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The Watson Book - 2012

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S: The Watson Family Album 2012

BC: The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

FC: The Watson Family Album 2012

1: To Granny and Grandfather, Thank you for who you are, and for who you have helped us to be. You have given us a strong sense of family and a shining example of enduring commitment. With all our love, Russell & Janet, James & Alisha, Emelie & Jon, Sandra & Mark, Simon & Kerrie, Caleb, Jessie, Nicholas & Rebecca, Ashley, Michael, Hannah, Samantha, Matthew & Melissa, Barbara & Keng, Tracy & Paul, William, Thomas, Jenn & Matthew, Burton, Ava, Maelee & Igs, Baila, Julia & David, Ben & Miriam, Zachary, Daniel & April, Henry, Luke, Michael & Jasmine, Angela & Howard, Laura, Kara, Diana & Ken, Jessica, Matthew, Julia and Heather.

2: The Watsons Marjorie 4/11/1925 William 18/5/1923 Married 22/2/1947 6 Children 20 Grandchildren 13 Great Grandchildren

4: Rus n Janet

5: Undersized Shorts - it must run in the family

6: James Watson & Alisha Nolan | James Lee Watson born 3 August 1982

7: Emelie & Jon Watson | Sunrise in Vietnam

8: Sandra 6th April 1950 Married Mark Evans 5th August 1972 Simon born 6th February 1974 Nicholas born 14th September 1975 Matthew born 13 May 1978

9: Thank you for the Goulburn holidays. They were a great blessing to all of us. | Our T'riffic Trio

10: Simon & Kerrie | Married 14th November 1998

11: First Smile | Caleb Desmond Evans | - Goats Binx & Lilly | 7th January 2001 | Banni - | First Time Painting

12: Painting at Goulburn | First Smile | Jessie Eleanor Evans | 14th July 2004

13: Thank you Granny and Grandfather for the trip to Kangaroo Island. We loved it. We really enjoy every trip we make to Goulburn. It is always a great time with Family. Nick and Rebecca

14: Graduation from Kinder | First Day of School | Enrolment to Cub Scouts | Michael loves to visit the big Merino. | Michael | 10/9/2003

15: Graduation from Kinder | First Day of School | Enrolment to Cub Scouts | Ashley really enjoys playing cricket in the back yard at Granny and Grandfather's house. | Ashley | 14/12/2001

16: Youngest ever at the swim school to graduate to kinder classes. Only 1 year old. | Riding a big bike by herself | Samantha loves Gymnastics. | When she was little, Samantha loved the toothbrush chain Granny made . | Samantha | 20/7/2008

17: Enrolment to Guides | First Day of School | Hannah loves to play with the toy barrel. | Kinder Graduation | Hannah | 9/5/2005

18: Matthew and Melissa Married 24 September 2011

19: Memories of growing up as a Watson... Freezing cold mornings at the swimming pool, freezing cold Friday nights at the swimming pool Skateboards, pogo sticks, the big red tricycle, the best billy cart in the world Smelly bonfires, tuppenny bungers and Guy Fawkes dressed in Grandfather's old clothes Hockey and cricket in the driveway Dogs Tinker, Scamp, Pluto and Sharon the goat Making concrete for the paths, wheelbarrow rides Picnics at O'Allen Ford and air bed fights Collecting eggs The smell of grease, playing on the jack lift in the workshop Salt and butter on asparagus, sugar on lettuce The biggest scariest tastiest tomatoes Making canoes, paddling, playing in on under canoes, fibre glass in the ... Learning to drive the Valiant, backing down the drive, (avoid the telegraph pole!) Holidays at Toowoon Bay guest house Christmas morning - kids, presents, packaging, all sharing your bed!

