A Beautiful Day to Become an Aussie Citizen

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
With the Mayor of Fremantle!! 
I guess I'm going to have to change Joel's status as the 'bearded American', because now he's officially an Australian, and he's pretty happy about it. On Thursday he was sworn in as a new Australian Citizen. Hopefully now he can finally do away with that pesky American accent for good (I'm joking here, incase it wasn't clear, just chuckle and move on).

It's so nice to know that he won't have to worry about renewing Visas ever again, and of course that he can Vote!! He's excited he got it in time for the Federal election! He can also get an Australian passport, which means he can now go to Cuba!

He's been adapting more and more to Aussie culture over the years, at the Citizenship Ceremony I even caught him yelling 'Oi' at Ezra when he was doing something naughty. But there's still a few things about Aussies that he doesn't quite understand yet. Like the fascination with Holden Commodores, the Aussie hatred for Root Beer, the apparent lack of peanut butter and Hershey products and why hotdogs have red plasticy skins on them. But, for the most part he gets us, I loved his hilarious and way more authentic (ha) version of the Australian Citizen test that I blogged about back when he sat his test (How to become an Aussie)

Needless to say I was a pretty proud wifey. I feel very blessed that he loves my country so much that he wants to live here forever, and isn't pining for US soil. It is hard living in a country that is not 'your own', I'm so glad that now Joel feels like he is Australian, and not a foreigner living on Aussie soil.

They put on a lovely afternoon tea full of lovely treats for all the new citizens and guests. Of course, Ezra is not one to shy away from a table full of food. He pushed his way to the front of the line and nabbed a chocolate slice before Joel or I even knew what was going on. The chocolate remnants that covered his face gave him away!

A delicious table full of treats
Such a beautiful day and beautiful place to Celebrate
He was happy as long as he was on his banana phone

Linking up with Jess for #IBOT today!!

Karen xx

16 comments on "A Beautiful Day to Become an Aussie Citizen"
  1. Mandy @ Makemeupmandy.comMarch 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    What a lovely post! I am what I call Aussie-convert by marriage too. I have picked up some Aussie slangs etc. which either makes my husband laugh or makes him real proud. He is still trying to correct the way I say "Cool as" because he reckons I sound like I'm saying, you know, "Cool ass". Oh well. Congrats to your husband on becoming an aussie citizen!

  2. What a beautiful place to become an Aussie!!!! I became an Australian Citizen when I was 7... and a British Citizen when I was 27.. gunning for Canadian Citizenship in a few years :P hehe Congrats to Mr Ameriozzy!

  3. Congratulations on becoming an Aussie!
    I have yet to take the plunge.
    I have no doubt that I will be living here for the rest of my days but I just haven't gotten around to taking the test!
    And I miss real lemonade...Newman's Own pink lemonade...so good!

  4. Kylez @ A Study in ContradictiMarch 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Oh congratulations, what an awesome thing! Looks like the day a absolutely lovely too.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS !!!! We moved here just over 13 years ago and became citizens when we were eligible. We have totally embraced the Aussie way of life, support Australian sports teams and love the country we live in. I can't think of anywhere I would rather live.
    Have the best week !

  6. Oh yay for the bearded American! And I think that name can stay. It suits him so much :)

  7. Rachel @ The Kids Are All RighMarch 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    I am totally with him on the peanut butter/chocolate failing of this country. Reese's peanut butter cups have only been here for less than a decade! What a stunning location.

  8. Congratulations Joel! Such lovely pictures and that afternoon tea looks delicious! Good on Ezra for getting in first xx

  9. haha! Don't worry all my American friends thought I was saying "sweet ass" instead of sweet as! Just makes you sound more authentic!

  10. Thanks Yvette! Wow, you just want to rule the world don't you ;)

  11. Yes, I actually miss American style lemonade, Joel hates that so many people here call Sprite Lemonade.

  12. It was a perfect day weather wise!! Thanks Kylez!

  13. It is the best way to be, you can't live in a place and feel at home while wishing you were somewhere else!!

  14. Alright, done and done, it is staying!

  15. The mixing of peanut butter and pretzels is truely American genius, I wish they had some of that good stuff over here too!!

  16. He isn't shy about helping himself to food thats for sure!! I was so surprised at how lovely the afternoon tea was, and so yumm!