Tuesday, 8 August 2017

We're Home ~ Update and Pictures

Hello dear friends...
Just want to let you know the happy news that we have moved into our new home!
Praise the Lord, all went relatively smoothly and we brought over our last few things from Glentana this morning...
 
We are still a long way from settled... so much is disorderly and of course, everything is strange and different...  We are completely overwhelmed by how much the Lord has seen fit to provide for us...  From beautiful new bedding to pre-loved furniture to fill our home...  And so many other things to make this house a home...we are amazed at His goodness and grace!
 
I don't yet have a proper internet connection...I am currently using my phone's hotspot to post this, but hopefully within the next few days I will be able to write and share more!

I would love to share a few special pictures with you which were taken last
week...I have more, but seeing as my internet is limited, I can only post a couple today.  Last week our family went on a wonderful outing to Mossel Bay - we decided we needed to make some new memories together before our move...
 
We went on a boat trip to Seal Island and then had fish and chips on the wharf...  We then visited the Dias museum, but were actually so tired by then that we made it brief and rather walked around the gardens taking photographs...
 
~ Nancy and I ~
 

~ Beth and Nancy ~
 
 ~ The Family, From Left to Right:  Caleb (16 months), Mom, Gabrielle (10), Beth (13), Dad, Sofia (5), Nancy (17) and Rebekah (8).  Not pictured is me.


 
 

~ Dad and His Seven Children ~ 
 
Then Mom, Nancy and I went for tea at a lovely tea garden while Dad took the younger children for ice cream on the beach...

 ~ Mom and Nancy ~

 ~ Mom and I ~


~ Yours Truly ~
 
I will pop by for a more detailed update soon, dear readers...  I do hope you are all well!
 
With love and joy,
Kelly-Anne


21 comments:

Sarah said...

Dear Kelly-Anne,

I am so happy to hear that you are settling into your new home, and that you had a lovely day out. It was such a treat to see these pictures of you and your beautiful family! I continue to keep you all in my prayers!

-Sarah

Elanor said...

Lovely pictures! I am so glad you all got moved into your new home. Hope all will continue to go well for you.

~Elanor

Elizabeth Mary said...

Hello, sweet friend!

I must say this was an exceptionally sweet post...it made me smile! I am so thankful that you all are moved into your new home. I know it will take awhile to make it yours and for it to truly feel like home, but the good news is that you all can take that time. God truly is good, and His provision is beyond amazing {{smiles}}

These pictures of you and your lovely family are so precious! I think they call for frames....what sweet memories you all made together! Caleb is surely growing like a weed and some of the girls are looking so grown up from the last time I saw them. You all are a sweet family and I just wish I could hug you all in person!!

I've been thinking of you so much and hoping the move was smooth. It was such a delight to find this post this morning.

May your new home be filled with the Lord's blessing, and may it be used for His good and glory. May it be overflowing with His goodness and love and may it be a sweet place for you all to call home and make into a haven, refuge, and place of celebration and happiness for your family.

Talk to you soon, Kelly-Anne! Sending a big hug your way ♥

Much love to you all!
~Libby

Margie said...

Thanks for the update, Kelly-Anne! I'm so glad to hear that you're settling nicely into your new home! I also enjoyed seeing the happy family photos (did Nancy get braces recently?).

Mari said...

What wonderful news! It is in the hard times that we really see God's leading and I have so appreciated your testimony. I love the pics - beautiful family!

Emily vanRijn said...

You have a beautiful family!

Roxanne said...

Wow Kelly-Anne! Such lovely pictures of your family! I am so happy that you have finally moved into your new home! Hope that you get settled soon. Much love and blessings x

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So lovely to see you all together doing well and enjoying a fun day!

Stephanie said...

My dearest Kelly-Anne, it was such a blessing to see this post. Oh, how thankful I am to see you are well and that your family is also well. You certainly have been through MUCH and you have never been far from my thoughts and prayers.

