Hi everyone, welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays Link Up. Is anyone else surprised about how quickly the weeks go???
Our eldest daughter and her family have been away now for 5 1/2 weeks. They have been through Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and across to the Northern Territory. At the moment they are in Darwin and are looking at starting on their homeward journey today. We are so looking forward to seeing them all again and to see how much our beautiful granddaughters have grown and whether their father has shaved off his beard or not :-).
This week I have been bottling tomatoes and baking with my sour dough. We have done school and music practice and housework. It finally got hot on Friday so we took the children to the beach in the afternoon.
We go to the beach at Port Fairy. This is a lovely little town on the coast that becomes the tourist capital during our summer holidays. We like to go once the schools go back and there is usually only a few people on the beach.
It is just lovely, but I don’t think I’ve ever felt the water warm enough to go swimming. It’s not like the water on the Gold Coast or North Queensland it is straight off the South Pole. Of course the kids love it, because I don’t think they feel the cold.
Here are the boys enjoying the waves with their boogie boards.
There were heaps of shells on the beach this time, I’m not sure why, but they are really pretty. We grabbed a big bag to bring home. No 2 son has been busy making necklaces for his older sister. I think it’s great the way they already have holes in them for string to go through.
After their swim we went and got hot chips to go with our pizza and headed to the play ground to have some tea and a play on the equipment.
Here they all are getting ready to have tea. They weren’t really hungry though because I think they swallowed a heap of sea water.
After tea they finally wore themselves out on the play ground equipment.
We drove home quite tired but very satisfied after having a lovely afternoon out. We were surprised at how warm it still was when we got home, so I think summer has finally arrived.
The past few mornings I have been getting up before everyone else and I must say that it is great to look at the posts that you have linked up before everyone is up and everything is quiet.
Thanks again to everyone who takes the time to link up. I know I have said it before but it really is a blessing to me to read your posts and to get to know you all.
So onto our link up.
Our top three posts this week were…
January – Out With The Old by The Farmers Wife at Growing In His Grace
Christians and Civil Disobedience by Alli at Awedbody
I’m Wearing Down by Sharon Sharing God
My personal favourite…
What we didn’t know before Sabrina by Cheryl from Treasures from a Shoebox
What a wonderful story of love, acceptance and fitting into a forever family.
If you didn’t get a chance to read these posts take time and pop over you will be blessed.
Well done everyone for being featured and I can’t wait to see what you have for us this week.
This week I have a catering function – sounds grand doesn’t it. I cook for our local Gideon Branch Dinner Meeting once a month. It isn’t a huge affair, only about 10 people but we have it in our Church hall and it is a great opportunity for the children to learn how to serve and help clear up. This week will be cold meats and salad and I think Lemon Sago and some slicey thing to have with coffee.
Then the rest of the week will be spent doing school and music and we are meant to have a sewing get together with my friend so hopefully all is well and that can go ahead. I’m not mentioning it to the children just yet.
I pray that you all have a great, productive, God focused week and that you see His handiwork in you and your families lives.
Blessings to you all.