GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #162

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Hi everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

How has your week been??

After the fires on the weekend we were quite worn out and everyone has been a bit edgy as well, due to the continuing weather conditions.

We were blessed on Monday though when we met up with our No 1 daughter and her children in town and had lunch with them. Our daughter had been to a Ladies talk in the area so she was close by. We had a lovely time together for a couple of hours and then we all dispersed to our own homes.

My husband has been busy with the Father’s course that he is running and at the moment he is out 2 nights per week but he is enjoying it and it is great when the men take hold of being the heads of their families and start building on their relationships with their wives and children. It’s a great course to be involved with.

I was blessed this week to be able to meet up with my friend and catch up with all her news since shes been away, we then had our church’s ladies mission group, which was great.

Our book group met on Thursday and we have just finished Strategy No 2 – Our Focus. We are all enjoying the book and learning to be strategic and direct with our prayers, once again I would encourage everyone to read Fervent and watch War Room, it really opens our eyes to prayer and changing our prayer life.

From Friday on it is usually busy and this week was no different. Friday night the children had their Bible Class and because it was the last one of the term they made pizzas. They really enjoy this time during the week and getting together with their friends and learning about God, and I love meeting up with the mothers and catching up on all their news and encouraging each other.

Our son-in-law, daughter and their children stayed over on Friday night but got in very late, so we didn’t see them until we met up with them for breakfast in town after the children’s piano lessons. It was a wonderful noisy time and it was great to see them and the children again.

Then it was just our no 2 daughter and my husband and I home for the night because our no 1 and no 2 son went to their sister’s house for the night via some 4wd tracks.

Sunday was church and we had lunch with a couple of other churches in town. That was a nice time and enjoyed by all.

I APOLOGISE AGAIN ABOUT NO TOP 3 DUE TO OUR INTERNET.

This coming week is the last one before school holidays and Easter. The children have singing lessons on Tuesday and I hope to take a friend out for her birthday on Thursday.

My husband has his courses as well and our no 1 son is going away for Easter. It’s full on trying to keep up with what everyone is doing :-).

We are having a Church BBQ here on Easter Sunday, a relaxed afternoon and then the following week I would love to get in and try out the pottery wheel my family gave me for my birthday.

Have a great week my friends and again I encourage you all to remember who your best friend is – Jesus, speak to Him,  praise Him, He listens, He cares and He will never leave us – It’s all about Him.

Blessings xxx


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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #163

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Hi everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

How was your pre-Easter week? I am writing this on Saturday because we’ve got some of our church family here for lunch on Sunday and I don’t think I’ll get time after that.

It’s been a busy week but a good one. The children had singing lessons and have been working on what pieces they are going to perform at our first Eisteddfod this year. This is the first time they have sung at an Eisteddfod so they are a bit nervous but their older sister is going to accompany them so that should help a bit.

I was able to take one of my good friends out for lunch this week for her birthday and we had a really nice time. She brought her daughter and grandchildren along and another friend came as well. It is so nice to get together with our Christian sisters and encourage and love each other.

I gave her some socks for her birthday and I was really pleased with how they turned out. I didn’t get them finished until really late (early morn) the night before so I’ve started a pair for another friend for her birthday in May so I’ll be well prepared the next time.We have three granddaughters with birthdays in April and May so I need to get onto some for them as well. I was thinking of making them a cardigan each but I’m not sure if I’ll have time or not and I need to finish one I’m making for their mother (no 1 daughter) as well. I usually knit after tea and I really miss it if I don’t get the time then, it finishes the evening off nicely.

The summer vegetable garden is finishing off and the zucchinis have slowed down but I’m still getting a few each week. I was blessed with another load of tomatoes this week and I’ve got some dehydrating at the moment along with some garlic that I had already harvested. The kitchen sort of smells like pizza :-).

My husband and our no 2 daughter picked nearly 100 kgs of apples last week from road side trees. That’s the next job I’ll need to get into and if I do a load each day or so I should get them done easily before they rot.

