Hey there everyone, welcome to another Good Morning Mondays Link Up. We have now reached our 6 month anniversary of this link up and I am so blessed at how it has grown over the past weeks and months and the new friends and developing relationships I have now.

I want to thank you all again (I know I thank you every week) because it really does mean that much to me, you all bless me so much.

This past week has been quite quiet here, which has been wonderful. Unfortunately No 2 son has been down with a cold which quite quickly turns to asthma. He has been inside most of the week, getting heaps of piano practice done and Lego building. Dad even had time to work on their big crane which he got for his birthday last year.

Our son just loves this time together and looks forward to really wet and cold days in winter and really hot days in summer because it is most likely Dad will be home and then out comes the Lego.

My husband has also been helping our No 1 son rebuild his ute (a 4 cylinder pickup truck). They have had the motor rebuilt and now they are fixing up the tray and will hopefully have the motor back in by the end of the week.  It is a big job but they enjoy working together and are creating great memories.

I have been enthused with all of you in the Northern Hemisphere doing your spring cleaning and although it is autumn here I have been having a bit of a clean up.

When we had lunch with friends on Easter Sunday we were so impressed with the fact that the television wasn’t the centre of their living area. They have a lovely uncluttered living room with a computer screen off to one side as their television.

Both their family and ours only use the television for watching DVD’s but ours is still a big set and almost the focus of attention when we sit in our living room. So I moved things around a bit and got rid of an arm chair (old and had it) and made it so that the television was not right in our line of view when we sit together.

We did have piano lessons on Saturday as their teacher was a bit concerned about how they were going and the number of lessons between now and the local eisteddfod.  I like to think that she just loves seeing us and missed us 🙂

Sorry not a very exciting week here but being home is just great.

Onto our link up.

Our top three posts this week were…


Families come in different shapes and sizes by Jo at Stop Have a Chat
thmb5521fcb6b8d87Organize Your Life with These Amazing Free Printables by Kathy at Cornerstone Confessions

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We Really Really Want Your Kids in Church So… by Rebecca at Mary and Martha’s House

and my personal favourite is…


Giving Everything You Have by The Farmers Wife at Growing In His Grace

These posts were great and I encourage you all to have a look at them if you haven’t already, you will definitely be blessed.

My husband and I are off to the dentist tomorrow to check out how his tooth is going. Praise God for sorting it out and he hasn’t had any pain for ages now.

Our oldest granddaughter is turning two next week so we are having a dinner this Friday night to celebrate her birthday. I am not sure whether we are staying the night or not yet, but it will be just lovely to be together and it isn’t often that we catch up with the other set of grandparents so it should be a great evening.

I have been thinking about our friends lately and how we can help them when they are going through tough times. Sometimes I think it would be easier on our hearts to not have friends because it is really hard when they are facing difficulties, but that is just a cop out.

God has placed us in a fellowship of believers to be a family and to be there for each other and I pray that God will lead and guide us to do this.

I hope you all have a great week and that God will bless you abundantly.

and don’t worry I will have heaps of photos to share with you next week…

40 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #26”

  1. Thank you for hosting the link up! 🙂

    How is your son feeling after a week of sickies?

    What is a ute?

    It is fun this time of year up here in the northern part of the world (our little spot in Kansas is considered the Southern Plains in the big scheme of things), with planting seeds and putting in starters that are already blooming, preparing gardens and getting those going, and just beginning to start mowing the grass again. It’s also the spring weather season, which means lots of rains and the start of tornado season for us in this general region. I’m thankful for weathermen who don’t predict accurately! We’ve been told of an outbreak we were to have, but it didn’t get quite warm enough to get things rolling, and so we didn’t get all the tornadoes and baseball sized hail and physical damage–lots of people prayed for that not to happen! So far we’ve had enough hail drop in minutes to look like snow, and it’s happened twice, these are the first I’ve seen in 37 years personally.

