Home Again

Michael and I on Green Island, just off the coast of Queensland near Cairns

Yesterday morning at 2.30am Perth time we arrived home after 3 weeks away over east. What a busy three weeks we had. The first thing I noticed when we got out of the terminal was that there was no humidity. It was quite refreshing after living with low humidity in Sydney and then quite full on humidity in Cairns. Good ol' Perth, it was 36C yesterday (that's almost 99F) but with no humidity!!

This has been the first 'real' holdiay we've had in quite a long time (probably years). We go down south of Perth a few times each year but usually it involves an aspect of our ministry. SIM flew the three of us over to NSW for the training week and then they flew us back to Perth but we were able to use frequent flyer points mostly for the rest of the flights. Most of the activities we did were free which was wonderful, didn't take much to enjoy the tropics, just drive to a rainforets, gardens or beach. We do feel refreshed and ready to go into 2007 which will bring new challenges and changes.

Got to hold a croc on Green Island - felt like a handbag.

Anyway, Cairns was really lovely. I tried to do a post the other day about our trip to the botanical gardens but I lost the whole post due to a computer freeze! Don't you hate that. Here's some of the shots I was going to share with you. I've discovered two things about God while at those gardens - he's an abstract artist and I reckon he had a ball of a time creating those tropical plants!!

Keziah got to have a great time too. She got to experience a lot of new things including meeting her cousin Malachi who is 6 months older than her. They've only met once before, when she was 2 weeks old. She also went in the pool for the first time ever and was able to run around on a beach for the first time. She absolutely loved both as you can see from the photos below!

We also got to see my brother and my sister-in-law Candy as well as our little Nephew Malchi for the first time since October 2005 which was so exciting. Here's a shot of us all:

Me, Michael and my brother Johnathan

Candy, myself, Malchi and Keziah

Now that we're back we've got a lot of SIM work to get onto as well as Christmas so we'll be busy. Michael's already preaching this morning at a church here in Perth so he's right back into it. So, here's some photos, thank you to everyone for my birthday greetings in the comments below too, I appreciated them.


Blogger Kitty Cheng said...

Great to know that you had a wonderful time in Sydney. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

1:18 am  
Blogger Amanda said...

Thanks Kitty.

11:49 am  

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