Sunday, 24 January 2016
Since then Candace and I have formed a close relationship with the whole family, and we have enjoyed hosting them here or spending time with them where they live. The Maleys were just one of many families who supported us, prayed for us, and encouraged us in the aftermath of Riaan's arrival and Candace's emergency. (Thank you to everyone who has helped! We love you all!) So when they brought us round delicious fisherman's pie and some veggies, we decided to have a Christmas dinner - complete with crackers and the corny jokes therein. :) We had a lovely evening of fun and fellowship. God is very good, and we are thankful for all our friends and family around the globe.
Table set and ready for our friends. Spot Rusty in the photo! :)
This little man has stolen many hearts in this community.
Playing a fun game of Bird Bingo. :)
Friday, 22 January 2016
View of the woodpecker clinging to the tree.
A close-up of this beautiful creature.
Friday, 8 January 2016
Candace in hospital the night before Riaan's birth.
My gift from Candace. :)
Hannah, Candace's sister, came and helped during the labour. She was an absolute champion!
Ready to begin pushing!
First proper view of our son after he was born via c-section.
Seven minutes old and already striking my famous pose.
Holding my boy for the first time!
First family photo. :)
Signs on the wall of our hospital room.
Candace celebrated her birthday in hospital on the 9th December.
Bringing home our noisy bundle of joy. :)
Monday, 4 January 2016
Here are some of our Christmas decorations put up around our little home this year. :)
Our beautiful Christmas wreath.
Christmas flower display thanks to the Flower Basket girls at my work.
All our Christmas, birthday, and new baby cards hanging up. :)
Our multicultural Christmas tree. It features ornaments from South Africa, Germany, USA, and countries from our Mercy Ships days in West Africa. :)
Matchbox Christmas scene from Germany. :)
Pretty holiday bow.
Mini wire Christmas tree from Cape Town, South Africa.
Beautiful wooden Nativity scene from Germany.