We went up to Johannesburg to join up with my sister, brother and his family, to celebrate my darling Dad's 80th birthday! It was a blast. We stayed with my Dad and Step mom in Johannesburg and on Easter Sunday morning, after celebrating the wonder of the risen Lord, we motored through to Pretoria. My brother and his amazing wife, put together a spread fit for a 'king' on Easter Sunday, which happened to be Dad's birthday as well. We ate, and laughed, ate and laughed some more, shared happy moments, past and present, cried a little, ate a little more and just celebrated two momentous occasions for me, my Risen Lord and my Blessed Father here on earth. Dad was on form and had us in stitches and tears, but happy tears. Here is a photo of my 'King on Earth' getting into the swing of it all.
It was a lovely time, enjoyed by all. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the photo's from my family. I'm sure they also captured some fun and that their photo's will be better than mine!
Now, in between all this build-up to the big birthday, I managed to get some 'retail therapy' done. My DH was the most amazing husband on this earth. He fetched and carried, waited patiently and on the odd occasion, not so patiently (not that I blame him), got tangled up with GPS instructions, bad directions from me (typical) but got me where I wanted to go and waited for me to finish my 'therapy'. I cannot believe that he did all this for me, and so lovingly too! How blessed am I??
I will fill you in with all that I did and what I saw and bought another time, but for now, a photo of my desk loaded with my purchases. I have removed what I bought and brought back for friends. Now, before you fall off your perch, I have been saving for month's for this splurge, so don't judge me harshly! I don't get to 'see' the goods before I buy on line, so you must understand that the 'eye candy' was just too much to resist. Jokes aside, I had waited to actually see a lot of the goodies before I bought.
Thanks to Paola (mwaah), Joyce in Nicky's absence and Joan for patiently seeing to my 'therapy medication' - take one if you like it!! lol
|Oh my Word!!!!!! Thank heavens some is hidden.....lol|
So dear friends, it may be a few days before things get back to 'normal' and with classes to prep for, my time will be rather short on the blogging side of things. Can't wait to share more with you...