Partly for Nick's birthday, and partly just because it was long overdue, we had a family outing to Oamaru.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Today was a beautiful enough day to warrant a picnic lunch and beach visit. We got a group together at church and, after an unexpected rendezvous at PaknSave (quite the popular post-church hang-out), we met up at the Port Loop Circle picnic area. We've only been there once or twice before for BBQs, at the tail end of last summer, and it's actually a great spot - large, flat, fairly protected from easterly breezes, and grassy.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The postbox at 22 Our Street has not been looking so flash lately; in strong winds it wobbles terribly, and someone living at Number 2* somewhere must have needed the other sticker some time ago.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Tonight the Lord put on a grand display of His creation, as the earth passed in front of the moon. The red colour (a blood moon) is caused by some light from the sun filtering through the earth's dusty atmosphere - pollution can be a little bit pretty then! I snapped this photo with a 300mm lens around 11 pm, after first rousing Aaron to see the event. All I got from Caleb was a big hand in front of his face and "NOOOOO" to my question, "do you want to see the eclipse?".
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
On the third day of our spring holidays I took the boys to watch the NZ Breakers run a practice at the local stadium. I suppose I would have been more excited about the event had I known in advance who these Breakers are; I had to actually ask a school mum sitting in front of me if this team is to basketball what the All Blacks are to rugby. Yes, the answer was confirmed!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
As a family we were hugely privileged to travel to Christchurch for Grace Baptist's Sunday service, in which the Rolleston church plant was officially commissioned. How exciting to witness the birth of a new church, born of a need for a church ministry in one of NZ's fastest growing suburbs. Joe Fleener, who was the speaker at our church camp last year, has been called and set apart as the pastor of this new work. We were amazed to see the large number of people they are starting up with already - a few families from Grace Baptist Church are moving over. We pray that the Lord grows and blesses this work and draws many to Himself through this means!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Timaru Christian School was invited to participate in a local Memory Walk to launch an Alzheimer's Awareness campaign. Students had to turn up in their school uniform, march up the main street of town holding helium balloons, then let them go after the speeches.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Anyone wandering through our back yard this morning would have been highly amused to see a pyjama-clad woman in a dressing gown, snow boots, a macintosh, and gloves, lying on the muddy, frozen grass with a camera. Admittedly I felt silly starting intently at the ground, but to find frosty subjects for macro pics is a game of patience and careful study of a very small area of ground!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Find a regular 100% wool blanket (preferably not off your own bed...TradeMe is a better option!)
Track down a sari for the lining - again, you can find just about anything and everything on TradeMe...
Friday, July 11, 2014
It's been a while since we've had a ladies evening of sorts - birthdays have run out! Bronwyn organized and gathered a group of ladies from church to meet at Ginger & Garlic for dessert - I left early because Nick had arrived home from his week away at the annual School of Theology in Palmerston North. It was certainly winding up to be a fun evening though!