Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Gremlin.

Ho ho ho ..... it's no longer a mystery why our Christmas Tree is history.....
Thank you Fanta!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Kate the surfer

Just after this pic was taken Kate launched herself into the pool and scraped Miss Tanzi's back.

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Overall 2012 has been a horrid one!
But let's start with THE GOOD because there was one and it was a biggie!
MrGee's kidney transplant. On the 12th May he was rolled into theatre and fitted with a fully functioning kidney. 7 months down the line and he is doing wonderfully! God was GOOD!
Oh yes.... I lost some weight. That's always good unless you're an anorexic.
WizzKid climbed Mount EvErest to Base Camp!
CoolDude started at Waterfall College in Grade 8.

THE BAD.....for MrGee and I it has been the hardest year regarding our relationship. I don't want to go into it much, but I will tell you that he chose to separate from me for 5 weeks in January. I was devastated and begged him to go to counseling. Which he did and I'm thankful for that.

THE UGLY ..... MrGee and my relationship has gotten worse since the Transplant. Even with counseling and guidance from the church, we have battled and still are. I'm not sure what next year holds, but I will be seeking employment and pushing into God like never before!

                                ! WISHING YOU ALL A FANTABULOUS 2013 !

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Next best thing.

Miss Tanzi has been nagging me for a sister! Being in my mid forties I have told her that 'it ain't gonna happen cupcake.'
Her older brothers (as loving and patient as they can manage!) just don't get her at the moment. They're not keen to judge her clothes designing or even throw a flippin' frisbee with her!!
SO.... Miss Tanzi has been uber excited about seeing more of her cousin....Tori. And I think Tori is happy to spend a few nights with us as her parents go through a divorce. It's a win win situation.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ....

WizzKid's three week adventure up Mount Everest to Base Camp.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Manager Manager

Since Miss Tanzi was very young, she has loved to make what I call 'nests' all around the house. Initially she would create a little snuggle area for her babies and herself. Sometimes she would make a little house out of chairs and blankets and play for hours in her little 'nest'.
Now she assembles an office and plays 'Manager Manager'. I love her enthusiasm for life and her ability to create her own fun!

Sunday, December 23, 2012


This little boy is very special to us all. He was named after MrGee because of the help we gave his parents in the run up to his birth. His dad,Paul,is our handyman/ gardener and has been in our employment for about 6 years. Paul is very sweet... The kids joke that he sees me as his mother as he wishes me a Happy Mothers Day every year.;) When MrGee and I had an issue and I went to stay at my moms for a couple of days Paul sent me a message begging me to come home because he was missing me. Sweet hey?
Anyway, the bottom line is that if I had not helped Paul and his wife by getting them admitted to hospital for an induction they would have lost Musa. Because they were so grateful for our help, they named this precious boy.... Musa Boyd Makwakwa.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Not impressed .....

Meet the new addition to our family... FANTA. I'm sure you worked out he's the orange fur-ball on the left. Miss Tanzi initially called him Garfield.... then Killer but Fanta seems to have stuck.
Kate( the dwarf bunny) is very happy with her new playmate, but Mimi( the other fur-ball) is horrified! Hence the walking-away-in-disgust attitude.
I'm sure Fanta will eventually win her over.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

First sleep over

Eight year old Tanzi has been begging for months for a sleep over. It's something I've never been keen on, but recently she has made friends with a lovely little girl.... Amy. I have also become friends with Amy's mom. SO....... Miss Tanzi had her first sleep out. And ..... she went with them to Beauty And The Beast production at the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre the following day.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Iliana's Annual Market.

So this is what I have been working towards for the past couple of months...My friend's annual market. It went quite well... I had hoped to sell more but still, I banked a nice amount. WizzKid made me a snazzy sticker for the back of each mosaic, so perhaps I'll get a few calls for commissions.
My mom came with me to the opening ..... a Cheese and Wine evening.