Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
We had 15 for Christmas lunch. I had to bring an other table in. The family is growing
I had all my children, my parents MIL and my brother and his wife.
This was one of the best Christmases we have had as it has been awhile since my brother has been.
All the visitors left today so things will get back to a little
normal for a few days.
I am of now to do some catch up reading of my fave blogs.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I have been given an award from Maree at On My Veranda http://mareew.blogspot.com/
1. Having family and friends around me. The more the merrier.
2. Christmas presents.....making or buying the right gift for the right person.
3. Decorating....love to decorate the house and tree.
4. Cooking....All the different things you make only at Christmas.
5.Party's.....What would Christmas be without all the Christmas Party's.
It is hard to list only 5 things I love about Christmas, but there is my list, now I want to pass this on to.
daisymum @ http://daisymountain.blogspot.com/
The vintage rose @ http://teapartyland.blogspot.com/
Cee Lew @ http://ceelew.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I even have the boys helping and they think there throats are cut.
Monday is always house work day.
We had a fantastic party on Saturday night in Toowoomba for a friend, it was his birthday retirement and Christmas party all in one.
We danced the night away till early morning, all the young ones left early, but us oldies kept partying.....Kids don't make them like they used to.........
Now your probably wondering why I have this photo.........Are you a Mother of teenage daughters? Well then you will understand.........
That's all the photos on my camera. What happens to the ones I take for the blog......who knows.
There is only smiling, posing teenagers instead....The one above was in with my photos and it is Chloe at work, now there wasn't just one photo...O no! There's about 20 of the darn things. Must have been a quiet day.............My girls read my blog and will have a fit when they see these photos........
Alanah went to a dinner party on Friday night , it was a formal dinner. I was trying to take some nice photos but they were playing up and doing terrible posses, so this is it........
I got lots of gardening done on Saturday no photos to show you though. There is so much weeding to do, I am getting up early and going out and getting a couple of hours done before it gets hot.........Today isn't hot though as it is pretty windy and alot cooler. Will be going out to the garden as soon as the house work is all finished.
Time to get back to it I suppose, now I've stopped for a break I don't feel like starting again.........
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This type of vege gardening is all new to me. I think I may have mentioned before that before my Father in-law passed away I never had to worry. He was a tomato farmer and always had every other type of vege growing that he gave away to his family. Now I am having to fend for my self..
The Japanese girls all went home yesterday, lots of tears all around. I find that the students love being in the country and open space. I think we may take where we live for granted until you see it through other eyes.
Yesterday afternoon was spent up at the hospital. First we saw the doctor, and than Robbie had to get another cast on his arm, as they had only put a half one on due to the swelling. Don't you love the Christmas red he choose. Then it was down stairs to get another x-ray. Back upstairs to see the doctor again.......lots of waiting in between of course. The children where good with all the waiting. We don't have to go back until the 31st December, the doctor said that 3more weeks should be enough, so lets hope so.
Today I have alot of house work to catch up on and hopefully if it's not to hot I will get out to the garden A nice slow day of good old fashioned work, that's how I like to spend my days.......
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
They are enjoying a fruit platter for Breakfast........I don't think I told you that Friday night at the Christmas Barby I won the fruit box in the raffle. God is good to me...........There was mango, nectarines, grapes, pineapple and so much more too much too mention .......all Australia's best fruit. The girls loved it as did we....
Took one of the Christmas Trees from the house up,
I set the table with the gold cloth a it went well with all the white.
Every-one brought lots of Christmas goodies to eat, as we talked about what we would like to learn to do in the new year. Lots of ideas thrown around
so it will be an exciting year I think.
We all had to make our gift this year.
What a great variety we had, from scarves to cushions and even decorated coat hangers.
Every one was pleased with what they received.
I just realized that there is dates on the photos boy they're out by nearly 2 years, I'll have to work out how to change it. Might not be easy as I don't know how I put it on.......
Tomorrow I have to have the Japanese girls in to Gatton by 8 a.m
Then I need to go up to Toowoomba to take Robertson to the orthopaedic surgeon to have a look at his broken arm.
Tomorrow will be a full day I think.
Well time to get the girls to bed as they are leaving early tomorrow.
Blessings to all and thanks for the comments as I read each and every one of them.
Monday, December 8, 2008
This photo is for my No 1 son who had to fly home alone very early Sunday morning.
Karen is staying down now so I know that David is missing his wife.
So here son is a lovely photo from the wedding of you both.
Here is the Bride and Groom.....
The bride was stunning, the whole wedding was just lovely, and once it rained
every thing cooled down....
We got 27mls of rain on Saturday night, some of the local creeks came down
and some of the boys couldn't get home from the wedding.
We have had so much wonderful rain all week end, the place is so green its hurting my eyes.........
This after noon we are getting 4 Japanese students for a couple of days.
So today will be busy making beds and getting rooms organized for them.
I hope every one had as great a week ed as I did.
Blessing to all..........
Friday, December 5, 2008
She is getting to be quite the cook and loves to play restaurants. We had our meal on the veranda that she had set up with a lovely table and candles......
David has gone of to help the boys get ready for the wedding tomorrow, I will take lots of photos to share with you all. I am of to town now to do the grocery shopping as we are getting low on baking stuff. Then I must be up at he hall by 3p.m to get the bread rolls buttered and all the food ready, not just me........ there is alot of ladies that turn up to help.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Today the chidren are wanting to bake. I'm talking the little ones you know what that means, sticky floors, flour every where mess,mess and more mess.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
They all have to make there beds and keep there rooms tidy.
On Saturday they also have jobs