Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

Happy Birthday dad!!! Hope you have a lovely day and get spoilt. We love you so much and wish we could have been there to celebrate with you. We wish you all the best and many more years to come. You are such a wonderful dad.
ps. We owe you a cake when you come to visit.

Happy Birthday Sha!!

Happy Birthday our princess!!! Twelve years already, it seems like yesterday I was carrying you in my arms and all you could speak was baby language. And being referred to as capsule ... You have grown in to a very remarkable young lady we are so thankful to have a niece like you in our lives. We hope you have a fun filled day we miss you so much and wish we could be there to celebrate with you.Love you lots Aunt Irene & Uncle Wayne

Sunday, May 24, 2009

happy birthday wends!!!

Happy Birthday Wendy, hope you have a great day filled with lots of fun and great memories. We wish you many more years to come. You're in our thoughts. We love you and miss you so much.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Wayne!!

Happy Birthday hun!! my sweetie gained another year of wisdom and boy its amazing how time flies. Im so proud of him for all that he has accomplished . He has been such a pillar for me and I cant find the words to describe what a wonderful husband and man he is. I hope you have a lovely day and cant wait to spoil you . wishing you all the happiness and joy.
Its not fun to have your birthday on the same day as an exam, when i got back from work i found him so exhausted but got him one of his favorite cakes a bar one and fudge chocolate cake. It was delish.

Happy birthday again Hun !!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary mom and Dad

Happy Anniversary mom and dad. We hope you both have a wonderful day filled with great memories. 39 years is a long time, we so grateful for the example you are to us and we hope you have many more years of happiness and joy together. We love you so much.

South Coast holiday Pt 3

After Durban Hillcrest, our next destination was the south coast with mom and dad so we could just spend time with them. A being far from Durban we don't get to see them as often as we would like to this was a great opportunity for us. it was about an hours drive to Hibedene were we stayed at a family friends cottage at the beach. the place has such a magnificent view and the weather was great so we were able to lie and be lazy on the beach and go for walks on the beach.

Although it was sunny the water was so cold so we didn't swim in ocean or pool. We were joined by Brad and Wendy the following early morning as it was the only opportunity we had to see them as they both have busy schedules work and school so we felt really loved for them to spend the day with us amidst studying. it was nice to chat and spend time as family. The boys went fishing quite early and we joined them after a while and had to get back o make breakfast. Oh no fish were caught.... but it was great bonding time for the two brothers as it had been a while since they actually did something together which was really lovely.

The brothers fishing

Dad found this sea louse
And dad had to go back into town as he had a hockey tournament. When he got back it was time for Brad and Wends to leave. We then spent the rest of the remaining days watching tv, reading novels and hiking.

Dad leaving for his hockey tournament

Time flies when one's having fun and no sooner did we know it was time to return home back to joburg. It was a needed holiday as by the time we left we were both missing home and work as well.

Body doubles

Like far like son in all likeliness

mom and dad on the balcony


my wonderful man :)

mom and dad . so cute

Monday, May 11, 2009

Durban Holiday Pt 2

After the four days in the mountains it was time to head to Durban where we were able to meet our friends and still lots of catching up as we stayed with mom and dad. We met up with the boys for a drink and chatted. Meanwhile before we left for the trip I had kinda organised a surprise birthday party for Wayne. As we run around seeing people and old friends i was "trying" to coordinate this. I must say it I felt terrible hiding it a way from him but it was worth it. I was able to see my former boss and friends the Boreham family while Wayne remained home studying because he had an exam the day after we returned home. And playing with the babies during his breaks.

In action with Chance

With our baby Patches... we hoping to bring her back to Jhb with us soon. she looks like a fat cat

His majesty Fudgie boy just chilling in bed such a spoilt lil boy while others are at play.

