Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from Sunny South Africa

Whatever the sights and sounds of your Christmas, may you feel great embrace in the Father's love for you this joyous time of year!
Merry Christmas from the Franzenfam!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Monday

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine!"
May you find merriment today and everyday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday

It is hard to believe that my once stocking stuffer....

is now 4 years old.....

Happy Birthday my precious Victoria. I love you more and more everyday!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Royal Ball

It was all about Princess "Rora" (Aurora or commonly known as Sleeping Beauty) and her Princess friends today.

Tori invited 10 princesses to join her at her Castle for an Extravaganza fit for a King!

Girls came adorned in pretty gowns and enjoyed some special primping by none other than a face painter named Princess (no joke). Meanwhile Jasmine (she/Skyler, really gets all the credit in my book—what a gem!) helped each princess make their own sash to wear to the ball.

Then it was off for some fun--- Pin the fin on Ariel at her Grotto, Balance with Belle (egg on a spoon race), Find the Right Fit (shoe race), Pass the Poison Apple and Dance 101 with Jasmine.

Complete with sashes, crowns, and princess faces the girls filled their tummies with yummy treats. A royal ball was had by all!

Unfortunately Prince Charming was unable to make it but will be here in time for Princess Victoria’s actual b-day. I told her it will definitely work in her favor as Daddy will give her a Royal spoil for sure!

Here are a few more pics of the special day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday with a Twist

Or if I was going to title might be "Cuppa my size", "Chip off the Old Block", "Cheers", "The coffee bean doesn't fall far from the plant", "Hot Stuff", "My mommy drank a lot of coffee while I was in her tummy and whalla", "Cutie with Coco".........
.......any other thoughts on a good title?

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Mikulosh Snippet

December 5, 2008

6:00 p.m. Cool enough outside…open the doors, turn on the fan and bake some cookies for Santa.

7:30 p.m. Sample cookies—yum! Leave a few for Santa, carrot balls (a unique SA spin on mini-carrots) for the reindeer and a glass of milk.

7:45 p.m. Read, “Are you for Real Santa?” and talk about St. Nick.

8:00 p.m. Kids to bed without as much as a peep!

8:30 p.m. Due to “Mr. Claus” being laid up in Zimbabwe, “Mrs. Claus” will adhere to the stocking filling.

December 6, 2008

6:45 a.m. “Mom, please can we open our stockings? Please, mom…, are you awake?”

6:55 a.m. Elated faces depicting another successful Franzenfam European, Christmas tradition (aka Mikulosh)!

7:00 a.m. “Mrs. Claus” heads back to bed!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Christmas came a bit early this year. Yesterday this gift from Grandma and Grandpa arrived and was installed in our backyard....

.....for endless fun this summer and throughout the year!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

What Time is it?.....'s our vacation! What time is it? It's party time!
Schools out- Scream and Shout....

I also can't believe that I not only know the words to HSM but that I blogged them as well. However it is South African Summertime, school is out, it is my kid's vacation and they are screaming and shouting (at each other..hee) with glee!!

Bring on the Franzenfam Summer-Holiday Fun!!