We had an awesome Good Friday service yesterday and an absolutely amazing sermon from our minister. He definitely didn’t pull any punches as to what Jesus did for us and the strong reminder that we are in a battle and that Jesus came to deliver us from the tyranny of the devil.

We all fall short and that gives the devil claim over us, we are sinners and we have guilt and that’s his no 1 weapon.  There is one man in history over who the devil has no claim whatsoever. Jesus never gave in, he never sinned and he took the judgement of our sin and set us free.

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three…Spring Clean Your Heart by Jennifer LambertTaking New Steps by Chronically ContentA New Easter Sermon by Christian Stress Management

It is so nice to get back to the top three after a couple weeks of extremely slow internet. Thank you everyone for linking up and I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Tomorrow as I said before we’ve got some church family here for a BBQ lunch which we’re all looking forward too. Our no 1 son is away for Easter but he’ll be back late Monday night.

This coming week is technically school holidays but we do have a piano lesson and we will keep schooling as well. I’m hoping I can catch up with my friend and do our Bible study while the children play and we’ve got visitors for lunch next Sunday as well.

Lots of cooking and fellowshipping this week, but that’s good.

May our risen Lord come to you and give you the peace and knowledge of your redemption through Him.

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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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #161

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Hi everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

As I am writing this it is blowing an absolute gale outside and there is so much dust and dirt as well, it is quite awful. We are holed up inside waiting for it to pass so hopefully by the morning it will be calm again. They are predicting rain tomorrow and that would be wonderful as it’s been quite a dry start to autumn and a dry summer.

We’ve had a good week and it’s nice to look back to see what we did, sometimes I have to look in my diary because I can’t remember ;-).

The children and I met up with a friend and her daughter at the park for lunch and a chat earlier in the week. It was a lovely time and I’m enjoying how our friendship is developing even though I am old enough to be her mother, quite amazing really.

The children had singing lessons as well and then I was home for the rest of the week until Friday. Our no 2 daughter was asked to do a fundraising market for our local hospital so she was busy making jewellery all week.That kept her busy all week and after encouragement we are thinking of opening an Etsy store so that she can sell them on line. They are very good and she has a good eye for colour and flair.

My lovely husband gave me a wood burning tool for Christmas and I managed to get some wood burning done for the market as well. Wood burning is good fun and my husband cut discs of timber from our own tree branches and sanded them up for me and they hang with a leather cord.

My husband also took some laying hens and potatoes to sell and he did quite well too. He has a great way with people and can talk to anyone, he’s just great.Our no 1 daughter’s mother-in-law blessed us with a couple boxes of tomatoes, zucchinis and cucumbers so I got busy this week and dehydrated some tomatoes and our own capsicums. I then powdered them together and put it in a jar.It does go down to nothing but you don’t need to add too much to get flavour into a casserole or soup.

A final note to this week, my husband spent Saturday night at a fire not too far from us. They lost 4 – 5 houses and it’s not quite under control yet. Our no 1 son left this morning to relieve the night crew and should be home shortly. There were concerns for our side of town due to a very strong westerly wind change that was due this morning but it turned out not to be as bad as predicted so we are safe. Please pray for those families that lost their houses and those that lost their stock, sheep and cattle.

There are still concerns for the main fire and they now have aerial support which will be helping. We’ve got tree branches down all over the place and the wind even flipped our trampoline but except for some fence issues we haven’t got any damage.

Due to our amazing internet I won’t be able to do a top 3 this week,  so I apologise again.

This coming week is a busy one with our churches women’s mission group meeting on Wednesday and my friend who I meet with to read the Bible is back and we are getting together this week. I’m so excited about that as I’ve really missed our time together. We’ve also got our book group and then the usual stuff for the children.

I’ll be busy fitting in the children’s school in between but it’ll be nice to get back to it and we’ll be motoring through the school holidays as well when they start in a couple of weeks. (wow where did that go??)

That’s it for me this week and I look forward to hearing from you all.

May God bless you this coming week, may you feel His presence in your daily lives.

