My parents live in the Hunter Valley (two hours away), my sister and her family in Wagga Wagga (7 hours away), and my little bro & his family in Melbourne (12 hours!), so I get to see a good deal less of my family than I would like to. That’s why the last 3 weeks have been pretty awesome, cause I’ve had a chance to see everyone!
March 24-27 saw me attending the Anglican Futures Conference in Melbourne. It was an 8am-9pm kind of gig, so I didn’t get a lot of time with them, but it was still awesome to hang out with Phil & Kristin in the evenings & see the kids in passing. I had an hour or so free before my flight on Friday evening, so that provided the chance to have a beer with my bro (and the only family pic I took of the time down there).
Last Shona & I drove the family up to the Hunter to see the parents. The #1 reason to go is “Mama & Bop,” but the kids are always pretty stoked to spend some time outdoors. Having a small vineyard we can all run around is pretty awesome.
Amy, Andrew & the Heaps went up to their annual holiday at Katoomba Easter Convention, then went to visit the Hunter, then yesterday they & the grandparents all came down to visit us! Turning 40 later this year is enough to make me feel old, but to see my Wagga nieces and nephews growing up so quickly really consolidates it!
So it’s been a pretty lucky couple of weeks, but now it’s time to knuckle down & get back to work. I’m glad I’ve been able to make the most of these opportunities, but who knows when the next chance will come?