He finally comes out and does this

Had a chance to visit uncle Russ who isn't so well but we were actually surprised because he looked so well, see oupie who was in Durban on a business trip, and visit Brad and Wendy's beautiful home and their baby Gobbit such a cutie. Shame Wendy was also reading for her exams but it was nice to sit and just enjoy her company as Brad was at work.

wayne, oupie, wends and mom

Brad, Wends and Gobbit

So the night before we left for the south coast with mom and dad, we threw Wayne what should have been a surprise birthday party a bring and braai ... (guys it was awesome having you all there) everyone should have arrived at 6pm but no one was in time so we had to adapt plan B, ie we would bring the cake out after dinner and shout surprise!!! As everyone arrived the questions started from Wayne why is so and so here, what is happening... because we had seen all the guys the night before and spent most of the day with Mike though Wayne was still clueless about the whole thing. So my answer was dad asked if our friends could come back for an impromptu braai.
There was lots of laughter in the air a midst a game of rugby and a fire side then it was time for dinner and before we knew it, it was time to call it a day.

The holiday - Drakensberg Mountains, Pt 1

Its been a while since we have actually posted anything new , we have actually been updating old posts. But .. yeah we had the blessing of going on holiday for two weeks. It was wonderful. Wayne hadn't been on holiday in 19 months several reasons .... so by the time we went on leave his body was really begging him for a break. We should have left for our Holiday on Friday 8th May but it didn't go to plan it just started as a disaster I had lots of things to windup and put together. So we left on Saturday morning at about 1am, we hit the road and arrived at the cottage at about 7am. I slept most of the journey as Wayne did all the driving. Our first destination- the Cottage at the Drakensburg. It was a breath of fresh air, our moto for the holiday was sleep, eat and grow. It was very cold between 3 and 12 degrees so most of the time we spent indoors.

me lying by the fire place
Wayne sitting on one of them rocks

The reason as to why the cottage is called rocky ridge is because of the rocks

We were able to go up the mountain for a hike and had a picnic . it was wonderful to just enjoy the breeze and view as we soaked up some bit of sun and lay lazily on the grass gazing at the sky.One of Wayne's favorite.
We went on a stroll down by the river,we found some fish and also horses by the river side, enjoyed the sound of water gashing down the stream and the waterfall. The view/scenery was just so spectacular. Jumped on rocks and walked along the river bank. Such lovely weather to be outdoors. On our way back was the part i dreaded we had two encounters with snakes . eeek!! I'm not a fan of snakes at all...ok and lizards too. Well Wayne doesn't mind them in fact he had a pet snake when he was little. I was grossed and freaked out. The first snake was a small I think yellow or brown as I was too freaked out to notice the colour just as we left the river.We almost stepped on it and the other one was quite big it was green and black as we walked into the drive way of the cottage it was just lying there. Wayne's explanation as to why it was lying in the drive way on the concrete was to get some sun. Lets just say I never got out of the house when it got dark and after that encounter the doors and windows were shut all the time. And I watched every step I took when out of the house just in case there was something lying around.

The weather was great during the day and from around 3pm it started getting cold so by 5pm dinner was ready. We decided to braai all our meals which was fun as we rarely do that back at home because of other commitments. It was wonderful. It was lovely to sit and chat as we waited for dinner to get ready. We had date nights all through the our time in the berg.
On one of the days we kinda slowed down a lot. It was really nice to have my sweetie all to myself again.

Wayne's braai-ing is phenomenal you can see the end result.

One of the nights as we lay in bed watching tv kinda nodding off we received visit from an uninvited guest who from no where started flying and flapping its wings like crazy. Its was scary as we didn't know what it was and all I did was scream and I think the more I screamed the more the bat freaked out. Eventually my Wayne got out of bed while I lay underneath the covers and caught it using a towel and took it to the window where we think it flew away as we never saw it again for the rest of our stay.
Bat the uninvited guest.

We also spent time with aunt Sannie which was lovely to just sit catch up and enjoy her company and Roxie as well. It was great to have them over for dinner. Roxie aka lovie is aunt Sannie's dog the cutes dong ever full of life and every entertaining.This dog is so intelligent that it takes itself for walks it puts her leash in her mouth and takes herself for a walk and when she has had enough she comes back. We also went to aunt Sannie's place for tea by the fireside and stories the air was filled with lots of laughter and also running around playing catch. We also made some discoveries.

Wayne and Roxie playing
Aunt Sannie with Roxie

Wayne at the sword wall, its unbelievable .. the detailed engravings on the swords .Me wearing the helmet its actually heavy so I don't know how people wore it without their necks bending to the side but its pretty cool.

After the four days in the mountains it was time to head to Durban.

On the way to Durban