Blessings my friends xxx


 

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #160

 

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Hi everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

It’s good to be back again and I must admit that it’s been a very slow week for me. After all our partying and visitors we are all a bit tired, but life goes on and were trying to find routine again.

My husband has been co-running a Father’s courses the past few weeks and he’s started up another one this week. It isn’t ideal for him to be out two nights a week but the impact this course has on all the men is far more beneficial. We just have to make sure that we take time with each other and talk.

Our no 1 son is home at the moment after cutting his hand shearing on Monday. He’s got a few stitches and it all bandaged up but it’s on the mend and there is no sign of infection which is a blessing. It’s been nice to have him around, especially with my husband out a bit.

The children have been working on their school and piano practice and it’s only about 13 weeks until the first Eisteddfod. It’s mind blowing how quickly this year is going and it’s almost school holidays and Easter. I don’t think we’ll be holidaying too much this time and we might just keep on schooling until the next big event.

The garden is going good although I am fighting a battle with chickens digging stuff up. We are in the process of netting the beds because no sooner do I plant seedlings and the chickens scratch them about. The weather is still warm and we are hoping that the tomatoes will ripen before the weather runs out. We are planning next spring’s garden already and working out strategies to get our vegetables in earlier than this last year. The raised beds will be an added bonus in this process as they don’t get waterlogged but we’re still working on keeping frosts off those beds so that the plants can survive.

We had our second meeting of our book club this week and the ladies are all excited by Fervent. It’s getting our focus off ourselves and others and onto fighting against the one who comes to steal, kill and destroy. He wants to steal our joy, and destroy our marriages and family and we’re not going to allow him to do this to us. It’s so nice to come together with like minded friends to discuss our prayer strategies.

This next fortnight we are onto strategy 2 and I’m looking forward to discussing this with the ladies.

 

On Sunday we were invited out by friends for lunch and that was just wonderful. This young couple and their children are such a blessing and we enjoyed ourselves very much.

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three this week were… 5 Self-Care Tips for When You Are Feeling Depressed by Eclectic Evelyn Biblical Minimalism by Homespun DevotionsEffortless Apple Dip… by Making a House a Home

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up. I hope you were blessed by your visit.

Next weekend our no 2 daughter has been asked to do a stall at a fundraising market for our local hospital. She’s been busy making earrings and key rings and other items and that’s what she’ll be busy with this week. It’s called business studies, and she’s even getting business cards.We really like to develop an entrepreneurial gifting with our children and always encourage them with any business ideas. Our no 2 daughter has been making cards for the mission table at church and the jewellery is just another thing she enjoys doing. I might put a couple things on the table as well but we’ll see how the week pans out for that.

The children have singing lessons this week and the usual Bible class but that’s about all the outings for me during the week. I’m hoping to keep the home fires burning or the house clean instead of being out too much.

I want to encourage you all to try and find the book Fervent and maybe find another friend or two to read it together and encourage each other.

We are in a battle, hands down a big battle, for our lives and our families. I’ve been encouraged to pray more and more for direct needs and issues in our lives, and that’s how we come to Jesus, first in repentance and thanksgiving and then we can bring our petitions to Him. He never lets us down.

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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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #159

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Hi everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

I apologise deeply for not being around last week and putting up the link up but I had a huge week and weekend.

I turned 50 on the 20th and my wonderful family took me on a lovely journey. I had an idea something was in the pipeline weeks ago but didn’t really know but through a series of events it culminated in a surprise party .

I was given a surprise birthday tea in town on my actual birthday and our son-in-law, daughter and their family came down. We had a delicious chinese meal and a fantastic cake, and a great time together. So this put me off the thought that there would be anything else happening.

The delicious birthday cake that our no 1 daughter made me.

Then life went back to normal until the Friday morning when my husband said “come on, let’s go for a coffee”. That was the start of the journey that finished (sort of) on Saturday night.

