Monday, May 25, 2015

Marksie's Stockman's Camp Tucker Night

May 11-17 was National Volunteer Week. So to thank my wonderful volunteers from my job, we held a special event at Marksie's Stockman's Camp Tucker!  We had a lovely evening recognising our wonderful volunteers and showing our appreciation to them. 

Marksie, the man himself. 

Some of our volunteers and their guests. 

Some of my wonderful volunteers. 

They did a billy swinging competition with the kids. 

We all had a lovely evening, and a special thanks to Marksie for a wonderful time. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Homeschool Field Trip

Last week we were blessed to have the police, firemen, and emergency services come visit the homeschoolers for a field trip. 

The men were all so kind and and let the kids check out their vehicles, their gear, spray the hoses, and ask lots of questions!

The kids and parents learned a lot!  A big thank you to these fine men. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our 16th Wedding Anniversary

16 years and counting! I'm so thankful for my husband and thankful that he always makes an extra special effort for our anniversary. This year he surprised me and took me on a sunset dinner cruise down the gorge. 

See the crocodile?  It's just a freshie. Don't worry. 

Crocodile soup 

We had such a lovely evening. I'm so thankful for our life. God has been so good to us. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Circus Kathmandu

The circus came to town...well, kind of.
There was lots of excitement in our little town for Circus Kathmandu.  

Cody anxiously waiting for it to start. 

A huge crowd also waiting. 

The wonderful group of performers from Kathmandu, Nepal. 

It was a fast paced event. Something constantly going on. 

We had so much fun!

Then Cody and I made it in the paper. Not the most flattering picture, but he was happy.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!
I woke to find this photo text from my dad.
This is my nephew, Ayden.  I miss him!

I'm so thankful I get to be their mom.
 Autumn went to a baking class yesterday,
and made these wonderful goodies for me for Mother's Day.
The chocolates have peanut butter in them,
and the roses are sugar cookies.

Then Autumn baked and decorated a cake for me.  Yum!

These are the mums in church this morning.
We gave them all flowers.

Happy Mother's Day!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Playing Catch Up

This blog has been my way of chronicling the events of my life.  I have used this to help me scrapbook.  I often go back when trying to remember an event.  But, alas, time does not allow me to keep up as I would like.  So here is a big hodge podge post.  Enjoy.
A little family holiday in Darwin.
Did a little bowling!
A sunset is one of my most favourite things.
Another sunset, this one at the Katherine Gorge.
A boy and his dog.
It's finally getting cooler at night, hence the hoodie.
Celebrated one year at my job.
Spent an afternoon at our local Aged Care Facility.
My kids really enjoy going, and it always puts a smile on the resident's faces.
We got some goodies from America!
And a little homeschool get together.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

ANZAC Day 2015 ~ Lest We Forget

Saturday, 25th April we celebrated ANZAC Day.  It's much like Memorial Day in the United States.  Maybe it's because I have 2 brothers in the army, I'm not sure, but I love that people take the time to remember those who fought for our freedoms.  If I lost a family member in war, I would want others to stop and be thankful for their service.  It should not be in vain.  Our little town had a dawn service, then later a march through town and another service afterwards.  Autumn is in scouts and had the honour of participating in the march and laying a wreath at the service.  So proud of her.