Saturday, December 12, 2015

Branch Christmas Party December 12, 2015 Our 41st Wedding Anniversary!

 This picture is of a macadamia tree and a young girl gathering the nuts, two in the tree
 Slip and slide with lots of soap

 The Brie, not called a BBQ here
 Christmas tree in the front foyer of the Chapel, note the sun screen bottle!
 The relief society sisters waiting on the dinner, note the fan, hi tech AC

 Sister Angie, teaching me how to make ginger beer
Santa made an arrival, note here he does not need boots!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Trip for training and Temple trip

 OK Natalie here it is - this will last you for a while right?
 All the following pictures are of the Area Office and the Johannesburg Temple, as you can see it is a very beautiful area.  It is quite high from the city area so some of the picture you can see the city of Johannesburg in the background.  The picture above and the one below, I finally got a picture of a ha-de-dah bird.  They find insect and worms by burrowing down into the ground.

Odds and Ends

 Merry Christmas if you look close you will see the Christmas Trees that are being sold along the side of the road for 75 Rand about $6.50 USD
 Look close at this picture also, this is along the freeway there are several of these signs just before we get off to our Branch in Witbank.  Makes you feel safe doesn't it?
This picture is for Kai - this is right outside our office complex - you could have fun with that, have your Dad make you one of these to put in that area in the back between you and CJ

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Our Flat near the office

 Here is Elder Hawkins dutifully doing his scripture studying in a chair he wanted out on the balcony, since it is so hot, it works for him to be out there at night - it has light.
 This is looking from the front door into the living room and out to the balcony.  We will be getting our lounge chair when transfers come on Tuesday
 This is our huge kitchen, we can both fit in it sideways, you can see the washing machine under the cabinet.  The cupboards you see are all we have except a few under the counter next to the washer.
 This is our "Master Bedroom" what you see is what you get.  If you will notice there is no carpet here, everything is tile floor.
 This is the first bathroom, long, deep and narrow tub
 This is the "Master  Bath".
"You're not really going to take that?"  Yeah right!  Our balcony

This is the dining room and a picture of the front door and part of the kitchen

Here is a very important room, this is the extra bedroom this is where we will get a spare mattress and put you up when you come to visit.  It also houses the dryer and the printer on top, a desk to do my hair, I don't have to guess now as I curl my hair.  There is only one outlet in every room, so you have to get creative.

This is looking out the balcony, you can see the thatched roof and the birds nesting on top, these are geese and they start sqawking about 5:00 a.m.