Welcome back everyone to another Good Morning Mondays Link Up at Darling Downs Diaries.

Wow, we’ve had a great week starting with the Eisteddfods on Monday.

The children did very well and all their hard work for the past 12 months paid off for them. They weren’t always easy wins and the competition was stiffer than last year. They both came away with some firsts and a second each and honourable mentions.

The picture shows them wearing their medals and this was taken late on Tuesday night so they were very tired.
We always tell them it’s not about winning it’s about doing your best and blessing the audience with their performance, so when they don’t win it isn’t a big problem for them. They have good friends that perform with them as well and it’s nice to see them happy for them if they win instead of them.  This is such a great lesson for us all to learn and sometimes it is hard but definitely worth it.

The next eisteddfod is in a couple of weeks and this on will be in Warrnambool. They will play the same pieces and this is all good practice for their exams in August. It’s good to get the adjudicators opinion as well and all this goes together to perfect their pieces.

We had some absolutely awesome pianists play over the two days finishing with the under 16 and open sections and these young people just left us awe struck. It was great for our children to see what happens when you put in and practice.

We’ve had a couple of cold mornings last week and here is our no 2 son with the ice from on top of a puddle on the track. He was amazed at this and it was fun for them to see this.The autumn colours have hung around and I took a picture of this beautiful tree last week at music lessons. The sun was in just the right spot and the colours were just gorgeous.I managed to finish this rag rug for a friends 30th birthday that we celebrated on Saturday.  I really enjoy making these rugs and I also really enjoy giving them.
So on Saturday night we had a bush dance 30th birthday party. We all had a great time and our no 1 son was home for the weekend too. We celebrated our no 2 daughter’s 12 birthday as well, so it was a weekend of celebrations.

It was nice for us all to be together and to catch up on our son’s news and what he has been doing. It’s always nice to have him home even if it is for a short time.

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three this week were…10 Questions That Foster Thriving Friendships by Living Our DaysWhole Grain Baked Pancakes with Warm Apple Sauce, Yoghurt and Granola by Our Sunday CafeDIY Cleaners For The Home That Save Money by 15 Acre Homestead

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up. Each week this link up is filled with such good ideas and Godly wisdom.

Okay this week it’s back to normal routine, that is the week starts on Tuesday as we’ve got a long weekend holiday here. Normally my husband would work on the Monday but with our son being home it’s nice to get as much time together as possible. He will head back up north on Monday afternoon.

We have our fruit trees arriving on Tuesday so we need to go to town and pick them up. There is over 40 this year and we have moved the orchard and changed things up a bit. I will explain a bit later once we’ve got them planted.

With music exams only 7 weeks away we will be concentrating on our theory work and oral work over the coming weeks as well as keeping our pieces together.

Back to school work too will be in order and just general work as well.

Our raised beds are growing really well and my husband and I need to catch up on some work in the aquaponics system this week too. Some needed pruning and planting to keep the system balanced.

Our pastor has been preaching on Hebrews each week and it has been amazing. I always struggled with the book but he has just opened it up for us. It is our sin that separates us from God but Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, the last sacrifice.  Last week he talked about whether we actually understand what sin is and I guess I’ve been thinking on that a lot this week.

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 #128”

  1. Dearest Terry,
    your little girls were truly great, congrats to both of them !

    Thanking you so much for sharing another so heartwarming post of yours with your coming Fall – we’re living our Summer, how strange to think about our wonderful world !- and for hosting, as well, I’m sending blessings on your week just begun, may it be filled with joy and smiles

    XOXO Daniela (Dany) at ~ My little old world ~ (

  2. What a treat to be featured here this week. So thankful for all who read and were helped by the good words of Lisa-Jo Baker in Never Unfriended.

    And I smiled when I read about your family “keeping their pieces together” for the music exam. We had our piano recital not long ago, and those pesky pieces have a way of unraveling at the most inopportune times!

    1. Hi Michele, good to hear from you and it was my pleasure to feature your post. Yes those pesky pieces do have a mind of their own !! Just as well it’s about doing your best and not about winning. Have a great weekend. Blessings

  3. What a wonderful accomplishment for your sweet children. You must be a very proud mama.
    I love your rag rug too. I always wanted to try my hand at making one but when we moved all my scrap fabric was left behind. I’m sure I will collect more over time though.
    Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful Fall as we head into Summer here.

    1. Hey there Patti thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I hope you get a chance to make a rug, they are so nice and easy too. Enjoy your summer and I’m enjoying our cozy wood fire. Blessings

  4. Your kids look happily weighed down with medals. Congratulations to them and to you! “Blessing the audience” – what a wonderful goal and attitude. Have a great week, Terri!

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