My amazing husband took me to Port Fairy for breakfast then on to Warrnambool where we went shopping and looked around until we could get into a lovely B&B for the night. We dined at a really nice restaurant (I had salmon) and then came back and watched a movie. It was very restful. I must admit I was a bit grumpy in the morning because I wasn’t dressed quite right and I didn’t have any make up on as I didn’t realise we weren’t coming home, but I got over myself eventually.

The next morning we brunched before going to see a movie at the cinema.We also did a bit of ocean gazing which is always nice.After the movie we traveled very slowly to Hamilton to our church hall for a party. I sort of knew when we headed that way that something was happening and I walked into the hall which was full of family and friends. Our daughters and friends had done a wonderful job of organising and cooking a delicious meal and setting everything up. I got another birthday cake and some very honouring speeches.

Our no 2 son was MC for the night and he did a great job and kept everything moving along nicely. We had friends visit from NSW and they stayed with us after the party and it was so nice to catch up with them all. Some of these friends left Sunday and some stayed until Tuesday and then came back again on Thursday and left this morning to head home.

It’s been a full on time and I’m tired but I am also so grateful to my wonderful family for all that they did for me, for making me feel special and for the effort that our friends went to to spend time with me on this occasion. So for those of you reading this a big kiss and hug to you all.

So apart from all that excitement it’s been life as usual :-), we haven’t done much music practice and school work but the children have helped cater for a party and spent time with some good friends.

The vegetables are coming along well and we’ve picked our first tomatoes this last week, not too many but enough to know that they haven’t failed. The cucumbers and zucchini keep on coming too and so do the capsicums.
These home grown tomatoes taste so delicious and strong, so different to bought ones.
We also harvested a row of potatoes this week and have them bagged and out the front for sale. They look good and the smaller ones are excellent roasted in the oven. We’ve been enjoying them and it’s great not having to buy any.I won’t do a top three this week but I’ll get back to that next week. I thank all of you who stopped by last week and I again apologise for not being here.

This week will hopefully be quieter but I’m not sure about that. My friend who I normally meet with is still away but will hopefully be back in a week or two. We’ve got singing lessons and our 2nd book club meeting. For the first get together we watched War Room and the movie has really impacted the ladies and it’s so nice to see them so excited about the book. This week we will be discussing the first prayer strategy and I’m excited about that.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the usual and I think we are going to the Port Fairy Folk Festival on Saturday afternoon to hand out bibles again.

Well that’s it my friends, after a fun filled, full on two weeks it will be nice to get back to normal and settle the children back into their routines.

Our no 2 daughter and myself will be doing a market in a couple of weeks so she’ll be busy making jewellery and I’ve got a few things planned as well, so that’s our free time gone, but that’s fun stuff.

My thoughts have been focused on Jesus being my best friend and being there all the time. He never leaves us and I’m trying to  be intentional in thinking that and remembering that.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  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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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #158

 

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Hey there my friends, how are you all going? I’m watching some of you on Instagram and I’m slightly envious of all the snow, though I’m sure that it would get tedious and you are craving spring like we are craving Autumn.

Actually our weather is feeling very much like Autumn, cool nights and mornings and lovely sunny days. We have a warm week coming up this week which will hopefully help the tomatoes ripen. They are coming along nicely at the moment and there are heaps of green ones just waiting to turn red. Each season we try and get ripe tomatoes by Christmas and each season we fail, but we’ll keep trying and we’ve already got ideas for the coming spring planting.

The capsicums are growing well too and I’ve been picking heaps of long skinny ones and I’ve even managed to dry a few. The bigger “normal” ones are green and are looking really good.After I finish writing this I’m going to go and plant some broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, rocket and lettuce seedlings. I’m excited for the winter garden as well and what that’ll look like. Over summer we mainly eat salads so a good feed of vegetables like cauliflower will be very welcome once the months cool off a bit more.

I am so blessed to have the raised beds and thankful to my amazing husband for building them for me. At the moment he is laying out big squares of hay for our next spring garden. We have been given some old hay and he is laying it out end to end to make long garden beds which once spring comes we’ll plant straight into.

