Wow!  What a crazy year this has been!  In my last update I was off to watch my youngest son play baseball at the National Championships in Victoria.  Well who could predict that we would in fact WIN the national tournament and then head to California just 4 weeks later to represent AUSTRALIA at the World Series!  How totally amazing!  This was the most surreal and truly special event to be at – and to watch my son and my husband (as coach) represent our country on the world stage…well that was just priceless ♥

This amazing opportunity meant that we had to post pone my sons eye surgery and this will now be done at the end of September.  Although nervous we are all looking forward to gaining some improvement in his vision and moving forward with the healing process.

 

I also headed back to America to finalise my middle son’s college admission and see where he will be living for the next two years.  He received a scholarship to play baseball and study at a college in North Dakota.  This was a truly special week of connection with him as he embarks on this next adventure and experiencing a whole lot of firsts with him.  Again priceless!  He’ll be home for Christmas and this can not come fast enough!  But he has settled in well and taken to it all like a duck to water.  Absolutely living his dream ♥

 

So although these trips gave our budget a hefty hit, I am so grateful that I was able to experience them first hand.  A good friend said to just go and work it out later and this proved to be the best advice we could have received!  I am trying to live present and mindful in the moment and approach things with an open and grateful heart.  This means that the memories I have from these trips will be with me forever.  Truly precious.