Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Best Dressed!

A couple weeks ago, there was the big horse race in Australia, called the Melbourne Cup.  The Australian women go all out and plan a luncheon for the ladies to watch and bet on the race. They also have other prizes for best dressed and best hat. 

This year was the first that I attended and guess what??!!  I won best dressed!!  Crazy, I know!!  AND I wasn't even in a dress!!! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Last Sunday, Chris and I had only one kid (boys in Boreno and Marz at school), so we dumped Gabby at a friends house and went down to KK on the golf bus. This was my second time golfing the KK course and Chris' first. We both did quite well considering the blazing heat and a difficult course!


We will be golfing in the Underground tournament this weekend, so we are meeting the boys in the lowlands when they get off the plane, from Boreno, and spending a fun filled weekend in KK. Will let you know how that all turns out! :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Special Dinner Guest

Last night were were delighted to host John Cutts and his son-in-law, Ty, for dinner. John Cutts is a missionary in the Papua area, who has lived in Papua since he was two years old. We met him through our little expat church and have gotten to know him over the last few years. He had also attended Dalat, the boarding school where Mersades is going now!

John and Ty have been living out in the Papuan villages for the last two weeks and eating many "things" that you and I would not touch. I did not know this at the time when I was picking out what we were going to have for dinner. 

So off I go to the grocery store and Chirs had asked me to get some steak. The store does not have the quality of steak I am used to, however it's the best we can do. I will admit, I was a little embarrassed serving this steak, after I know what real beef can be, to our guests!

Dinner is ready!!  Not kidding you, but John and Ty looked like they had died and gone to heaven!  A real American meal for them to devour!  And they did!

From my perspective, the steak was probably the WORST I have ever seen!  For John and Ty, it was manna from heaven!  

I am so glad I served the steak instead of making burgers, which in my opinion would have LOOKED better, but like I said, the steak was manna from heaven for two very hungry missionaries. :)

Here is the photo of Chris, John, and Ty before the evening ended. 

Someday, when I think about it and am in my computer, I will post information about John's missionary work. 

Santa has already come to town...

It started two weeks ago!  Santa came to town! I am not sure if it's a religious competition between Christians and Muslims to see who can carry out their holidays the longest... and I don't really care....cuz... I love Christmas!! :)

So, Gabby and I were at lunch Saturday and she decided to get her photo taken. The joys of being an only child!  (The boys are in Boreno.  See previous post.)

πŸŽΆπŸŽ„Cuz we all need a little Christmas...πŸŽ…πŸŽΆ

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Boys are off to Borneo!

Today the boys leave for their school trip to Borneo!  I am becoming a pro at this as I didn't start packing until 8:30 last night and was done by 9:00. I do think I over packed though... I will bet that I only needed to pack two pairs of underwear, t-shirts, and shorts. They are boys after all!  The nastier the better!  Their duffle bags will stink to high heaven next weekend!  

Have a great time boys!!

Their buddy Zedd...

The whole middle school in Tembag. 


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Birthday 12th Gavin!!

Another season of birthdays finished...

Happy Birthday Gavin!!

Cake at home...

Hot Stone and ice cream at the Lupe! :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A New Trampoline!

So when we moved over here almost four years ago, one of our biggest mistakes was not bringing a trampoline for the kids to jump on. Thankfully after a family left Tembag to move home, they gave us their tramp!  But after their three boys and all their friends and our four kids and all their friends, we decided to ship in a new one on another friends sea container. 

It only took 6 months for the sea container to get here and then another month and three hours to get it put together. Why you may ask the three hours???  Because a man and two boys put it together and took it apart three times!!  

Yes, no directions were read in the putting together of the new trampoline! ;)

Actually these two pictures were the taking down of the old tramp.

I must not have taken any other pictures from this event. I am sure I couldn't bear to be out there watching the set up without the directions!  So I did the best thing a wife could do.... Leave!  :)

Well it's up now and all the neighborhood kids are enjoying it!  Even Chris can jump on it and not have his bum touch the ground!  

Oh happy days! :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Halloween 2013

Lots and lots of catching up to do.... So here is the first of it. Halloween!  

I am happy to say that Gabby won 2nd place in her category, fictional characters, and Teddy won 1st place in that same category!!

One of the judges wanted to vote for Teddy on the "Prettiest" category!  Look at those legs!! ;)