LIFE DOWN UNDER

Tom and Linda’s Visit- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Tom and Linda’s Visit- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

We were thrilled to host Jon’s parents as our very first visitors to Alice Springs!  They spent a few days with us, exploring the Red Centre, before we all headed to Sydney together.  You can read more about our time at Bondi Beach here. The […]

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

This Christmas season has been special in so many ways.  Experiencing the holidays through Emmylou’s eyes has brought us so much joy.  She loves and appreciates the most simple things and reminds us of the reason for the season- celebrating God’s greatest gifts.  We have […]

Make Things Co. Watercolor

Make Things Co. Watercolor

I am SO excited to share our new custom watercolor illustration by the amazing, Riley Sheehey of Make Things Co.  Once we arrived in Alice Springs, I wanted to commemorate this special time in our lives with some artwork for our (very white) walls.  I […]

Christmas Card 2018- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Christmas Card 2018- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Oh. My. Word! These pictures captured by the sweet, Hannah Millerick are so beautiful. We wanted to take a few family photos for our Christmas card and also capture this sweet time with Emmylou. She’s now 6 months old, sitting up and eagerly exploring her […]

Life Lately- September 2018

Life Lately- September 2018

I figured a little update of what’s going on in our corner of the world is due. Although we’ve had lots of great adventures, we’ve also settled into a routine. We’ve been in Alice for almost 2 months, so here’s a look at our life […]

Tin Can Hill Anniversary Picnic- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Tin Can Hill Anniversary Picnic- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

For our 3rd anniversary, we chose to keep it simple.  Since Emmylou was born, we have been going non-stop (moving, visiting Sydney, new job, new home); a simple picnic at sunset seemed just right!  So on 8/8, we packed up the baby, dog and some […]

Tin Can Hill- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Tin Can Hill- Alice Springs, NT, Australia

During our first weeks here, we quickly decided that the car we originally bought was NOT going to be big enough to get Out Bush the way we hope to while we’re down here.  Most places you visit within driving-distance require 4-wheel drive and a […]

Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm- West MacDonnell Ranges, NT, Australia

Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm- West MacDonnell Ranges, NT, Australia

Our first outdoor adventure Down Under was to 2 spots near Alice Springs: Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm.  Both are just out of town (30ish minutes) and are just the intro to all there is to see and do nearby.  This was our first trip, […]

Moving Part 6: Penny’s Trip Down Under

Moving Part 6: Penny’s Trip Down Under

We’re SO glad to say that Penny is finally home and and our family is, once again, complete! It’s been a long few weeks without her but we couldn’t be more thankful to have her here with us! Her trip went off without a hitch […]

Moving Part 5: Home Sweet Home, Alice Springs

Moving Part 5: Home Sweet Home, Alice Springs

G’Day!  We’ve made it and begun settling in to Alice Springs.  We flew from Sydney to Alice Springs on Quantas Airlines (Australia’s airline) and they required Emmylou to buckle into my seatbelt.  We thought she looked so cute wearing her first airline seatbelt (and I […]