This is all we have for now but we have a ton more to show you all when we get home!!
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Monday, February 16, 2009
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Hey everyone!! So far our trip has been awesome as you would expect but the only downer is it has been raining like crazy! Apparently it is flooding up in Cairns! But depite that we have been able to find fun other places! The past 2 days we have been traveling up to the coast and we have been stopping at cute little towns and beautiful beaches and it has been just our luck that the rain has stopped and the sun has come out for the whole time we went swimming! It was awesome! So in the afternoons we get at least 4 hours of sun shine! We went swimming at Newcastle at the beach called Nobby beach and in Booti Booti National Park at a beach called Elizabeth beach! Elizabeth beach was beautiful, nothing but pure sand a clear water! And the waves were huge, close to 10 feet haha!! (When we hit them wrong they pounded us hard aha! we did many summersaults under water!)
Well we hope you enjoy our pictures!! We are in a little place called Byron Bay today and we will be here until Sunday! Tomorrow we are going for surf lessons which should be great and the next day we might go scuba diving!! Scary!! haha but we will post soon! Love you all!!
This is a picture of Kyle and I at the Bega Cheese factory! This was a town before Sydney! We got some lunch here and they made a mean grilled cheese sandwhich haha!!
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Saturday, February 7, 2009
Love you all
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Monday, February 2, 2009
I am just learning how to add photos to my posts just incase I have the time to add a few along the way. So I decided to show you a picture of what our van looks like. This is the style we rented so it should look pretty much the same. Just next time Kyle and I will be in the picture too:)
This is the type of van Kyle and I are going to be living in while in Australia!!
This is a map of Australia. We are going to be flying into Sydney, going down to Melbourne and then back up the whole Eastern Coast all the way up to Cairns. We are stopping along the way and just hope to have an awesome time!!
Posted by The Batter Bowl at 12:38 PM
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Soo Kyle and I are about to start a fun new adventure. We are going to Australia for a whole month just to travel!! We leave on Tuesday and it is going to be crazy!! As you can see i finally decided to use my blog and i designed it to match our trip!! I am going to try and get to a computer and post here every other day so i don't have to write 100 emails and everyone can enjoy the excitment with me!!
Posted by The Batter Bowl at 11:14 PM
So as you can see i have never really kept up on my blog haha! But for the past month i have been wanting you but i don't know how!! I tried to change by background a couple weeks ago but when i would press save to apply it it would never work!! But i can't sleep now and i am wanting to do something and so i tried to change it again and the background still won't change!!! I am telling you it is wack!!! And i can't text mindy cause is almost 1:30 in the morning haha so i know she will laugh when she reads this but whatever!!! Goodnight i guess!
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