• Moving to Another Country

    By Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2 No tags Permalink

    Let me tell you: I totally underestimated how much goes into packing up your entire lives/home and relocating halfway across the world. Of course, I knew it would be a lot to do and, at times, overwhelming, but nothing really prepares you (unless you've done it before). Man, I seriously have a newfound respect for my parents. ...

  • Cash Only

    By Sunday, October 12, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    "Sorry, cash only..." are the three words you'll hear most often in Australian restaurants as an American addicted to only using her debit card for purchases. We weren't forewarned about this concept before arriving, so it took quite a bit of adjusting to in the first week or so. Back in the States, Will and I, ...

  • Anniversary Picnic

    By Monday, September 29, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    Last Monday, the 22nd, my sweet husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary <3 I still cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by! It seriously feels like just the other day, we were saying "I do!" amongst our beautiful families and friends on one of the most beautiful vineyards in the world. It was ...

  • Healesville Sanctuary

    By Sunday, September 28, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    Sorry for the unintentional hiatus! I was having a few issues with Wordpress but now we’re back up and running smoothly :) at least now you guys will have some back-to-back updates over the next few days because I have LOTS to write about. One fun thing that happened a few weeks back was our ...

  • It’s a Small World After All

    By Sunday, September 7, 2014 2 No tags Permalink

    Sure, the world is a really, really, really big place, spanning many oceans, several continents, hundreds of countries, countless bodies of waters, trees, roads and so on... but sometimes, it takes a few encounters to remind you of just how small it can be too. Yesterday morning, Will and I woke up craving a hearty ...

  • Home Sweet Home

    By Saturday, August 30, 2014 2 No tags Permalink

    We’re finally all moved in to our new apartment, yay! So far, we’re really loving it and embracing anything and everything that comes along with living right smack dab in the middle of the city. We chose to live in the city for obvious reasons: to be close to Will’s work (just several blocks away) ...

  • Most Livable City Indeed!

    By Tuesday, August 19, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    Hey everyone! So, I totally planned to write sooner but kept forgetting, and things have been a little busy around here (more about that later on). So, the city and everyone in it is kind of buzzing because according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Livability Index (they do it every year), Melbourne was once again ...

  • Random Adventures

    By Wednesday, August 6, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    Hey everyone! I feel like Wednesday is becoming my "blog day" but I need to get my attention together so I can blog at least twice a week, because there is soooo much to write about! Melbourne is still going great, and we are truly enjoying every moment here - even the confusing and hard stuff (figuring ...

  • I Swear We’re Alive!

    By Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4 No tags Permalink

    *peeks out* I promise we're alive and well! It's already been five days since we've arrived (where is time flying?!), but time has gotten the best of me exploring Melbourne, so I'm finally able to settle down for the morning (yeah, it's morning here!) and update you all! So, we left the U.S. last Wednesday and arrived ...

  • House Hunters International – Melbourne Edition

    By Tuesday, July 8, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    One of the biggest challenges we've realized and encountered regarding Melbourne (and Australia as a whole) is how expensive it is - namely, real estate. Will and I have always been blessed to stay in small towns/cities here in the U.S., where the cost of living was always been very affordable. Melbourne, on the other hand, ...

  • G’day!

    By Tuesday, July 8, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    I am so excited to begin this blogging adventure! The inspiration, first off, for starting this blog is owed to my husband, Will, as he began to realize that there weren’t many resources out there for American expats. I felt that this blog could be a great way to tie into the lifestyle of two ...