24 September 2009

Dust Storm

Yesterday's weather was a unbelievable!! Over 7 million tons of top soil blew in from the outback of Australia. This was the view from our dining room ....

Ward Trivia Night

Last Saturday night our Ward held it's annual trivia night... and in Ormsby style we went all out in our table theme. We were called "It's not heart surgery!" and we won the award for best team theme... It was such a fun night!
Dad & Tara or is that Dr & Patient?
Whitney & Mum
Rick enjoys his sample intraveneously!
Sisters! Tara & Elly
Whitney enjoying our "Blood Fountain" (white choc with red food colouring)
Just don't think about what you're drinking Elly!
Grandma was having a really good time! This picture just cracks me up!
Mum & Tara

19 September 2009

We're growing bananas!

A few weeks ago, we discovered the banana tree in our backyard was finally bearing fruit!! We are so excited; this is the first time we have ever grown food...and it's bananas!!! How cool is that? We've tried to take pictures regularly in anticipation of this blog entry, it's been very exciting watching the progress.... every morning it looks different. Now all the hands are out, we just have to wait about 2 months for them to ripen.... Enjoy the pics:
The flower first arrives
Then its starts to open
Here they come!
This is the tree as we see it from out patio without the zoom lens
I walked underneath it one day...and this is what it looked like...isn't beautiful?
Then the layers of hands started showing
and more layers....
and more layers....
now they are all out, just got to ripen!
close up of our yummy bananas!