Monday, June 20, 2011

Our beautiful Ava

Ava is walking really well

Ava's brother and sister

The chooks are as tame as the cat and rabbit. Jacob and Layne and Ava all enjoy their pets.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunshine in Sydney

I am told that there has been a lot of rain in Sydney, but sunny days have returned. I am so enjoying time with the grandchildren, a new baby and the family here. Don is coming on July 1st. He is really looking forward to seeing family here and in Queensland. Perth at Christmas. It is the downside of his work overseas, there is never enough time with family.

Getting to know my new little grandson. Staying with Hayley and Justin means that I get to have lots of cuddles.

Mother and baby love

New parents Justin and Hayley. Baby Kol is only a couple of weeks old here.

Sarah and Sam's baby boy, Julian, is coming up to 3 months now. What a cheeky grin.

Grandchildren grow up while we're away!

Jordan after her netball game. She plays on a Reps team as well as the local netball team.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Memories to hold

It is hard not knowing what the future holds for Maxine. We have made some precious memories during these weeks I have spent with her. This video clip says it all and much better than anything I could write here.

Bribie Island - Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New baby

Baby Koloti Don Crosbie made his arrival into the world on May 20th, 2011. We are so excited to welcome him. I can't wait to go to Sydney and see him and give him lots of Grandma cuddles.

He is just soo cute. Hayley and Justin are enjoying their new little son.

It was great to be able to attend Nichole's baby shower. Living overseas, I miss out on a lot of things. Jared joined in the fun.

I spent 10 days with Glen and Nichole and Jared who live between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We went out to dinner this night and Jared was my special date, holding hands with Gran in the car all the way. I will return to visit after their new baby is born around the beginning of July.

I met up with Carol for lunch in Brisbane. She was my first Aussie friend in Doha. Carol and her husband have now relocated back to Brisbane. They had just finished with repairing flood damage to their home after the catastrophic floods in January.

I arrived in Brisbane on May 19th and went to stay with my sister Maxine who lives in Caboolture. It was a special time for us to spend time together.

The Nursery Class

Goodbye to my third group of Nursery children but this time it is me moving on to another church assignment. I have so enjoyed teaching the Nursery class in both Abu Dhabi and Doha. It is so rewarding to see the children learn spiritual things and how to participate as a group. It is our job to prepare them to move onto Primary and the Sunbeam class. This has been my favourite calling.