2014 in review

I would like to thank everybody who visited my blog in 2014. Thank you for your support during the year. The last few months was hectic and I am still trying to catch up… Getting there slowly but surely. May everybody have a Blessed and Happy 2015.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,400 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/179

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our Third stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Oranjekom Picnic spot and view point.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/178

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our second stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Ararat View Point.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/177

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our second stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Ararat View Point.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/176

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our second stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Ararat View Point.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/175

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our second stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Ararat View Point.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/174

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our second stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Ararat.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/173

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our second stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Ararat.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/172

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our second stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Ararat.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

My Photo someones Quote: September 9

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. Joseph Wood Krutch

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My Photo someones Quote: September 8

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert BraultSept8

 

My Photo someones Quote: September 7

Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy. Dale CarnegieSept7

 

My Photo someones Quote: September 6

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there’s no tomorrow and if tomorrow comes, love again. UnknownSept6

 

One very proud mom…

Armand my eldest son gave us one big surprise this year. He started shooting at the school’s air rifle club. From the beginning he did very good and I was very proud of him.

To get provincial clothes he had to shoot 2 x 705. In August they had two competitions one on the Friday and the second on the Saturday. The Friday he shot a 699 and the Saturday he surprised everybody and shot a 756. After the competition they cleaned up the hall and then the Grade 12’s who’s last competition it was invited all the shots to go and join them and they entertained and danced for us. They really wanted to end their years of shooting on a high note. I am gonna miss some of them at next years competitions.

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Although Armand did not qualify for full provincial clothes he made the under 14 b sporter team and represented his province in Gauteng in October 2014. When they called out his name and said he was chosen for the team I could not help myself, this mom cried of pure happiness and was so proud of him. He could not believe it and he smiled from ear to ear. After the team was called out we had to fill out forms and as we sat there his coach came and she told me that Armand shot himself into the team with his scores the past two days. And then we cried of joy again….

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Armand also qualified for a gold medal when his team came first in one of the competitions earlier in the year. At the Gala evening they handed over all the medals and trophies for the different competitions. Just look how proud my boy is. Smiles from one ear to the other….

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Then the big moment arrived the one we were all waiting for. They called out all the teams who were going to represent our province at the SA’s in Gauteng. Although we already knew Armand was going this was just finalizing everything. I had to really work hard not to cry again….

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Now the hard work started. Armand wanted to qualify for his full provincial clothes while at the SA’s in Gauteng. He practiced at school and at home. He started playing with the little dumbbells to help strengthen his arms so that he could be more steady when standing and kneeling.

Here are some photo’s of Armand showing off his Western Province Kit he got at the Gala evening…

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I must admit even now that I am writing about it I still get so emotional.

My Photo someones Quote: September 5

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians iv.13.
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My Photo someones Quote: September 4

“Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.” William Makepeace

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/171

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our second stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Ararat.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/170

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our first stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Moon Rock.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/169

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our first stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Moon Rock.

The view of the park halfway up Moon Rock.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/168

11  September 2013:

Visiting The Augrabies Falls National Park.

Our first stop in the Augrabies Falls National Park was at Moon Rock.

I just love the textures and different colors in the rock.

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen