Friday, February 10, 2012


My 2 girls, the husky and beagle, were quite excited for Mom to be home, but there was someone else I needed to see... Jared missed me almost as much as I missed him! This is probably the longest hug I've received from him, ever.

Since I got home, I can't go to the grocery store without him asking, "Home? Home? Emmy?" He thinks I'm leaving again, for 40 days. He can't stand to be away from his big sister!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

And the credits roll...

That's it folks. The trip is over, it's our last day, it's done.

That just means today has to be awesome!! It's still raining here in Sydney, but not too bad, so I braved the weather and went in search of a gift for my lovely mother. She's an amazing woman, and deserves something awesome from Australia, so I couldn't really settle with just ANY souvenir. After awhile of searching I found the perfect gift, and my quest was over. Unfortunately, that meant I had nothing to do for the rest of the day. The rain made everything so dreary and uninviting, so I just went back to "Hogwarts" for lunch and a nap. I decided to go ahead and pack all my stuff so that I wouldn't have to do it late tonight or early in the morning. The evening is quickly approaching, and with it, comes an event that is a perfect way to end our stay in the land down under.

Dinner Cruise! Our wonderful leader, Anoop Sattineni, has scheduled a dinner cruise to end our 40 day journey down under in style. Luckily, there weren't too many other people on the cruise, so our limited wardrobes weren't a problem. I mean, when I'm told to dress nice on this trip, there's only so much I can do. We met down at Darling Harbour, where we awaited the arrival of our boat. We departed from the harbour, and the sun was setting behind the opera house and the bridge. Due to the rainy day we had, the sky was all shades of purple, and was just magnificent. 

The evening was full of good food, good company, and was just an overall good time. It was such a perfect way to finish this trip.