Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

Good morning! Today is one of my favorite posts of the month. I love me some What's Up Wednesday. It's just got a little bit of everything!

Today's edition will have to be an adapted Australian version, but I think it's just as fun! :)

Here's what's up this month! 

What I'm Eating

Hah....uhhh. If you've been following me on snapchat, you know very well what I've been eating. A whoooooole lotta ice cream. And coffee. 

I promise I'm eating amazing meals at amazing restaurants, too. But ice cream is just a lot more fun to take pictures of. I've eaten ice cream almost every single day. And I'm not even on the "vacation" part of this Australian adventure yet. Bless my heart. And my love handles.  

What I'm Excited About
Ummm.... the Olympics. 

I'm such an Olympic junkie. Eh - okay actually I'm really just an Olympic gymnast junkie. When I was little (probably 1996, hello #magnificentseven), I put a looooong piece of masking tape down the center of my mom's living room, and that was my balance beam. I jumped, cart-wheeleed, and cat-walked to my heart's content on that tape beam.
...and then left it for so long that when we pulled it up you could still see the line and my mom was really mad and had to get new carpet. #oops

The Olympics have since kinda been a bigger part of mine and Jeff's relationship. The summer Olympics were on the first summer we met/worked together. So we'd flirt talk about the various events that happened the night before and try to keep each other off the internet so we didn't spoil the current night's event. Then the winter Olympics happened the month we started dating, so what better way to break the ice than to watch some people skate on it? #badumCH

And then THIS year he'll be visiting me in Australia so we'll be cheering on USA from afar. I just love me some Olympics. I'm so pumped. 

What I'm Loving


This is seriously one of the most amazing places I've ever been. And I've been working 5 days a week - I haven't even seen the half of it! Since I arrived, I've become besties with a koala, got the daylights scared out of me by a couple wallabies, sunbathed with kangaroos, learned some fun Australian facts, and this past weekend went to a coffee festival on the harbour and watched the sunset. Yeah. I'm loving Australia.

What I'm Dreading

....the Great Barrier Reef. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited to see it, but I know I'm going to be a stress case for 48 hours. I've told you before that ocean life scares the poo out of me, so the fact that I have to be swimming around in it already sends my stress-levels to the edge of the charts. 

THEN I was talking to some of my coworkers about my fear, hoping to get the "oh, no you'll be totally fine" response, but instead they respond with "I'd be more scared about the crocs." 

....I'm sorry. The what now? 

Oh yes. There are SALT WATER CROCODILES on the beaches in Carnes. ...and they eat people. I'm doomed in the water, I'm doomed out of the water, and my stress levels are so far off the charts you can't even see them anymore.
#thislittlepiggywenttoasharkmouth #thislittlepiggywenttoacroc 

Plus I have to be in a bathing suit. Remember what I've been eating? #woof

What I {will be} Wearing

So I could show you the work clothes I'm wearing, but booooooring. So instead, I'll show you some of my eagerly anticipated Nordstrom Anni Sale items I've purchased. Because yes I still participated way over here. The sales are just too good!

I wanted to link back to the items, but sadly - these are the only items I got that still are in stock. Demand was crazy this year!


What I've Been Reading/Watching

Well, lucky for you I just did my July book review a couple of days ago! I read books by two new authors and fell COMPLETELY in love with them. I also found a must-read "Jesus-book" that will give your prayer life a spiritual jump start. You can read about them here.

And since then, I've started Emily Giffin's new one!


As far as watching? Yeah I'm still watching Brothers & Sisters. Seriously one of the greatest shows ever. If you are a Parenthood fan - you MUST watch this one, too!

What I'm Listening To

This song. On repeat. It is my current country jam and it's AMAZING.

What I'm Doing this Weekend

Let's see...on Sunday I'm going with some people to see a real-life rugby game and, you know, embrace my inner Aussie. you think they have hotdogs there? 

Other than that I might do some shopping, hit up a beach, and probably eat some ice cream. It is my last weekend alone before a certain someone (Jeffrey Daniel) comes to visit me!!!!! :)

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month

Carnes (minus the ocean life)
New Zealand
and more Sydney

....just to name a few :)

And that's what's up! Have a wonderful hump day everyone! I'm about to get some shut eye and kick off my Thursday. 

....still so weird to me.

Until next time,


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