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Second Anniversary!


Wow! I just happened to go onto my blog today and discovered it’s my second anniversary! Last year I didn’t write as much. There has been much going on for me emotionally. I have made huge messes but over all, I am pretty content again. I have learned a lot about myself in the silence of not blogging. Editing thoughts and trying to decide what is truly worthy of sharing with the whole internet has been my undoing in some ways but I do think there are somethings that are better left to only certain people. This is a learning process for me and I am sure many other people who choose to blog.

I was going to do a blog about Peach Bundaberg soda and Peach Nehi because of course one is Australian and the other is American. What better to do a blog on by a yaussiechick? I couldn’t think of anything else because most people who are fans of MASH know that Radar O’Reilly, loved Grape Nehi. He couldn’t get enough of it. I use to be that way until I had tried a Peach Nehi. I always loved peaches and to have it as a soda was my idea of heaven in a bottle. In Australia, it’s not so easy to get your hands on a Nehi but it is just as nice to grab a soda by Bundaberg. Bundaberg brews some fine rum but they also make terrific soda. I am always discovering new combinations. I tried the Peach Bundaberg soda. I thought it was heaven in a bottle. They do many fine flavours such as Passionfruit, Pineapple and Coconut, Lime but I must say I do love the peach one.

If you are traveling in Australia and are wanting something peachy to drink, I suggest a Peach Bundaburg soda and if you are traveling in the USA and desire something peachy, grab a Nehi Peach if you can find it. This flavor is limited but so worth the having if you are lucky enough to put your hands on it.

Here’s a link to the American Nehi: http://homersoda.com/soda/nehi-peach-only-available-for-private-parties/

The link to Peachee Bundaberg: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bundaberg-Peachee/27556445599

Angourie Rainforest Retreat


Angourie Rainforest Retreat is not far from Yamba, NSW. It’s less than an hour’s drive from Adam’s and my little piece of paradise. Adam wanted to do something special for us for our anniversary so he booked a spa room for us. It was a really lovely place to stay and I would like to go back again once we have a little bit more money saved up. It has two lovely pools and a day spa. We even did the rainforest walk which was very short. It took us less than five minutes to trek through once we got to it. I think it was there just to give you a taste of what it would be like.

There is a really lovely restaurant named Cunjevoi which we dined at. The special for the night was a 3 course feast and a bottle of wine for $60. It was well worth the money we spent because it was divine. I really regret not taking notes of what we ate but I do have a few pictures. I really need to make sure to journal more so when I blog I can do things more efficiently.

20130730-103804.jpgThis is a picture of the bottle of wine that I had with our meal at the restaurant which was an unwooded Chardonnay. It was yummy. There were notes of white peach and honey dew melon in it.

20130730-103828.jpg This was my main course. I believe it was lamb strap back with potato mash and pea puree. It was very tender and tasty. Adam ordered a side of brocollini with slivered almonds in a herb butter sauce. There was also some asparagus in there but I ate the asparagus since Adam hates it. His loss was my gain.

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20130730-103903.jpgAdam’s main was beef with baby spinach and garlic and a potato rosti.

20130730-103920.jpgMy dessert was a take on Apple Crumble with rhubarb compote and Amsterdam fog. I so want to go back just for the Amsterdam fog which was like a meringue with almond liqueur.

20130730-103938.jpg Adam had the chocolate tart with passionfruit curd. I loved the curd. Adam thought the dessert was yummo.

Everything that we had we loved. When we arrived we had lunch poolside. I had a seafood chowder which I would have had again. We had the option to dine in our room if we wanted. I am glad though that we decided to go to Cunjevoi because it made the day all the more special for us. It is winter for us but that didn’t make the day bad. It was quite a beautiful day. We sat in the balcony area listening to the birds enjoying our time out together.  Rain had been forecasted but it held off until Sunday morning, the day we had to check out.

The featured wine was Sirromet. I thought it quite funny because growing up, Adam’s family had a farm near Queanbeyan called Sirroma. It was as if everything came together for us on our anniversary. I will leave you with a video that I took of where we stayed, Room 108 which was fantastic. I really loved our time there and look forward to going back again when it’s warmer so we can play in the pool or I can go to the day spa. Who knows, I might even take more pictures and do another video blog.

Have a great day!

What Love Is All About


The title of the song that I wrote for Adam was a wedding present that was played when we lit the unity candle that I wanted for our ceremony. This song is a collaboration of sorts with Paul Nimmo who at the time was in Australia while I was in Louisiana.  I asked if he could put my melody to music. He took up the challenge and you will get to hear the song. I sang the song acapella using my computer. He did the piano as well as mixing the sounds you hear. I think he did a wonderful job.

What Love Is All About by Dianna Louise Miller for Adam William Morris

 Sometimes it’s rough

But with you by my side it’s not so tough.

You’re the one I want to share

With everything and everyone I know.

Life is never easy

But sharing things with you lightens the load.

This is what love is all about

Sharing, caring, and knowing in the end there’s one constant in your life.

When two hearts become one

There’s magic and it will never come undone

As long as the two remember to share because they are one.

I cherish you for all you are.

You’re everything that I could want:

Forgiving, and giving, strong, generous, understanding, and true.

I see so much of Christ in you.

This is what love is all about

Sharing, caring, knowing in the end there’s one constant in your life.

When two hearts become one

There’s magic and it will never come undone

As long as the two remember to share because they are one.

One more thing to share with you

I thank God for all He has done for me and you

He started us on different paths

We thought we’d never met our half to make us whole

But now I know He works in such mysterious ways.

Although our beginnings are world apart

He brought us together and now we’ll journey forth in this world as one.

And this what love is all about

Sharing, caring, and knowing in the end there’s one constant in your life.

When two hearts become one

There’s magic and it will never come undone

As long as we remember to share because we are one.

It’s 11 years now since we have made our commitment to each other. It has been the best 11 years of my life. As the years go by, I think back about where we were, where we are and where we are going. I always dreamed of finding him. Believe me, we don’t have a perfect relationship but I can’t imagine my life without him in it. He gives me strength. He inspires me. He makes me a better person. I would like to think that I have that sort of influence on him. I never in a million years thought I would have someone who makes me this happy. He knows me better than I know myself. It almost feels like a modern fairy tale come true. I have to pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming but the reality of Adam and Dianna is very much real.

I know that I am blessed with a really wonderful partner. He spoils me rotten and I try to spoil him too. We have our moments but I do know that no matter what, he loves me and I would have to do something pretty horrible to wreck what we have. I would have to be insane to do that. I swear I was made for him.  Here’s a few photos to highlight the years we have had together.

My very first birthday in Australia about 15 days before we got married in Canberra.

My very first birthday in Australia about 15 days before we got married in Canberra.

The two Mr. and Mrs. A. Morris 29/6/2002 Val, Adam, Dianna, and Athol Morris

The two Mr. and Mrs. A. Morris 29/6/2002 Val, Adam, Dianna, and Athol Morris

Auntie Jean, Adam and me on our first wedding anniversary at China Tea Club where we had our 'rehearsal dinner" the previous year.

Auntie Jean, Adam and I on our first wedding anniversary at China Tea Club where we had our “rehearsal dinner” the previous year.

111Adam and I at the Valley of the Kings Maui Hawaii 29/6/2012

I know that life is full of ups and downs but as my song says when two hearts become one it is magic and it will never come undone as long as the two remember to share, because they are one! I thank God for Adam and I pray that you too may get to experience the joy of love in all the magnificent forms it comes in!