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So glad you have found us. We are a nomadic family of 9 travelling Australia with our six daughters, and our one son and forever missing our precious daughter Serenity who went to be with Jesus at 13 hours old on 12 March 2011. Her short life has changed our lives forever! As we travel we perform at shows, festivals and fundraisers with our dogs, help out on farms and also sell handmade woodcraft, dog collars, leads and capes. We are also doTERRA wellness advocates. Follow our joys and trials here.

Monday, 31 December 2012

The Best of 2012

As the year 2012 draws to a close we can thankfully say it was easier than 2011, although it too has had it’s share of tragedies.  I’m not going to talk about them here.  This post is going to focus on the good that has happened.


Explored and swam in some lovely beaches in South Australia and witnessed some beautiful sunsets..

A kite surfer at sunset at Whyalla, SA


Revisited Peterborough, caught up with Sarah’s Nephew and his now wife.



Due to the heavy rains in the north, we took a detour through Monash where there is an awesome playground, and a few k’s east the beautiful lake Cullulleraine.


Making it back to Queensland, catching up with friends and staying at Wallumbilla again!



As is a tradition each year, we watch the girls perform and win ribbons and cash at the Gympie show.

2nd place
gympie show 2012

2nd Place in the dog high jump at the show


On the last day of May, Lassie had 9 puppies!  June was spent watching them grow!

lassies puppies
Don’t nobody touch my babies!


Building shelves/storage units in the bus.  Had a friend help put in 12 volt lighting.

canon July 2012 788


Family get together in Townsville!  Unfortunately one brother couldn’t make it.

from back left; Kirsten, Joseph, Joshua F, Christopher, second row left; Jasmine, Destiny, Abigail, Jessica n Tess, front row from left; Suzanna, Jireh, Gabrielle, Chana n Lassie, Chantel, Joshua T
Most of the “Thomas” Cousins


Staying with the other side of the family in Sydney

Mackay Cousins
Two Mackay families!


Exploring the lovely Lake Macquarie, NSW

Lake Macquarie
Rainbow over Lake Macquarie


Found a park named after us!



Swimming at Ariah Park Pool almost every day!

pool fun

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