Monday, November 09, 2009

This is a photo heavy post, but hey a picture tells a 1000 words :-) And since it's been soooooo long between posts rather than write a few thousand word essay about what's been going on and have you all comatose by the end, lots of photos it is.

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Cowps fell over and pushed his front tooth all the way back into the socket. We were given a few scenarios from the dentist and took the "wait and see" approach. So thankful that his tooth came back down into the right position and no discolouring. Thank you Jesus!! :-D
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The kids found this frog & he's been a constant companion over the months. He lives in a big lilly under the kitchen window & is always so calm and collected with the kids. They've even rigged up a swing for the poor guy. I've never seen such a tollerant frog before!
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We're now 2nd generation chook owners ;-) We finally had a chicken hatch after two chooks had been broody. We've now got 3 broody hens all sitting together stealing any egg that's laid to go under them. This time we are taking the "set and forget" attitude with the chickens and letting them do their thing. Hopefully we'll have more bubby chicks soon :-D
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Finally catching up on all the "extra" school work that got a little neglected first half of the year. Kids have really enjoyed doing some science experiments together. Planing for next year's subjects is in full swing :-D Now just to get Mark up to speed on the whole system.
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We're just so blessed with our neighbours out here. This is Roger, he's also restoring an old home and is just such a wonderful guy. He's calls the kids his Grand kids and has become a part of the family. We often have him over for dinner and the kids are always baking him stuff. He bought the kids a kite and flys it with them and has built the boys a big pick up truck. We also have a beautiful group of laides that I bible study with. Just so amazed that in such a tiny town, there are so many Christians. Just confirms even more that this was God's place for us. I finally made it to church on Sunday & this Sunday we'll try another home church. Just got to find a place that both Mark & I feel at home with.

Ron, another neighbour has also made us a table and chairs for our kitchen. Will have to take photos of the kitchen progress. Ron's 82 and is just so active and has been a real encouragment to Mark. Today he's having a back opperation, so prayers for his healing and recovery would be a real blessing.

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Here's a typical view of the scenery of these parts. A trip to the shops isn't so bad with views like this, and NO TRAFFIC!! We laugh that if we pass more than one car on our road, it must be peak hour.
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I think apart from Mt Isa, Warwick hosts one of Australia's largest rodeos and campdraft competitions. We had a great time this year going with my sister Kym and her family. We're already planing next years. Also will be fun to go to the smaller local ones too. On the Saturday we lost Mitch at the rodeo. He lost sight of us and actually ran out of the rodeo thinking we were headed for the car. Thankfully God was looking out for him and we got him back safe and sound.
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The kids are all just growing up so fast!! Noah is just doted on something fierce by his big sisters. I can see some of those girly dress up photos making their way out at someone's 21st.

House has been moving along. Mark has just continued to amaze me at his skill and drive in renovating. So far he's put in new doors, kitchen (half way there), new wall for a boys room, plumbing, new windows & is on the way to a new shed. Just so thankful for all the work he does.

7 comments:

Karen L said...

Sal it is so good to see all the photos and read the update of life in the wonderful sticks. You are so right - this was God's perfect place for you guys - so good to see you all thriving but don't leave it so long until you blog share with us again. Lots of hugs for your precious family.

Gayle said...

Great photos Sally..great to see your kids! Love that last photo...gorgeous!

Tracy T said...

Great to catch up on how you are all doing!!! Thanks for the pics....the kids are growing up fast and little Noah is such a cutie!! I try to update my blog once a month but even that is tricky.......and I only have 3 munchkins LOL Thanks for the update Sally.

Maria Matter said...

You have a lovely family Sal! Looks like a blessed life!

Blessings, Maria

DenimAngel said...

Great to read your update Sal. Looks like God chose the perfect home for your family.
Susan

Chrissy said...

I had to smile at the green frog Sal, we call ours our "Guard Froggy" as it has sat above our entry way looking over us every night for so long, months, perhaps longer. One day I will have to take a photo of him, our little protector. *grin*

Loved all the photos of the kids, did a double take of the second last shot, wondered who the baby was til I read the girls had been playing dress up with their baby brother!! LOL 21st fodder for sure. hee hee
God bless honey
Chrissy x

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