Catching up with family:

Yes, we got to go home for 11 days and yes, I got to jump out of a plane but we did do a lot of other things as well.

Catching up with family was one of them.

First we caught up with Barry and Christine. Barry had finally bought his new car, a Toyota Land Cruiser. He loves it, and being a V8 can tow anything. It will tow his beloved Trayon Camper with ease.

Then it was off to see Emily. We had coffee with her at Logan during her break and organised to go out to a vegan restaurant for dinner with her and Jennie.
Chris also borrowed her Myers card to go, wait for it… SHOPPING.

Off we went to Carindale where Chris wanted to look at R. M. Williams jeans. Well you are aware Chris’ “Clothes Shopping Patience” lasts approximately 10 minutes. Even the shop assistant knew to stay out of the way except to get correct sizes for me. Well he ended up with shirts, jeans, boots and a jacket and he was done shopping for the week.

We were going to stay with David and Lacey for a night but they had borrowed Wayne’s Caravan and gone to visit Lacey’s grandmother in Tamworth. So we stayed an extra night at the Unit.

We never get tired of this view, it's always changing.

We never get tired of this view, it’s always changing.

This is something we had been looking forward to, the ocean.

It happened to be a clear winters day in Queensland and apparently something of a rarity with all the rain they’ve been having.

It also was a super moon. So the view from the unit was spectacular. Chris of course started working, even on days off the computer is the first thing he packs.

The moon lit up everything.

The moon lit up everything.

Chris hard at work even on his days off.

Chris hard at work even on his days off.

With the sound of the ocean in the background we slept like babies. We even left the doors open so we could hear the surf. The manager told us they have people complain that the ocean is too noisy and they can’t sleep. Guess you can’t please everybody all the time.

Having photos sent of your grandchildren is nothing like being able to hold them, so it was wonderful to catch up with Elliana and Riley. They are both growing so fast. Riley will have a baby sister in a couple of weeks so we will see her next visit.

Play time with Dad.

Play time with Dad.

Riley always has a smile on his face.

Riley always has a smile on his face.

We went to see Elliana at her swimming lesson. She is definitely David’s daughter and loves the water.

Elliana is a water baby.

Elliana is a water baby.

 

The video is 7min long but hey I’m her Nanna – what do you expect! The music is “Me and my daughter” from JewelBeat.com

 

Other big news is Little Chris and Natalie are engaged.
Congratulations guys. They haven’t made any dates yet but I guess Natalie and her sisters are in full swing on the wedding planning.

We caught up with Ben on the day we were going to jump. He is loving his new job out on the mines. It’s so nice to hear him speak about work enthusiastically.

He has a new nic name “Melon” as in Big Fruity and Little Fruity (Chris). Well with a surname of Freudenberg Melon isn’t too bad.

So our days off flew by and it was soon time to head back to Koramba. As usual we spent too much and ate too much, but hay that’s what holidays are for.