the Aussie invasion

it’s downright cruel to photograph someone after 18 hours of traveling. I did it anyway.

please take note:


bubbler=drinking fountain

trolley=shopping cart


ute=sport utility vehicle

three zany Australians=pure delight

After ten minutes, the boys were chattering nonstop. Was it the Poptarts or the discussion of which way the toilet flushes on the other side of the world? Within twenty-four hours they were drawing plans of the future house they would build together.

The instant camaraderie was a bit of a relief for Kellie and I, because we already knew we were lifelong friends. Have you read Selwyn’s Sanity? Every post is lyrical, gorgeous writing alternating between heartbreaking and hilarious. Kellie is in Utah for the Segullah Writing Retreat and the sublime thrill of devouring Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.


in front of the Army of Helaman painting– love this


We are trying to introduce them to the best of Utah and America: cookouts in the canyon, Temple Square, swimming, Costco, Cafe Rio, Lagoon, a neighborhood parade, birthday parties, fireworks, marathons on the Wii, Lake Powell, Jolly Ranchers, Cafe Normandie, wild games of tag in the basement and nightly arm-wrestling. All of which begs the question–


will little Mary survive two weeks with seven brothers in the house?

G’day mate!

June 23, 2010
June 27, 2010



  1. Blue

    June 25, 2010

    wow. it’s enough to make me want to move to australia so we can visit you, too!

    here’s to the fun continuing! ♥

  2. Sue

    June 25, 2010

    Looks like you are all in for a wonderful time!


  3. Tracy

    June 25, 2010

    Looks like you need a few girls – can we come over?

  4. Rachelle

    June 25, 2010

    Looks like tons of fun! I loved their terms for different things~ bubbler~ how cute.

  5. Jess

    June 25, 2010

    Oh she most definitely will! I love that spunky girl! Can I come to your house some day so Leo can see what life with brothers is like? I think he’d find it perfectly satisfying!

  6. Tifani says...

    June 26, 2010

    Even if Tracy comes over, you will still need girls to balance things out. Can we come, too?

  7. La Yen

    June 26, 2010

    How fun– I love her blog, and am so jealous of all those who get to go to the Segullah retreat!

    And while you are up to the Lagoon, grab some spudnuts. Oh, gravy, the spudnuts…

  8. turtle

    June 28, 2010

    Thanks for taking good care of them, but be sure to send them back!!

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