It was Valentines Day this last Wednesday and we don’t normally get too excited over it, a happy Valentine’s Day dear and a kiss is about it, but this year I invited my darling to dinner on our front veranda.   I sent him an invitation in his lunchbox and we enjoyed a lovely meal of steak with scalloped potatoes and salad. We even opened a bottle of wine that had been in the cupboard and enjoyed a lovely apple crumble for dessert. It was nice to sit together and talk our day through and enjoy each other’s company.

We also did school this week and I visited a friend and her baby at the hospital and did some mending and had the usual piano lessons and the children’s bible class.  Life has returned to the normal yearly busy with lots happening.

My husband is starting the Fathers Course he runs this coming week and our book club is starting this Thursday afternoon. Both of us are excited to see how these groups go this year.

Okay all, onto our link up…

Our top three this week… “Religious Pretenders” February 6 by Soul Survival The Inner Views of Brackin & Lindsay Kirkland of “Sounds Like Reign” by Homespun DevotionsChalk Paint Vs Milk Paint and the One I Prefer by Repurpose and Upcycle

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, it’s so great to see you back after our break over January.

This week is a busy one, but all good all the same.  We have my husband’s course starting and singing lessons. My husband and I are going to a food forum to learn more about growing vegetables and the like. Our book club starts and the children have their bible class as well. So it’s full on and I think I’m only home one whole day this week. The next week won’t be like that which is good.

My friend and I have started reading “A Wife After God’s Own Heart” and we will also be reading Titus and other wifely scriptures to go with it. She’s been pretty busy with her new baby (who is very cute) so hopefully over the coming month we can start getting together again.

The children are excited because they get to spend the day with their good friends this week while my husband and I are at the Food Forum. They are so blessed to have a good group of friends who accept them and love the Lord.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  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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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #157

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Welcome back everyone to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

We’ve had a good week this week and we’re getting back into our routine again for the school year. We have heaps on this term so we’re busy trying to work out when to fit it all in.

We had a trip to Mt Gambier earlier this week to pick up another 100 day old laying hens.   We were blessed this time to get 50 Australorp crosses and the usual 50 White Leghorn crosses. We have been trying to get black ones for ages but they seem to be popular because this is the first time it’s happened. We are now interested to see how they perform compared with the white ones.At present they are in the brooder and in a couple weeks they will go out on the lawn and then, before winter they will be out free-ranging around the house, that’s when they really enjoy themselves.

While we were in Mt Gambier the children had a chance to look at a sink hole and enjoy some time in a lovely green park with beautiful trees. It’s only when you take pictures that you realise how quickly they are both growing up.We’ve got a couple of kittens at the moment and they are so cute together. They have no respect of personal space so if we are out having a coffee they are usually crawling all over us or trying to drink the froth off the top of the mugs. They’ll hopefully be good mousers, which is always a blessing on the farm.I was so excited this week to get our books for our book group at church that is starting in a couple of weeks. I’m not sure how many ladies are joining but at the moment it looks like about 8 and there are ladies that work and can’t join us but would like a book.Ever since I saw War Room and started reading this book I’ve had a heart to share it with others. Prayer is integral to our Christian walk and prayer in regards to spiritual warfare is the same. We need to recognise who the enemy is and not let him take hold in our lives.

I’m also looking forward to the accountability of my sisters in Christ to keep us on the right track as we pray for our family and friends.

The warmer weather has been integral in getting our vegetables growing and our zucchinis are producing really well. I was given some from a friend as well and missed a couple in the garden so I managed to get these bigger ones dried this week.I really enjoy my dehydrator and I’ve got garlic lined up for this week but I’m waiting for a cooler day for that. I might even run the machine outside so the whole house doesn’t smell like garlic.

My amazing husband has been busy with our no 2 son carting big squares of hay from one of the neighbours. We are laying this out in the vegetable patch so that we can plant into them in the spring. The hay needs the time to break down so that it’s suitable to plant in. This hay is old hay and is not suitable for stock feed any more, but it’s perfect for what we want.