Praise the Lord about your home. I trust you will have a delightful time setting everything up {{smiles}}

May the Lord continue to lead and direct you, sweet friend. Much love and tender hugs to you!

Debby Ray said...

Oh Kelly-Anne...it is SO wonderful to see these family photos with everyone smiling again...thank you keeping us all updated. Praise the Lord that you are finally in a permanent home. I am looking forward to more photos as you share your new surroundings with us! Hugs and blessing to all of your family!♥♥♥

Creations By Cindy said...

Great news sweet girl. Praising the Lord with you for his goodness. Great pictures. Can't wait to hear more. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

CherylQuilts said...

Dearest Kelly-Anne, it's a joy to read the update and to see the beautiful photos of your precious family! I praise God for His mercy in allowing you all to come away from the fire unharmed, and I continue to pray Him for how He has provided for you. I cannot imagine how difficult it's been, but we know that our God provides all our needs according to His riches. We have been praying, and our small group and others have joined us, and I know you have little time to reply...no worries at all. It's simply a joy to see your updates and especially the photographs! Hugs and much love to you all! xoxo

mari said...

Oh what joy to know that your whole family is doing well and that you are now residing in your new home ... YAY ~ God is just so good!!!!
Starting anew is a bit scary...but Our Lord is with you and that is the greatest blessing!

blessings...

mari

Olivia Bell said...

Oh, what a joy and a relief it is to know that you all are safely into your new home! {{smiles}} And that you all have furniture and all, I praise the Lord for the blessings He has given you all! I have been thinking about you, dearest friend, with much love and prayers!

Your family outing sounded so sweet and lovely! I loved your photos of the family, my, your sister Beth is really growing up! And dear Caleb too, I hope he isn't being too much of a handful, haha! {{smiles}} All of your dear family look so sweet, I just wish I could pop into the picture and hug you all!

So many loving thoughts, hugs, and much prayers coming your way, dearest friend! {{smiles}}

Anonymous said...

It is so good to hear your good news! The Lord provides. :) Thank you for sharing.
~Lisa

Paige said...

I am so glad to see that you are settling into your new home! <3 Praise the Lord for His faithfulness photos of you and your family are lovely!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

So glad you are all moved. Hope you get settled in soon. Love the photos of your outing. So good seeing all your family together. Many blessings,
Cecilia

Cindy Rasley said...

What a beautiful family you have ! You are very bled hope great things for all of you in your new home ! Blessings,Cindy

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Such amazing and beautiful pictures you captured of your family! The photos are perfect! Definitely keepers! They need to be framed! :)

So thankful that your precious family had some time away together to relax and just enjoy each other's company! You have just the most precious beautiful family, and I love seeing how your sisters are growing up and changing into beautiful young ladies, from little girls! Wow! And the little man ... oh my! He is just adorable!

Oh and how thrilled my heart is to know that you are safe in a warm sweet place for the winter months, and a place to call home. I am just overjoyed for you, and pray that this place is everything your sweet family needs and more, and that the Lord opens new opportunities for blessings and growth in HIM through all of this. He is our great supplier of our every need!

Blessings and hugs to you dear friend, you are always close in my thoughts and prayers, and I am just so thankful and thrilled to read this beautiful post tonight, so happy for you sweet family! With many hugs, much love, and lots of prayers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly-Anne
Glad to hear from you. Happy that you and your family are getting settled in your new home. Those pictures are so full of a loving family. Glad that you all a re starting to have fun and enjoying yourselves once again. Looking forward to more photos and news from you. We enjoy seeing and hearing about your beautiful family. Will keep you and yours in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Marion and Marilyn

Red Rose Alley said...

You truly have a wonderful family, Kelly-Anne. It's so good to hear you are doing well, and that you are settling in your new home. : ) Thinking of you tonight and hoping all goes smoothly in your move.

~Sheri