Winter = Holidays!

Holidays = time to read surrounded by stillness…

and time to roast marshmallows by the fire!

Holidays= time with family.

Holidays= time to breathe in crisp, cold air and enjoy the view!

Holidays= fun!

I’m so thankful for the time we had in the bush with my family. Time to relax, recharge and stop doing much but enjoy finding a bargain in a country op-shop, great food and sit by the fire reading design magazines! I love winter holidays!


Martine

Winter is…days by the beach enjoying the sunshine…

How precious, O God, is your constant love! We find protection under the shadow of your wings. You are the source of all life, and because of your light we see the light. Psalm 36: 7, 9

Jesus says, “I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness….”
John 8: 11-13


” Like all my ancestors I am only your guest here on earth a little while….” Psalm 39: 12

God’s love is like the ocean….as I lay back and float in his unending love for me, (demonstrated through giving Jesus to die on my behalf)… His love is unending, it endures forever, it is perfect, it is strong, it is inexhaustible, full, free, we can know His love….

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8; 38-39

Martine

Where has the sun gone?

Today I am dreaming of a sunnier day….the sun has disappeared behind the clouds – come back sun!
But its great weather to do some knitting and I have started knitted a vest for Noah….I can’t wait to finish it!
Time to rug up under a warm blanket and drink a nice cup of tea:)


Things I love in Winter…

Enjoying hot chocolates…with plenty of whipped cream and a side of ginger cake :)

…the beautiful blue sky…

…reading books in the sunshine…

….sharing poffertjes with my favourite people seems to make everything seem a little warmer!
What do you like to do in winter to warm up your spirit?


Enjoying the sun like the Amsterdamers!

While we were staying in Amsterdam if there was a ray of sun the locals were out on the canals bringing out their couches, beanbags and like the photo above even the kitchen table outside to enjoy the beautiful sunlight…

Since we arrived back home the weather has turned quite cold for Queensland, especially inside!
So today Noah, Dan and I each brought out our favourite chairs into the front yard to enjoy the sunshine and the warmth!

Thankyou for the great tip Amsterdamers – we will be taking our furniture outside a lot more now! :)