Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Carl and Kirsten's beautiful wedding

The lovely couple

My man

Becca with her grandparents

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In the December garden

Plums, almost ripe

Apples, early days still

Monday, December 28, 2015

My fav breakfast

This is my go-to at the moment.  Lots of avocado and sauteed spinach with garlic on toast and a egg on the side.  So good.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A festive evening

Manuela + Ryan gave me this awesome mug as an early Christmas present.
I love it.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monday with us

In the morning:  Christmas biscuits

cooled and being decorated

In the evening:  at the theatre

to see Singin in the rain.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

these days

This is still our favourite cd... probably our oldest one too.

We went to the Hillsong Christmas Spectacular... the singing was so beautiful.

My baby girl cut her hair.  A beauty.

It's a baking day today... Becca and I are baking and listening to the cd mentioned above!
Happy holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Along our paths

There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the incarnation.—Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

Yes, he was born and walked along our paths and touched what was separate and made it profoundly sacred and inclusive.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Cherry picking

We did our annual picking in Ceres and I had to take a picture of the beautiful dam
on the farm.  I ate so many cherries.

We always pick too much - cherries are so addictive.

Picking with these beauties is always so much fun!!  A full tummy and a full heart!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Easy banana ice-cream

This is silly easy.  Chop up two bananas and freeze (at least 2 hours)
Place the frozen pieces in a food processor and blend.  It will turn from mushy to creamy.
Done!  If you want to flavour it some more, then these are 2 options:

Choc-banana:  I added a heaped tablespoon of nutella and choc chips. Quick mix.  Eat
For the Almond-banana: I added a heaped tablespoon of almond butter. Quick mix.  Eat

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas scene

Santa's favourite elf!!!!

We put up our trimmings this weekend! Its all festive.

Friday, December 4, 2015

in every journey

"There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler."
~  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Pancake celebration

Exams are over!!! Rebecca can now sleep in, swim, anything but study.  PANCAKES!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Picking greens

My spinach is growing beautifully.  This is such an easy thing to grow.  Well worth it.

Monday, November 30, 2015


'A generous person will prosper, whoever refreshes others will be refreshed"  ~  Proverbs 11.25

I couldn't decide what to indulge in... how different for me?!? Not.  While I went to call Rebecca, Wayne ordered both for me, cheesecake and a lemon muffin.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The kind diet

This book has been around for a while and I've been wanting to read it for the longest time, so I finally got it!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mexican inspired

All my food lately takes on a slight mexican twist.  This breakfast was amazing!

Scrambled eggs, avocado, salsa, black beans - y u m

Thursday, November 19, 2015

He is the object

'It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you'
~ Timothy Keller

A beautiful reminder that it's not you, its Him.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oat and chocolate chip biscuits

So very good!!

I made 30 biscuits on Saturday but they were not enough... the jar is almost empty.
I will have to make another batch.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Study interval

Rebecca studied all weekend and we all needed to get out and have some fresh air for an hour or two yesterday afternoon.  She elected to putt-putt.

After much laughing and a little cheating she returned to studies.

Our score-keeper and non-cheater, making his putt.

Friday, November 13, 2015

A family run

This is my favourite... when all three of us are out in the fresh air together. Sometimes we all run and other times we do different things but together - I run, Wayne is on his bicycle and Rebecca is on her skateboard.

Wayne has been away for a few days and only arrived yesterday afternoon.  He was a champ to still come out with us in the evening.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bright and beautiful

"The human heart yearns for beautiful in all ranks of life. The beautiful things that God makes are His gift to all alike."    ~   Harriet Beecher Stowe

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The first bake of the season

Now it gets wrapped up and the 'maturing' process takes place.  I usually make Nigella's christmas cake but this year I have made the legendary Delia Smith's one and it turned out pretty good.  We will have to wait for the verdict... the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Monday, November 9, 2015

My bro

It was my brother's birthday a few days ago.  My only brother.  He was my side-kick when we were growing up and he always had my back.  My brother is a joke professor (even when you don't want to hear one) and a people magnet (even when you felt like a quiet evening).

Now he is a man with his own family but nothing has changed.  With all the change in our lives, its so good to have people who you can depend on, no matter what.  That's my bro. Anytime of the day or night (I have needed him for both).  A heart of gold.  Plus, I think he has only been angry like uh twice in his whole life.
And if you visit him on his birthday: sure enough... there will be lots of people and lots of laughter, a hot fire and a cold beer.  Always.

A picture of when we were the same size, even though he is younger, ha! Cute, right?  But now he is very tall and thin and I am not.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Time to bake the Christmas cake

It begins to feel Christmassy when the cakes are baked. To have it wrapped up in the pantry always feels special.  The first gift wrapped actually. Tomorrow is my day for it.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A simple meal

Fish & Chips.  This is by far the best meal that I've had this year... basic ingredients done right.