Here we are again, another Good Morning Mondays Link Up. Welcome and thanks for stopping by.

How have you been and what have you been up to this past week??

We have had a busy week and I am glad that this coming week will be a bit quieter.

As last Sunday was Valentines day my lovely husband got me some beautiful red roses delivered during our morning cuppa after the service. It was a lovely surprise and I was very touched.

Sunday afternoon we visited our Uncle and Aunt in Portland and the men and children went fishing and I spent some lovely quality time with our Aunt. We get on so well, and have a good time together. We had only an hour together when they came home from their fishing trip. There was too much weed in the water and they didn’t even wet the lines.

It was a late night by the time we got home and it was definitely hard to get going on Monday morning.

We had our Bible Study on Tuesday night and then we had violin lessons and tea with our friends of Wednesday night.

By Thursday both children were very tired so we took a day to recuperate and managed to get some music practice done and a bit of house cleaning. No 2 son has picked up a cold so it was hard again for him on Friday so he took it a bit easier.

Saturday was piano lessons as usual and I got another lovely surprise, that was two for the week.

As it was my birthday our lovely son-in-law and daughter and their children came down and were waiting for us at the cafe where we had breakfast. What a lovely gift to see them and spend the day with them.

Now I don’t mean to brag, but I am very hard to get, I normally sniff something out before it happens, but I didn’t this time and I was totally surprised to see them sitting there with a sign that said Happy Birthday Grandma.

Here are our lovely granddaughters colouring in after breakfast.

Then they all came out home for the afternoon and we had a good time just chatting and talking. I definitely had a great birthday and was very blessed by my family. Our younger two children and their dad went shopping and bought me some lovely little gifts. I got some chocolates and a beautiful scarf and a couple nick knacks to put on my windowsill.

After all the excitement this past week I was really happy just to have a rest on Sunday afternoon and I know the rest of the family was too.

Isn’t he just lovely, he has the best smile.

We have started picking some tomatoes this past week and although there aren’t a lot going red yet it is wonderful to see them starting.DSC_2286By Sunday afternoon there were even more there. We have had very mild weather this past week and even a whole day of drizzle. The next week is going to be warmer which is great for ripening tomatoes.

We even picked our first one out of the hothouse and I took the photo using the same lens that the real estate agents use to make rooms look bigger. This tomato was quite small, not a cherry but a little bit larger.DSC_2287

Okay our top three posts this week were…thmb56c0131ce2a85 7000 Reserved by Cheryl at Homespun Devotionsthmb56c00b08b8eccA Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #54 by Laura at Harvest Lane Cottagethmb56c193b516660The Art of Home-Making Mondays by Jes at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Thank you to all of you for linking up and sharing your posts with us all. What a wonderful blessing to be able to share part of our journey with others.

This week is definitely going to be a quieter one and I am looking forward to being home everyday.

Both children have new piano pieces to learn and they are always excited when they get new music and it keeps them interested.

My husband is busy at work this week fixing a board in a wool shed and I think our No 1 son will be home for a few days before starting another shed. This will be nice, it is good to have him home to talk too.

As usual I am interested to hear how you are going and to hear how God is working in your lives.

I am planning something new to start in the next few weeks, and I am just ironing out the wrinkles.

Have a fantastic week with whatever you are doing and may you all be blessed.

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.”

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15 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #65”

  1. Thank you Darling Downs for hosting me !
    I’m always so overjoyed to take part to this link-up party of yours !
    Here in Italy the Lord’s Day has just begun and there in Australia is going to finish , how amazing … enjoy your evening, my dear friend, and have a blessed new week ahead,
    with so much gratitude I’m sending love to you

  2. Happy Birthday to you, dear friend! I am so thankful you had a nice birthday and enjoyed the time with your family! May God bless you to see many more birthdays, and may you be able to celebrate them all with your family around you. 🙂 Thank you SO much for the mention of my post! That was such a dear blessing to me.

    1. Oh Cheryl, dear friend, thank you so much for your lovely words and for being just you. You are such a wonderful blessing to me and I have missed catching up with you lately. I pray that all that you have going on is going well and that God is leading and guiding you all to where He wants you to be. Blessings and love to you all.

  3. What lovely Valentine’s and birthday surprises! Happy birthday to you. You must have had a lovely day. That looks like the new Woodys? Have a lovely week.

  4. Happy belated birthday! I hope you get that restful week you are wanting! We have been traveling for about 3 weeks now. Some planned and some as a result if a death in the family. I’m writing from the airport heading home. It will be so good to get back! I’m ready for one of those weeks myself!

    1. I’m sorry to hear Donna that you are busy travelling to a funeral, I pray that God will comfort you through this time. Thank you for the birthday greetings and I hope you get a quiet week to catch up as well. Thanks for stopping by and blessing me each week with your posts Lots of love to you.

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