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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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29 June 2011

Fun at Home

So we dipped into our "holiday idea box" this morning ... and we drew out "a picnic tea party". It worked out perfectly because Tianna had a friend over for the day, so while they decorated the table on the veranda outside, Angelee and I made a batch of peanut butter / choc chip cookies. Yummy!!! Here are some pics of our adventure at home today ...
 Leelee whips up a batch of yummy scrummy biscuits!
Sharing a baking moment. Bliss for this mommy. 
Bakers treat ;0)
Tianna and Emily enjoying the feast! Cheers girls!!
Leelee taking a moment to catch her breath after all that hard work!
Days like today are so important for us to savor. I was just thinking this morning that in just 8 years time my big girl will be 18 and approaching adulthood. I want to fill up these years with my sweet and precious children with as many precious memories as possible. Sometimes in all the routine and training up my children I forget and get caught up in the busyness of it all. The Lord reminded me again today that this is where "love in action" counts the most .... at home with my family. 
May you have a wonderful day today making many new memories.
All my love xxx


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

This....right here...is EXACTLY why my heart wants to be a momma to a little girl. Tea parties on the back porch. I LOVE it!

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Janine. Keep the camera at the ready as they grow up so quickly
God bless

Carol F said...

Awww, wish I was there to enjoy the girls, ....and the eats.

Love & Kisses,

Niqui said...

That looks like so much fun!! I love those girlies so much! You are right jan, it is so important to take the time and soak up these precious memories! The time goes way to fast!!

All my love xx

Anonymous said...

This looks like such fun!!! Enjoy the girls while they are still 'kidlets' and especially before their brother comes onto the scene :) xx

Susan S said...

Janine, these are truly the moments that make up our lives!