2015 Roundup

Kenya

The madness of the silly season is finally winding down and the reality that 2015 has come to end has hit me hard. It has slapped me across the face and not even apologized. I know you’re going to say “Well… time flies when you’re having fun”. But I think time flies all the time. And I believe it currently flies a Concorde.

Can someone please figure out a way to slow time down?

Here’s some highlights from my 2015:

January: I spent half of January showing family and friends that had come over from the US for our wedding around Melbourne and Victoria. The other half was spent packing up our lives in Fitzroy so we could honeymoon!

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February: We went to Africa (Kenya and Uganda) for the first time and fell madly in love with it! But we also went to Switzerland, Lichtenstein and spent Valentine’s Day snowboarding in Austria.

Safari in Kenya

Safari in Kenya

Safari in Kenya

Austria

March: We spent March exploring Scandinavia. We city hopped through Norway by boat but decided to rent apartments and try to “live as the locals do” in Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Berlin.

Hurtigruten Norway

Trondheim Norway

Norway

Copenhagen

Spreepark Berlin

April: We said goodbye to Europe via Berlin and headed for New York City! We also drove up to Toronto for the Toronto Half Marathon and found Letchworth National Park(!!).

New York City

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Toronto Half Marathon

May: I watched my sister graduate from Boston University, finally took Jack to Disney World and we set off on our Caravan trip through National Parks (Grand Canyon, Zion, Yosemite, Death Valley) on the West Coast of the US with my sister and Jack’s Brother.

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May_Roadtrip

June: Finally toured Alcatraz in San Francisco and fell in love with Portland (mostly Powell’s) and spent the last of the month going back between NYC and Miami saying goodbye to family and friends.

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June_pORTLAND

July: Made it back to Australia just in time to be present for my surprise 27th birthday party. (Thank you Husband!)

Miami

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August: I loved being part both cycle 1 and 2 of Jamie’s Ministry of Food and also started officially working for Smudge Publishing!

Ministry of Food

September: I finally had my Defacto Visa approved (!!!)(which I applied for in 2012)(Don’t even get me started) so we went on a road trip up the coast from Melbourne to Sydney in our new VW Golf to celebrate!

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October: Ran in in the Melbourne Half Marathon!

Melbourne Half Marathon

November: Jack turned 28! My family came over from the US and we took an incredible trip to New Zealand!

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Birthdayboy

December: Another warm Christmas in Australia!

Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia

Lets do this, 2016!

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