Thursday, 22 February 2018

A Glimpse into February... ♥

It is a beautiful morning here in our part of the world...
We have been quite busy this past month, but it has been so lovely... 
I thought I would share a little glimpse into our February...♥

I have been enjoying some time in the kitchen lately. 
Now that Dad is home for awhile, it just seems so much more rewarding to cook delicious meals!  {{Smiles}}

 Delicious quiche made with cheese and herb short crust pastry and filled with roasted butternut, red onion, spinach, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, feta and basil.  Recipe to follow soon...♥

Baked Cheesecake with Blueberry Coulis...a slice of heaven on a plate!

A refreshing berry smoothie...hmmm...

I am so eager to see summer come to a close.  I can't remember experiencing such humidity before... 
However, before it gets cooler, I hope to fit in a couple beach trips!  {{Smiles}}

Blissful summer days with Caleb...

Finally, after being away over five months, Dad arrived home for a month long visit!  The day we had been anticipating from the time Dad left for China had at long last arrived and the excitement was inexpiable!  

Caleb pointing to the aeroplanes...  This little guy is crazy about anything with an engine! 

What joy it was to see Dad again after so long...  He flies back to China on March 2nd so we still have one week left together.  Last weekend we enjoyed a short getaway in Greyton in the Overberg.  This quaint country village is my mom's favourite part of the country. 

On the Saturday morning, Nancy and I took Beth, Gabrielle and Rebekah for a walk around the village.  We browsed through the little shops and afterwards had a milkshake at a lovely nursery not far from where we were staying.

Girl time... ♥
Gabrielle and I...

 Beth and Gabrielle...

Last week the family went camping...  They left on  Tuesday morning and Nancy and I joined them on Wednesday to celebrate Mom's birthday...  We spent a wonderful day together - swimming, relaxing under the trees and enjoying good food - I always find meals taste much better when cooked and eaten out of doors!
I actually came home Thursday evening (we hadn't organised anyone to look after the house or animals) but Nancy decided she wanted to stay, so I had two whole days to myself...{{smiles}}

On Thursday morning our whole family went canoeing on the Ebb and Flo river.  I took Sofia in my canoe, Rebekah went with Nancy, Beth and Gabrielle went together and Dad took Mom and Caleb on his.  We had such a special, memorable time together as a family!

Mr Handsome...

Rebekah, Caleb and Sofia posing in the tent...

On the sewing side of things...  For the first time in longer than I care to admit, I decided to sew something for the sheer pleasure of it!  I made a quilted sewing machine cover for my mom as a birthday gift. 

I am very happy with how this cover came out...and the fabrics coordinate beautifully!  I need to make one for myself now, but I may tweak things a little bit...  If you are interested in making one too, then you can find the tutorial I used over here.

Well, lovely readers...I must be off.  I am hoping to get stuck into the garden today while it is wonderfully cool...{{Smiles}}

♥ What have you been up to lately? ♥

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Thursday Pearls

"The fact is, if we are not content with what we have, we will never be content with what we think we want.  They key to joyous living is to embrace the will of God and to receive with gratitude the gifts He chooses to give us in each season of life."
~ Nancy Leigh De Moss
"But godliness with contentment is great gain."
~ 1 Timothy 6:6

A blessed Thursday to you, sweet friends...and a warm welcome to my new followers - such a delight to have you join me on this journey!
With love in Christ,
~ I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.  Psalm 16:8 ~

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Thursday Pearls

"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
~ Thomas Moore
"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
~ Colossians 3:17
Thursday blessings to you, sweet friends! 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

In His Word...

"...They seek me daily, and delight to know my ways..." 
~ Isaiah 58:2
~ And the Lord shall guide thee continually... Isaiah 58:11 ~