Waking up to a nightmare!!!

Just picture it - 3am in the morning, I get up to tend to Eden, and as I open my bedroom door I see this huge bug crawling into our room. Seeing the sheer size of it I panic and wake Glen up, who can't see much because he doesn't have his glasses on. Anyway, this thing had crawled into his jersey which was on the floor acting as a doorstop. He recognized it as a PARKTOWN PRAWN!!! Thankfully Glen knows how to kill them and sent me to the kitchen to get a jug of soapy water. When I got back to the bedroom Glen had is jersey in his hands trying to shake it out, as he couldn't see where it went and thought it might have crawled into the sleeve, all the while he was telling me not to scream when I see it. All of a sudden it was there, right by his hand - we both saw it at the same time, but due to the fact that it was so close to his hand and caught him so off guard, he was the one who screamed. "AARRGGGHHH!!!" He dropped the jersey, grabbed the soapy water, threw it on the monster and then it disappeared under our bed. How on earth were we going to get it out, and how could we go to sleep knowing it was there - this started the search for the hideous creature. I heard it jump under the bed, and then there was silence. After about 10 minutes of holding my breath, Glen found it behind my side table - dead as a doorknob! Glen graciously disposed of it, but flushing it down the toilet!

So there you go - how do you kill a parktown prawn? Simply throw a jug of soapy water onto it, and in a few hops and jumps it simply keels over dead!

Yesterday afternoon we had a crazy hailstorm, I have never seen hailstones so big! I would have hated to be out and about when it came bucketing down! Thankfully we were in the safety of our home :-)

Sunglasses, Stamina, Swimming, Surviving & Sunbathing

We enjoyed a day at the Grobler's on Monday, where we all just hung out outside. The kids swam, the men braai'ed, the ladies chatted, and well...the pics say it all...

Hannah, with her Granny's sunglasses

Daniel showing off his rugby skills

Eden having her first swim, which she thoroughly enjoyed!

Lisa, less than two weeks away from delivery - hanging in there

Adrian (Lisa's dad) and the girls

Another one chosen to serve

We are so blessed as a church to have another deacon added to office. Alan Krause was ordained on Sunday morning through the laying on of hands - and so recognised even in heaven as a deacon in our church. We thank God for him and trust that he will be faithful in his duties to God and the church and that we will see him become all God desires him to be.

May God continue to add to us for His glory! Praise the LORD!

All round blessing!

Children really are a blessing from the Lord, and mine are no exception, of course! As I was going through the pictures I took this week, I saw one of Rachel reading to Eden. Something both Amanda and Rachel do often, and of course Eden just loves looking at all the pictures and having her big sister's full attention. I was reminded of a picture from one of my first blog posts of Amanda reading to Rachel. Not only are children a blessing to us as parents, but they are such a blessing even to each other.

I look forward to the day when I see little Eden reading to her little brother or sister, whatever the Lord blesses us all with next!

Fun in the shade

The title of this post could have been 'Fun in the Sun' but how unlike me that would be - I HATE being in the sun, and avoid it at all costs. So we spent the better part of yesterday outside in the shade enjoying a lovely afternoon as a family - and of course we had a braai - which we have decided we really should do more often!

Eden was cute playing peek-a-boo with my hat...

Rachel thought that being under the trampoline would be a good spot for her to veg, and as she got under there her hair stood right up...of course she grabbed the opportunity to pull funny faces...these are just two of them.

Glen involved the girls in the braaiing this time - he got them to turn the chicken rotisary style, which they did very carefully...well done girls!

This is the only picture I got of Amanda the whole afternoon, as she spent most of the time behind the camera, and Glen had his shirt off, which is not for family viewing.

Blessed Lord's Day!

How blessed we were this Sunday to have 5 baptisms! We are so excited about what God is doing in every one of their lives as well as our life as a church. We look forward to making them members officially in a few weeks! Praise the Lord!






Three of those kiddies are junior members of our church already, but we wait in anticipation for God to save them and add them all to our number if it is His will. Oh Lord, please save them!