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I saw them! Great pictures of a very interesting place, my friend! The kids must love all the adventures outdoors!
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2011 on Valley of the Winds at The Plunge Down Under
I'm so proud of you! Wonderful! I'm sure it felt great giving this meal to your church family, and fun for them to learn and try new things. Good job, to you and Gillian!
Beautiful roses and beautiful scarf. You look so pretty! Love you, and again; happy birthday!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2011 on Headed to the Outback at The Plunge Down Under
You are describing something that most of us will not experience; thank you for your great descriptions and for sharing your adventures with us.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2011 on Notes from the Outback at The Plunge Down Under
What a beautiful post. Those moments are so special, I too had a tear in my eye as I read about your family memory. So happy for you. The picture is perfect!
So much beauty! I smiled through the whole thing!
Hi Christie! I really like that portrait of your Dad and Katie. Did Katie get her hair cut? It looks cute; and I see your Dad has a Nikon (hurray!) I love the picture with you in it, so nice to be able to see you, thanks to blogging and internet. The garden pictures are lovely--the bees! so neat!--I could almost smell the blossoms. So glad you are making such happy memories. Hope your parents have a good time on their trip! When is your Dad going to do another blog post? ;) ((hugs))
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2011 on Gardens in Spring at The Plunge Down Under
Very fun!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2011 on Grand Final Fever at The Plunge Down Under
I loved this post. The portraits of the children and Ross are very nice! As I scrolled through (down) the post it was fun to see what I thought was going to be a picture of just Cameron included his three smiling siblings. I like Katie's scarf and the family pic--- it's so nice, might be a good one for the Christmas cards!
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2011 on Picnic at Hanging Rock at The Plunge Down Under
I'm smiling. It's been very fascinating to read about your adventures, and see the pictures of so much beauty. Nice poem, Cameron!
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2011 on Cameron's Australian Poem at The Plunge Down Under
That's a great portrait of your parents. Happy weekend!
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2011 on Checking In at The Plunge Down Under
Interesting and Beautiful post!
This post was so great! I loved it.
James knew what to do! LOL Sorry about the cold, but those flowers are so pretty! Not as pretty as Katie, though......the dance sounds so delightful!
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2011 on Chilly August Weekend at The Plunge Down Under
Ethan is our head shucker. They love to do it. Sweet corn is so delicious, we've had it twice so far this season. How much was yours? Ours was 6 dollars a dozen. Great pics of the bounty!
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2011 on Summer's Bounty at The Plunge Down Under
Really nice places! What a treat.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2011 on Backyard Oases at The Plunge Down Under
Awesome. You have an assistent! Love the pictures, all of them, and the story!
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2011 on The Triplets at The Plunge Down Under
Breathtaking, Christie! The sky is gorgeous and you captured it so well. What a blessing to be able to see what you saw through your photos. I love that. I saw a book recently about the sky; these photos would rivel the ones I saw in it! :)
The last picture made me cry a little; just 'cause I know how much your family means to you. It's such a beautiful picture of your mom and grandma. What a nice place! I'm so glad you had such a good time! James is sure getting brave!
Isn't photography fun? I've pursued my share of bees and other creatures/insects. It's rewarding to get a nice crisp closeup. The little "bags" of pollon on the honeybees always makes me smile. We call the ones you photographed "Babbity Bumbles" I think it's from a Beatrix Potter book. There is a softness to these that makes me want to snuggle into the flowers, too. And Katie!! She is beautiful, a young lady now. That blouse looks so sweet on her and I like the side ponytail. Grace likes to have a side braid lately, when we take the time (!) to do her hair. I'm reading a biography now but a fun read for us lately was "Nature Stories" by Jules Renard. I highly recommend it. It's full of lighthearted, quirky nature essays. Some are just a sentence long!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2011 on Beautiful Bees at The Plunge Down Under
I watched the video--thanks, Cameron, for sharing these interesting places! My boys would enjoy the lego creations...they play with their legos all the time. Have fun during your trip back home in the USA!
Oh how exciting, I'm only sitting here smiling because I am just so happy that the story ended nicely. You were taken back to your Mom. What kind police, I think they were very happy to get to reunite the families. Good job, Moms, in properly documenting (with photographs) this adventure. It will never be forgotten, I am sure!
Oh yes. I can only imagine what it must be like to find yourself, resting, back HOME. I wondered if you would want to actually leave it behind again, until I got to the last line. :) I have misty eyes, this was just so perfectly written and sweet. ((hugs))
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2011 on What I'm Loving Right Now at The Plunge Down Under
Hi Christie! I can't help but wish you and your family could swing by our place after your visit to Canada. Thanks for thinking of me at the Crackerbarrel. We do love to go their for breakfast. Rich has this week off so we'll probably do just that. :) The sleeping issues must be so hard. You want to enjoy every moment with family but it's got to be difficult at times when you're so out of it from jet lag. Your baby niece is adorable!
Welcome back to the good ol' air of the USA. I think the idea of "eating/gulping" the air to compare it to a place so far away is very interesting and it does make perfect sense that it WOULD be different. Such a simple thing, another thing to thank God for! It feels nice to know you are in the States. So much closer. Have a wonderful time, my friend! The pictures are so nice; I especially liked the first one and the one of the bountiful table. SO glad you have your Nikon!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2011 on Stateside at The Plunge Down Under