20: The Tans Barbara born 1/1/1952 Married Keng 1972 Daughters Tracy, Jenn and Maelee Grandchildren William, Thomas, Burton, Ava and Baila

22: The Miosges Tracy born 6/10/72 Married Paul 1999 Boys William & Thomas

23: William Miosge Born 6/7/2001

24: Thomas Miosge Born 17/09/03

25: Jenn Born 11/01/1976 Married Matthew Vanderstok Children Burton and Ava

26: Burton Vanderstok Born 13/10/2003

27: Ava Vanderstok Born 28/08/2009

28: Maelee Born 07.10.1982 Married Ignacio Madrid Daughter Baila

29: Baila Madrid Born 27.08.2009

30: The Witteveens Julia born 1/10/53 Married David Kids: Ben, Daniel, Luke & Michael

32: Ben Witteveen Born 25/1/1979 Married Miriam Kids: Zachary

33: Zachary Witteveen Born 11/11/2010

34: Daniel Thomas Born 4/9/1980 Married: April Kids: Henry

35: Henry Thomas, born 12/9/2010. Thanks for passing on your good looks!!

36: Luke Witteveen Born 27/1/1983

37: Michael Witteveen & Jasmine Cribb Born 12/2/1987

38: Angela... | Angela born 22/06/1956 and Darryle Kids: Scott, Laura, Amy, Kara

39: Angela and Howard... | Angela and Howard Since 2003 Going Strong!

40: Laura... | 14/12/1983

41: Kara... 26/02/1987 Graduated with Bachelor of Education in 2009

42: Scott was born 03/03/1982 Amy was born 17/10/1985 | Scott Gavin and Amy Elizabeth...

43: More memories of growing up as a Watson... Robbing the bees, the smell of honey Feeding worms to the chooks, (and then lopping their heads off when they stopped laying) The Singer treadle machine, the wringer washing machine Homemade preserves, jams, sauces and homemade icecream between wafers Freezing Bakelite toilet seat in winter Games on the front fence and around the washing line Sharon the goat and Grandfather in a hailstorm (Unsuccessfully) growing strawberries in a 44 gallon drum Oysters at Uncle Eric's and the cakes Grandfather's recount of welding the oxy cylinder Granny's wicked yo yo skills Blackberry picking in overalls Breaking the ice on the dog's water bowl in winter ALWAYS putting the ice cream on Grandfather's back Visits to the tip Sunday school hats and tuppence for the plate (or for the chewing gum machine) "You may as well ask the fire where it goes when it goes out"

44: Diana Gaye Watson: Born 11/10/1958 Married Ken 8/3/1981 Jessica 26/3/1984 Matthew 16/11/1985 Julia 7/6/1987 Heather 15/7/1989

45: Dear Mum & Dad, I thank God for having you as parents. You have taught me to be creative & adventurous. One of the great things I value is the confidence and the competence to have a go; I’ll never know what I can do unless I try. Being able to think outside the square has resulted in me making some quite radical decisions, such as using homeopathy and home educating our children. While both of these decisions seemed risky, I was able to trust my judgement and give it a go. Dad, I think I inherited your stubbornness. The Bible never talks about stubbornness, but it does say that perseverance is something to be persevered in. I think that means it’s a good thing. I notice I also like to ride bikes absurdly long distances, and swim. And of course, I credit you with my quite remarkable style of butterflounder. I proudly tell people I learnt it all from my Dad. Mum, from you I inherited good life skills, although housework tends to take second place to all the other more interesting things in life. I also grew an interest in crosswords, puzzles, sewing and other handcrafts. I’ve even learnt to do cryptics, although not the hard ones. Thankyou, too, for persevering in taking me to church, Sunday School, youth group, and for giving me the foundation from which I could accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour, and embark on my life’s journey with Him. May God bless you both, Diana

46: Jessica Louise Green Enjoys walking, art, scootering, church, blogging, being thrifty and collecting eggs.

47: Matthew James Green Enjoys fiddling with things, playing hockey, church, maths and salsa dancing.

48: Julia Rachael Green: Enjoys playing with children and animals, cooking, blogging, church, singing, and anything a bit on the daring side.

49: Heather Michelle Green: Enjoys music science, Rummikub, laughing, reading the Bible with friends and cryptic crosswords.

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