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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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19 March 2012

Makeover Monday with Mom

I just got to have my precious Mommy Darling spend a week with us in our home. Because she has been living in Virginia for the last 6 years, every visit is such a treasure! Once again, our time together was so full of beautiful memories. Times to chat and laugh and share hearts. How I love and appreciate the softness, love, generosity, joy and kindness that always shines through her. I am blessed to call her my mom and continue to learn so much from her generous heart and ways. Thanks for the precious memories this last week my Mommy Darling. You are always in my heart.

Before her stay, we have been hard at work giving the living areas a much needed makeover. As you will see in so many of my older pics, my lounge and dining room were done out in bright yellow and orange! Back in the day when we were first newly wed we thought this was so cool. 14 years later, we have been going crazy gazing into these bright walls! So hubby and I put our heads together to give our lounge, dining room and entrance hall a more elegant and "grown up" look. We've gone for earthy neutrals. I was so silly ... in all the excitement to finally repaint the walls, I forgot to take a "before shot". Maybe it's a good thing - thinking back on those old walls makes me giggle at our crazy brains! Funny how our tastes change hey ;0)
So here is precious mom and me and a few snaps of the new makeover. (It makes me smile to see her beautiful face in my make-over pics. Such a lovely memory). We still have curtains and blinds to hang and pictures to place on the walls, but I could not let another Monday pass without showing you the changes. Here goes ...
My beautiful Mommy Darling hanging out with me on the couch.
Let me tell you those green walls took me hours to paint! They are so high!!! It was good therapy for me though and I am loving the soothing factor of the green. Those walls are just begging for some family photo's now.
This is the view from the dining room into the lounge. The colour is actually a beautiful soft beach sand look (the same colour of the bay windows in the background). Don't quite know why it looks greyish in the photo? It is such a calm space now (used to be bright orange!!! What were we thinking?!) My Dad blessed us with the lovely dining room table and chairs a few years back. Such a blessing to have a piece of him in my home too. He lives quite a far way from me, so it's my every day little reminder of him in my home.
Even our Mr. Cosmo finds the lounge relaxing now ;0)
We followed the same soft colour through to the entrance hall and used the same cladding in the lounge on the back wall of the entrance hall. I just love it!
A close up of my handsome hubby, precious Mommy Darling and our new cladding.
As soon as the photos and curtains are up, I will repost again. What a joy and blessing to see our home evolving into a peaceful sanctuary. I truly am blessed and content.
BIG hugs and lots of love xxx


Denise Malafaia Cerqueira said...

Beautiful family, my beloved sister!
God is faithful!
God bless you.

Carol F said...

Thanks for the lovely pics, my Janni - and also your precious words from your loving heart!! You always make my heart swell with peace & happiness!!
Thanks you both for such a wonderful holiday.
All my love always,
Mom xxxxx