Hey guys and gals! Our flat is full of damp and we’ve decided to up and move on the quick! We need to find a new place to live by the end of the month. And, good news, we may have found THE place, but we haven’t made a decision for sure. But heading out and about to look at places whilst juggling a few other balls has limited my time to meet you here in this little corner of the ‘net. But it seems like things will settle down soon. Hope so!

In the meantime, I thought I’d share a few of my favourite slices of life over the past few weeks (besides this video you hopefully saw which we made for my Dad’s birthday.) These are a few of the things that I want to pause to be thankful for, even in the midst of the busyness of this season.

These are the flowers Hero Hubs gave me for our anniversary. More than two weeks later, they’re just now beginning to look tired.

Our neighbour gave us a painting as an anniversary gift. It was really special and kind of her! She is talented! I can’t wait to hang this in the new place.

The Bear enjoyed a wee bus ride in a mall in Cape Town the other day, and it made me miss the UK. I doubt he can remember Edinburgh’s double deckers!

This was the Samaritan’s Feet missions team visiting from Brazil. They did a lot of great work with some of our local ministry partners during the World Cup and just headed back home Sunday. (They played a little soccer while they were here, too.)

This Cheeky Chap learned to swing. (Did I tell you that already?)

And swinging is now THE. BEST. THING. EVER. I know, he needs another hair cut.

(That’s Table Mountain back there, in case you’re wondering. We’re waiting on Unky Russ & Auntie Erin, who are at the top.)

After watching the World Cup, the Bear has been practicing his throw-in.

Do you love his new hat from Uncle Russ?

Boy did we have a hard time leaving this store.

There have also, of course, over the past few weeks been some special moments like the ones I told you about last Tuesday.

And although we’re counting down the days till we move out of this leaky, damp place (which by the way I think is the reason we’ve been getting sick over and over — did I tell you that?) there have still been these moments, where I’ve stopped to be thankful. The overwhelming goodness of taking a moment to be thankful as you enjoy a scene like this one — it’s the kind of stuff that almost makes me cry. And sometimes does.

May you travel to a place of thankfulness this Tuesday. And next Tuesday. And the one after that.


If I get a chance I might link up to share in the lovely thankfulness over at Chatting at the Sky this Tuesday. Have a visit if you’d like a little more thankful inspiration!

I also shared this at Communal Global, just here. A really neat site!