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South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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10 January 2011

Holiday Snapshots

Yesterday we made the long drive home after a 3 week holiday with all our family and friends in Johannesburg. It was a full and busy time, but I have come home with some fabulous memories. Here's a peek at some of our holiday. Half the time was spent at my hubby's family farm in Rustenburg with all his side of the family and the other half was spent at my sisters house with all my family. 
Lots of swimming and running around in the sunshine at the farm.
Catching up with lots of extended family members from far and wide.
Learning new swimming strokes. Such a patient and fun daddy!
Playing with cuzzies for hours in the pool.
More special times with cuzzies ...
Getting cuddles from my main squeeze =0)
I even got some of my family out to the farm.
I got to spend special moments with my precious mom and sis. (They'll have my hide for this pic with no make-up on! hee hee ... this is what farm life does to you!!!). I also got to spend some more time with my Granny before she moves into her new home. (For those of you who asked me about her, she is holding on strong to life and has an amazing will to live. I am amazed at how she has survived since I first saw her in the beginning of December and the Doctor told us her time was short. When I kissed her goodbye she assured me that she still has lots of work to do for the Lord! I have learned so much from her. She is so strong.) 
I LOVED getting to know more about my littlest niece, Miss Makenzie May. Oh my word ... isn't she just the sweetest thing ever!!!!
Here's me with the rest of my beautiful nieces and firstborn princess. Man it was hot!!!
We then went back to my sisters home where we had many fabulous feasts (which my scale has seriously taken note of!!!)
Wonderful walks around my sisters garden. Note - she has horses in her garden!!! Sigh. So beautiful!
Here is a "redeeming pic" of her and I with make up on. hee hee
This last snapshot made my heart sing. Those who know me really well know how much I LOVE Hummingbirds. We don't get them in South Africa, but on the farm we spotted this Hummingbird moth! I'm sure my Jesus sent it right there for me to see to make my heart smile :0) Oh how I love Him and am so thankful for this very blessed time away with those I love dearly. 

All my love xxx


EJN said...

What a lovely, sweet family, Janine. Looks like you had a great time of celebration.
Thanks for sharing your pix. Blessings to you today - Hope it is a wonderful day full of God's goodness!!

Adeye said...

Oh my Jan....I am so laughing about the NO MAKE-UP pic :):):) I LOVE that one the best!!!!! You girls are all stunning just the way God made you. I am so happy that you had such a wonderful time with so much family around. What a beautiful gift the LORD gave you this summer. So beautiful. My heart is singing with yours. Oh and your granny.....amazing :)

I love, love, love YOU.

PS We had such a stunning time up North last Friday. Oh my...what a FABULOUS group of people.

Life Lived said...

oh my..your family..and you are so bee--youuu--teee--full!! Loved getting to "know"you via web pics! And by the way, may I meantion how jealous i am that it is summer on your side of the globe!! We are covered in snow here in Tennessee! Hope you had a fabulous holiday! xo

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Stunning photos! You and your sister look so much alike! Looks like y'all had a fantastic vaca with the family.

Imperfect said...

What wonderful pictures! I'm sitting in my house looking out at four inches of snow and cloudy skies, so it's fun to catch a glimpse of warmth and sunshine! So glad you enjoyed the time with your family.