GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #80

Good Morning Mondays Link Up is back and what a great opportunity for us to come together and share for the week.

Welcome back!! How has your week been??? It has been cold and wet here this week, winter has really arrived.20160610_150330I took this photo the other day when it was bucketing down. It is so nice and cosy inside, I feel for my husband on days like this when he is working out in the cold and wet. 

On Monday we had the Hamilton Eisteddfod and our two younger children competed in the piano sections.  We were there all day and it was very enjoyable.

Both children took first and second placings and also received honourable mentions or third placings.

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The children with their awards.

No 2 daughter got 2 firsts, 2 seconds and 1 hm and no 2 son got 1 first, 4 seconds and 1 hm. They did a great job and had a great attitude as well. It was so lovely to see them and their friends be so encouraging to each other.

There were times when they were competing against their friends but not each other. Last year they competed against each other as well. We try and teach them that it is not about winning but about doing their best and being happy for someone else if they win. The adjudicator this year was great and very encouraging to the younger students. He didn’t just award places if he didn’t think they deserved it but he gave some great critiques.

We spent another couple of nights going in to see some of our other friends in the older piano and violin sections and that was great as well. It was good to see all their hard work pay off and not just in winning but their ability as well.

On Friday it was our no 2 daughter’s 11th birthday. She is such a great young lady and we love her very much.  I made her favourite tea for her and she enjoyed her creamy bacon pasta.

On Saturday her brother-in-law, older sister and their children came for lunch and the afternoon and we enjoyed a meal together.
20160611_134055Here they are at the table about to eat. The only one missing was our no 1 son who is away working at the moment.

Granddad had lots of fun with the children and gave them heaps of cuddles. 20160611_172418Not much else happened this week. My husband worked some days and I suppose I managed to get the washing done and food cooked for us all. Sometimes I get to the weekend and wonder where the week has gone.

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three posts this week were…thmb575493d051c78My Thoughts For June : The Role of Older Woman by Finding Joy in the Everydaythmb5755699bd1ea3Cleavers, An Herbal Remedy for You and Your Cat by Kathi at Oak Hill Homesteadthmb57548f9e4f91eLiving Fully With A Broken Heart by Michele at Living Our Days

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and link up. I hope you have been blessed by some of the other posts here and that you are getting to know each other.

NOW FOR THE BIG NEWS

Announcing a new link up….

Wednesday Wisdom Searching

Our Good Morning Mondays Link Up will remain the same this is a totally new link up.

As the name states, this link up will commence this Wednesday 15th June and at the moment, will be held each month – on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

This is a different type of link up, actually I want it to be a discussion forum where we use the comments section to talk about the topic for the month and you will also be able to link up posts that relate.

This months topic will be WORSHIP, so if you get a chance I would love to see you there. Pop back here to Darling Downs Diaries on Wednesday to see what it is all about.

I’ve got a week at home coming up and I am really looking forward to it. I am going to achieve school and piano practice, I have knitting to do and some sewing as well. I really enjoy weeks at home.

We do have my husbands graduation night from his Fathers Course on Friday night. That should be a great time and I enjoy getting together with the other wives for some fellowship.

So that’s it from me this week. I hope and pray that you are all well. As you can see from this months topic at Wednesday Wisdom Searching, I have been doing a lot of thinking about Worship and what that means and how it fits into our daily lives.

What is God talking to you about, where is He leading you – I would love to hear about it.

I pray that you are all well and that God is working in your lives.

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 dear friends xxxx


23 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #80”

  1. It’s always such a delight to read this weekly post of yours, dear Terry, thanks most sincerely for posting it and for hosting this so beautiful party … and sincere congratulations to both of your children !!!

    Hope your week is off to a good start I’m sending blessings of joy on your days to come, with so much thankfulness

    Daniela at – My little old world –

    P:S.: Thank you for the new party, as well, sweet friend !

    1. Hey there Dany, so lovely to hear from you as usual. Thanks for your kind words regarding our children’s results on the piano, these words are much appreciated. Blessings to you xxxx

    1. Hi Ifeoma, thank you for your encouragement to get writing again. Thoughts are building in my head and they need to be put on paper, or computer!!. Your kind words are also much appreciated. Have a fantastic week and blessings to you.xxxx

  2. What a fun surprise (and blessing) to find that my post reachd lots of eyes here in this friendly space.
    Looking forward to another drop in on Wednesday. Already pondering which post to share on worship.
    And my best take-away from this visit? Your description of the rain fall: “bucketing down!”
    What a great way to say it!

    1. Hi Michele, I sometimes forget that the sayings we have are not world wide and that they must sound funny to others. I love hearing sayings from other countries too it is very interesting. It was my pleasure to feature your post and I appreciate your dedication to this link up and your encouraging words each week. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday. Blessings

  3. It’s always such a delight to me to see young people use and develop the talents God gave them. And then to have an emphasis on the attitude of winning and losing. I enjoyed reading about your children and their accomplishments.

  4. I’ll look forward to the posts this Wednesday on worship. Whether or not I actually link up a post myself, I would love to read what others are sharing. Thanks for providing such a sunny spot on the internet for people to share.

    1. Hi there Lisa, thank you for stopping by each week and linking up. If you don’t have a post to link up on Worship I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion. Blessings

  5. What a fun party you have here! Unfortunately I was too late to add my link, but I added your blog to my party directory so I will not miss another one 🙂 Have a lovely day!
    Best wishes from The Netherlands, Annemarie
    p.s. I have a link party on my blog as well, you are more then welcome to join.

    1. Welcome Annemarie to Darling Downs Diaries. Thank you so much for adding my link up to your blog directory. I am looking forward to getting to know you and will be popping over to have a look at your blog. Blessings

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