Sunday, 3 April 2016


Hello!  This is our very first blog which will take you back to 2005 with us!  For any who have come here first, the story continues post 2014 at our new site,  Happy Wife And Mother .

So nice for you to visit, please take one minute to let me know you have visited.  I'd love to hear from you.  Diane. 

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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Lately, we have ...

Giving thanks for Charlotte's Diploma of Nursing Graduand status - well done, our girl.  May you be a light on every ward you serve on.  A special and professional nurse who can help those she serves in their times of joy and of sadness.  What a privilege.

Enjoying the beach, 

Cooking up our own home grown, organic produce

Harvesting mangoes so big the mango harvester Dad designed doesn't fit many of them!

helping in the harvest

been amazed at the size and weight!

Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.
Psalm 27:14

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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Lately ...

A trip to Sydney for the day.  Gwen's famous brownies, fun and laughter together, traffic, exciting opportunities, plane rides!

Budd turned 14.  His favourite Go Kart track gave him a complimentary session.  He was pleased!

What a handsome, sweet boy!

Joshua came with us to Sydney for moral support and navigation aidings - thank you Josh!  You are a faithful son with a heart of gold.

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Saturday, 23 November 2013


Fresh Produce in our garden!  True to life, we had given up on these plants and left them over against the brick wall in my kitchen garden only to discover they are growing tomatoes and jalapeno chillies!

Took their time but they are coming out now!

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Saturday, 16 November 2013

"The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies. A true mother is one of the holiest secrets of home happiness. God sends many beautiful things to this world, many noble gifts; but no blessing is richer than that which He bestows in a mother who has learned love's lessons well, and has realized something of the meaning of her sacred calling."

~ J.R. Miller, Excerpt from The Family
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Happy Birthday Julie!

Julie and Daniel 2013
My lovely brother and his lovely wife, my sister in Christ

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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Some Of My Favourite Things ...

Rocky Road with Gummi Bears, marshmallows, maltesers and smarties!
November Lillies outside my kitchen window
Our favourite "sit down, be served, tell me how you are" kind of place at Chermside.  Have you noticed, no matter where you go you have to order first then go collect or at best, they bring it to you?  This place delivers on both fronts.  Sit down, enjoy free iced water, order taken, be served at your table; granted, you have to go to the front to pay!
This is a butterscotch and white chocolate muffin.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Birthday Time

Our baby is 7!  I will miss those baby teeth and sweet little dimple smiles.
Phoebe set up a treasure hunt with a treasure map.  A gold bag of goodies was the treasure.

Amongst the goodies, a blue ribbon "Birthday Boy" worn proudly by lil' brother.  A happy boy.

The "cake" was a tower of caramel kisses.  Perfect.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91
**May Jedidiah be granted the grace to dwell in the secret place of the most High.  There, I know, he will be safe and full of joy all his days.  Mummy.**

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Thursday, 4 April 2013

The "Watch Out" Collection

Little bit of wisdom I read today:

Watch your thoughts, they become words
Watch your words, they become actions
Watch your actions, they become habits
Watch your habits, they become character
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
If I summarise correctly - my thoughts become my destiny!
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, of virtue, any of praise, think on these things.  Excerpt Philippians 4:8
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