After my class at Tecumseh last night I went over to my friend Valeeta's house so we could have a proper visit for the first time since she's returned from her 5-week trip to Australia. We've managed to sneak in a quick coffee, and have chatted at our shared Book Club, but time to just sit on the couch and talk about whatever comes to mind was long overdue. So we sipped some coffee and exchanged (also long overdue) Christmas presents, talked about our kids and assorted trips, and shared several laughs. Valeeta brought home gifts from both herself and from our mutual friend Angeline, including the kangaroo duo shown above for Sophie. We may not have been able to travel to Australia, but it's awfully nice that a little bit of Australia has made its way to us!