Monday, July 20, 2015

Well, we've just had our annual show/rodeo
here in Katherine, so it was a busy weekend.
This year the girls and I entered quite a few
sections and managed to come
 home with a few prizes!
We entered sewing, lego, woodwork,
cakes, preserves, art work,
photography (of course), and craft.
I scored two 1st's, two 2nd's, three 3rd's
Abbi- Two 1st's, three 2nd's, two 3rd's
Emilee - One 2nd
Maddy - Two 2nd's
Chloe - One 2nd
Dave was able to fill up on
his annual show food,
which, not surprisingly,
didn't taste any better than last year!
James braved a ride on the Hurricane
with the girls, Chloe and Maddy entered
the egg toss and the thong throw.
We had a great time at the rodeo,
sitting behind the rails so close that
we were frequently showered in dirt
and on one occasion, I got covered in
horse hair as it rushed passed.
There was also the excitement
of a bucking bronc running into the rails
just next to us and bending them in!
Thankfully, this was just after Emilee and
Maddy had climbed down
 from sitting on them!
Now that the excitement is over
it's back to school and life in general.
We have been experiencing some very
cold weather (for us, anyway) so
it's on with the Ug boots and jackets.
I have uploaded a short video
of some of the action.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Psalm 23
I recently found a piece of paper
in a very old Bible that I had
picked up at an op shop.
I don't know who wrote it,
but I thought it was so good
I wanted to type it up and post it!
The Lord is my Shepherd
That's Relationship!
I shall not want
That's Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
That's Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters
That's Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul
That's Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
That's Guidance!
For His name sake
That's Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death
That's Testing!
I will fear no evil
That's Protection!
For Thou art with me
That's Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me
That's Discipline!
Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies
That's Hope!
Thou annointest my head with oil
That's Consecration!
My cup runneth over
That's Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life
That's Blessing!
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
That's Security!
That's Eternity!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Well, we were able to celebrate our
3rd Territory Day here in Katherine,
and as usual, it was a BLAST!
Went off with a BANG!!
No, seriously, it was a lot of fun.
After prayer meeting,
we headed across the road armed with our
haul of fireworks, and started making
noise and smoke!
We managed to get some big bangers
this year and were quite excited
at how far up they went and the noise
they made!
Chloe and Maddy had made
their own homemade fireworks
with sparklers and I don't want
to know what else, but luckily
they didn't blow up in their faces
or anything dramatic like that.
It was a great night, dampened only
by the fact that Dave then had to go
back to work and head out to Numbulwar
for an overnight run:(
And one last thing........