About Me

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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13 February 2011

A most blessed week in every way!

Oh my gracious ... this week has truly been filled with the most beautiful memories. Here's my look back at a week filled with precious highlights ...
On Monday we found out that out we are pregnant with our third child! It was so awesome to find out just in time to tell my sweet firstborn on her 10th birthday on Tuesday :0) The girls are over the moon!!!
Boy did my Tianna love all our spoil-ies! I just love this treasure girls heart. She appreciates so very much!
 On Friday I had my turn to be spoilt rotten! I still cannot believe that I am 34!
I was so humbled by all the messages, surprises, visits and love poured out from those so dear to my heart. 
Seeing as my big girl and I share the same birthday week - she chose some of her special friends and I took them off to a day of movies, fun rides and yummy treats. 
By the end of the arvie I needed to put my feet up! I got to have my own "party" with a few of my sweet friends & family over supper at a fun family friendly restaurant. 
And as if I hadn't been spoilt enough, yesterday my handsome hubby surprised me with a night away ... just the two of us! It will always be a little adventure I will never forget. We packed the bags and drove out of town to the loveliest get-away. 
I have the most beautiful pictures to share with you next week of our time away. Here's a pic of the two of us at our little get-away. It was the perfect ending to the most precious week. My heart is blessed beyond measure.
May you have the most beautiful week ahead. Sending you all my love xxx


love and life ♥ said...

You are the cutest thing in the world. What a beautiful post, in every way! First of all... CONGRATULATIONS on your big news! That is so exciting! Second, Happy Birthday to you & your beautiful daughter! Looks (and sounds) like you had an amazing week filled with over pouring love! I love to read stories like these. I can't wait to see more photos of your getaway with your hubs, I'm sure it was very romantical! Have a great week! xoxo

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Happiest birthday wishes! Cheers to a fabulous year. And big congratulations on your newest blessing. How exciting for your family!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful week Janine.... Another week on it's way for you to continue being a blessing xx

Adeye said...

Oh my Jan....I LOVE that you got sooooooo blessed on your birthday! Wow, what a beautiful week our Daddy gave you. So amazing. Thank you for sharing it with your friends here...I love that I got a little peak into your treasured memories.

Rejoicing with you!

EJN said...

Happy, happy BIrthday Janine! What a great week! So love that! Blessings in this coming year. Sending warmest wishes and love - Jo

Janine said...

Ahhh thanks my precious friends!!! Love you guys lots!!!

Renee Ann said...

What a sweet post! Congrats on your news!

clavel said...

you are a blessed person indeed, lucky you! following your blog dear...God bless!

Anonymous said...

So super cute! Congrats on your big news!

Vic said...

so many blessings....congrats! being pregnant is the best thing ever! and happy belated to the beauty! what a fun time she had! this is all too great! best wishes....keep us posted on the updates! xoxo

Lisa - Fine Sweet Life said...

Little girls are the absolute best!

Dee said...

What a lovely retrospective in a world where people rarely are thankful for the simple things or the people in their lives.

Thanks for sharing and putting a smile on my face!

Happy Boost Your Blog Friday!