Saturday, August 30, 2014

The cost and the reward

Let it be your business every day, in the secrecy of the inner chamber, to meet the holy God. You will be repaid for the trouble it may cost you. The reward will be sure and rich.

~ Andrew Murray

Friday, August 29, 2014

Teachers are truly special

Today was Rebecca's teachers birthday.  She is really amazing - this is the birthday cake that they organised!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

a box of books always makes us happy

opening the box is the best part

where to place another book is a small problem

about to dig into one of the new arrivals...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My SISTER has been in town

so blogging and other things have been on pause...
We have had such a good week...

Took her to 'Royale' for her favourite burger!

Winelands over the weekend...

Ryan and Ruby having a serious chess game

Shopping and lunch at the V+A

And lots of hugging, chatting, movies, tea... the days have flown!! Aaaah...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The best place to be on a Wednesday night!

In the house of God listening to amazing teaching!
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." ~ Ps 119.105

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tears at night and joy in the morning

As we were leaving for a walk on Friday afternoon I fell and sprained my foot... every hour of that night was felt - long and agonising... those pain pills must have been old because they were ineffective!
But on Saturday morning, this beautiful girl made breakfast and brought it to my bed, including my favourite tea - which she had to dig to the back of the cupboard to find! Joy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Snack time

Food always looks more appetizing when its nicely presented.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Now to Him who is able...

Ephesians 3rd chapter is like a hundred trumpet blasts... I love it all!
"be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner (wo)man"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In the garden

Much pruning



Monday, August 11, 2014

"I do still"

When we said "I do" 18 years ago yesterday, we had very little idea what that would mean... how many times we would have to silently say 'I do' when times were tough, and many more times saying 'thank you' when times were great - a blessed journey.  Wayne, you are my favourite favourite and have been used by God in my life more than anyone else. To the moon and back... 

In our devotional yesterday... The Lord is faithful, who establishes you... (He does this everyday), truly He alone is wise and glorious!

And, we had a supermoon on our anniversary - a little extra love gift!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Thinking of summer

We've had a few lovely sunny days and shorts are already in the stores - what?!? its really still winter - but it does make Rebecca and I dream a little about summer...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

High energy

This was yum.. the kind of thing you eat before you go on a serious hike - which I didn't!

Banana, cinnamon, crunchy peanut butter and little honey, toasted... nuff said!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Things you can't tell from a blog

I was thinking about this earlier, about what people behind the screen are really like and about being true to all that you are... this could be interesting - here are some things about me...

I love high heels but would never post about them because I have poor balance (bit of vertigo) - I never wear them anymore- it would be just plain dangerous

I can be loud

I have real big hair, it takes a lot of work to calm it down - how I wish the 'eighties big hair thing' would just make a comeback

I  get excited about fashion (and love dressing up) but hang out at home in tracksuits all the time

I often forget to greet people... I start talking like I saw them 5 minutes ago instead of ages ago

I taped the re-runs of Cagney + Lacey

I love artists who are storytellers, like Bruce Springsteen

I love gardening (you already knew that) and the smell of dark, rich soil makes me happy. I loved playing in the mud with Becca when she was younger (maybe you didn't know that part)

I play classical music most days as I hate loud noise around me but if I'm at a party, there should be some rock, right? Yes!

I adore salads and vegetarian food but life without pasta and burgers is just no fun.

I can lose hours of sleep tormenting myself about the slightest of things... an expression that I thought was insincere, a word hastily spoken to someone - this is my most loathsome quality. 

I always forget birthdays of friends and family - this too is loathsome.  My sister usually reminds me

Growing up, my best friends were my great grandmother and my cousin, Marisela

I get nervous in crowds

I love comedies and live shows

I like both loud and mute nail polish colours

(This is the blue nail polish I was wearing on my birthday - no one else liked it)
I often take verrrrry long in deciding what I want
I don't like planning ahead... this sometimes drives my husband crazy (I try to do it, its just doesn't come naturally)
I believe kindness is underrated
I love to be around (I think most people do) people who always leave a deposit no matter who they are with

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Flowers everywhere

Wayne knows that I love flowers and for my birthday last week he filled the house with flowers.