Goodbyes Will Never Be Easy

After an amazing trip to Cairns it was back to Sydney on Saturday. We had some more activities planned before my parents had to make a very long journey back home to Miami. Saturday night we went to Church at Hillsong downtown. What a wonderful service that was perfect for all of us to hear, the start of a month long look into relationships. Then it was off to dinner at Darling Harbour. I loved being able to hang out with three of the most important people in my life and having my parents get to know Alex was a real treat.

The next morning wanting to get to know Alex even better dad whisked Alex off to have a coffee (that or attempt to convince Alex to move to Miami). Then we all met up for Yum Cha with my host family. This was a special treat because none of my family had been before. Basically what happens in people push around carts (trolley) and offer you different foods…TONS of food. I tried some very interesting things that morning. After we stuffed ourselves my parents Alex and I drove up to Clovelly.

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Clovelly beach to Bronte beach is a gorgeous but also longish walk. So when we got to Bronte it was time to take a dip in the ocean. The waves were massive this day, Alex and dad were more brave than my mom and I were. The lifeguards were definitely on high alert and so was I watching people get absolutely smashed by the waves.

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After another great weekend it was back to reality Monday after a long vacation. It was so fun to have my parents around with the kids and also a really big help! Monday we did the Manly ferry and wondered around. There is lots to do and see in Manly and after lunch and a ice cream we went down to the beach for a bit.

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I am becoming quite the zoo expert being over here and wanted to share a little of that with my parents. So we drove over to Taronga zoo on Tuesday to have a zoo day. It ended up being a bit rainy and overcast which in my experience is nicer than being in the hot sun all day walking around. We had a great time and got to see a seal show and a bird show. The kids were fascinated! We had a picnic lunch and mom had her first PBJ after many year and seemed to me she liked it. The zoo is pretty incredible and the views are magic.

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To finish off their trip we took the kids to Sydney Olympic park and it was so fun to watch my parents with two little ones I consider my little brother and sister. I seem to have picked up 5 little brothers and sisters since I started my nanny life. I have been truly blessed with the families that have adopted me when I am away from mine. Our last night together before their long trip back we went to a cricket game since down here that’s what you go do instead of baseball although I used to think baseball was boring but (Alex close your eyes) cricket is a millions times worse and way harder to understand. I think it was the perfect Aussie send off though.

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Having my parents in Sydney was very bitter sweet. I loved sharing my new life with them and having them meet Alex. It reminds me of how much of home I miss being here but if there is one thing I know for certain is my mom and dad will forever be my roll models and family knows no distance. Can’t wait for them to come again…..

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I absolutely love those three people heaps.

Adelaide update coming soon and sorry for the long absence lots of amazing things happening in the land down under!

XX-
Abby

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