Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Martin's new guitar

After a realy LOOONNGGG search Martin finally found his guitar match...

It is a 2000 Paul Reed Smith Singlecut model before they were sued by Gibson for the patent, which PRS won.

It just proves that eBay is save to buy from!!! Thanks Bob from Connecticut!!

(We took these pictures on the MacBook Pro & uploaded it to blogger. Gotta love Apple!)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

We've got the POWER!!!

I'm praising my Lord right now!!! Our power came back on after 95 hours without this wonderful modern day 'gift'.

This past week felt like one long month of cold, nasty weather but hey, ITS WINTER FOLKS.

It snowed again today, but we are not cancelling church - we will ride this storm all the way to the end.

It is my best friends birthday tomorrow -
Gelukkige verjaarsdag my vriendin.

Iska has been my best friend since high school and I LOVE my friend.

We took this picture over 2 years ago at Martin and my wedding. She was the best & most beautiful Bridesmaid EVER!

She is full of energy, gives 110% in everything she does and the best thing ever is that she serves her LORD even if other people think she shouldn't.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

ice update II

80 Hours without power!!! What more can I say...

Thank you to our great 'Friendly Hunt Hotel' who has been great patient hosts since Sunday Evening.

Maybe tomorrow will be a luckier day...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

ice update

53 hours later and we are still without power, with thousands of others...

Martin's Maple Trees Iced Over...

We went home after work to get more clean clothes and the house was down to 41 F. The fresh and marine fish died... and our water pipes are frozen.

Why we love power -
~ a warm house
~ sitting around a table having fellowship with friends, and you can see their faces!!!
~ taking a warm bath
~ refrigirate your food
~ make hot coffee
~ watch TV
~ check your email
~ cook good warm food
~ washing and drying clothes
~ fish having a good warm ecosystem
~ We can straighten our hair with a CHI
~ Charge our cellphones
~ Read your bible

Finally some SUN

Just look at these two girls sun bathing after 5 days of storm and icy clowds...

Stella and Rudi took a break from playing this morning... its a dogs life!

Monday, January 15, 2007

ice ice and more ice

We have been with out power for over 24hours now. Monte and Amy has been so kind to house Martin, me and Rudi these cold hours. They say we might be without electicity for a couple more days!!! I KNOW, not a few hours?

Martin might have some serious trouble with his marine aquarium. The temperature of the water has to be in the high 70F, and it is in the lower 60 at this point. Our house was 47F at noon today... We are thankful for friends who look out for us.

I'll post an update... For now, most schools and businesses are closed. Roads are iced over and many of our friends are without power.

Flaps & Amanda's new SON

Welcome to the newest C-Kruis Baby.

Riccardo van der Merwe was born to Flaps and Amanda on January 10, 07.

Please join us in rejoicing with them for this perfect little miracle.

We haven't talked to them, just got these beautiful picture and thought you guys might like to see this little man with all his dark hair.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Passoin 2007

God is so faithful and looking at our journey a year ago, that started at Passion 06... We are awaiting the 4 day of worship at Passion 07!

Keith and Lindsey Bell, some of our new church friends came with us... They are a fun and awesome couple to hang out with.

Feeding 22,000 people - I still view this as a miracle!!! Mike & Janese, Keith & Lindsey, Matt & Josh enjoyed the picnic with us.

We've been back for a few days now and I have to say Passion was an awesome experience!