Posted by: placeofgrace | December 15, 2008

Life is beautifull

Ahh, time to sit and type a post.  And this time I remembered the photo’s!

Let’s go for a quick update first.  The last month were hectic.  I tried my hand at working in an office again – I do not think I am ready for that yet!!  I wanted to be home, I wanted to help Laura and her friend study, but I had no time!! Next year we will be better organized.  So that lasted for three weeks and in the process I gained a new “facebook friend” 🙂

Then last week we visited a dear friend’s farm in the mountains.  It is close to a small town called Van Reenen.  We had a glorious time!!  We walked very far, even Pieter managed to keep going, Nes only had to carry him on two occasions when he got too tired and the grass too thick!!

But I really want to show the pictures so here it is ( Only I have to start earlier with some of the photos I forgot previously)

A Swing in the Willows
A Swing in the Willows

We had a picnic way back in October.  At the banks of our small river – Mooirivier.  Only it is so small I don’t really think it should be called a river.  Laura made a swing from the overhanging branches of a Willow tree and they had a lot of fun!!

Old enough to bake my own cake

Old enough to bake my own cake

A birthday party in a restaurant - very grown up

A birthday party in a restaurant - very grown up

 

And then we had Pieter’s concert – he was a little donkey.  And he enjoyed every moment.  The little girl with the beautifull curls is my brother’s daughter – she was suppose to be a “beautifull girl”  – very well chosen – that is what she is!! 

Mamma se donkie

Mamma se donkie

  Then we had a year end function at my temporary work place.  Out on a farm, everybody’s family and children included.  Quite nice.  Here is Enette, high up on a fallen tree.

Enette high on a tree stump

Enette high on a tree stump

 

And at last – Van Rheenen.

The boy with the stuck out tongue is Frans. 

Look we all have to wear hats

Look we all have to wear hats

 And this time Mamma is also in the photo

Underneath an Oak tree

Underneath an Oak tree

And then we walked in the footsteps of  Bushmen

Here walked Boesmans

Here walked Boesmans

We can prove that claim!! Here is some cave drawings – hope you can see it

A Stick man - drawn by a bushman!

A Stick man - drawn by a bushman!

 On the way home, the boys took a mudbath 

Mudbath

Mudbath

 

Nature's slide is so much more fun

Nature's slide is so much more fun

 

I love life!

I love life!

 On Friday we took a long hike, I think between 6 and 8 km’s.  Pieter walked most of the way. 

Walking very very far!

Walking very very far!

 

And Laura climbed a tree!! Followed closely by Enette! 

This is as high as I go!

This is as high as I go!

 

I'm higher - if you can see me!

I'm higher - if you can see me!

 

Pieter rather got onto his own stump – this was fun 

Kyk ma, geen hande!

Kyk ma, geen hande!

 

And then, just before the rain…

In the distance

In the distance

 

And that was that.  This week the children are visiting all the grandparents – luckily both Nestus’s and my parents live in Welkom (a town in the Freestate Province). We will go and fetch them on Sunday.  I have no idea what I am going to do with myself this week!!

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Responses

  1. What beautiful photo’s! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Oh those pictures are breath taking! Thank you for sharing those. I showed my son Brendan the pictures. We are studying ancient Egypt and it is very cool to see the stick man drawn by a bushman. Cool. Your children are beautiful too! This was such a nice post. Always love hearing from you!

  3. Hi Getting There, ja, it is beautifull. Don’t you think we live in the most beautifull country? I feel so blessed to live here and be able to enjoy the beauty!!

    Thanks Lisa, it is not easy to find a place where those cave drawings are not commercialized. They are probablly not as ancient as anything in ancient Egypt, I think the Boesmans first roamed Southern Africa maybe a millenia ago, although I do not know much about the subject. Nestus found a site with a little information on them, I’ll try to establish a link here
    I hope it works

    Ok sorry, now that I also read that site, it seems as if the Boesmans are very old, and lived here for 10 to 20 thousand years!! My goodness, it is cool!!!

  4. We really do have a wonderful country! Oh and you most recent post, it is so refreshing to hear about your marriage and the love you share, May God continue to bless your marriage and relationship together and may it continue to grow even better than it is already! Bless you

  5. […] One of our friends has a farm and we went there with 4 sets of friends.  You can read about it here.  We had a wonderful […]


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