Hey there all!! Welcome back to Darling Downs Diaries and our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

After the excitement of our new granddaughter it’s been a almost quieter week.  We celebrated the 3rd birthday of our second granddaughter on Monday evening and it was a lovely night of fun and fellowship.

Here she is with our no 1 daughter – her mum with the delicious birthday cake she made her.

She was a very blessed little girl, receiving presents from grandparents, aunts and uncles. Now she has plenty of paper and pens to draw with and some lovely stickers.

We’ve had some crafty children this week with our no 2 daughter completing the rug she was making for her friend’s birthday. She wove the individual pieces on her loom and then sewed them together. This rug is just lovely and warm and was appreciated by her friend.No 2 son has been busy knitting himself a scarf.  I tried to teach him last year but it didn’t click but he has it now and is keen to get it finished in the hope he might get to go on the ski trip this year. It’s quite good motivation!He’s changed colours again now and has added a yellow and I think green will be next – it will be colourful, that’s for sure.

We haven’t milked as much this week due to my husbands work commitments and the fact that he had to leave extra early most days, we even had to buy a bit of milk to get us through. He milked later in the week though and the two cows gave us almost 40 litres, so I stocked the fridge and made butter.The butter is going well and it’s nice to share it around the family and have some in reserves. The separator that was given to me for my birthday has been such a blessing.

That’s about it for our week, except for piano practice – the first eisteddfod is on Monday. We managed to get some gardening done on Saturday afternoon and all the vegetables are growing well and the snow peas and broad beans are sprouting nicely.

Okay enough about me, onto our link up…

Our top three posts this week were… The Softer Side of Patriotic Decor by Penny’s Vintage Home At Home and Bored by Finding joy in the everydayPerseverance Part 6 – Turn & Face The Changes by Old Things New

Thank you everyone for linking up, you always bring such interesting topics.

This week is Eisteddfod week with us being out all day Monday and the children playing in the morning, afternoon and evening sections. Our no 2 daughter will also be playing on Tuesday night as well. We are all looking forward to it and especially since dad comes and we spend the time together.

I’m not sure yet but I might go up and see our son-in-law, daughter and family this week.  Then we have our no 1 son coming home this weekend and we have a close friends 30th birthday party on Saturday night.

Our no 2 daughter also has her birthday on Saturday so we’ve got a busy weekend coming up. The party will also be a bush dance so we’ll be looking for country gear to wear on the night, and polishing our dancing shoes.  I might just sit and cuddle our newest granddaughter instead though.

What’s on your agenda for next week???? and what have you been up to??

Thank you all for your support and may God bless you all.

Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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10 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #127”

  1. Congratulations to your knitting son! Brings back memories of teaching my two oldest boys to knit. It was hilarious, because in boy-fashion they turned even this into a competition: “I’m knitting faster than you.” “No, my scarf is longer.” “Mine is wider and more colorful.” And on and on.
    They’re both grown men now, and the best of friends — very thankful.

    1. Hey there Michele, thanks for stopping by. Isn’t it great to be able to teach our boys different skills and I can imagine the competitiveness, we have that here too. I’m so pleased that your sons are the best of friends, that’s how we want our children to be as they grow older. God bless you xxxx

  2. Thank you so much for featuring an article in our Perseverance series, Turn & Face the Change. It is greatly appreciated 🙂
    Have a great week with your sweet family.

  3. Aw, your 3 year old granddaughter is SO adorable. That’s one of my favorite ages. I love seeing all the hand-made creations each week. It does my heart good! Have a great week, Terri.

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