Friday, January 15, 2010

some photos to share

Just some photos today...nothing profound, nothing extraordinary or the like....just us being blessed with a wonderful holiday, relaxing and enjoying the company of family (yes, my parents have joined us here in Cairns for a bit over a week!) and friends and the wonders of God's amazing handiwork here in Cairns (the latter which is extraordinary, profound and a whole lot more yet!). Now for the photos:

Just a family shot somewhere in Port Douglas, where we spent a few nights before the New Year.

Kirilee and Shiana enjoying the beautiful surroundings on one of our short hikes

New Year's Eve at Matt and Claire's place. Kirilee and Shiana enjoyed the company of Tanya and Melissa Terpstra.

Shiana and Ashlyn enjoying a park in Karunda - we spent a few hours there with Dad and Mum

Ashlyn and me - taking a walk to the Barron Falls

The other night we headed down to the forshore in Cairns with Dad and Mum - Dad and Shiana tried out these Bungee trampolines - Shiana had a ball!

We headed out for some fishing with Matt Plug, Matt Byl and Shakira, some of the Terpstras and Gilbert, Lucinda and their kids...didn't catch fish, but enjoyed the surroundings at Palm Cove.

Ashlyn complied by posing for me!

Shiana caught the only fish of the night - this tiny cat fish

Yesterday we headed to the Crystal Cascades for a look - Ashlyn was much happier on Dad's shoulders!

And last night we got to share a BBQ at the lagoon with the church community here. It was held partly in honour of Andrew and Ian's birthdays (which are both coming up soon!) Ian and Nadia are in Cairns at the moment as well for a week. We travel back together to Lae next Tuesday, DV.

Playing with friends at the lagoon!

And finishing off with a couple of photos of the bats which fly about in large numbers each evening at about 7pm at the Cairns foreshore.
That's all from us today....till next time!


Allan and Alice Buist/Plug said...

Looks like you're having a very nice relaxing time. Enjoy, and God's blessings.

Allan and Alice Buist/Plug said...

Oh, and give Ian a happy birthday hug from us, please!!

Anonymous said...

You all look very relaxed and like you are having a ball of a time - enjoy it!! Hopefully you have recharged your batteries enough to take up your task again soon. All the very best for 2010!
Luv Matt, Sandra & kids

Lucy said...

Love the family pic! Hope you got back OK. God bless xxx

Elissa W said...

Beautiful pictures, and we hope that you are having a great time "off" together! God bless!
T & E and family :)

Anonymous said...

You all look very happy and relaxed, so nice to have your mum and dad there. Karalee is really inching up to your height all ready!
All the best for 2010, may God's blessings keep shining on your family
Natalie Ann

Raul, Gissy, Emily y Mathias Schneider said...

Today I had some time to check the internet and I wanted to know about you. I showed the pics to Emily so she could see Ashlyn. I am glad you spent your holidays in Australia.

Emily some time ago mentioned that she has 3 cousins (but she only has one) so I asked who were they. She told me that her real one, one new friend she has made here in Argentina and Ashlyn from PNG!! We will keep praying for your family!!! All the best in this new year, keep safe. Love