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5 months....08 Jul 2011
2 months in...22 Mar 2011
2 wks in06 Feb 2011
Jeez its HOT!06 Feb 2011
Need another friend?31 Jan 2011
Our new life in Perth29 Jan 2011
The last goodbye21 Jan 2011
The final week.....19 Jan 2011
2 week countdown07 Jan 2011
7 wks to go....04 Dec 2010
All change!28 Oct 2010
6 months to go....11 Oct 2010
Lets-perth17 Aug 2010
Short-term rents12 Aug 2010
Flights booked12 Aug 2010
Pre-schools and Primary School31 Jul 2010
visa granted!!!21 Jul 2010
Finished....28 Jun 2010
Medicals and police checks11 Jun 2010
CO assigned!...whoop, whoop05 Jun 2010
Scanning & uploading...02 May 2010
Online Application submitted30 Apr 2010
Next step20 Apr 2010
Where to live?26 Jan 2010
Skills Accessment posted25 Jan 2010
Scanning & uploading...
02 May 2010
We spent hours last night scanning in and uploading all the necessary documentation for our online application. Only Form 1221 to go..(by 10pm last night we just couldn't face filling in yet another form asking for the same details!)

After receiving the confirmation e-mail its looking like we'll be processed within 12 months which works for us. I need to get organised! spend extra quality time with my parents who live only about 10 mins away so its going to feel very strange for me not seeing them. They are very supportive of our move to Australia but deep down I know they are sad that we have decided to emigrate, they are going to miss Samuel & Jack terribly and i feel pangs of guilt taking them away from them but hopefully they will come out and visit us and we are able to get back regulary to see them. With Skype at least the boys can see them and hopefully maintain a close relationship with them.

We haven't even had a 'yes' yet and I'm begining to feel mixed emotions. Guess this is the start of the emotional rollercoaster!