Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sheep on an Airplane...

We are finally here!!!
After a total of 20 hours of travel (including the car ride to Ehren's parent's house) we have arrived at our new home away from home.  It's wierd to think that yesterday we were on the other side of the world.  The trip was better than expected but 14 hours on a plane can't be enjoyable under any circumstances (unless of course you are the woman next to us who drank 7 mini bottles of wine).  But in reality, I think Ehren always has it a little easier on these trips than I do.  He of course sleeps quite well on planes, while I, on the other hand do not (unless I have a row of seats to myself to stretch out on, which we all know does not happen too often).  We were lucky on this trip to have a row of 3 to ourselves, which meant much more space than normal.  But 2 Dramamine pills and 2 seats to myself later, I was still waking up every 20 minutes to the sight of Ehren passed out in the window seat next to me.  ANNOYING! Right?  This is always my struggle on these trips, do not get angry and bitter with the sound sleeper next to me because it can't be his fault I am lying awake tossing and turning. 
To be fair, I did get an unrestful 5 hours of sleep on the plane, but of course I was up at 3:30am Australia time (9:30am Boise time) with profound stomach cramps from hunger.  I thought if I ate a snack I might be able to slip back into sleep but after 30 minutes of counting sheep I accepted that my attemps were futile. 
On the up side, once I was awake there was plenty of entertainment.  We did have a TV screen on the seat in front of us that we could play our choice of movies, games, music, audiobooks etc.  The selection wasn't great but it was better than the normal in flight entertainment provided.  We flew Qantas and it was by far the most "comfortable" trip we have made. 
But now it is over and we are in sweltering humid 90 degree weather of Australian summer and I am so far loving it.  I took a cold shower already!  Hopefully, Ehren and I can spent some time learning to drive on the wrong side of the road in the next few weeks and get up to the beach a few times.
Well sorry for the airplane rant... Hope you all have a great few days.  Miss you and love you.
Love Lindsay (and Ehren)

P.S.  Rachael: I told you this blog would be overwhelmingly about sleeping on the plane.  I am so predictable...

Monday, November 26, 2012

City of Angels, last stop before Australia!

This is my first "blog" ever.  I have to admit that I have issues with writing.  It makes me nervous and uncomfortable!  Anyway, I thought I would get that out of the way right at the beginning.

Ehren and I left Boise a little over a week ago.  We drove to Seattle with a trailer containing what is left of our life...  To be more specific, 8 boxes and 4 suitcases.  We shipped all the boxes out of Seattle and they will be arriving in Brisbane Australia by January 7th... Hopefully.  If the boat sinks then I'm not really sure what we will do.  That will most likely not happen, just in case you were worried about us. :)
We are now in LA (or an area quite close) staying with one of my old team mates from Boise State.  The weather is absolutely amazing and we are dong a lot of fun things.  We went to the Griffith Observatory last night and everyone got to experience how unbelievably nerdy I am.  Today Ehren and I tried a Crossfit Gym called Full Force in Santa Clarita.  It was a great gym and we had a lot of fun.  We are leaving Wednesday night at 11:50pm and we will lose a whole day of our lives on that flight.  We won't arrive in Brisbane until Friday morning!  I can't wait for this part of the trip to be over.

Anyway, we are so excited for this new chapter of our lives.  I am going to do my very best to keep in touch with everyone, although I may fail as everyone knows how technologically irresponsible I am.  We will see how it goes.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with their family.  I know this holiday made me realize how thankful I am for my family and friends.  Especially now that I am leaving everyone behind.  I miss everyone so much already and can't wait to visit next April.  Until then, we will hang in the "Blog".

Love you all and miss you!
Lindsay (and Ehren)