Mumma's Soup....a favourite in our home.

A random collection of day to day life at our place.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Coolah Tops National Park

Ken and I disappeared alone on Sunday for the day to a beautiful national park which we wanted to check out for a possible camping spot.

It was very beautiful

with a lookout


signs of wildlife

beautiful parrots



awesome views

I love being out in God's creation

we will be back!



A few highlights from the last couple of weeks.

Yes at last, both Kaity and Jenna now have their "P"s. Kaity was so kind, and baked Jenna a "P" cake.

Yes, Kaity in the kitchen IS dangerous :-)

That means that I do not have an "L" driver in the family! Not for the next year anyway.

That means independence for them, and staying at home for us.

Actually two comments from others were that once you have to stop getting 120hrs of driving with the kids and they drive themselves, you no longer get as much "talk" time together.

The other was that the time you spent driving with them, becomes praying time instead.

Tom is driving Emily and Jordan back from Bourke as I write, and yes I woke up to praying this morning for them.

A highlight of the last week was a beautiful dinner that Jenna made for Ken and I for no reason except I guess she loves us! She did an excellent job.

We had nibblies......avocardo, cheese, sundried tomatoes and crackers. We ate this so quick, there was no time for photos.

An entree of homemade creamy potatoe and onion soup.

The main meal was chicken with creamy mushroom sauce, rice and grilled vegetables.

Did you notice the special "touches"? Roses on the wine glasses, parsley on the soup, serviettes were tied around our water glasses, candles and the special little rice mounds. Cute!

Dessert (which I could hardly fit in) was chocolate fondue with strawberries and oranges.

She did an excellent job. Everything was homemade, and their was no drama, it just kept flowing from the kitchen and we felt very spoilt.

Why would you go out????

Thank you Jenna, you did an excellent job. Well done!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Gone Bush

Ken and I went bush for the weekend

We ate some great food

I had great company

The countryside was beautiful

The rivers were full

We ended up at one of our favourite places

Can you guess where this is?

Yes, Bourke. Crazy isn't it.

But it just keeps pulling us back there

It always feels like we have come home when we get there

It was a good weekend!