Our time away was beautiful.
We stayed high atop the tablelands at Lake Tinaroo where the air is cool and crisp, mobile phone reception is virtually non-existant, peace and calm are normal, and the view makes you wish you never had to leave.
Our home for three days was a beautiful town house set amidst lush greenery, overlooking the lake...
Some of the townhouses are owner occupied (I was so envious) whilst the rest of are let out for tourists like us to come and find refreshment away from the city.
The grounds were lush, green and beautiful, with a rolling sway of lakefront grasslands and gardens surrounding us on all sides.
I could have taken a thousand photos, beauty was everywhere...
From our upstairs balcony we watched the moon rise each night over the lake, then just before dawn I'd leave Mr E to sleep while I tiptoed downstairs to brew a coffee and settle myself outside on the verandah with my Bible to greet the sunrise...
Our time away was short, but it was a lovely time of refreshing.
When we visit here again we shall plan to stay much longer.
Yesterday was Easter Sunday, and after taking Cully May to her first Easter church service, Blossom and Ross brought their little Miss over to our house for a visit.
As she is just 8 months old there were no chocolates for her this year but I did make her a little bunny pillow, long and narrow so she can cuddle it easily...
For Blossom and Ross I took an idea from Annabel's blog and wrapped blocks of exquisite Lindt chocolate in pretty paper...
The marbled papers were a gift from my friend Margaret, and Blossom loved them as much as the chocolate so she carefully smoothed them flat again to take home with her!
Cully May kept us all laughing and on our toes.
She pulls herself up on the furniture now and takes little steps along the edges.
When I brought the camera out she pushed her face towards it and made the cutest faces for me. We were all laughing so hard...
"I can clap, Nana!"
"Watch me climb over the couch before daddy gets me!
"Isn't my mummy beautiful?"
"I love watching Nana with the camera..."
"I have two teeth."
What a day, a very special Resurrection Sunday for our family.
I hope yours was wonderful too,