LIFE DOWN UNDER

Mount Gillen Anniversary Hike- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Mount Gillen Anniversary Hike- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary by hiking up the famous, local peak; Mount Gillen! Jon and I hadn’t gotten up to the summit yet, because it’s a hike that we really couldn’t bring Emmylou along for (we tried last year and only made it […]

The Truth About Moving Down Under

The Truth About Moving Down Under

With the one-year anniversary of our move Down Under, Jon and I have been reminiscing about “one year ago” memories almost daily (with the help of Amazon photo app reminders). It’s crazy what can change in a year. 365 short days and here we are; […]

Our One Year Aliceversary!

Our One Year Aliceversary!

I honestly can’t believe I am already posting this…the past year has FLOWN by!  One year into our adventure in Alice Springs, we are feeling even more grateful for this experience.  There have been highs and lows, as you can imagine, but we are SO […]

July 4th Down Under

July 4th Down Under

Happy 4th of July!! The Wordens love Independence Day; we’re a very patriotic family. This holiday seemed especially strange in Australia because it’s an American holiday (the Aussies don’t celebrate it, unlike Christmas and Easter). Because if this, it felt like a “business as usual” […]

Rainbow Valley- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Rainbow Valley- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

We took a day trip out to Rainbow Valley and had a great time! It is absolutely beautiful; we loved it! To get there, you drive about an hour south of Alice, pull off the highway onto a curvy, corrugated road and follow that for […]

6 Wing Legends

6 Wing Legends

We recently met some friends at the Alice Springs Brewing Company for a few beers and the boys decided to take on the Legendary 6 Wing Experience/Challenge.  The only people who had completed the challenge (before our guys crushed it) were employees of the brewery, […]

A Day in the Life- June 2019

A Day in the Life- June 2019

Whenever I look back on these posts it makes me realize how quickly time flies! I love reading others “Day in the Life” posts and also love looking back on my own. It’s amazing how the day in and day out seems monotonous but is […]

Outback Skies (Part 1)- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Outback Skies (Part 1)- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

This past weekend Jon and I took advantage of a night out and the new moon to try out some night sky photography. We had a perfect, cool night to lay out under the stars and snap away. In the fall we went on a […]

Picnic at the Claypans- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Picnic at the Claypans- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Today we headed 10 minutes out of town to have a quick Bush picnic. We had a wonderful time soaking in some warm sun since the wind was chilly! Penny loved sniffing and barking while we ate. Afterwards, Emmylou hiked around- she was too funny! […]

A Year of Outback Seasons

A Year of Outback Seasons

We’ve been living in Alice for (almost) a year and have gotten a chance to see the seasons come full-circle. Living here has made us truly enjoy each of the seasons, which was quite unexpected for me! Moving here, I assumed it would always be […]