Where Does Time Go?

So today my odometer clicked over to 45. Where does the time go?

It has been a question I have been asking myself for some months now. Finding time is something that I am not very good at, but I hope that it is something that I can work on. For now, here is a summary of life that has been happening since my last check-in.

A big life event was my getting married to Chris in March. Our venue for the wedding was Vancouver, Canada, and after just a couple of days there, it is a place that we will definitely go back to.

Brothers, mother and sisterFollowing our wedding, we traveled to Australia to visit family and friends for a couple of weeks. We got to enjoy some time with my family at my aunt’s house in the country (where we had a lot of my family there). It was Chris’s first experience of a real country, fly-invading meal. It was amazing to see my nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles AND their children all in one place. We had such a good time, and I realized what an awesome family I really do have.

We took a short break and headed up to Palm Cove to relax, unwind, and snorkel the reef. I had been up that way before (though had never stayed in Palm Cove), and this was Chris’s first time. It was pretty amazing experience.

After returning to the land of US of A, we had a small reception for our wedding with our friends and family here in Dallas, and then started the count down to when our pool would be finished. (A blog post on our experience building the pool will be posted shortly.) Then life pretty much returned to semi-normality.

Chris has been traveling some, and work has been keeping me very busy. We launch our program in two new markets this coming year, so there has been a lot of preparation and we’ll continue to get ready for the launch of the new school year.

About a month ago, while walking the neighborhood, we found a cat, who has become “Max, the cat” and now lives with us. He is actually pretty sweet, if not a little demanding at times (so much for cats that were independent and left you alone). Max and Colby tend to get along reasonably well. We’ll see how that continues to work out.

Marching on Washington

In October, Chris and I, along with our friends Bobby, Ian and Layton headed to Washington D.C. for the National Equality March. It was one of those amazing trips that you have, which is made all that more special by the people you share it with.

Group Shot @ Washington Monument

The above picture was taken our first day in D.C. and we were strolling along the National mall (this was near the Washington Monument).

You can read about why I marched over on my blog.

Day 4 Monday

US Embassy for James – 4 hours

Stallatictes for lunch

St Kilda Beach on tram

Turkish Delight at David Jones

Level 35 sofitel with Tony — toilets had views of the city

Tony

Laksa Me – Thai food — good – little alley near the hotel

Day 12 Tuesday

Run along beach

Glass House Mountains – pictures

Steve irwin way – picture

Lunch in the hills (sandwiches)

Mt. Timbagragan(? check pictures for spelling)

BBQ at Pumicestone Passage – Kangaroo filet, snags and rissoles

Night pictures along the beach – walk on the beach

Day 3 Sunday

Bobby and Ian arrivals — waiting forever

Room swap

Alpha Cafe for coffee

Yum cha with Daniel, Mark, Eric, Athol and Brendan

Dinner with Ray and Jeff at their home