I've been completely MIA, for which I apologize, but I have a good reason - JP and I spent Christmas in Australia!
We were in Sydney for almost 3 weeks, visiting and staying with JP's family (grandfather, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc), and spending a lot of time in the ocean, in a pool, or shopping.
Pretty much the perfect vacation haha.
We went to the beach almost every day, ate fried calamari on Bondi Beach, tried the world's best gelato (actually was legitimately voted 'World's Best'!), got completely spoiled by his family (they are the most generous people), played Uno! and Trivial Pursuit, ate practically nothing except candy and desserts (I'm in full blown sugar-free detox mode currently, but it was worth it haha), played with koalas and kangaroo's, devoted a lot of time and effort into avoiding spiders, wandered around Darling Harbor, and rang in the new year by watching 3 massive fireworks shows around Sydney Harbor!
Oh I miss it so much.
Except that I did nothing productive (school-wise) the entire time I was there and I just finished my first week back and am paying for it a little haha.
And now for about a million pictures:
^^^ the appetizer table! Delicious!
^^^ aunts and cousins!
Bondi --> Coogee walk!
^^^ I know I weirdly look like I am pushing the Koala off the ledge... but I'm not haha
^^^ family photo
^^^ One day we even tried going to the beach when it was freezing... we lasted about 35 minutes haha
And if you feel so inclined, you can see our Australia adventures from 2 years ago: