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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 (15) and Angelee (12) 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. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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11 December 2012

Baking Fun with my Girls

I am so overjoyed to have the girls on school holidays, I could just do a happy dance right now!!! I love having them home around me (and being able to sleep in a little later!). It's been a big year with our sweet Angelee having completed her first grade in "big school" as well as our little bear really finding her feet in grade 5. Both my girls were premature at birth, so they have had to work extra hard in their schooling with extra OT and speech therapy lessons, so to read their reports yesterday has made this mommy's heart so proud of them. They don't have to earn top marks to impress me. It's their amazing attitude to be consistent in their hard work and positive attitudes that blesses me the most. Just seeing them find their feet and thrive in school is such a joy to my heart. 
So we decided to kick off the first week of holidays with a lazy day at home. The girls were in their pj's till almost 12pm and then it was time for a little baking. We decided on test trying my early-Christmas-pressie from hubby ... a dual food processor and baking machine. We found a Jamie Oliver orange zest, pecan topped chocolate brownie recipe and got stuck in! The house smelled amazing! And hubby got to come home for lunch to a yummy desert suprise.


Nothing like seeing those chocolaty baking smudges all over their faces and clothes after baking! You can never be too old to lick the baking bowl you know ;0) 
Today we are taking the girls with us to our 32 week scan. I can't wait to see how much this little guy has grown. I am so loving every minute of this slower pace!
I will keep you posted. Have a lovely lazy day if possible ... and if you HAVE TO work ... find a moment to have a lovely cuppa-something-yummy (with maybe a slice of something delicious) and just simply breathe in and out. You deserve a moment to yourself!
All my love xxx
Janine

2 comments:

Noël McNeil said...

Your girls are beautiful and I'm happy to hear that they get to go with you to see baby. Such a special treat! Let us know how it goes...

Kari said...

How fun!! Great start to a blessed season spending time with your girls! I wanted you to know that I nominated you for an award. You are such an inspiration to me. Here is my post on it... http://www.counthisblessings.com/2012/12/liebster-award.html . Can't wait to hear how you lil guy is doing. Blessings!