    The lettuce and spinach are about a week or two from first harvest, the herbs are growing like mad–especially the mint, it’s all over the place and 4x bigger than when it went dormant in November, and there’s 4 varieties taking over the property lol. Soon we’ll be putting in the bigger crops to get going, as we’re almost past all danger of frost/freeze. It hasn’t happened in a week or two, but better to be safe than sorry. This is such a fun time of year, planning and planting and working with the hands and anticipating the blooms and harvests! And the green–seeing green again after a long cold winter. That is the best!

    1. Hey there, it is definitely a pleasure to host this link up and I am enjoying all the friendships (yours included) that I have now.

      Our son is feeling not too bad but I think he will have another week inside until it totally clears up. Hopefully there will be a day or two of sunshine for him to get out into although the wind can be cold.

      A ute is a 4 cyclinder pick up truck (I added this to the post) and has 3 seats (across the front) and a try so that he can carry his hunting dogs with him when he needs too.

      It sounds like you are having a good time outside in the garden and there is already heaps happening. I hope there are no tornadoes and that you are kept safe. I still think it sounds rather scary but there is always something we have to live with. Ours would probably be bush fires in the summer. Like I said our hail isn’t very big but yours sounds amazing.

      Fresh lettuce and spinach what a blessing. Don’t plant those tomato plants until the frosts have passed, we sometimes get caught with this and loose the lot 🙁 but we are learning.

      Thanks for your comment and for stopping by. Have a great and blessed week and heaps of hugs to you. xxxx

  2. Actually, it sounds like you have a great week considering it’s your harvest. That’s the hardest time to get a break. Piano playing, Easter fellowship, Legos… sounds like a good week! Praying you will have enough energy to get through your harvest and settle cozily into winter.

    1. Thanks for the comment. The harvest is almost done – the pressing things anyway. Tomatoes and corn are finished, need to dig the potatoes (we are a bit behind with this) and I have a heap of apples to bottle but they are not urgent. Hopefully get it all finished in the next couple of weeks and then I will be focusing on getting more vegetables going in the aquaponics. Looking forward to settling into winter and hopefully we will get some much needed rain soon. Oh yeah butchering and meat to process shortly too, and then (big sigh) we can relax (as if). Blessings

      1. Do you do a lot with the butchering, or do the guys generally “take care of it”? Just curious if your daughter (s) get involved or if it’s a guy thing?
        (I certainly prefer for it to be a guy thing around here!)

        1. Hey there, yes the butchering process is mainly a guy thing (phew) but sometimes our younger daughter goes out to watch, there isn’t much really to help with. They all like to have a look at the insides and such, but that doesn’t really do anything for me at all. I usually help with the processing of the meat, you know, like making sausages and mincing and packing it all away. I am blessed to have men who want to do this and our oldest son usually helps with the killing, skinning etc and then the rest is up to my husband and I. I use to help with all that and I even use to go hunting with them, but I’ve become a bit of a softie now. Blessings

    1. Welcome Mimi, I am so glad that you stopped by and I also appreciate your comment. Please have a look around if you get time and I’d love to get to know you better. Blessings

  3. Hi Terri, I am glad the linkup is growing and you have testimonies in the last 6 months.
    Thank you for the time here. I am grateful.
    Many Blessings to your family.
    Have a splendid week.

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  5. I know you said that your week wasn’t very exciting, but I just loved it (except for the part about Son #2 being sick!). My sons also loved Lego, and I always got in on the building process. Every now and then I’ll still buy them a small set (they’re now 32 and 28!). Good luck at the dentist, and happiest birthday to your granddaughter.

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful place to gather.


    1. Thank you Sharon for your comment and really blessed me and made me smile. The big lego we buy is normally for my husband and he is nearly 50, he enjoys it so much. Thanks for the birthday greetings and for stopping by. Blessings

    1. Hi Heather, yes you are right, there is something to be said for quiet weeks, they are great. Thank you for stopping by and for blessing me with your comment. Have a great week, blessings to you and yours.

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