Welcome to America…Los Angeles Week 1

The time had come…

On Tuesday night we were all packed up and managed to get everything into 3 bags under 23kg. We made the trip to the airport said our goodbyes to Dee’s Mum and we’re off. The first leg of the trip, the red eye to Brisbane was quite a long one. The lovely lady behind me decided she would flip out and start boxing the back of my chair. She was obviously not happy that I was planning on getting some sleep during this first leg. Arriving in Brisbane  we transferred over to the international terminal to get on the flight to Los Angeles. The kids were doing quite well as they had managed to sleep most of the flight from Perth. The 13hr flight was fairly uneventful mixed between sleeping and watching movies it didn’t seem to take that long.

Before our flight out to LA

Arriving in LAX we were expecting a long delay getting through border security, it may of been that we arrived early in the morning but the lines and Continue reading “Welcome to America…Los Angeles Week 1”

Lilly’s update – Blog 2

Hi, it’s me Lilly I am in Perth right now getting ready to go to America. But the thing is that we are going to Brisbane for 5hr then 14hr on a plane to America!!

So what we have been doing while we are in Perth? Well first on Tuesday and Wednesday we went to the Submission Factory and saw Stacey. I took some pictures they were good Pictures.

Then on Thursday it was my BIRTHDAY. We went to Kings park, then when we Continue reading “Lilly’s update – Blog 2”

Perth – The best and worst start to the trip


First the Good

So we started out the trip with the drive that we have done so many times I have lost count…..The 1194 kilometer drive from Newman to Perth is rather uneventful apart from the odd kangaroo trying to become a hood ornament. The trip began with the 3am wake up and it mainly consisted of me driving the whole journey with Dee, Lilly and Kobe drifting in and out of consciousness while they watched movies and snacked. Both Lilly and Kobe take the long trip like champs and never complain or start the chant of “are we there yet??”

Moving over for this big load

The following day we made it to the Submission Factory (my parent club) for a session with Black belts James and Vic. It was good to get on the mats as we Continue reading “Perth – The best and worst start to the trip”

Schooling Part 2.


Here is my follow up blog on our “Schooling ”

I sent off our application to become “Home Educators” to the WA Education Department earlier this week, so from the 1st of July we will be Home Educators!

I am not going to lie, the thought of homeschooling made me anxious, as I stated in my previous blog – I see schooling as a huge responsibility.

Initially when I looked at our plans on schooling the kids I was a little Continue reading “Schooling Part 2.”