Saturday, May 24, 2008

Back to my roots!

And having the time of my life!

I know it's been over a week since you've heard from me, I just got to a computer and wanted to come in and let you all know that we made it safe and sound. It was a LONG LONG airplane ride, 20 hours total but the kids were great and we were just happy to be home.

It's been amazing being with my family, there have been tears and laughs and hugs and reminiscing.....and I've been able to smell the ocean and wet my feet in it and watch the delight in my children's eyes as they gathered seashells and dug their feet into the sand. Amazing!

I'm making this one short because I'm heading out for breakfast at my dad's coffee shop (I have photos of course LOL) and I have tons of pictures of the family and my house and the aquarium inside an actual ship that was washed ashore.

I'll be transferring all of those pictures to my dad's computer today and will be starting my visual journey with you. What's coming is even better because monday morning we're heading to the Kruger National Park....I can't wait.

So I'm sending you all huge hugs and kisses all the way from cold South Africa. I miss you all, I can't wait to get back and visit your blogs and see what you've been up to. Until then, stay safe!

God Bless,

32 comments:

Michelle said...

Sandra I must greet you this way ... Goeie môre or in English it is Good Morning I'm so happy to have read that you are in S.A.safe and sound ,wonderful to hear that the children have loved the seashells and beach.Have you seen the show Wild at heart? my cousin is Deon ;-) As well have you met Marcia? Have a wonderful time and look forward to seeing the pictures.

Bonnie said...

I was thinking about you just today ! Wondering how your trip was going ! Glad to hear that you've made it safely and that you are having a wonderful time !! Can't wait to see the photos ...

Addie said...

Welcome home, Sandra!!! This trip was long overdue

Jen said...

I'm so glad to hear from you girl. SO glad you are having the time of your life. you have waited too long for this. Enjoy yourself.....

Susanne said...

So glad to see you pop up in bloglines. Good to know that you have arrived safe and sound and that you are having a wonderful time seeing your family. Looking forward to the pictures.

Michelle said...

Glad to see an update and know that you arrived safely! I've been thinking of you since reading about some of the violence going on over there - hope your family isn't too close to all of that and that you stay safe.

smilnsigh said...

So glad to see an entry.

I also heard from my Net friend in Margate, SA. So all is well, with my friends.

Mari-Nanci
'Smilnsigh'

Lulu said...

hey girl, glad you all made it safely..
Glad youre all having a great time..
hugs,

Barbara said...

Glad to see you made it safely and are enjoying yourself already!

Can't wait to see pics.

Org Junkie said...

You made it! How exciting for you and for us as we get to see another part of the world through you. Enjoy your stay!

Tina G said...

I've been waiting for your update! I'm so happy you and your family arrived safely and I'm thrilled you're enjoying yourselves so much. I can't wait to see pictures :)

Mari said...

Glad to hear from you! Cheri, Terri and I were together yesterday and we wondered how you were. Glad you are having a good time although I knew you would be!

annie said...

I can't wait to see the pictures! When do you get to meet Marcia?

Sherry said...

So glad to hear from you! Have a wonderfully blessed time! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Sherry

Mike Golch said...

Sandra,I'm glad to hear that you made it there safe.enjoy your visit.Mike

Katrina said...

Glad to hear you made it safe! I have been watching for an update! Can't wait to see pictures. =) Hope you have a fantastic trip!

Sarah (Linnet's Nest) said...

Sounds just wonderful Sandra! I can't wait to see the photos. I'm so glad you are having a wonderful time.

Hugs and love.

Sarah

Cheri said...

I just said to Mari yesterday that I was wondering how your trip was going. I can't wait to see your pictures and I'm so glad you're enjoying yourself!!

Christina said...

This is so exciting. I can't wait to see the pictures you post. I will be checking frequently. I am happy to hear you all made it safe and that the plane ride went well. Have a great time with your family. We miss you too.

Bev said...

Funny that I dont think of South Africa as ever being cold. Hope your trip there is wonderful in every way possible.

Stephanie said...

Glad to hear you made there , safe and sound ! I bet you are having so much fun and I cant wait to see your pics!
Take Care and have fun :)
Stephanie

jewlsntexas said...

Hey Sandra -
Wondering if it is okay to link to your blog here in a menu planning and recipe section of my new planner ebook - cause I think a lot of people would love it!

Hope you enjoy your visit home.

Julie

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

So glad all is well. I can hardly wait to see all the wonderful picture from your beautiful home. The passport wait all forgotten and things sound wonderful. Blessings, LeAnn

KrisinTN said...

I am so excited for you! I was thinking of you this morning and told my husband that I wanted to check your blog to see if you'd left a message for us yet.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh, I'm so glad you had a safe trip and are there having the time of your life! Enjoy every second :)

Mike said...

Hope you are having fun.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Brandy said...

I an glad that you are having such a great time with your family and old friends! I am looking forward to seeing all of those pictures to!

Renee' said...

Glad to hear you all had a safe trip and are having a wonderful time!

Jeannene said...

Thank you Sandra for popping in to update us!! Your arrival sounds fun, and glad it was pleasant for all of you!! Continue to be safe and looking forward to hearing from you again soon;-))

Love,
Jeannene

Mississippi Songbird said...

Take care, my friend..

Linds said...

I remember how cold going back to South Africa was too, after living in the UK!!
Have a wonderful time back home, and I can't wait to see the photos!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Sandra, it has taken me a while to begin comments here, but I have been visiting your blog and printing posts off, and I wnted a good chunk of time to do all this. Now I think I've found it. HEre I am and I have to tell you that I am living this south African trip vicariously through you and all these photos. Your trip was amazing!