an instant of life captured for eternity

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^^ Went for a hike on the hottest day….It kind of felt like I was walking around in hell, maybe its just because I’m 9 months pregnant and heat is just a no go.

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^^ Praying on the mountain. ¬†After the terrible year we’ve been having, praying on the mountain seems like the only logical thing to do.

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^^ The view was nice.

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^^all you need on a hot day is some home made sushi…YUM.

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^^ Testing out lactation cookies.  These ones are definitely my favourite!  Sugar free and gluten free.  It reminds me of a seed cake.

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^^ Teff flour gingerbread men.  Sooooo good.

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^^ Christmas cookies!

Hi guys! How was your weekend? ¬†We’ve been busy! We’ve had to open our house up to people interesting in buying and man! is it a nightmare. ¬†People constantly walking in your rental while I’m just trying to relax before the birth, can kind of start driving you insane. Not to mention that you have to keep changing your plans to accommodate the realtor, but oh, well. ¬†I’ve been preparing a lot of freezer friendly confinement meals, as well as little work treats for Carl. ¬†You don’t realise how exhausting a whole day of cooking is until you’re covered in flour, have weird substances all over your clothes and you just wonder if you should just burn the house down instead of trying to clean it! ¬†But I’m nearly done with my list, just finishing up a couple of my last recipes today and we are set!

I’ve been feeling so glum and excited these last couple of days. ¬†Excited for the baby to finally be here, baby has been the best thing to happen to us this year and just glum about how this year really has kicked us down and brought me so low. ¬†Sometimes it feels hard to smile through it and have faith that things will work out, but I do believe things will get better soon. ¬†Sometimes we need these hardships just so we can see what we are made of.

an instant of life captured for eternity

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^^ Picnics on the beach.

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^^ I ¬†wanted to feel how cold the water was without getting wet so I just stood there until a wave lapped at my feet. ¬†I kind of look like a child from behind….My workout pants seem to be getting baggier and baggier…..bad workout pants, you should stay up.

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^^ The most dramatic towel shaker ever.

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^^ Shark watch flag.

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^^ Found a little friend on our walk.

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^^ early morning walks, making friends with fluffy weird haired cats, while I have fluffy just got up bed head hair.

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^^ Invited my parents in law over for lunch and made these two desserts! A raw chocolate pie and a crushed lemon tart trifle.  So good.

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^^ Picnic with a view.  I only ate my avocado sandwich and a couple pieces of fruit, the wind was so intense, all the food was covered in sand almost instantly.

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^^ Birds being dramatic.

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^^ So many of them.

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^^ my parents in law got me an early birthday present, the most amazing food processor/ blender ever.  In an instant I had the most amazing sunflower butter without oil.  It tastes so good and is so creamy.

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^^ Made little drool bibs/neckerchiefs for the baby, because all babies needs to be gangsta while drooling.

Hi friends! How was your weekend? ¬†Is everyone still recovering from Thanksgiving binge eating? Over the weekend we decided to go for a little beach picnic we were all set to take a walk down to the beach, but I was standing in the sun really early in the morning by the way, sending someone a text I realised I might not make it back in this heat. ¬†It was like standing in an oven before 8 o clock in the morning. ¬†So we decided to drive to beach, when we got to the beach, it was insanely windy! Its one of the things I hate most about Cape Town, the fact that it can be so hot and the wind can be so cold, yet harsh that you just don’t know what to do. ¬†We powered through and continued as planned with our little picnic.

On Sunday we invited Carl’s parents over for lunch and I cooked up a mini feast. ¬†I warned Carl about the risk of eating large quantities of dairy and oil when he’s been on a clean eating diet, but he didn’t believe me, I couldn’t stop laughing when he got badly effected by it and wanted to vomit, while having a headache and stomach pains. ¬†It was a lovely weekend and we finally feel kind of ready for this baby to arrive! ¬†I can’t believe how in a couple of weeks I will be holding my little baby in my arms, while asking baby A, “why did you have to abuse mommy from the inside so badly?” ¬†I hope everyone has a great Monday and an even better week.

an instant of life captured for eternity

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^^ The cutest almost fall I ever did see.

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^^ Weekend walks, that have turned into daily walks now.

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^^ I finally got some watermelon! Whoop!

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^^ We decided to take the train to Simon’s Town over the weekend. ¬†Definitely the most run down train I’ve ever been on, ¬†I couldn’t even see out the window.

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^^ Lovely flowers, while walking around Simon’s Town. ¬†Such a cute little town.

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^^ I forgot what this place was.  Might have been a coffee shop or a craft beer shop.  Could be either of those.

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^^ I didn’t like the look in this birds eye while I was trying to eat a carrot stick.

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^^ Pathway to our local shop.

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^^ Beautiful view at the train station.

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^^ Getting on the train.

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^^ Saw this little guy on our walk around Simon’s Town.

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^^ Inside the Naval museum. ¬†I’m sure they didn’t really fight dragons, but tall tales are the most interesting!

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^^ Our first fire was a beautiful success.  Now If only we made smores.

Hey friends! How have you been? ¬†I’ve been trying to keep my stress levels down and relax more, and mentally preparing myself for the last couple of months before our baby arrives. ¬† We still have a lot to do and didn’t even get to painting the baby’s room yet! I’ve been feeling really swamped lately, like there is not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I need to get done! ¬†Trying to relax in our new house has also been a little difficult with all the shouting from two construction sites right next to our house, you would think the construction is loud, but no….Its the people! They’re always screaming, and whistling and just going a little bonkers, but I still love our little place!

Hopefully I get to blog more this week and get a lot done!