29 January 2009

{Can you believe it ...}
It just shows how fast 2009 is rolling along. Its nearly February and I only got to editing our Xmas 2008 photos today. Apologies if I do bore some of you, but posting all these pics are mostly for the family to see. Xmas here in Johannesburg were mainly overcast and just the perfect lighting for portrait shots. So as you can see, yours truly went totally snap crazy.
In a way it was a sad Xmas for our family, as it is the first Xmas we celebrated since my sister, Hiletje passed away during January 2008 in a motor accident, a few weeks from her 60th birthday. But it was also special as everyone near and dear to her were together on Xmas Day 2009.
Xmas was also a very special day for Rona, as her daughter, Jade, made a surprise appearance all the way from London, to visit her Mom for a few weeks here in South Africa. Needless to say that tears were the order of the day. Rona is married to my nieces, Heidi and Liesl's Dad, Julius who was my sister's second husband and were divorced (Hiletje's first husband, passed away many years ago due to blood cancer, when they were still in their 20's). Hiletje were married to her third husband, Jens for nearly 10 years before she passed away. I know, this is complicated, but I am sure you getting the drift.
Off to get some of these printed and design some Xmas layouts. Thanks for stopping by and being patient having to look through all these.


  1. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. They are fun looking :)

    Glad to be back home, but had a wonderful time in Anaheim!

  2. Oh my goodness, these photos are absolutely DARLING!! Beautiful shots!!

  3. Gorgeous photos Desire!

  4. PS: Your sidebar is a "below" bar...right at the bottom of the page.

  5. Wonderful photos, it looks like you had a great time

  6. Anonymous7:46 PM

    Baie mooi foto's!! Lyk of dit 'n pretige dag was.
    Liefde Marilize xx

  7. I can see you are (almost) as snap happy as me,lol! Can't wait to see the layout/s...Have decided to keep my blog white as you said it is easier to read, which is (after all) the most important thing;-)

  8. Desire, those photos are abaolutely stunning and show that everyone really had a great time!!

  9. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Pragtige fotos Desire. Dit lyk asof julle 'n prettige dag gehad het.
    Groete Suzette

  10. What fun photo's these are. No doubt you will do some fabulous layouts with these.

    Hugs Debbie xx

  11. I love the hats!! Stunning photo's

  12. I love visiting your blog and looking at all the amazing photo's you share with us Desire, these are fantastic.

    hugs Bev x

  13. Aw great photos Desire, good that you all got together for Xmas.

  14. Thanks for sharing these lovey familt photos dear what a great loving family you have and it seems so strange to see you celebrating christmas in the warmth
    big hugs and thanks for the lovely comments you leave on my blog
    Hugs Jacqui x

  15. Wonderful photos Desire - how marvellous that you all got together for Christmas. Sad because of your sister's death, but happy memories for the future.
    hugs Heather xx
    Found your sidebar - it's on the right at the blottom of the page.

  16. gorgeous family pics Desire and love all those cute Christmas hats

  17. Kersfees saam met familie is darem spesiaal ne! Dit lyk asof julle 'n heerlike tyd gehad het - almal lyk so gelukkig. Baie mooi fotos - soos altyd!

  18. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Oh My Desire tses are `fabulous` photo`s you `good looking people you are`!!!!!
    sorry to hear your sister`s Hiletje tragic news:(
    Hope you had a lovely weekend:)~X~
    `Many Blessings`

  19. Cute pictures. My daughter has that same star lit Santa hat and wore it while singing in a Christmas choir performance. She reached up while they were singing and flicked it on. It was so funny to see the little lights running around her head. :)

  20. Such joyful photos :o)
    You are looking gorgeous Desire, so relaxed & happy - I think this stay-at-home thing definitely suits you!


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