Friday, September 2, 2016

Off to see my mum!

Today I leave on a jet plane (er... or just a normal plane?) to meet up with my mum in LA. We are staying for just two nights and renting a car (a convertible, of course) and road tripping to Las Vegas. Joining my mum is one of her good friends that I've known since I was a teenager. It's going to be super fun, and I can't wait. 

I haven't seen my mum since our trip home in 2014. It sucks, and I hate it, but there isn't much I can do about it, short of moving home. Flights are expensive.

My mum - gosh. My mum drives me crazy you guys. She gets under my skin like nobody else and drives me batty in like 5 seconds. But she knows and loves me more than anyone else, and she always will. She's so much more than a mother or a best friend to me, she's all that and more. She sacrificed so much to give us what she could and even though we were the brattiest kids in all the land, she still loved us. Forgave every stupid mistake, showed up to everything big or small, listened to us even when she wished we'd shut up. She encouraged, supported and reprimanded us when we needed it. She joked around and would drive through huge puddles so the water would go over the car and we'd squeal like we were on a roller coaster. She's the best cook I know and I'd eat anything she made (except the ham and pea soup mum, stop). She's impatient, a little negative, gets really cranky if you invade her personal space and don't you dare think about touching her hair - but she's my mum and I love her, even when she drives me crazy.


If you ask me what I miss most about Australia, it is hands down my mum. I'd give up every red frog, golden gaytime, sandy beach, roundabout, lack of snow, sausage sizzle, 4 weeks annual leave - I'd give it all up if I could somehow combine my life with hers without that pesky ocean in between. She is my home and I can't wait to spend the next few days trying to cram in the last few years.

I won't be blogging, but I'm sure to post an obscene amount on instagram and snapchat (kristenlees122).

56 comments:

  1. Have a great time!! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

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  2. Enjoy this time with your mother. Make every moment count! Safe travels to you!

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  3. Leeeaving on a jet plane!! Haha, thanks for that earworm ;-)

    My mum drives me crazy too. Must be a mum thing ;-) Have a fantastic time!

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  4. Aww this post is so precious. Have the BEST time together!!

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  5. have a great time with your mom! moms do that; mine is the same. i'm sure i do that to Kayla as well :)

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  6. I hope you have the most amazing time!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to see all your pics & hear about your time. Enjoy every second of it.

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  7. Awe, moms are the best! You have a safe trip and enjoy your time! I know you are going to create so many memories :)

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  8. Have so much fun!! Have you been to Vegas before??

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  9. I don't know how you live so far from home and family. That alone makes you one of the bravest people I know! I hope you have the absolute best weekend with plenty of good times to make up for the last two years and hold you over for a bit after this. Safe travels and have fun!

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  10. Cue the tears! I can't wait to see all of your snaps & hear about your trip when you get back!

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  11. have the most wonderful time my friend!!!! i can't wait to hear about it all after!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  12. How awesome - have a wonderful time with her!

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  13. That picture of you ladies is beautiful. Have a wonderful wonderful time in Vegas!! Looking forward to seeing all about it on snap and IG.

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  14. Have an amazing trip sweet friend, and enjoy every second! The drive between LA and Vegas is so much fun through the dessert, don't forget to stop at the Hoover Dam! And yay for riding in style in a convertible :-D
    Green Fashionista

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  15. Have SO MUCH FUN!!! Can't wait to follow along on Insta - post all the pics!!

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  16. Have so much fun! IT will be a great adventure and you will have so many memories from the weekend!

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  17. Such a sweet post. I wish I could just take that ocean out of the equation for you so you didn't have to wait to long to be with your mom again, but for now, enjoy this beautiful time you have together! Safe travels and enjoy all the hugs and memories-in-the-making while you can :)

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  18. So excited for you, you're going to have an amazing time!

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  19. Awww! I hope you have the most amazing time with your mom!

