Saturday, December 5, 2009

A blessing to ALL nations

"And the Lord said to Abram.... I will make you a great nation... and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed" Genesis 12:1-3
"Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them. So shall your descendants be" Genesis 15:5
"And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying 'All the nations shall be blessed in you.' So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer." Galatians 3:8

We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day today so we headed out to get some gardening done. This beautiful flower was growing in the middle of our driveway. It was exciting to see some raspberries forming on some of the plants.
Brendon brought a few more old tyres home yesterday for all the potatoes that are shooting up all over the place. They do say that once you grow potatoes you will always get potatoes growing. So these have all started up from the previous tenants crop last year.
Brendon also borrowed a cage for one of our chooks who is "Clucky". She can walk up and down (it's bigger than it looks) but she can not nest. So hopefully after spending a day in here (or perhaps two) she will get back to normal. When Brendon let her out this evening she headed straight outside and started pecking around. So that was a great sign. She has spent days and days just sitting on the nest. So we are hoping she will only need one day of this.
After lunch we headed up to the Spencer family for the Youth Year End Party. Hannah had her nap while the children played on the water slide.
It was a huge success and they spent hours here. They also played loads of ball games and had a great time.
Ruth was getting a lovely push on the swing. I think the girl must have thought I was strange though for wanting to take a photo. Thankfully my girls are used to it so I got a nice smile from Ruth.
These two just love Ben so much. Thankfully Hannah used her clean hand to wipe his head so he did not end up with pizza all over him.
Hannah enjoying her first independent ice-cream cone.
It was great to see Olivia again. She is just 6 weeks younger than Hannah.
And Ruth had a cuddle with Olivia's mother - Anna. Ruth came to me after dinner and said "where was my nap". She was exhausted having missed her nap, so I allowed her to have her dummy and blanket and Anna enjoyed having a cuddle with her.
We had just enough time for the girls to decorate our Jesse Tree ornament when we got home and then it was time for bed. So it was a busy day but really lovely.

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