April 10, 2013

Homeward Bound!

Ahhhhhhhh I'm going home!!! I'm going to Singapore to see my family and I'm so freaking excited I could spit! I keep smiling to myself like the biggest idiot. Thankfully the hubs could take the time off work so he's coming along too! Whee!

Honestly, when I was growing up, I'd never feel too excited about visiting Singapore because all I wanted was to get away from where I spent my childhood. I was so negative about everything -- well, everything except the food -- and it took seeing Singapore through the hub's eyes and moving thousands of miles away to fully appreciate where I came from. People would ask me if I was going to apply for US citizenship and it hit me... No, I'm Singaporean. I was born a Singaporean, and I will die one. I'm proud of my heritage, where I come from, and I get so excited when people ask me about Singapore. It's an amazing place, and it's a pity it took so much for me to realise this.

Anyway, we're not just going to Singapore this time... we're going to Australia too! There's family there I haven't seen in FOREVER and four new members of the family I have yet to meet. Three babies and a cousin-in-law. So excited!!!

First, we're going to Perth... my home for almost 13 years. I love this place. I miss it so dearly and I can't wait to be back there. I'll celebrate my birthday there, and I'm beyond thrilled that I get to celebrate with my whole family! My mum's having a little get-together with family... though I'm sure it's not very little anymore hehe! Which is fine because that means I get to see faces I've missed... I just don't fancy being the centre of attention and I tend to want to hide.

And as an extra treat, we're going to Melbourne... my almost home. As much as I loved Perth, I found it too quiet so I was going to move to Melbourne. I went to Melbourne quite a bit, and totally fell in love with the city. I knew I had to move there because it just felt right, so I had my apartment all set up smack in the middle of the city... and then I met the hubs and moved to a sleepy, tiny town in the Middle of Nowhere, USA. Oh, I'm fully aware of the irony...

So. As if this blog isn't quiet enough lately, it's going to get quieter. I'll try to blog while I'm away but I promise nothing. I might be too deliriously happy being surrounded by family and my two sisters to remember that I have a blog heehee! There will be a giveaway while I'm gone though... look out for that! And hopefully I'll be able to take pictures of a couple of quilts I've finished lately before I leave so I can share.


Pictures from here, here and here.

15 comments:

ShellyG said...

Wow! How exciting for you Audrie!!!! Im from Mildura (600kms northwest of Melb) originally, but moved to Perth 8 years ago. I now live a quilty life in Roleystoneb(the beautiful hills) with hubby and two kiddos. Have an awesome time in your homeland and super time when you get here in Perth! x

Elsa said...

oh, have a lovely time with your family ~ it's always hard to be far away. Soak them up!

Debbie said...

so exciting! Have the very best of times!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

So excited for you, Audrie! I got tears in my eyes reading how much you're looking forward to this trip. Have a wonderful time and take lots of pics to share with folks in the Middle of Nowhere, USA :))) P.S. Have you got the Ozzie visas? ROTFL!

Kimberly said...

How super exciting!! That is awesome. I'm sure you will have the best time EVER.

mindingmomma said...

have a wonderful time!

Lisa said...

Have a wonderful holiday and time at home. I love Singapore and love Australia even more (Sydney is my home and I live in the UK at the moment). Enjoy every moment with your family!

Cindy said...

How exciting for you!! And the hub gets to go too- waahoo!!!:) Enjoy your time with family and make some wonderful memories! I hope you can share pics when you return! See you when you get back!

mascanlon said...

Have a wonderful time! Going home is always the most special trip of all and it sounds like you will have plenty of family time to revel in!

Phyllis said...

This is such an exciting trip! Enjoy!

Sandra said...

I am so envious. As a Brit. living in Canada, I know the "exciting" feeling of going "home".
Have an awesome time. Fill every moment with memories you'll cherish for many years.

Carole said...

This is so great for you ! And you'll get to share so many memories with your hubby, and make your own while you're there together. Have a nice, safe trip and enjoy :)
(I'm so jealous about the food !)

CitricSugar said...

Ah! So excited for you!! How wonderful… Have some noodles and pavlova for me. :-)

Deb said...

Have a wonderful trip!!

RWL said...

awww have a great time. i was JUST there - well, not really there, but had a stopover for a night on my way back from east timor to dc. man, that airport is AMAZING

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