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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #22 – Link Up

June 12th, 2010 · 19 Comments

Some weeks are better than others. I should leave it at that but I am a blogger and the words must get out…

Today we had a birthday (I have to blog it later) and a major car break down… on a very busy road, well a mountain pass, miles from anywhere and almost but not quite out of phone range. We are car-less for the foreseeable future. It was grueling, we had snacks but sitting in a car with hot kids… Not to mention nervous kids that know all to well that one shouldn’t stop your car on a South African road for any amount of time… (crime issues what can I say) and me being able to give a very clear object lesson on the power of prayer. I decided to go through my past calls and tell people to pray for us – I was a little short of ideas!!! Second call I made and my friends husband was home, who knew a mechanic, who carefully transported each precious child from one car to another… We were rescued, thanks JB and we got home safely and our car wasn’t left on the road to be stripped of everything except the chassis (there is that crime factor again). So I should be glad, I am glad!!! We are safe and sound and all our prayers were answered. A lesson well learnt. Even so, I am worn out by the whole event.

I rescued the birthday with a mega chocolate fudge cake. Did I mention someone is teething… slee…eeep, I will have to write a sleep post next week – just let me get us through the weekend!!!


Anyway, here are se7en + 1 of my favorite things from around the blog world this past week. Hop around you are sure to find something that inspires you:

  1. Stock up on Summer Activity Ideas from Ohdeedoh: Here is a list of brilliant lists… there are so many lists of fun things to do right now but this was my favorite one of the week.
  2. Some fabulous play spaces from Childhood 101: I think I am ready for a play-date in some of these spots.
  3. World Cup! 13 Homes in South Africa from Apartment Therapy: Oh the spotlight is definitely on South Africa right now and I am so glad I got to peep at some of these wonderful homes!!!
  4. Sex and Sleep from PhD in Parenting: I stumbled upon this post, it is not a new post, but it is so good you just have to read it!!!
  5. Cocoon Designs on Kireei: Don’t be surprised to see a “Se7en version” of these awesome little houses, one of us can’t stop thinking about them.
  6. 6 Things to Do in the Last weeks of Pregnancy from Simple Mom: So many of my friends are in their last days of pregnancy so this one is for them… Smile and Wave, smile and wave, smile and wave!!!
  7. 10 Inspirational National Parks on Indie Fixx: Just beautiful outdoors, I bookmarked this just in case I ever visit the U.S.A. – stranger things have happened I am sure!!!
  8. And the se7en + 1th thing:

  9. Lessons Learned while Camping: How cool is this post it made me want to go camping!!! Well maybe!!! Eight kids in a tent… Let’s just say I will live vicariously through this post!!!

Otherwise: Link Up a Fun thing you did with your kids this past week… or if you have a post of your favorite links this week then go ahead and add them to ours… or any post you wrote or read this week and loved…

P.S. I am giving you an extra day to enter this weeks GiveAway because I just never had a chance to post a reminder all week… Just one more day!!! You have until the close of Saturday.

Here are the rules:

  1. Anyone of our crafty/mom blog reader friends are welcome to join in.
  2. Any of your kids who want to write a blog post and link it in are welcome to join in.
  3. Please mention “Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun” in your post and direct the readers back to our Carnival. For example: “I linked this post to Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun” would work for me!!! Or pop our button onto your site. so that other readers can enjoy a couple of your favorite favorites… and get to meet all of you.
  4. Make sure you link to your fabulous post and not your website, so that it is easy for readers to find your favorite… rather than wading through everything!!!
  5. Enter a very brief description of your post in parenthesis in the Mcklinky line where you enter your name, so that we know what to expect when we get there.
  6. Visit and leave comments on other folks posts who enter the Carnival – it is the nice thing to do!!!
  7. Finally this is a family blog and remember some folks kids are reading it – please keep your posts appropriate. I reserve the right to delete any post that would not be appropriate for my kids to glance at.

Thanks for playing, Link away, Comment away… I am dying to hear from you!!!

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christine // Jun 12, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Sorry to hear about the day, but it seems it all turned out well.

  • 2 se7en // Jun 12, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Hay C, We lived to tell the tale – that in itself is pretty miraculous!!! Now we have to figure out how to get from A to B over the next while… interesting times!!! Have a good weekend!!!

  • 3 Christie - Childhood 101 // Jun 12, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Thank you so much for including my play space post on your list. So glad you are all safe and well.

  • 4 se7en // Jun 12, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Thanks Christie – I totally loved your post!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 5 Christina // Jun 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I just stumbled across your site. Very cool! It’s very interesting reading about a homeschooling family in Africa with so many children. We’re interest-led learners in the MidWest US. I have four year old twins, and we love our life of learning. Looking forward to reading more!

  • 6 taryn // Jun 12, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    love your posts 🙂 thought that if you have a soccer post coming up that you’d like to share it with the other Safrican bloggers at the HUB on this post:

  • 7 jacki // Jun 12, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    NOTHING as weary-ing to the soul as car trouble. Not to mention the stress of it all. Will add some prayers for transport for you in the meantime!

  • 8 April O. // Jun 13, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Just so glad that you are all okay! Praise God.

  • 9 se7en // Jun 13, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Hi Christina, I am so glad you stopped by to comment!!! Nice to meet you and hope you enjoy visiting again!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 10 se7en // Jun 13, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Hi T, thanks for stopping by and the compliment!!! You are welcome to link any of our posts – I am sure we will blog the S.O.C.C.E.R. sometime!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 11 se7en // Jun 13, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Thanks J, you guys are stars!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  • 12 se7en // Jun 13, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Thanks April!!! Some days are more nerve wracking than others!!! I tell you we need all the protection we can get!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  • 13 Julie K in Taiwan // Jun 13, 2010 at 11:57 am

    So glad you are all safe.

  • 14 Stephanie // Jun 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    oof. Sorry ’bout the transport problem! Not fun. Glad everything is still in one piece!!

  • 15 se7en // Jun 13, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks JK, Parenting isn’t always for the faint hearted!!! Hope you guys have a great week!!!

  • 16 se7en // Jun 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Oh S, I am so going to claim that word: oof!!! Doesn’t it say so very much!!! Yeah I thought it was quite a dodgy situation and then we got home and I thought: oh my goodness this could have been a whole lot worse!!! But we were safe and sound and all is well – just car-less!!!

  • 17 JJ // Jun 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Hi, I am so Glad all is Ok!!!

    Happy Birthday Hood 2!! I hope you enjoyed your cake! The whole of SA had a party on your birthday that is so cool don’t you think? You are 2010! part of history. Well, my son of 9 thought so, as he celebrated his birthday also on the 11th June, also not as planned but the soccer made up for the misfortunes.

    Blessings to all of you.

  • 18 se7en // Jun 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Hay JJ, Oh Happy Birthday to your nine-year old too – It was a very special day to have a birthday on WORLD CUP day!!!! Indeed it was a huge party atmosphere and a great day for a birthday!!!

  • 19 Saturday Spot: The Meeting and a School Refresher… » se7en // Jun 16, 2010 at 1:28 am

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