So that was our week, along with all the usual piano and singing lessons, bible studies and church. Our pastor and his family have been on holidays and it’s nice to have them back again and to get back into the routine of the new year.

Okay, onto our link up…

Our top three this week were…My Actual Daily Work At Home Routine by Mama Finds Her Way 10 Perfect At-Home Date Night Ideas For Busy Couples by from Play Dates to Parties Snowdrops, beloved early signs of Spring by My little old world

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, it’s been lovely to have you here.

I’m looking forward to this coming week as we are home most of the time. I’m wanting to get into our school work and music practice because the following week is pretty busy.

The friend I meet for our bible study has been away for a couple of weeks and I’m hoping to get together with her this coming week and have a good chat and our study, but that’s still to be finalised.

I’ll hopefully be busy with the produce from the garden, getting it stored up for the winter and I want to prepare for our first book group and get myself organised for that too.

So that’s our coming week for you and I look forward to hearing about how you are all going.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  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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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #156

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Welcome back to you all, to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up. I apologise to you all for not getting back last week. The internet here at the end of the month is terribly slow so I decided to hold off until this week.

January is over and we’re already heading through February, where are the days going.

We had an extended Christmas celebration with friends on Christmas Day and then family on Boxing Day.  Suffice to say it was good fun and fellowship with water balloons, water pistols and food. My amazing BBQ’ing husband did a fair bit of this last month and will probably do a bit more before the summer is out.

The vegetable garden is going great, although I would have liked to have more volume of vegetables actually planted but I have learnt a lot.  I’m already looking forward to next spring where I can put into action all the new ideas I’ve got.

The zucchinis are now coming off in abundance and we are enjoying them fresh and I’ll be drying some as the month goes on.We had a wonderful day out in early January 4WD’ing with our children. We ventured down to the Otways where we saw what’s left of the 12 Apostles and London Bridge. Here’s some of us at London’s Bridge, it was really windy and cold which I didn’t mind but the others thought it was a bit much for summer. Our weather here can be so changeable but that’s the beauty of it for me, it’s never hot for too long and we can get a lovely sea breeze overnight to cool things off.We met up with this other cool bunch for lunch and it was great to see them again and then we enjoyed an afternoon of 4WD’ing that was good fun and challenging at the same time.The chickens are now over 2 months old and they are going great. They love leaving deposits on our front veranda which is a pain but my husband has now moved them out the front so hopefully they won’t do that again.

Our no 1 son bought me a lovely table and chairs for our front veranda and my husband and I have enjoyed many a breakfast out there but the chickens have stopped that for the time being.  I’ve just sent out our no 2 son out to give it all a scrub down so that we can enjoy the area again. I’m so blessed by our children and their willingness to help out around the place.

My husband has been growing potatoes and they are at harvest stage. They are delicious and roast up really well. We are going to leave them in the ground until we need them and will start selling them on our front stall in the next few weeks.

We are so blessed by how God is growing our garden and the raised beds are so good to work with too.

Well I could go on and on about what we’ve been up to but that gives you a small overview and I’m looking forward to hearing how you have been going.

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three were…. Applesauce Fruit Cake by Marilyns Treats Easy Crock Pot Roast Beef by Mrs. Kringle’s KitchenVictorian & Edwardian Christmas Gifts – Part 1 by Sew Historically

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, you have definitely blessed me by doing so.

Well with the near year begun so has school and music lessons. We are trying to find a routine at the moment and we’ll get there hopefully this week once all the other programs get started. We have already started piano lessons and singing starts this week.

We are starting a book club this month at our church and I’m excited about facilitating that and developing new and deeper relationships.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  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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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #155

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Welcome back to the last Good Morning Mondays Link Up for 2017, next time we get together the New Year will be passed and the year begun.

I have decided to take a break until Monday 29th January 2018 and then our weekly link up will return, and I’ll be looking forward to catching up with you all again.

We’ve had a busy week and even our no 2 daughter has stated how quick it has gone. Even with our usual bible study and school finished there was heaps to do.

