Sunday, July 24, 2016


Here are some photos Emilee took
while out at Edith Falls yesterday.
(courtesy of Lauren's camera)


Well, we just had the Katherine show/Rodeo
and enjoyed watching all the action.

Here's a collection of photos from the day.

National anthem and getting ready for action


Cute kids.
All of them, of course:)

And a couple of ouchies!!
Landing on the rails, not sure that's how it's supposed to be done
Oh, and face first! Hmmm, not the best either.

Horse:  I'm getting you off, if it's the last thing I ever do..........
And...........done, and dusted!!

Do you like my hat?
Oh, yes, please let me try it on!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Recent Camping Trip

A couple of weeks back,
because of Dave's work schedule
and not being able to go away
for any length of time,
we headed out of town a short ways
to have an overnight campout.

We were all missing a good campfire,
the crystal clear skies,
the billions of stars in clear view,
the taste of billy tea,
the smell of wood smoke,
the warmth of a swag on a cool winters' night,
and of course, tasty roasted marshmallows!

The girls recently bought their own swags,
and Dave and I have our rooftop tent,
and Abbi has the back of her ute,
so we were all set.

Now, I know we could do all of this
in our backyard, but it's just not the same!

There's always the noise from the neighbours,
ranging anywhere from laughter to all out brawls,
sirens from a passing police car, or two,
annoying loud music from someone who needs a
hearing aid, lights from houses
and car headlights, fireworks randomly going off,
and the list goes on.

Oh, and of course the visit from the
fire department wondering what we're doing
with a roaring bonfire in our backyard
possibly spreading and setting the town on fire.
Bah! Spoilsports!!

Anyway, even tho it was brief,
it was wonderful and we look forward to
doing it again soon. It was also Abbi's last
chance for a family campout before
she gets married:)

And of course, it gave me a chance
to take some photos.

As you can see below, I tried getting
some pictures of the girls together,
but Chloe, in her element, had to ham
it up with her machete.
(and no, they haven't joined the army
reserves, ok. Op shops are handy places.
Now to find me some that fit!)

Some star shots (which actually show a shooting
star which you of course can't see
because the photo is too small,
so just trust me, ok, it's there),
glow sticks jewellery and sparklers

And some firelight portraits


Monday, July 18, 2016

This year we celebrated Territory Day
by driving around and enjoying everyone
else's fireworks, that we didn't have to pay for!

Our neighbour put on a very expensive
but exciting show as did most of the
neighbourhood, and we were left with
some money in our pockets.

(oh, and also no incidents involving
limbs being accidently blown off,
or eyebrows being singed)

All in all, a very fun, loud and explosive night.

Police arrested two kids yesterday,
one was drinking battery acid,
the other was eating fireworks.
They charged one and let the other one off.

And in our neighbourhood....

"We are celebrating Territory Day TODAY,
fireworks will randomly be set off
at any time of night or day,
in backyards for the next 6 MONTHS!!"

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Malanda Trip

Well, I'm finally getting time to
blog some photos from our
recent trip to Malanda in June

As most of you know,
Grace Baptist Church had its 25th anniversary
recently, and the girls and I were able to
fly over for the week long meetings.

It was a great blessing to hear good solid
preaching from God's Word
that challenged our hearts,
and visit with old friends.

I did a little trip down memory lane,
by driving around the Tablelands
and soaking up the beautiful countryside.
(and taking photos, of course)