Welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays. I am looking forward to hearing from you all this week and would love to hear how your week has been.

Ours started off with a whole day at our local Eisteddfod. I know I have been talking about this for a few weeks, well the day finally arrived. The children were all practiced up and ready to go.

We spent the whole trip in talking to both of them about humility and as I have said before these competitions are great for character growth.

It was a big day but the children did really well. No 2 son got one First Place and an Honourable Mention and No 2 daughter got two Firsts Places.

They were thrilled and received medals and a small cash prize as well.DSC_1548

Here they are with their medals. No 2 daughter is wearing the dress I made her and she was really thrilled with it. It turned out very well.

After such a big day out I was really tired for a couple of days but I seem to be on top of it now.

My husband and I were able to go out for tea before our Revelation Bible Study. It was lovely to go out together as we haven’t been able to do that for months.

Saturday we went on a tour of some historical sights and I will put up a post about that hopefully later in the week. We counted it as a history lesson and it was very interesting.

Our No 1 son and our No 1 daughter and her family have gone camping this past weekend so they stopped in on their way and of course it was great to see them. The girls are growing so quickly and are just so cute. We had a lovely lunch together and then they headed off for the Otways which is about an hour and a half drive from here.

It is a long weekend here so they are only getting home on Monday night but from what we’ve heard so far they are having a great time.

Sunday afternoon was lovely, it was cold outside and we were able to have a nice restful afternoon.

Okay onto our link up…

I know that I normally only feature the top three posts but because the top three were all written by the same lady I decided to feature the top six.

thmb556af2f44dfa3You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone by Glenys from Sacrificial Home Keeperthmb556b0588bc8ca

God Willing, Tomorrow Will Be Better by Glenys from Sacrificial Home Keeperthmb556af36530697A House Blessing by Glenys at Selah Christian Musings

thmb556b78112b0e7The Most Amazing Story by Jo at Stop…have a chat
thmb556b79d29c545Are Blogs Unrealistic by Jayne at Adventures At Tiny Toadstool Cottagethmb556c44914b3d4

Classically Teaching, Latin Introduction by Jennifer at Grammerlings

And my personal favourite was….thmb556ccc9375f6eGod’s Plans, My Life by Aimee at A Work of Grace

Wow there were some great posts linked up this week and it was hard to pick a favourite but Aimee’s post really hit a chord with me.

Thank you to all of you for taking the time to link up and thank you for all your comments, you don’t know how much it blesses me.

I have a couple of prayer requests and I ask that you remember Mr H and his wife and family in your prayers. He has started chemo again and is struggling a bit. Also Mrs E is having a new stent put in her heart this Thursday morning. Please pray that God blesses her and keeps her well so that the operation can go ahead.

I have a bit of a busy week. We are cooking for the Gideons on Monday night and they are coming here which will make it easier.

No 2 daughter is turning 10 this Wednesday and we are having a bit of a party for her on Friday night with a couple of close family friends.

Between that I need to sew a couple of sleep suits for some friends for their son, and some curtains for the boys bedroom, to keep out the cold.

I am so sorry that this has been such a long post but I wanted to show you one more picture.

This is a picture of a paddock that we pass on our way to town and the swans have arrived.


They say you can tell how high the water is going to get by how high the swans build their nests. I just like looking at them because they are beautiful.

Well that’s all or enough for this week, and I hope you all have a blessed week and that those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying your summer and those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are keeping warm and cozy.

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.”’

Love to you all xxxx

41 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #34”

  1. Congratulations! What a great job they did.
    Love the paddock with the swans. We see them at Lake Linlithgow – so beautiful!
    Happy birthday to Miss Soon to Be 10. All the best for a lovely celebration.
    Thanks for featuring me, and thank you so much for hosting. There are some amazing entries every week – it is a real blessing to start my week with so many uplifting posts to read. Although I won’t get to reading until tomorrow this week, with the long weekend!
    Have you sold all your piglets yet? Much as I would love one, I don’t think it will happen this year. Maybe next year.

    1. Hey Jayne, thanks for that. Yes the swans are so nice, we haven’t been to Lake Linlithgow for a while, this paddock is on the highway and the swans have only been there for a week or so. You are so right, I agree that there are some great posts linked up, so much to learn from. Some piglets still left, but numbers are dwindling. Thank you for the birthday wishes for our daughter I will pass them on. Blessings to you this week, I hope it is a good one. xxxx

  2. Thanks for featuring Grammarlings! And it always takes me a couple of days to recover from being out of the house for a day too. I will very often declare “This is a no-go day!” I hope your week is filled with fun and blessings!

    1. My pleasure for the feature Jennifer, thank you for taking the time to link up. Yes no-go days are almost necessary to catch up. May your week be filled with fun and blessings too. Love to you and your family. xxx

  3. Congratulations to your little ones! That is so wonderful. And her dress is so pretty…you did a great job. I trust your friends will be healed and come through their medical issues with a good outcome. I am praying. 🙂

    1. Thank you Joy for your comment and for stopping by. I learn so much from the link up and have great pleasure in hosting it. Thank you for your comment about our children I will pass it on. Swans are one of my favourite birds along with Blue Wrens. Blessings to you.

  4. I’m so glad to have found your linkup-it’s lovely. And congratulations to your children. May God hold each person in your prayer requests close to His heart. In Jesus name. Amen

    1. Oh thank you so much Susan for your kind and encouraging comment. Will pass your words of encouragement onto our children, thank you. Thank you also for your prayers for our friends. I’m so glad that you stopped by. Blessings to you and yours.

  5. Hello beautiful! I get so excited to stop by your party each week! Please stop by our party that starts on tonight at 7 pm , we love to party with you! We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

  6. I always enjoy hearing what is happening on the farm. Congratulations to your son and daughter. I know how hard you said they worked and your daughter’s dress is beautiful !! It is really summer in Portland, Oregon and the last few days have been close to 90 degrees. I’ve been working on some tote bags for graduation gifts for three girls from our church. We are so proud of them. My husband and I are planning a trip to the ocean for our anniversary trip later this week too. Our wedding anniversary isn’t until July 2nd but we went to the ocean last year over the 4th of July holiday and it was packed so we are going early this year. We have been traveling to my daughter’s and son-in-laws house (about a 15 min drive) to look after their new yard while they were camping. They had new grass seed put in and with this hot weather it needed watering – a lot !!! Thanks for always hosting a great link up party. I’ve connected with some extra nice people here. Have a blessed rest of the week !!! PS- love the swans. They are always so graceful !!!

    1. Hey Rebecca, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your life with me. Thank you for the congratulations for our children and thank you for appreciating all their hard work. Sounds like it is hot there, so hard to imagine when it is cold here. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband and I hope you have a nice weekend away and very smart not going on the 4th. I am so glad that you are meeting some nice people through the link up, I can only say I am too. Have a great week and may you be blessed. xxxx

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