I met with my friend on Wednesday for our Bible Study and as usual we enjoyed our time together. We are taking a break between Christmas and New Year to spend time with family and she’ll be away as well for a couple of days.

On Thursday evening our no 2 daughter and myself went in to help friends deal with some ducks for Christmas dinner. I actually went to socialise but our daughter went to gut. They did six in all and I spent some time plucking black feathers out with tweezers (whilst I socialised). I’ve decided that if we ever have ducks we will definitely have white feathered ones.Our new hens are over a month old now and they are going really well. They enjoy being on the lawn but it won’t be long before we need to move them to a bigger pen, they are growing so quickly.I made up a couple more home made pots with succulents for friends, the little white one has already been gifted and the other one will go on Christmas Day.Our wonderful no 1 son bought me this lovely outdoor setting for Christmas. I have been wanting a nice table and chairs for our front veranda and we finally found one that wasn’t too expensive. I’ve even got a nice pot of succulents on top and I’m looking forward to many cuppas and chats out there.It’s set up to look over our front yard to the highway and it’s a pleasant, restful view.

It’s been a busy weekend, finishing and wrapping presents and cleaning up outside so that we can eat out there. Christmas Day is meant to be quite cool but we’ll be sheltered out the back. We are having friends over for Christmas dinner and there will be eleven of us. We are really looking forward to it and the children are keen to have their friends here to play.

Boxing Day we will have our family here, and we will enjoy another dinner together. What with family and friends there will be plenty of fellowship over the days coming up, and for us that’s what it’s all about – giving, caring and sharing of all that God has blessed us with.

Due to our dodgy internet I can’t do a top three, we are working on fixing the problem but just haven’t gotten there yet.

Thank you for sharing your posts on our link up and may you be blessed each time you visit.

After Christmas we will be just chilling out before the New Year and tidying up. We don’t have anything really planned and I’m looking forward to doing some knitting and crocheting and catching up on some Bible Study.

Well my friends, I hope and pray that you will all have a blessed Christmas and that God will impact your lives as you come into 2018. May we all endeavour to live for Him every single moment and day of our lives.

Have a great Christmas, New Year and January until we meet up again.

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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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #154

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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

Only a week to go to Christmas, my how the year has gone by. I remember as a child that Christmas holidays always took so long to come around, but not anymore.

Our no 2 son turned 10 this week and was thrilled with his new Lego creation and it only took him 2 days to get it done. He’s really amazing with how he can build these things and he is learning so much. This one is an air operated but it does have instructions for putting a motor on it as well.I met with my friend again this week and we are enjoying our time together getting to know one another and studying Mark. The children had a great time in the playground and we are looking forward to our time again this coming week. My friend is going away after Christmas so we won’t meet until the New Year.

My wonderful husband has been busy at work fixing tractors and headers to keep them running for harvest time. He keeps all his tools in his truck and he does a great job, and he can fix just about anything. We are so blessed to have him working so hard to support us all.

It was the children’s last piano lesson this Saturday and they gave their teacher one of the pots we made with succulents in it. It looked really cute and if the plants die she can use the pot for something else. It’s really a win win situation :-).Our lovely son-in-law, no 1 daughter and family were down over the weekend to help celebrate our son’s birthday. We had a lovely BBQ in the botanical gardens after church on Sunday with family and friends.

I apologise that there is no top 3 this week, once again our internet is rather slow… oh well onward’s and upward’s…

This coming week is sort of busy sort of not, there’s last minute Christmas gifts to make and food to organise.  I meeting my friend again for Bible study and our no 2 son has a dentist appointment.

Christmas will be over two days for us with friends joining us on Christmas day and our son-in-law, daughter and family joining us on Boxing Day. So two feast days for us and lots of fun.

After Christmas it’s planning for New Year and then onto our new school year.

Our minister has been preaching about the Love of God and what that actually means to us. All I can say is wow and it’s convicting.

May you all have a good week, I pray that it won’t be too hectic and that in all the preparations for Christmas we don’t forget what we are really celebrating.

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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