Hey, hey, hey everyone, welcome back to Darling Downs Diaries and another Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

You are all such a blessing to me and I am so pleased to see and hear from you all each week.

How has your week been???

We have had a busy week, but really only our nights I suppose. Monday night we had music lessons and then Tuesday night we took some lambs to market to be sold on Wednesday, and then some sheep on Wednesday night to be sold on Thursday. We also had a Christmas break up dinner for our Gideons Camp on Wednesday night.

Thursday night was spent at home (lovely) and then Friday night we had a Leadership Christmas dinner at our Pastor’s house. It was lovely to be able to chat to those that we don’t always get time to after church on Sundays. Our Pastor’s wife did a lovely job of setting all the tables and we had bon bons and candles, it was a great atmosphere.

Saturday morning was music lessons again, the last for the year, but that doesn’t mean that we can slack off on our practice.  Saturday was also our no 2 son’s 8th birthday, so we had a lovely day with him, and his choice of pizzas for tea and a 4wd dvd as well.

Sunday was church and it was a special service for all fire fighting volunteers and a lovely morning tea was shared afterwards. Sunday afternoon we went to our good friends home for the afternoon and a most delicious evening meal. Fellowship with other like-minded Christians is always wonderful.

Phew, that was our week but I did spend most days home, which was nice and I really needed too, to keep up. My brain just doesn’t seem to be working as well lately, but I am praying for a big renewal over the Christmas break and hopefully ta dah, it will all come back.

My lovely husband bought me some little Zebra Finches to go in our small bird aviary I have been wanting some for ages so he and our no 2 daughter bought me three females and a male.  They make such a lovely sound outside our back door, and they are so cute.

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Our tomato plants out in the paddock are looking really good and some are even flowering. My husbands pumpkins have germinated and I believe there are at least 1500 plants out there. We are hoping to have heaps to sell at our road gate next year and I am sure there will be heaps of pumpkin soup to can as well.


Okay onto our linkup…

Our top three posts this week were….thmb5665004a72c8cHandwritten Letters: Keeping The Tradition Alive by The Farmer’s Wife at Grace Garden and Homesteadthmb56644b81f1f4cMy Christmas Bucket List 2015 by Laura at Harvest Lane Cottage

thmb5664efcb0d39fWe all need common-sense by Jo at Stop…Have a Chat

Thank you all for taking the time to link up and I am hoping you are getting a chance to have a look around at some other posts, although I understand how busy we all are.

This coming week is quite quiet again, which is good. I still have a few Christmas presents to make (all hush hush) and some cards to do and I want to get them done this week.

We are hoping to visit our Uncle and Aunt in Portland to see how they are going since our Aunts by-pass surgery a few weeks back and maybe have some time at the beach as well, but we’ll see about that one. Portland is a great town to drive around and it is always great to sit and look at the big ships that come in too.

We need to start tying up some tomato plants soon and my husband is going to get me a tool so that I can scratch around the little plants and help with the weeding from my gopher.

Well that’s about all for me this week. I am hoping and praying that you are all well and that you are able to think about the reason for the season we are about to celebrate.

It is so easy to get caught up in the commercialism and the “I wants” at this time of the year, but I encourage US all to sit back and take stock of what Christmas is really all about.

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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx

You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.

14 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #57”

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl for your love and prayers for me and my family. I am doing well with the walking and it is actually exciting to be getting about. Blessings to you and your family this Christmas, lots of love to you all xxxx

  1. I’m so thankful to report that we were home two nights in a row last week, and things are beginning to slow down in preparation for Christmas break.
    Thanks for your hospitality here!
    Always glad to read your family’s news!

    1. Wonderful Michele, when we are so busy it is amazing how much we appreciate just staying at home. Thanks so much for stopping by when you are so busy and I pray that you and your family have a blessed Christmas. xxxx

  2. Sounds like you had a busy, but wonderful week! That’s great to hear!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for hosting as well! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Tai, you are such a beautiful blessing to me with your kind words. May God be with you this Christmas Season and may you feel His love surrounding you. Blessings dear friend. xxxx

  3. Such full and blessed week you’ve had! As the cool air chills my neck, I have a hard time imagining planting! How different things are up north and down south.

    Thank you so much for featuring my post. I’ll put your button on it!
    Blessings for a wonderful Christmas Prep week!

    1. Thanks Laura, it is wonderful to be able to feature posts that have been linked up and I am blessed that you take the time to stop by and share with us. We have had an extremely warm week and the only air that is chilling my neck is from the air conditioner. I hope and pray you and your family have a blessed Christmas. Lots of love to you all xxxx

    1. I so agree Elizabeth and thank you so much for saying so. Thank you so much to taking the time to stop by and link up and share with us. Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season. xxxx

  4. Terri, thank you for the Christmas wishes on my blog. I just went there (finally!) to post a Christmas message. I just don’t seem to have been getting to the blog, but I am planning to get back there. You seem very busy! You must be well and truly on the mend. What a blessing. All the best for a lovely Christmas and look forward to chatting again soon.

    1. Hey Jayne, glad to hear that everything is going okay although busy. I am going well and my leg is getting me along quite good now. I still need the elbow crutches but that is so much of an improvement. Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. Enjoy the holidays. Blessings

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