Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  Let me start by saying a huge thank you to all who have checked in on us as the fires raged here in Australia.  We so appreciate your concern and taking the time to… Read More

April Fools Day

Oh has it ever been a while!  I have several half written posts that have languished.  It would be easy for me to just put it in the category of home sickness but that’s only part of the story.  I… Read More

Behind the scenes

I recently had a friend suggest I include some less than flattering photos of this adventure to show that it’s not one big 24/7 party in the Kelley’s Aussie Adventure!  Well, I don’t think you really want to… Read More

Adams Australian Adventure – Part Two

There is something about seeing where you live through the eyes of a first time visitor that reminds you how lucky you are!  This was certainly true for us during our adventuring with the Adams!  We tried to… Read More

Adams Australian Adventure – Part One

On July 4th (US Independence Day), our friends Chastity and Maggie Adams arrived from Florida!  Yippee!!  Their timing was perfect because certain US only holidays can really make us nostalgic for home – 4th of July and Thanksgiving… Read More

Eight Days in Tasmania

This past semester was my most challenging. University, internships, and work proved to be a taxing trio, yet I held my determination and enthusiasm, knowing I would jet off to Tasmania when it was all over. I am… Read More

Our beloved Dalai

Today, our beautiful 16 year old Tibetan Terrier Dalia had a stroke and joined her brother Deano in heaven.  Our 16 year old daughter Eve was home with the dogs while Lawson and I had run to the… Read More


Recently, we made a very brief (less than 24 hours) trip to Sydney. The particulars of the trip involved us driving rather than flying which was a big frustration as the roads between Brisbane and Sydney were not… Read More

It’s been a while

So, it really has been a while.  I originally wrote the post below a couple of weeks ago just to get my thoughts on paper not at all planning on posting it.  Then this past week happened.  The… Read More

Mum’s Day Weekend

Happy Mum’s Day to all!  This is our first Mum’s Day in Australia and it didn’t disappoint!  I am especially thankful that we were all able to spend the day together!  Our 16 year old Dalai dog was… Read More