January 26, 2010

Lisa the Australian - Part VII

Today is Australia Day, which means it was also Lisa Takes the Citizenship Pledge Day! So, without further ado, here's a photo montage of yours truly becoming a true blue Aussie:

There I am, in all my windblown, chubby faced glory, preparing to say the oath. Second from the left. Just in case the 6-and-a-half-months-pregnant-with-twins belly didn't give it away.

With just 31 words, 19 of us became Australians today.

Getting my citizenship certificate from the mayor, who thought it was just about the most awesome thing ever that he got a three-in-one deal with moi plus the oz bebbehs.

I know I look kind of dippy...I SWEAR I was happy, but just SO tired. I'm telling you, if these kids don't start letting me get some sleep at night, they'll be grounded from the day they're born. Oh, and do you like my plant? They give you a native tree - or, in my case, shrub - that you're supposed to put in your garden...hopefully my legendary black thumb won't kill it off.

Poor Ben. He no longer has an exotic international wife. Again, I SWEAR I was happy!

Proof that, from this day forward, I forever reserve the right to agree enthusiastically with everything on this list.

And so, this is the end of the Lisa the Australian saga. Or is it the beginning? Time to go throw some snags on the barbie and celebrate!


  1. Awwwww! Congratulations! You (& the babes!) looked lovely - and all of the paperwork is too! How about that?! :)

    I <3 the shrub :)


  2. Happy Australia Day and Congratulations on becoming "one of us"!

    Now go and have a vegemite sandwich, a meat pie and throw a shrimp on the barbie or any other stereotypical Australian things to do (my bet would be go and have a lie down and try and get some sleep!)

    Congrats again!

  3. Just found you via SITS. CONGRATS!! What wonderful news! :-)


  4. Congratulations and Happy Australia Day!

    You look so full of babies... LOL! :)


  5. YAY!!! Congrats on your new citizenship...you look GREAT, by the way :)


  6. Figured they'd have covered it on the news, but they only looked at the one in Dubbo, lazy buggers. Still, congrats. :D

  7. Congrats Lisa! Now you just need to end every statement like it's a question and we'll be none the wiser!


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