I have arrived! I was picked up at the airport by the Todd’s, (the family that I am au pairing for) on Monday. I spent the day getting to know Vicky- mom, Tom- dad, Mille- 9, Harry- 7 and Lizzie- 5…along with Daisy- a beautiful yellow lab & Duke- tabby cat. The Todd’s live in a beautiful beautiful home in Mosman, NSW…about 20 min from the city center. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to live with such a kind and generous family as moving to a country so far from my home wouldn’t necessarily be easy had I not found such a fit. Tuesday was my first official day & the Todd’s took me out on their boat where I was able to see the Sydney Opera House, Harbor Bridge, Luna Park…the list goes on. While I was too cold to go tubing, or as Lizzie, Harry and Millie call it, “donut-ing” I enjoyed my time watching in a very quiet and secluded bay. On Tuesday night, we went to one of Vicky’s friends home where I met some of their friends as well as two very nice au pair’s- one from germany and one from columbia. While i’ll spend the next couple of days doing the mundane routine of errands such as setting up a bank account, getting an aus #…I couldn’t be more joyed that i will be doing so, down under.