Monday, December 31, 2007

A trip to zoo

What a way to say goodbye to 2007 but with a family picnic at the zoo. We had fun, hired a buggy (it was hot) and 5 or so hours later we still didn't see everything. We couldn't find those elusive leopards - now which direction were they in......LOL

Union Buildings

Pretoria City

Brad in the Aquarium

One of my pressies from Maggie - my socks

Beautiful Fountain


Okapi (Something about a Giraffe and a Zebra)


White Rhinoceros (Endangered)

Me and the boys

Ant and the boys

For Belinda's Hubby

Look what I found in my backyard.......................................................................

Just kidding.......

We were fortunate enough to have seen him today at the zoo.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

More family....

Raymond (Nadine's partner), Nadine and Carys

Nadine (Ginny's oldest daughter and my sister Maryann)

Kay and Amy (Maryann's daughter)

Kay (sister) Lunch at Hugo's

Clive (my brother-in-law)

Family members

Melanie and my mom

My mom relaxing after lunch @ Hugo's Restaurant

Melanie (Aunt Ginny's daughter)

Aunty Ginny (my mom's sister) and Carys

Kiddies in the pool

My Dad......

My man.......

Christmas Day - Carys

Carys : Aint she cute

Carys 's First Christmas


Me and Carys

Brad meeting Carys

Mom and Carys

Nadine (Cousin) and Maryann (Sister)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve in the Gebhardt house

But mom I'm looking for Santa..........

Brad who is 7

Josh who is 3

Working on those cookies for Santa.......

Hmmmm, a reminder to never leave the camera unattended.......LOL

....a Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight....

Saturday, December 22, 2007

No happy pills.....

Well trying to fit in all that last minute shopping has left me arriving at the chemist too late to fill my script....and oh boy we're into day 2 of no happy pills.

How did I ever live without them..........????

Tomorrow morning I'll be the first in the door. Or I'm on a flight to timbucktoo....

The presents are under the tree. Wondering will what I have bought be acceptable or not. Have I done the right thing. Is there too much, too little....

My eternal be the Perfect Mom and I find myself lacking.....

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Josh's Christmas Party

It was Josh's nursery school concert and Christmas Party on Saturday. He had lots of fun and surprised us all.

Unfortunately I missed it all as I had to be at a morning market. Thank goodness for video cameras and cameras and super special daddy's.

My Protea...

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Cute Stuff

They are now starting to get their fur and the ears are looking like little rat ears......

DH thinks I'm nuts. LOL

Friday, December 7, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A meaningful Christmas......

Two nights ago a very special friend passed away. His wife (Lynn), daughter (Julie) and grand-daughter (Paige) are very special to me and my family. I had so hoped he would be with us for Christmas, to hang on that bit longer but it was not meant to be. That same morning that Julie let me know is the same morning I had a petty argument with Anthony over Christmas and gift buying. Looking back, a very stupid fight.

I can only hope that I can teach my boys that it is in the giving that we receive. That it is not about how many presents are under the tree but what is under the tree. That there are others for whom Christmas is just another day. And that above everything else being with the ones you love is the most important gift of all......

Any thoughts, I'd love to hear them.......


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Borosilicate Turtle - 2nd ever

So I got his flippers muddled...but next time I'll know.