Monday, December 27, 2010

Remembering HIM

Christmas has come and gone... amid three days of power cuts, thunder storms, and much rain. The veldt looks like a picture, and it is such a privilege to be in this quiet paradise, enjoying the farm, the birds, the new births, the butterflies, the quiet, and the joy of relationship with our Father.

Christmas morning, Ken spotted a new born buffalo calf! We have yet to photograph him/her, and hope to see the herd again soon!

We are so blessed in so many different ways. We are grateful for our family and friends - all over the world, and we pray that your time of reflection - enbracing the new and perfect year ahead, will be blessed with His Presence.

All our love and fond regards,
Ken, Jo, Micaela and JohnD xxx

Blue Jeans and Cruising Pleasure

We were absolutely BLESSED by the Sparrow Family - two yearling quarter horses. The gentle temperment of both of them is lovely, and we are enjoying the dynamics they have added to our three. Young Sir Prize is especially fond of "Cruiser", who is pictured here with Micaela.
"Blue Jeans" also enjoyed a cuddle, and she is particularly fond of being rubbed down. You can touch her anywhere!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Australia! 3 weeks & so many memories!

Pete - What wonderful memories - thanks so much!!!
Claire, Mom and I.
Zara with one of the chickens! Claire has 3 layers who kept up an amazing supply of fresh eggs!
Us with Ken's cousin Tracy, and her two boys Declan and Connor. It was such a special time of catching up.
Us with the Greig family, at Sea World in Brisbane. What a special day!!! Gary, Elizabeth, Daniel and Jonathan (our Godson).
Both JohnD and Micaela had a surfing lesson, joining up with Ben and John at their class. Just a quick lesson on the beach, and both of them were standing on their boards, within an hour!!!
We took to the beach at every opportunity we got. Sydney is surrounded by the most unbelievable beauty. Thanks so much Pete & Claire, for trecking all 12 of us all around!!! ;)
Elizabeth (Womble!!!) and I on Kings beach in Brisbane. 20 years of wonderful friendship and so many miles between us - really doesn't change a thing!
Beautiful sunny Sunday, the 12 of us took to the trains, buses & ferries, painting the town red. So many beautiful sights, sounds and places! Experiences and memories to treasure forever!
The three boys just burned it up, every waking moment! Dunno who got the most worn out of the three of them! ;)
Yet another amazing beach - with too much fun to be had...
Annabel & Zara on my lap, getting their nails painted.
All six kids together, this is what it's all about!
Claire and I got the giggles!
Daddy and I at the airport.

Out on the farm an hour from Sydney. At the back - Pete, Claire & Ken
Middle - Micaela, Dad, Mom & me. Front - Ben, Annabel, JohnD & John