Friday, April 25, 2008

More Holidays?

South Africa has a ridiculous amount of holidays especially during the months of May and April. For example, next week- Monday, Thursday and Friday are all public holidays. The humorous thing (to me at least) is the reason Friday is a holiday is because Human Rights day fell on the same day as Good Friday. So to keep from dealing with disgruntled employees (because they "missed" a day off) the President declared this next Friday a public holiday. The kid’s school decided why even come back for 2 days so they gave students the whole week off. So un-American like eh? And they wonder why the economy is plummeting.

So with our week holiday we are heading to the coast. Thought might as well take advantage of it and hopefully soak up the last of the warm weather (praying there will be some).

My internet will be limited which equates to less blog time (boo-hoo) but I will try to check in on you all! To avoid Franzenfam withdrawals (ha!) I am inserting links to 2 of my top favorite posts.

To read Grasping Heaven, click here.
Ginger, if I am not mistaken this is the post we “met” on and I am so glad we did. Don’t worry I won’t link the post most of my other readers “started” on....but I guess I'll will give you a hint....

And to read a funny post about my Cool boy and his Cool perspective on the African culture click here.

Hope you enjoy! Be back in a week!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Can you guess...

what the temps might be on this side of the globe? Here’s a hint….

Yep…Cold, Cold & Cold!

I pulled out the winter garb and Tori let loose (nice outfit eh?). Apparently her feet are still in summer.

At least someone is happy about the frigid weather….

As for me...well I wish I could hibernate!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Meaningless Cartoons?

In another interesting conversation with my boy that must be logged for recollection….

Blake: "I know what happens when we die?"
Me: quite intrigued to hear the answer as you never know what will come out of this 6 year olds mouth. “Oh yeah, what?”
Blake: “Our spirit leaves our body and goes to heaven.”
Me: very impressed… “That is exactly right Blake!”
Blake: "You know where I learned that?"
Me: Curious yet hopeful…. "At church?”
Blake: "Nope, from Tom and Jerry"

I knew there was a catch! Apparently there is a scene where Tom’s “spirit” leaves his body and makes its way to heaven.

And I thought it was just a silly, meaningless cartoon!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Beware is a meme but it is from Susan at Penless Writer so how could I say no?!

I guess I am supposed to post the rules:
1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4. Tag at least five more blogs with links. I am tagging the first 5 people that comment (be a sport and still comment).
5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play (I am not doing this just follow #4)

Go to penlesswriter to see hers....and mine....

They are precious in His sight!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My True Face

Sorry my Wordless Wednesday turned into Wordless Week. I did not intend to leave you in wonder. I am sure you’ve been losing sleep (hee).

There were many guesses to the true tale of my face and although the face-off facts were inconclusive, they were hard to read while keeping a straight face.

Nope not a face of anguish from mowing the lawn….it is something I just don’t do. Birth brought about more of a game face. I appreciate the extra prayers coming my way at the thought I was red in the face. As for my artistic flare well that would bring on a more perplexed face and math a definite blank face. Glad no one gave me a slap in the face. And I loved how my much needed face-lift photo brought on a meme (even though I don’t like memes but Susan for you I will do it) and a few dental comments. I hope this didn’t cause anyone to lose face and if after reading this you’ve been faced with confusion take a look at Wednesday’s comments.

It is time to face up to the truth as I am sure this post is leaving you blue in the face. An uncontrollable urge comes over me when I am face-to-face with this adorable face……..

…and squeezing those little cheeks is sure to turn my long face any day! Yep that is the truth about the silly face photo.

Well with my poker face revealed I hope you are no longer in wonderment but that things are now as plain as the nose on your face!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Perhaps this one might need some words....nah, I let you wonder!

Monday, April 07, 2008

An Honest Take

A recent conversation with my 6 year old son…

Me: "Do you like having a younger sister?"
Blake: "NO!"
Me: "Why not?"
Blake: "She is annoying!"
Me: "Do you like having an older sister?"
Blake: "Yes"
Me: "So she is not annoying?"
Blake: "Yes, but not as much."

Well there you have it...Blake’s take on his sisters. At least he is honest!
Deep down he adores them both and they adore him!