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  20. Have SO much fun, beautiful lady! Mommas are the best - even when they drive us batty :)

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  21. I hope y'all have the best time! I can't imagine living an ocean away from my Mama!

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  22. Have a wonderful time with your Mum, Kristen! She sounds like an amazing lady and you two are going to have so much together!

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  23. Have so much fun!!! :) your mom looks more like your sister.

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  24. Such a sweeet post. Hope you have a lovely vacation and great quality time with your mom. :)

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  25. HAVE THE BEST TIME!! Super sweet post, can't wait to see photos and then a recap! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  26. Awwww, have SO much fun with your mom!!

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  27. Have the VERY BEST time with your mom! I cannot imagine how being that far away from family feels. The reunions must be SO sweet.

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  28. Have the VERY BEST time with your mom! I cannot imagine how being that far away from family feels. The reunions must be SO sweet.

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  29. This was so sweet! Have so so so so so much fun with your mum!

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  30. Have a great time with your mom! I can't imagine how it must feel to go so long without seeing her. Enjoy every second :)

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  31. Have fun!! My mom drives me equally crazy but love her all the same haha.

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  32. It really is amazing how the people we love also tend to be the ones that annoy us the most! I feel like my mom and I usually start fighting if we've been together for longer than 48 hours, but I love her so much anyways! Have the best time with your mom this weekend, and I can't wait to follow along!

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  33. This sounds awesome, have an AMAZING time!

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  34. I hope you two have an amazing time!!

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  35. This post totally just made me cry. I hope you shave the best time with your mum xoxox

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  36. I am so excited for you!! Have a wonderful trip and love each other up!!

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  37. Yayyyyyyyyy! Enjoy the time with your Mum and enjoy those red frogs, girl! <3

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  38. "She's impatient, a little negative, gets really cranky if you invade her personal space and don't you dare think about touching her hair"--wait...am I your mom? Because that sounds like me. And my husband can attest to that. Hahahaha.

    Your paragraph at the end was so sweet!!!!

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    1. Also I wasn't following you on Insta until three seconds ago and now I am offended (at myself) for not following you before.

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  39. Have the best time, lady! Soak it all in!

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  40. Hooray for mum-love! Have an awesome time in Vegas!!! Get in as many hugs as possible! :D

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  41. Have a wonderful time with your Mum!

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  42. Oh yay for mom time!!! Hope it's the very best!!

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  43. This post made me cry, because I know pretty much exactly what you are saying and feeling. Have the BEST time! <3

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  44. Have a fantastic trip with your mum! Can't wait to read all about it later :)

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  45. Have the best time with you mom! It is so hard being away from home, I got to spend an amazing time with my family this summer but don't know when the next time I see them will be, so hard but those times together are so good!

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  46. This was the sweetest, most honest, tribute to your mom! It's true - our moms can make us crazy, but we love them like no other! They sure do put up with a lot and love us back no matter what! I hope you have the best weekend ever!

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  47. This rings so true to me about my own mom :) Love that you're getting some quality time together! Enjoy it!!

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  48. Enjoy your time with your mom!! My mom lives a few minutes from me and while she does drive me crazy sometimes, I don't know what I would do without her!! You guys are going to make some great memories I'm sure!! Have a blast!

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  49. This is SO sweet. I've been enjoying following your Snaps - it looks like you're having the best time!

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  50. It sounds like we have similar relationships with our mom lol :) I saw you IG pics and it looks like you're enjoying your time out here. It's been a little chilly, but pretty nice overall!

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  51. I hope you have a fabulous time catching up with your mom! I got goosebumps reading this post because so much resonates with me (even the getting under my skin part). I always say 'home is where my mom is' and it has stayed true for over 15 years. Enjoy every minute and I can't wait to read about your adventures.

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  52. Mums are the best, and yours sounds particularly epic! I think your trip is done now but I hope it was amazing and you had plenty of time to cram in those two years :)

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