We were very privileged to attend a dinner at Eden Gardens to launch our 'Build to Reach' program at church.
Andrew & Tim and Debbie enjoying the atmosphere of the gardens.
It was back to Ripples for another delicious meal, teamed with a fabulous view and fun company. The occasion was to celebrate Peter's 41st (&40th) birthday.
Jenny & Linda and Vanessa & Andrew
Richard, Brent & Peter and Heather
Linda, Brent & Peter
Unfortunately Jenny had a car accident mid May, but no-one was seriously hurt. Just a bit of whiplash for Jenny. The kids quickly forgot the initial shock of it and were keen to get to school as it was 'Open Day'. The upside of the accident meant that we were both able to attend Madeleine and Lauren's performances and visit their classrooms (work was out of the question after dealing with all the paperwork, doctor's visits and phone calls necessary after an accident).
Lauren showing us her work.
Oliver organising Madeleine's classroom furniture, as she shows Andrew her work.
Jenny organised a 'cellar tea' (really brunch) for Philippa two weeks before her wedding. It was at 'the Barn' in Roselle. Philly received lots of bottles of wine for her and Brad's cellar, and Brad has promised to make a wine rack to store it all in. It was lovely to meet Brad's sister Jo, and see Philippa's friends together for a time of celebration.
Philly, Nicole, Ronit, Penny & Nicki and Jo(in foreground), Jane, Martina, Debbie & Abby(in pram)
Sue(her hair anyway), Catherine & Penny and Naomi, Janine & Jenny
Philippa and Robyn & Naomi
Martina, Philly & Fran and Naomi, Philly, Janine & Thomas(Philippa's godson)
David did look a lot more excited to receive gifts than this photo would lead you to believe.
Stephen waiting patiently for his turn.