Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Easter Weekend and a Linky


My mother-in-law baked us this decadent chocolate cake for Easter! It really made the weekend extra special, especially since we didn't go anywhere. It was just the three of us at home (me, Hubby, and Amanda). We had really nice sunny days and even enjoyed a BBQ (braai) Sunday evening.



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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Ninety-Nine Signs

 Ninety-Nine Signs


Book Details:

Title: Nintey-Nine Signs | Authors: Elisheba Haxby and Jesse Vincent | Pages: 359 | Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

My Review:

Ninety-Nine Signs is a contemporary Christian romance that shows the gritty side of life and its pitfalls without being preachy. I found this angle refreshing. It was more honest than many squeaky clean Christian romances.

Tamara has her vices. One of them is cigarettes, and she's running away from another failed relationship. Her car breaks down across the street from the Highway 99 Diner. Joe is the diner's short-order cook who comes to help. She ends up getting a job waitressing there. Every time Tamara sees the number 99, she thinks that it must be a sign. She hopes it will lead her to better things, but as time passes, she becomes disillusioned.

God speaks to Tamara through dreams, signs, and people she meets, but she doesn't always understand what He's trying to say. It doesn't have a complicated plot, but the story held my attention because the characters were so real. I especially like how the theme of listening to God gets woven into the story, not just with Tamara, but with others too.

I received a copy from the publisher, and this is my honest and voluntary review.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

On the Boardwalk Part 7 and a Linky


Today's boardwalk photos are of a
beautiful sky and a gorgeous sunset.








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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

On the Boardwalk Part 6 and a Linky


I'm back with more boardwalk photos! The pics of my daughters and me were taken during our December holiday. The one above is of Jessica and Ziggy. The one below is of Samantha, then Samantha and Jessica, Jessica and me, and lastly Amanda and Jessica. I also have pics of my husband and son in my latest post on 1camera1mom.





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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Back to School and University with a Linky


Amanda became one of the school's prefects this year and her big sisters, Jessica and Samantha, are both back at university. A school year in South Africa falls in a calendar year, and the summer break is from December to January. With the pandemic, the schools and universities are starting later than usual. 

I need to explain what a prefect is since it's not a term used everywhere. In fact, spellcheck thinks I have made a mistake. Prefects are chosen by their peers and teachers. They are mini leaders who represent the school and assist the teachers and their fellow pupils. Amanda has already been working hard as a hall and recess monitor, among other tasks. She has even been given charge of a class a couple of times when a teacher was absent for that period, once it was her own class and another time a class of younger kids. She is expected to maintain discipline and to be a good role model. Thankfully, she's well-liked so the kids haven't given her a hard time.

Jessica is in res in Cape Town and a student at the University of Cape Town. Samantha is in res in Stellenbosch and attends the Stellenbosch University. Our son is working as a shift leader at an IT company in Durbanville Hills, outside of Cape Town. We are proud of all four of our kids!




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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

My Birthday and a Linky!


Last Wednesday was my birthday! We celebrated at home. It was lovely being spoiled by my husband and three daughters. Hubby took the above photo with my Canon PowerShot. I took the one below of the roses that he gave me with my phone's camera. I didn't use a filter. It just turned out like that. I still have a few flowers left in the vase nearly a week later. They've been holding up well.


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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Amanda's 13th Birthday and a Linky!


Amanda turned 13 on Sunday! Jessica and Samantha went through a lot of effort to make sure she felt special. We've been in lockdown in South Africa for nearly a year now. We'd rather be safe than sorry so we're not complaining. However, schools have resumed with pandemic measures in place. Both big sisters head back to their universities this weekend.

Amanda's big sisters came up with the day's activities. Her morning began with a western twist on a Korean-style breakfast, followed by a scavenger hunt to find her presents, and then an afternoon high tea. The girls also baked Amanda her favorite cake, a chocolate swirl cheesecake! We ordered the sushi from a restaurant. That was beyond our skillset.






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