Saturday, August 17, 2013

Coffee Fans!

Kurt and I are fans of coffee, and we've been to several coffee tasting events.  One of our faves is a "coffee cupping."  Attending two cuppings at Bean There, a single origin African coffee shop in Joburg, has increased our appreciation and love for coffee.  Actually, we've become coffee snobs.  We don't drink instant coffee anymore...why would we?
After our last coffee cupping, we hosted one at our house for a few friends.  It was great fun!  Hopefully, we are encouraging more friends to become coffee snobs with us!
Are you a coffee snob??
Janna Kay

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Money Maths

One of my main goals for homeschooling Josh is making sure he can "survive" out in the real world on his own by the time he finishes high school.  When it comes to spending money, he struggles with knowing if he gets change back and how much. So one day, Josh went shopping during his Maths class.  He had to choose a few items to buy, figure out the cost, give me the closest amount of money, and figure out his change (if any)!  It was a great class!!

Janna Kay


During July and August, we had four teams come and join us in ministry.  The International World Changers (IWC) team consisted of 50 people!  They worked in Soweto and downtown Joburg.  They were divided into groups that prayer walked, shared the gospel, and spoke of Jesus to school-aged children.  I love having teams come alongside of us and help us reach the city for Jesus!  They are a tremendous blessing to us in so many ways!
You all are so appreciated!
Janna Kay
Students at JGPS
Balloon hats, animals, swords, etc.

Face painting!
Jumping Castles
Knowing Jesus

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lovin' My Canon

The end of last year, I took a 5-week camera course.  It was so much learning how to use my camera off manual.  I am not what you would call a creative person (probably why I taught Math).  But it was fun trying to tap my creative juices!  Here are a few of my favorite shots taken during and after my course.
Janna Kay


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mild Winter

I can't believe I'm saying it, yet here it goes, "This has been a very mild winter!"  I haven't worn a coat inside the house once this winter.  Okay, the panel heaters in every room are helping, but really it has been a lovely winter.  I do know that I mustn't get my hopes up.  It is only the middle of July and things can change in a heartbeat!  But, I'm loving winter so far!
As hubby and I were watching a reply of Lincecum's no hitter, we saw many fans in coats!  We feel very blessed that our winter (I must add, so far this year) is warmer than San Fran's summer, it seems!
Well, in light of our great winter, I thought I would post some pictures from last winter.  Since we've been in SA, it has snowed 4 times at our house.  This snow from last year happened to cover all of Joburg.
Janna Kay
Winter, August 2012

Continuing the Blog

Over the last year, I have been contemplating restyling my blog or just starting over.  I thought that my blog needed a better focus...should it be about ministry or South Africa in general or homeschooling??  However, about a month ago, one of the homeschool moms read through many of my posts.  She came up to me one morning at our children's drama club and told me how much she enjoyed reading my blog.  Later that week, I read a blog that reminded me of why I started blogging in the first place.  I blogged because I wanted to start a journal.  I have an easier time putting my thoughts down by typing than writing.  I began blogging to record my experiences in a different country.  It was never about getting readers, but remembering our family's life living and ministering in South Africa. I came to realize that my blog can be about everything!  I can include ministry, homeschooling, horse riding, baking, photography, etc.  Whatever fills our days and weeks can be recorded, because it is not about readership, but memories!
All that said, I will begin again, on a very regular basis, writing about life here in South Africa or wherever the Lord leads us!  I hope, if you do read it, you will be blessed and God will be glorified!
Janna Kay