Last weekend we had friends of ours while we were in Australia come visit. We all left Brisbane around the same time, and we had extra room in our shipment so they put a couple things in our shipment, and came down to get their stuff, see us, and have a babymoon. We had so much fun showing our friends around in our new life.
They flew in Friday evening. We met them on the beach with our favorite food in Melbourne, Seafood Station. It is the best seafood to grab, head to the beach, and have a picnic. Think butter, garlic, and seafood, cant go wrong. After we had dinner we grabbed some decaf coffee, headed to the beach and just talked and laughed for a while, before heading back to Palm Bay.
Saturday morning, we went to work and they headed to the beach, after stopping by Glass Doctor and having a quick lesson in glass. Sunday morning we started the day with a nature tour on the Banana River (which is a lagoon). We saw manatees, dolphins, birds, and more. We went with a group called Wilside Tours. They were amazing. I would recommend them to everyone. (321-799-5495)
After some river time we headed to the beach. Have to go to the crowded beach at least once to say you have been to Cocoa Beach.
Next, we headed back to the backwaters and went looking for gators. We saw a lot, little ones and big ones. The odd thing I thought was all the cows just standing and grazing in the water we were seeing gators in. We went out to Long Cabbage Fish Camp, a place with live music and a real just country/chill feel.
After that, they needed to see the beach one last time. We headed out there and just talked and laughed for about three hours. We took them to Squid Lips for one last chance of seafood. It is the best little atmosphere place, a sand beach on the river side that has live music and is very relaxed.
It was so much fun having them here. I can not tell you how long it has been since we have laughed that hard. It was nice to have friends who understand what we are going through moving back to The States. It was amazing to have friends who understood and had the same experiences we had not in The States. We are slowly making friends in Melbourne, but making friends stateside has been SO much harder than overseas. Overseas, you meet another American and you have a quick bond. Here everyone has busy lives, already has their friends, and we work tons and tons of hours. Having them here really made both of us realize we need to put more effort into making new friends here. Friends are just good for the soul.
The other day I was in desperate need to just stop running around and get back into books. One of my first friends I met here, we actually started talking because I said I had just moved here from Australia and she told me about one of her favorite authors who was Australian. We both loved the same author and had an instant connection, I actually have two of her books on this post. Anyway, she posted on Facebook asking for book recommendations, I decided to follow along and buy a couple of the books. Some were books that would have caught my eye anyway, while others I would have never picked up.
It is just wedding season at this point. Josh's brother, Jake got married recently. Jake and Jenn came to visit us in Australia two Decembers ago. They had recently gotten back together, and I guess going overseas with someone helps you know, "they are the one." Quickly after they got back to America from their visit, Jake, "put a ring on it." I met Josh through meeting Jake at church group called the "Tweeners" (worst name ever). We were in between college and getting married, and if we didn't stick out enough, they called us a funny name. HA! So Jake and I have always been pretty close.
Josh and I really didn't want to miss the wedding, but we couldn't miss work. So Josh tried to fly out Thursday evening, but Atlanta airport had a different plan. He ended up flying out Friday morning first flight of the day, and I flew out Friday evening last flight of the day.
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I am always one who is quick to say all the internet marketing and, "peddling of wares," is annoying. To be honest though, I have tried quite a few of them, but never admitted it. I would never tell people I bought them, let along recommend them, I have actually been given products and then decided I would not be the best person to tell my thoughts. Well I have found a product, I feel like I should share. Now, before I start, I am in no way selling this stuff. I was just asked to try it and give my honest opinion. So here it is.....
Brown spots have always been an issue!
Rodan + Fields is different. It isn't something that I am putting in my body, to make "health claims," it isn't something that I buying to cover up the real me. It is a product to actually better the real me where I don't feel like I have to, "cover up." I have only wore make up twice (two weddings) since two weeks after I started the product. The times I wore make up, I only wore mascara, eye liner, eye shadow and a small bit of light powder. I felt just as dressed up and ready as if I had caked the makeup on. My face is so smooth and happy.
Brown spots have always been a struggle for me. I have never really cared for makeup, and at a young age, I would forget sunscreen. When I found a suncream that didn't make my face feel, "trapped." it was only a spf 25. I am always funny about things on my face, I can't stand things on my face that do not let me, "breath."
One month, trial
For years I have used the brown spot make up from Clinique. It is a cream and makeup. It has helped through the years, but nothing like Rodan + Fields has in the two months I have been using it. I actually get compliments all the time on my skin and how pretty and natural I look. I love that this product is just my skin, no cover up. It is a four step product, a face wash, toner, moisturizer and then a spf 50! Yes, you read that correctly SPF 50!
I honestly want to scream about this from the rooftop. I really love it. Protecting my skin is important. I had to have two places burned off my face while I was in Australia. I know my skin is better protected, My face feels like it can, "breath," and it has boosted my confidence. If you haven't tried it, it is available in US and Australia.....GO TRY IT!
When Amy asked me to try this, she also had me try lash boost. My eye lashes have grown so much. When I put mascara on it is like I have the fiber stuff on, but it is all natural. I love it!!! Natural is my style.
Rodan and Fields is currently available in the US and Canada but launches in Australia soon. You can only order Rodan and Fields online through a consultant. My consultant is Amy Marie Hann. Please reach out to her with your questions and let her know that I sent you! She'll take good care of you.
Amy Marie Hann
One of my best friend was while I was in Australia got married recently. I have written about how we met before, but make a long story short, IT IS A SMALL WORLD. Her wedding was a destination wedding since she and her partner live in Brisbane, her family lives here, and they both have lived many other places. It the most international wedding I have ever seen.
The morning of the wedding we jumped on a horse drawn carrage after Cafe Du Monde of course and decided we would learn a little history about the French quarter.
Next on Dad's trip was Savannah. Josh and I went there for Thanksgiving last year, we both commented how my Dad and one of Josh's brothers would love it. So I decided to take Dad for a day.
.As a kid my Dad loved car racing. I remember many summers going to visit him and we heading to the dirt track to watch the normal Saturday night races or the "Grandaddy" of that racetrack, the Showme 100. (The track was in the showme state and they went 100 times around the track. Original, uh?) As I grew up Dad even had his living room decorated in the Mark Martian motif. So when he came to visit a trip to Daytona was a must.