May 1st is the halfway point in our crazy Austalian adventure. We arrived exactly 3 months ago, and we plan to be back in Denver 3 months from now. We really hit our stride in April. It was everything I had hoped for from this experience. We traveled, spent time with friends, enjoyed nature, and did some sightseeing. Homeschooling is rolling along smoothly and the weather has been fantastic. 

We’ve begun to plan the second half of our journey once we leave our house here in Sydney. I truly love it here and I hate to leave, but we have some exploring to do before we return to the States. I’ve also started to plan our homecoming. Mostly setting up Pinterest boards for house projects. I am giddy about the opportunity we have to start over. To move back into our own empty house and start over. Reset. 

As we enter our final month as Sydneysiders, I’m relfecting on what I am missing at home. Aside from people, of course. We’ve lived in Denver for 8 years now, and this is the first time I’ve had the chance to MISS it. I’m used to missing the East Coast. I always miss New England. Missing Denver is a new feeling. 

I miss…

Having more than 1 bathroom

Having my own bathroom

Having a garbage disposal

Having a grill and backyard 

My front porch 

My fireplace 

My bean bag 

My soft Restoration Hardware blanket 

Amazon Prime


My coffee pot

Freshly brewed Iced Tea

Dropping my kids off at school 

Happy hour with girlfriends

My bike

My oven

Sammy, our salamander

Body Pump 

Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels 

Starbucks Refreshers

Teavana tea bags

My favorite handwarmer mug

Having a DVR

Not needing an adpater to plug things in 

$1 Bills

 It’s the little things.  Now…back to enjoying this gorgeous city while I can. I wake up earlier these days to get the most out of each day. The days are dwindling, and I’m not ready to say goodbye to Sydney quite yet. It’s going to a fun month soaking it all up. 

“The weather is here; I wish you were beautiful.”                                         -JB