Joshua Learns to Ski

January 20th, 2008 by Josef van Wyk

This weekend I decided to take Joshua skiing. It was his first time and he took to it quite naturally. Just like his father, the first thing he said was “I want to go on that one”, pointing at the highest chairlift, “to the top of the mountain”!

Bryce Ski Resort

I decided to get him used to the bunny slopes for a bit and then we did go on to the top and the little lionheart just went for it, jumped from the chairlift like a pro and pointed his skis downhill shouting “come daddy, come!!” We had a blast!

Bryce Ski Resort

Here is a short video clip I took while we were in training.

As you can see he also follows my approach; fast forward and when you want to stop, simply fall down… :)

New York in Fall

October 6th, 2007 by Josef van Wyk

So we spent a week in New York with the kids. What a busy week! I worked and Liesel explored. To see some of our pictures, click here.

Labour Day Weekend

September 8th, 2007 by Josef van Wyk

Well, we decided to go to the beach for the weekend and after some inquiries, Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware seemed like a viable option. In the park camping is the way to go and we thought we’ll give it a try with the two boys. They had an absolute blast! We spent most of the time on the beach and walking through the park and, even though they were a little bit busy in the tent at first, Josh and William settled down pretty well. At the end we had a great time and we decided this will be a regular visit on our horizons while we are staying on the east coast. To see some of our pictures, click here.

Memorial Day Weekend

May 29th, 2007 by Josef van Wyk

We went to the New River Gorge over the weekend. Beautiful area that reminds me a lot of the low veld Waterval Boven area with lots of great white water kayaking and rock climbing opportunities to be had. Will have to go down again when the kids are older or when we have a baby sitter for the weekend.

Here is a pic or two of the valley and the bridge:

New River Gorge Bridge

The Bridge

The Boys and I

Crackel Barrel


November 22nd, 2006 by Josef van Wyk

Well it is almost time for Thanksgiving break and I must say I cannot wait. The last couple weeks were really crazy and it is nothing compared to what will come in Dec., so we will have to make most of this weekend. This is probably the last weekend we can experience a little bit of Fall before winter sets in. The trees around our place lost almost all their leaves, and even though Josh is enjoying rolling around, it is fairly hard work getting rid of all those leaves!

Josh in Fall FoliageJosh in Fall Foliage

Friday will be “Anything but Turkey” day at Ken’s and it will be great to visit again, we have been out of touch for some time now due to work and conflicting travel schedules. He is coming over to the dark side as well now since he will be buying an ’07 Outback this week :)

Halloween in Chicago

October 31st, 2006 by Josef van Wyk

Well, I had to go to Chicago for work and decided to bring the family with (got a very good deal on flights from Southwest). Must say, those boys of ours are busy; wow!! Hats off to Liesel for having to deal with all that energy day in and day out!!

Chicago is an interesting city but also really expensive, even more so than DC. Lake Michigan is enormous, never realised just how big it truly is – it almost feels as though you are standing on a beach in the mediterranean, just not as beautiful.

We are planning on having a night on the town tonight to see what interesting halloween antics people are up to.

Here is a couple pics of Joshua and William braving the cold weather in Chicago.

Joshua and the egg; who was first?Joshua and the egg; who was first?

Joshua & William in ChicagoJoshua & William in Chicago

Jean se PIN op my Guestlog

August 31st, 2006 by Josef van Wyk

Dit is sommer baie snaaks Jean!! :) Maar jy is verkeerd, dit was ‘n rooi hemp en jy het jou gat afgeskrik vir daai wilde “Mullet”-ou die eerste keer wat ek jou ontmoet het. Toe was jy nog ‘n onskuldige jong mannetjie vars uit Maties uit in die wilde stadslewe ingeforseer deur daai ander vriend van ons wat nou besluit het om terug te keer Durban toe. B.., wanneer hoor ons weer van jou ou maat?

DB training in Atlanta

August 29th, 2006 by Josef van Wyk

Currently in Atlanta doing some inhouse training on database security & configuration. I was very pleasantly surpized to see some of my old SA colleagues, Henk Haasbroek and Michael Nean, are actually presenting. Enjoyed catching up and having fun. They wanted to experience real “southern food” and so went out to to Mary Mac’s with some local folks. Hoepfully they had their full of fried food for the week!

My new blog!

August 26th, 2006 by Josef van Wyk

Just got my first blog up and running. These were my helpers. I am quite happy with the results, what do you think? :)

The BoysThe Boys

Hello world!

August 26th, 2006 by Josef van Wyk

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!