Monday, June 25, 2012

thirty. flirty. and thriving.

Meet my girl Mel, my beautiful housemate from Melbourne.  You would never believe it but this girl turned thirty this year.

Yes, I didn't have to go into thirty alone.  In Australia 30 is celebrated like 21 in the USA; a big wild party.  But my girl Mel is sweet, classy, and chic. So, she decided to throw a big, wild, sweet, classy and chic party.  I had the pleasure of helping with the decorations and taking photos of the event.  We had a great night, so I wanted to share some of the moments with you all.

Happy Birthday Mel.  We love you!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dave and Robin's Australian Adventure: 27 years.

It was so much fun getting to celebrate Dane's 27th birthday with his parents here in Australia.  The original plan was to go to the zoo, but as you will see in many of these pictures, that idea was rained out. So the decision was, if you can't be the water, join it!  And off to the Aquarium we went.

 These are all made of legos my friends.  legos.

I spent a lot of my time at the aquarium looking for one of my favorite foods.  crab!  and boy did I find some!  not all edible, but a few.  

Now if someone could just find me a bowl of hot butter, we'd be in business!

A Barramundi.  A fish that often comes to mind when I think of Australia.  Another fish that comes to mind is the next exhibit we visited, which I think was probably my favorite part of the day.  SHARKS!

One image you would never want to see while swimming in the ocean.

Dane and I also watched shark feeding time.  The window to see this was about as big as a movie screen.  It was so impressive!

And then we were off to explore the city.

While shopping we found Duke and Pearl's cousin.  We wanted him to come home, and he still might, but as of right now a gift shop in Darling Harbour has offered to take care of him for us.  Notice the beak and eye resemblance.

At home we celebrated with chocolate cupcakes, dark chocolate, zappos, coke, friends, and the game of things.

Robin and I were constantly trying to get Dane to behave in pictures, but we were caught on film looking like the fools.  It makes me laugh!

Happy Birthday Dane!  We love you!