This past December we were blessed to have some of my Australian family come for a visit. Weeks before, buy cialis tadalafil my mom and I got together and planned outings, cialis generic health food, restaurants, and PORTRAITS. I typed up the schedule and posted it on the refrigerator at my mom’s house (where my cousin’s and family stayed). Mistake #1… Don’t schedule Australians…. I mean, don’t shhhedule Australians.
Aubrey, Beverly, Desiree, Zachary, Raphael, and Sharon were scheduled to arrive late on Tuesday December 10th. So we arrived at the airport and waited…. which happens to be a great time to knit…
After over 24 hours of travel, they arrived!
The next day was all about sleeping in. The Australians slept past noon. That night I hosted dinner at my house. They had never had chili, so I made chili and cornbread. They loved it… except for Raphael who was sure it was going to be hot like a chili pepper.
Beverly and I discovered that we’re both high-maintenance gift wrappers and she showed her method off to us.
The kids all enjoyed playing video games together
On Thursday, I had the opportunity to do some family photos for them. It was quite cold, so it was quick, and Raphael had a little trouble bringing out his smile, but I got a few keepers, I think.
On Friday, I kept the kids home from school and we all went to The McWane Center for some kid-friendly fun.
On the top level of the McWane Center is a mini zip line. My 77-year-old dad (who is obviously a kid at heart) took a zip. Oh my. Followed by Beverly and Sharon. You’re only a kid once, right?
Rapha and Emmy were thick as thieves the whole week.
On Saturday, we went to the Alabama Theater to see Polar Express. Through the magic of photoshop, I managed to get a group shot (minus Todd and Max).
My parents in the foyer of the Theater. Aren’t they sweet!
On Sunday, after Church, we all celebrated Beverly’s birthday.
And one last game of of “Bubble Talk” on the back porch.
It was a crazy, exhausting, wonderful Australian week! I’d do it all over again any time! Love and miss my Aussie’s already!