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Monday, March 7, 2011

Kristen turns 28 in Australia!!

Kristen and Mikey, I'm in my new bday shirt!!

Well another event to share with you on the blog. My 28th Birthday!!! And of course I had about a million things on my list that I wanted to do. I think I wore Mikey and the new roomies out with trying to fit everything in. It was a great day just being in Australia. I went to work at the Pilates studio which reminded me what a wonderful experience all this has been and how lucky I was to find such a wonderful work environment. We then had reservations at Mexicana the new mexican restaurant that opened up down the street from us at North Narrabeen. It looked pretty good and we have yet to have good mexican in Australia so we thought we would give it a try on my bday! We invited the people we had Christmas dinner with and their daughter and of course the 2 new roommates, Mikey, and I. Katie and D(new roommates) gave me a bouquet of beautiful flowers and 2 "real" wine glasses for my birthday. So sweet. Mikey got him and I tickets to see Sydney Dance Company perform on April 9th. I can't wait!! i have still been taking class there every Tuesday with Sydney Dance Company's rehearsal director. She teaches a professional contemporary class which is awesome!! Keeping me on my toes. We then had some guacamole that I made as an appetizer for everyone to eat and unwind before heading off to dinner. We then went to the restaurant at 8 pm and I ordered the 3 tacos and we had some chips and salsa. We had a great time and overall the food was pretty good. Definitely not American mexican and not El Sombrero to my Gainesville folk!! The next day we went kayaking and paddle boarding on Narrabeen Lake. The weather wasn't great but Mikey had taken off work to do this and we were in the spirit so we made the best of it. Before venturing down to the lake, Katie, other roommate had also gotten me a Narrabeen Lagoon informational DVD(sort of like a gag gift) to watch before we kayaked the lake to learn more about how it was formed. So we all gathered around and watched this video. It was pretty informative and we all had a good laugh that she had gotten this and we were preparing for our days adventure very astutely!! We started the day with fish sandwiches and fries on the bbq by the lake. Then we rented the equipment and set out on our adventure!! It was soooooo much fun. Pretty big lake too and right in the middle of a city suburb so it was really special place. We all took turns in the kayak and on the stand up paddle boards. We then decided that pizza and a movie was the perfect way to end this eventful day. And of course the next day was beautiful and I was surprisingly a little sore from the kayaking and paddle boarding! So me and the girls hit the beach while mikey watched the Quiksilver pro contest online that is going on on the Gold Coast. Later in the day Mikey and I went for our favorite walk around here up to North Narrabeen onto Narrabeen headland and then over Turimatta head. The day ended perfectly with Cheescake made by our english roomate D. A birthday candle, fresh raspberries on top, and even the happy birthday song. They all assured me that after the cheesecake my birthday was over!!!!! :) hey we all got to do some fun things that we had been wanting to do anyways and my birthday just gave us the excuse.
Flowers and Wine glasses from Roomates

Bouquet of flowers from rommates and my present to myself, new bathing suit!!
The Dummets and the Sully's at Mexicana
Everyone at Mexicana
Kristen, Mikey, Katie, and D
BBQ at lake
Kristen and D on Paddle Boards
Mikey kayaking on Narrabeen Lake
Kristen and Mikey in Narrabeen Lake
Mikey on a stand up paddle
Let's just say I went flying off into the water after this picture!!
D and Mikey in the Kayak!
The Cheesecake!!
Love Always,