Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Trip Up North

Well, are you all dying to see the huge amount of photos from our holiday and what we actually did while away?
Well, die no longer, because here they are!!

Note: All photos on this post have either been taken by my parents or sister, India. Another post will have my photography!

So in case some of you are not aware of where we actually went, and what the point of the holiday was, then let me fill you in : )
We were originally planning to drive up to Cairns, Queensland in December to celebrate Christmas with Mum's side of the family. But it is extremely HOT in summer at the top of Australia and a bit unpleasant, so Mum thought why don't we drive up in the middle of winter and have 'Christmas in July' with our relatives instead. So we did, and stopped off at many different places on the way! We have driven to Cairns before along the east side of the Queensland coast before, but this time we decided to drive on the west side of Queensland through the hot, dusty country which was like being in a different world to Toowoomba or anywhere on the coast! A great experience, but I would NEVER live there! I am very much a city girl and probably will always be : ) After we stayed in Cairns for a week and celebrated 'Christmas' with rellies, we took the quick root home along the coast back to Toowoomba!

In a sapphire mine (we actually panend for sapphires and Isaac and myself found gem quality sapphires!!)

At the Stockman's Hall of Fame (basically all about living out in the country and the life of a farmer)

In a tiny town that Mum lived in for two years in primary school. We went and visited her old house, school and familiar places from her childhood!

Sophie is so cute : )

Sophie insisted!

I think she said something really funny : )

Sophie: Holly, I wus you!
Me: Really? I love you too.
Cute : ) : ) : )

Go Soph! (notice Eloise and Micah in the background getting soaked?!)

So those are some of the photos from our holiday up north! Thanks for reading : )


p.s. Guest posting over here today! Would love if you'd go check it out and tell me what you think!

p.p.s. I earnt 30 dollars today! From lots of house work and child-minding tonight. Yay!


  1. Lovely photo's! I can't wait to see more! :D

  2. I Love the photos of you and your sisters!

  3. thanks for your compliments, girls! Lauren, your party was sop much fun today! I loved it : )

  4. Wow looks like you had a blast!
    Sophie's so cute.

  5. Holly .....

    You must have had SO MUCH FUN! Wish I could have been there with you all! And Sophie is soooo sweet!

    Izi :)


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