Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Omi's Cottage sign



Omi received a nice sign for Christmas for her cottage made by Rachael. Omi is tickled pink with it and now that it is fixed to the cottage wants folk to see it. The plant closest to her is also a Christmas gift.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The fruit basket from London


I must confess by the time this photo was taken for the blog Mum and I had already robbed it of its first layer it was magnificent. Thank you.

Het stel met de hang plant



Jim and Nellie posing with the beautiful basket and plants from Mum's siblings in Holland.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

40 years Wedding Anniversary








Having celebrated our 40th wedding anniversay a little early with the Brisbane and Sydney Bosma's as well as with Anita and Reuben, pictures posted below, we were able on the 28th December PTL celebrate it with Gordon Irene James Hannah and Alister as they treated us to lunch in Kings Park at the Zania Cafe right in a National Park bush setting. Very enjoyable. I am sure that you will be able to spot the various family members and the happy couple.

After that we went for 'tree top walk' in Kings Park. It was just a wonderful setting and a beautiful summer's day.

Hannah posed with us in the original bridesmaid dress her auntie Margaret wore on the day 40 years ago.

While enjoying our treetop walk we received a SMS from David Julie and Elijah from the Netherlands, they arrived safely. We also received a call from Peter Rachael Joshua Nathan Leanna and Shalese a few minutes later. Anita Tom Eddie Sebastian and Rueben had sent a fruit basket with greetings the day before we felt really spoiled. Thank you all.

We also received a hanging basket with various plants from Mum's brothers and sisters in Holland delivered at the same time.

Love to you all
Mum and Dad
Proverbs 3:5-6

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Brisbane Bosma children hit the big smoke


Joshua, Nathan, Leanna and Shalese pose before one of the the Sydney icons. Lovely!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Latest update from Sydney


David took part in MOvember and has proved it with a picture. Should you like more details you can get in touch with him. Must say he looks even more handsome.
And Elijah is doing real well as you can see.
Love Dad/Opa

Friday, December 5, 2008

With the Killows at Kallaroo






Mum and Anita with Reuben and I spent a lovely time with Gordon Irene James Hannah and Alister at Kallaroo. We were spoiled with a lovely morning tea and very filling lunch. Very nice and satisfying, thank you Irene and Gordon. Along side to show how we filled the time, with scrabble, entertainment on the piano and items on the guitar. We thank our Heavenly Father for all His blessings.
Love to you all Dad.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Anita and Reuben in Armadale Western Australia



Anita and Reuben arrived from London to Armadale within 24 hours door to door. It was great she was able to see Omi and show off Reuben.

You can see that Mum is as proud as Punch to finally hold her 11th grandchild.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

An outing to Fremantle to see the Sun setting





Omi, Mum and I went to get a breath of fresh air so took ourselves to Fremantle to see the sun setting and also saw the Sun Princess pleasure boat.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Get-Together at No 45


It is always a great time when family can come together. It worked out well that Peter Rachael with Joshua, Nathan, Leanna and Shalese from Brisbane as well as David and Julie and Elijah from Sydney were able to share with Mum and Dad and Omi at Armadale Western Australia.
You have a glimpse of the Granny flat on the right in the background.
Also FYI you will be pleased to know that Omi's house was sold so no more worries and no more mowing of lawns etc.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kiama 30 years ago




Just to show we had a great time in our Windsor Caravan here a couple of pictures from yesteryear. Peter and David in one picture and Irene and Anita washing and drying the dishes and David packing away. I think that was the time Peter was have having a rest or was he reading a book?
Love Dad XXXX

Brisbane Granchildren at Kiama Blowhole


We have many happy memories from our time at Kiama NSW, tenting and caravaning, snorkling, swimming and visiting the pretty sites just around including Kangaroo Valley. Happy memories indeed.
Love Mum and Dad, Opa and Oma.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bike riding to Burn's Beach and having a coffee

40 years 2008

40 Years 1968

Brisbane Bosmas Departing Second time


After saying goodbye to go north to Jurian Bay on route back to Queensland, Peter Rachael and Joshua, Nathan. Leanna and Shalese, coming back south to see York, called in for 24 hours to celebrate a surprise early 40 years wedding anniversary for Mum and Dad. David and Julie and Elijah from Sydney were also still here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Elijah at 6 months


It is great to have not only Peter and Rachael and the family with us in the West but also David and Julie with Elijah pictured at 6 months.

A Fisherman's Story



Yes we did go out again and brought home the beacon (sorry the fish) they made a wonderful meal that same night.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Consider the Lillies of the field.


A great photo taken by Peter and Rachael on their round Australia trip in Western Australia

Point Peron Western Australia



Peter David and I went for a quick snorkel at point Peron. The boys went in the water and had a good time still a bit cool for me. David speared a nice Bull Brim and Peter saw a big Sampson fish that 'got away'! You know how it is with fisherman stories, 'seeing is believing.
Love to you all and be assured of our love and prayers. Mum and Dad.



Hello Everyone just a small update. Mum and I have Peter Rachael Joshua Nathan Leanna and Shalese here from Brisbane for a couple of weeks and David Julie and young Elijah have arrived from Sydney and also hope to be here for 2 weeks. We then had Gordon Irene James Hannah and Alister from Kallaroo drop in for a few hours and with Omi here also it made for a great party for David's birthday. All we needed was Tom Anita Eddie Sebastian and Reuben from London to join in and we would have had a full house. A couple of pictures to show and tell. Love Dad.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Brisbane Bosmas in Broome WA




Thank you for all the phone calls and cake and coffee not forgetting the giant tobberon chocolate. A good time was had by all. Hope you also enjoyed father's day in various parts of the world.

The photo at the Killows was when we celebrated James' 12th birthday.

The Brisbane Bosmas sent a couple of photos to prove they were in Broome WA and that the picture postcards are real. The Lord bless you all love Mum and Dad.

Monday, July 21, 2008

God's mercies are new every morning great is his faithfulness


Hello Everyone Omi is getting better. Thank you for your prayers. Had a lovely rainbow in the back yard over the Wooly bush hope you can see the bow, reminding us of the promises of God.

Friday, July 11, 2008

11th Grandchild called Reuben


Just in case you haven't seen the 11th grandchild for which we thank and praise our great God let me show you. Just been reminded of Psalm 127:3 and Proverbs 17:6. We thank the Lord and all our children for placing us in the 'aged' group.

Elijah our 10th grandchild PTL.