Friday, February 13, 2009

love. and squirrels.

What is love? Is it physical? emotional? a combination of the two? Is it a pleasant surprise or a helpful gesture? Is it faith? Whatever it is, it's official, I'm in love. Daz and I got engaged on January 3rd this year. I am taking the leap and moving to the other side of the world*. What does that mean you ask? It means I will be moving away from everything I have ever known to embrace something new and wonderful. I am sad to leave and I have butterflies. On the other side of the coin, I feel alive and I am happy. Thank God for that "coin". Happy Valentine's Day world.

*When I say this, I'm not kidding. I will literally be living within a few hundred km of the opposite side of the globe. There are days I feel like an astronaut because of the sheer distance I have to travel to get there; luckily the travelling will be relatively low to the ground (airplane instead of space shuttle) and there are significantly less g forces involved, but still!)

To give you a little visual perspective, it's summer in Western Australia right now. It's not summer here. Here are the pictures to prove it...
PS - Daz and my mother did a great job of encouraging the squirrels with lots of treats at Christmas time...feel free to count them. (4 in the picture and 1 down the embankment = a total of FIVE!)

The squirrels.

The back deck. Please note that I'm standing on around a foot of snow...this little path is not on the ground... (picture taken March 3, 2009)

The porch from a squirrel's perspective. Once again, the snow is deeper than pictured because I didn't shovel all the way to the boards. (picture taken March 3, 2009)

There are three porch steps and then one more step to actually get on the deck. As you can see, I only excavated two of them...sortof :) . It is a surreal feeling to shovel frozen water... (picture taken March 3, 2009)

wonderful = love. and squirrels.


NH Knitting Mama said...

Let's get together at least one time before you go!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It's grand to find "the one," isn't it? And the most amazing thing about it is how finding the one - or realizing you have already found him/her - can make all the plans you thought were laid in stone suddenly mean nothing, and moving half-way around the world doesn't seem like that much of a hassle anymore.

serns said...

Heya Jenn, if I didn't say already, congrats. I'm in Jury Duty today, there're some free computers here. Also they have free wireless but I don't have a laptop yet.

--your mom's cousin Michelle (Ann's daughter).. PS you coming back through my airport anytime soon?

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jen, you must be so siked! when will you be moving, if you haven't already?

Tiffany (from bbw)

AmandaMcGregor74 said...

congrats to you and Darren. Sch a big step to move here, very brave of you! Hey do you still have the pictures of baby Henry that you took at the photography course in Busselton? You were going to send me some. Hope we can catch up again when you live here.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenn

Would love to hear about your pictures.