The very, very bestest part of the new house is the big garden! With little nooks to explore...
...and new little friends who decided this was a lovely spot for a home!
The bunny above just arrived here one morning, came and went through the garden gate for a few days, and then decided to stay. But he was very lonely, so off to the pet shop they went, and came home with two friends - my children's first pets!
And our little red wagon has been getting a regular workout down the hill!
My darling husband treated me with a dining room table the day after we moved in!! What an absolute blessing to have room to entertain!! Here are just some of the many table settings from the past month or so as we've been having precious friends over for meals.
|My mother and two of her sisters and 5 of my cousins with their children came for tea one morning - we were 18 people in total and never felt crowded!|
We've been on outings...
and there's been a birthday...
and a certain little pumpkin fritter turned three months old!
And I have many, many lovely photographs of the children enjoying the hot weather by jumping over the sprinkler and rolling in the mud, but I can't find a single one in which they are both decently covered up, so you'll just have to take my word for it!
Ahh, and Christmas too!
We made up some cookie bags for our garbage collectors the week before Christmas...
...and on a hot Monday morning they enjoyed their cookies and cold juice and stopped the garbage lorry long enough for a picture with the children.
After church on Christmas morning we came home to put on a Birthday Party for Jesus!! I had baked a chocolate cake the night before and the children had SO much fun decorating a very special cake for our King!!
We sang Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus and then enjoyed some lovely family time and delicious cake as we told the story of Jesus's birth.
It feels so good to be writing here again and I am using some stolen moments here and there to work on a few more posts, so stay tuned!