Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Beautiful Reminder

Driving home after a long day, the rain fading and the sun peering through the clouds, Skyler exclaimed excitedly, "Mommy, look at the beautiful rainbow."

I could not help but think about God's promises...they are strewn throughout the scriptures and He is faithful to every last one. There in the sky before me rose a beautiful reminder.

Suddenly the trials that plagued my mind paled in comparison to my Creator's beauty and His faithfulness. How Great is my God?!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Soakin' it In

Unfortunately our warm days are fleeting on this side of the ocean, so we're soakin' up the sun as long as we can. Saturday was a gorgeous day here in felt more like summer weather than autumn which is alright by me.

Our afternoon entertainment was a bit rustic at best but it provided the necessary measure to eliminate some energy and gain some Vitamin D.

A little of this....

And this......

Add a plastic tarp and walla--

We had S'MORE fun that evening....

Left over chocolate, marshmallow, Easter eggs made a delectable mushy treat

And all days like this seem to end the same way....

Hoping this wasn't our last "summer" weekend!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


For over a year we have been hearing about a fun adventure place here in Joburg called Jozi X. Seems like every time we attempted to go our plans were hampered in one way or another.

Finally, this school break we made the venture and it was well worth it.

Dark clouds looming we made our way to the park with fingers crossed...

Lots of fun things to explore and favorites were found.

Blake connected with his inner gymnast and/or monkey...

Quickly mastering these he went to greater heights testing his acrobatics

Skyler gravitated toward the climbing apparatus'

Finally, success after MANY attempts to reach the top.

The sun arrived in time for water fun..

A particular favorite for the littlest Franzen

And I found the solution to sibling rivalry...

Sky and Blake gave it a try. The Face-off...

With the win going to an elated Skyler..

I'm seriously thinking of getting one of these set up in my backyard...3 words..."Take it Outside"!

There was even a little something for me...

Where the espresso is pretty good, it's not as good as its descriptive marketing. (My "cake" post fans, I just could not resist!)

After 4 hours of good ole fun we left faces full of smiles...

Finally got there; Definitely going back!