Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Citizenship Celebration!

This past Monday was May Day, so we decided to have a bbq and invite all our friends to help us celebrate our Australian citizenship.  We pretty much invited everyone we knew.  It was a holiday weekend so many people were away, but I think we had about 60 people show up.

Autumn made a flag cake.

Lining up for an Aussie bbq!

Plenty of teen girls!
They LOVE their photo being taken!

The boys hung out inside watching a movie.

Gifts from sweet friends.

Another photo of Autumn's cake.

We had a lovely evening with friends.  Living so far from family can be difficult, but we are very thankful for the friends God has given us here.

A friend gave us a fun list of  "You Know You're An Aussie When...".  So I thought I'd share some with you.  Enjoy!
  • You feel compelled to complete this chant: "Aussie, Aussie Aussie . . ."
  • You believe Waltzing Matilda is our real national anthem. 
  • Driving a caravan around the continent is your ideal retirement plan. 
  • You're bothered more by flies than sharks or crocs. 
  • At some point you've given or received the advice: "She'll be right, mate". Finding one of the world's most venomous snakes or spiders under your car is not out of the question.
  • You can go on holidays to another country in less time than it takes to fly to the other side of your own. 
  • You pronounce Melbourne as "Mel-bin".
  • You can translate: "Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas."
  • You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep.
  • You think "Woolloomooloo" is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.
  • You're secretly proud of our killer wildlife.
  • You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle. 
  • You're sweating the same amount at 8pm as you were at midday.
  • You have a spider as big as a dinner plate living in your lounge room and you're not really worried, because it's only a Huntsman.
  • You go to the servo for your petrol.
  • You love your barbie (And it's not a doll).
  • You went outside for less than 5 seconds and you are covered in mosquito bites.
  • You're strongly encouraged to slip, slop slap.
  • When you each chips - Not fries or crisps.
  • When you have a thong tan (On your feet) all year through.
  • You can run, dance, could even build a house wearing thongs.
  • When you check for Red-Back's before sitting on the dunny.
  • When you have Blue Tongues living in your yard, and you think they're friendly.
  • When you always have tan lines. Even in winter.
  • When you drive though "Macca's".
  • When you know "Crikey!" can mean something's either good or bad.
  • When something's a "Ripper!" you know it doesn't mean it's actually ripped.
  • When your builder is a "Brickie" and your truck driver is a "Truckie", but your Accountant is still your Accountant.
  • When having a "Chin wag" doesn't mean wiggling your chin.
  • When you know all the words to the "Wiggles" songs.
  • When you write 'Colour' not color.
  • When your mother is mum - not mom.
  • When you wake up in the morning and there's a new Prime Minister and there has been no vote
  • When the same Prime Minister who was booted out, without a public vote, is the new Prime Minister again, still without a vote.

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