Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

We have just passed 2 milestones this week.
Lauren has finished her Tafe course,
Certificate III in Children's Services!
And..... Watch out on the roads now,
Abbi has her license!!
Boy do we feel old.................:(

And, if you've ever wondered what hoodies
were for (seeing you never actually
 put them on your heads),
I have the answer!!!!!!!!!
They are actually for holding your popcorn
while you work!!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Well, last night, we had our very first
youth meeting for our church here
in Katherine.
After much prayer and looking around,
the Lord provided an amazing venue for us
to meet at, at a very good rate,
right in town, fenced, toilets, lights,
 with a covered play area
and a large field for games.
God is so good.
Dave and I were very encouraged
with how things went last night.
The kids had a great time and
Dave and I learned that we can still
run and play, but we end up
a little sorer than we used to!!

Cam and Lauren helped out,
and fortunately, Cam did NOT wear
his steel-capped boots, so no
injuries were done to anyone!
The Lord is working here in Katherine,
and we are blessed to have so many
ministry opportunities opening up to us.

Please pray that we will have wisdom
in knowing what God wants us to be involved
in and how he wants to use us here
for the furtherance of the Gospel.
I have uploaded a short video for you
to see our first meeting.

And in other news, we had our first 'real' storm
for the wet season, 22mm, the other night.
It cooled things down for a while
and sounded wonderful.
Maddy took this photo of some beautiful,
white, fluffy clouds.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, Dave and I took a week long
trip to Tasmania. Yes, on our own. Without the girls!
It was freezing cold but we saw some beautiful
scenery and even got to see snow on
top on Mt Wellington! This was Dave's first time
to see snow so it was very exciting! It actually snowed
too! Lightly but still snow!
It was also -1 deg, so seeing we weren't dressed
for the occasion, we didn't stay up there too long.
Just long enough for Dave to build his very first snowman!
We stayed in some beautiful bed and breakfast accommodation
and ate out at some great restaurants. I drooled over
 all the beautiful historic
buildings and antiques shops, which I wished
I could bring back with me.
I did buy an antique WW1 camera and we brought Emilee
a French Revolution bayonet back to add to her collection.
 I took thousands of photos, of course, so instead of
trying to share them on the blog, I have put together a
video/slideshow on YouTube for you all to look at,
if you're interested. I will warn you, it is 14 minutes long
and I challenge any of you to extend your attention spans
to watch the whole thing! It has pretty music, if that helps.
Just click on the link below to take you there.
We didn't see any Tasmanian devils, but we saw
lots of rabbits! The top temperature was 18 deg,
but amazingly, we acclimatized pretty quickly even
though it was 40 deg when we left Katherine!
Well, enjoy the photos!