Saturday, January 31, 2015

Visitors, Vacation and Very Happy Kids!!


It has been a while..........and I am so sorry for the long wait! These few weeks have been            so busy! After the wedding, it was just one thing after another. 
As I had mentioned in the last post, Katya was here for a week or so, then, Jessica Celick came to Claridge! Yes, her parents went to the main mission and she came here together with her oldest brother Alex and his wife, Olga. Alex and stayed for a day or two and then they flew to Cape Town. Then, Jessica's cousins and the family came for a few days. Oom Peet showed them the main mission and the other mission in Maqhogo (spelling?). 
We had a braai at our house for them, Jessica's cousins are Emily and Abigail and their parents are Uncle Sergei and Aunty Ella, the grandparents came to. They're also from America but Uncle Sergei Selyukov and the family moved to South Africa over a year ago, I think. They live at the Schulzendal Mission in Malelane, you can check out the website, just click on the Malelane link on the side of my blog.
Max and his other brother, Art, also came for the braai and Oom Peet and Tannie Andra, Makhosi and 2 and a half year old Grace, it was SO nice to have a full house! They all also came for breakfast the next morning, everyone enjoyed the food and the company so much!! They left that day after breakfast.

Then, about a week or so later, one of the students at the college (he's from the Netherlands) came to visit with his parents, they stayed over for one night though. His name is Jeffrim and his parents came to visit South Africa, they will leave sometime in February. They had breakfast at our house too, also of course, Tannie Andra and Oom Peet.
On the 24th, we went on vacation to Sodwana Bay, it was beautiful! The weather was hot but we went to the beach and also, we rode quad bikes! That was the best part! We had a short run-down on safety and the controls of the quad bike and then we went on the tour. Each of us rode our own 4 wheeler!! Our vacation was 1 week, we came home on the 31st. 

We picked the kids up from the cattery, we got Joshy his very own carrier! Curly was ecstatic to see us, she could hardly contain herself! Even Joshy was excited, little Blitzy was squealing! We brought them home and Joshy has been going in and out, meowing every few minutes! Just like he did when we came back from our holiday at Mtunzini! 

I won't put any photo's up just yet.....

I just noticed....I got over 2 000 page views!  I reached my goal! Thank you all so much!!

God bless,
Sele'ha Mikhaila 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Beautiful Walk :)


Katya came here the other day, she will be in Claridge for a few days!! Yesterday Katya, Sammy and I went on a lovely walk, although the road was quite muddy due to the rain. Poor Curly got her paws all dirty! Yes, she was also with us. Here are some photo's of the dam on the farm. Curly also met the new pups!

God bless,

Sele'ha Mikhaila

Goldfields, Growing Pups and a Great Weekend!

Hello everyone!!

Once again, I apologise for the long wait...I do have a valid excuse though!

On the 3rd of January was a wedding in Virginia. It was the wedding of Sam Celick and Marike Bruwer. Sam is the brother of Max (the tiler).
We left on Friday morning and it was a 6 hour drive to Virginia! Although, it didn't really feel long! That mission is called Goldfields. If you would like to see it or read about it, please click on the link of this mission on the side of my blog.

Anyway, it was so hot there! It was lovely to be there despite all the mosquito's! That first night, the mosquito's had a feast with us! The next day after the wedding, we bought some mosquito repellant. Then, it was payback time!! The second night was pure bliss, no little buzzing noise in my ears and no bites!!!! Yay!!!!

Oh, I got to meet Jessica Celick, she is the youngest sister. There are 8 children and 5 stay here in South Africa currently and 3 stay in America. I hadn't met Jessica or her parents in person before. We were just email friends and we would send things for each other through Oom Peet when he would go to preach. It was so nice because the whole family were in SA for Sam's wedding!
The wedding was so beautiful! Caleb and I were waiters and it was a nice experience!

We stayed for the Sunday service and we ate lunch, then we hit the road and headed for Claridge!!

The next day, we went to fetch Blitzy and Curly from the cattery/kennels. I mentioned that we would put them there in my other post. We walked passed some of the cages and we saw little Curly there! First, I just thought, "Wow, that dog looks just like Curly!" and when I looked closely, it WAS her!!! She was overjoyed! Even Blitzy was excited! We brought them back amd they settled in quickly by God's grace.

The other day, I went to see Kenzo and the 2 pups, Roxy and Mitsie. They are gone SO big!!! I was so amazed!! There are many photo's from Virginia but I didn't upload them yet.

Enjoy these photo's though!

God bless,
Sele'ha Mikhaila

Kenzo, Mitsie and Roxy!


Blitzy went right back to sleeping near to her brother!
Look at Joshy in the next photo, he is asleep on the unfinished deck!