Saturday, February 27, 2010

Say Cheese

Finally....the photos from the trip have been sorted and organized. Since I didn't take too many photos I had to gather them from friends and family. We ended up with some really great photos that captured most of the things we did on our trip.

From going to the beach with family to build sand castles to shopping at Best Buy with Luka and let's not forget Luka's passion these days....watching for planes at MIA. This boy is really obsessed with planes, so much so that when we landed in Mozambique (mind you, the 3rd plane in 40 hours) he exclaimed, "Mami, I want to go on ANOTHER plane!"

Click here to see all of our albums.


PS If you click on the image above it will become larger and you will be able to see that Miami is spelled out with all of our photos. Pretty cool, huh. Well it is very easy to do with a FREE program called Shape Collage. Click here to download it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We are heading home...

Currently in transit from Miami to Maputo. We had a great time in Miami, but after 6 weeks we are looking forward to landing in our own beds in about 2o hours. I can't wait to catch everyone up on our trip....

I apologize for the lack of posts, but we didn't have a very reliable internet connection while in Miami. We were using the free wifi from the City of Miami Beach and it seemed like there we only a couple of hours a day when it would actually work.

More to come on the trip soon...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Perfect Afternoon Lunch

My friend Wendy is the ultimate host and I have always been in awe of her parties. Well, this past weekend I was able to experience one her events first hand. She hosted a lunch in honor! Thanks Wendy. The party and the details were amazing.

I also want to thank all the girls that went. We really had a great time catching up and making our own jewelry. Here are some of the pics and details:

Here you see Wendy at work...

The beautiful cake...

The beads for our jewelry making...

One of the bracelets we made (Lina's)...

When Luka arrived he joined in the fun too...

For more pictures from the day's festivities click here.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

This morning I woke up next to my two favorite boys in the world and with a kick in my belly and I couldn't help but think that this is the best Valentine's Day I have ever had. I didn't go on a romantic date with JJ or open a box of chocolates, but I spent the day with my favorite boys and some great friends.

We went to the zoo and got really close to some giraffes. It was amazing. I mean we have seen tons of giraffes in South Africa, but we have never been this close and have them feed from our hands...not to mention have them lick our hands and arms! Luka's face was worth every penny we paid to go to the zoo...PRICELESS.

We shared this zoo date with our friends Wendy & Brandon and then Wendy made a fabulous dinner. She even made felt hearts for everyone to wear...alla Julie & Julia...did you see the movie?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Happiest Place on Earth...Even with the Rain

We spent the day at the Magic Kingdom and we had a great time despite the non-stop rain. Luka really got a kick out of all the characters and some of the rides. His favorite rides were Alladin's Carpet Ride and Dumbo. I think he rode those rides a combined 5 times!

But by far the highlight of the day was meeting Minnie & Mickey. He couldn't believe it. He was totally smitten with Minnie's kiss.

For more photos from our Orlando visit click here.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Baby van Herksen @ 25 weeks

Here is a photo of what our little one looks like at 25 weeks. I still think he or she looks like JJ...