Monday, September 17, 2007

take 5 minutes...

and enjoy our bush experience with us. I promise you I did not know that Donna would do the same. Check hers out as well. Awesome.

Please let me know what you think. This is my first movie(!!!!!) If you leave me a comment, I will draw a name (or 3) and send you all the BRAND new Making Memories idea book: a season of joy. It's BEAUTIFUL. Make sure you watch what the elephant did to me!!!!

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video


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74 comments :

Nili said...

beautiful movie! you must have had an amazing time out there. welcome home :)

homedaisy said...

i can't imagine i will ever get to africa, so thanks for bringing it to me!

Kimber-Leigh said...

it looks like you had such an amazing time! so glad that you are safely home!

Virginia said...

Absolutely beautiful! That music was perfect with it. :)

Sharon said...

Welcome home! Amazing photos - can't believe you LIVED there.

Andrea said...

So amazing!!! You did a wonderful job...i LOVE it :D

Anonymous said...

Great Job WIlna... it was awesome. I can't even imagine what it would be like to see all those majestic animals that God created. Thanks for bringing it to life. I missed you guys soooo much. I prayed for you and prayed that you would come home... how selfish hey... well I am happy you are home and I am happy you got to have a vacation too. Love you. Meghan

Anonymous said...

Wilna, Did you get wet? LOL! What an amazing piece of work, thank you for sharing....I could close my eyes and imagine I was there too! God Bless, Sherry (SherRae)

Dale Anne said...

GREAT Job - Looked like you had a FABULOUS time!!!

purplegirl said...

wow, wow, wow!! What a trip and a fantastic inspiring movie! Thanks for sharing it with us!

elisabeth said...

Great job on your first video!! What an amazing experience...love how close you were to the creatures of SOuth Africa. Happy you had a good time and are back safely.

Lisa C

Cheryl said...

Welkom tuis :)
Praise the Lord for the oppotunities to travel. Glad you are home safe. Enjoyed watching the movie, loved the music.
It was like I was visiting Africa with you.
Cheryl

jacqui said...

HI Wilna. Wow, it's amazing!!! Love Jacqui

Kate said...

Oh my word, Wilna...this was Fantastic!!! The music suited perfectly! Did your camera get soaked? LOL. What a dream. Just gorgeous! Glad to hear you are all back safely.

Jenny said...

Looks like a great time and the Juluka (?) music was perfect. Oh the memories that that video brings back!

Maryna said...

hey my friend!! wow, i loved it!! have not even started to try and master the art of movie making!! you rock girl!! i loved watching you and all the animals!!
i'm happy your safe, but sad your so far away again!!

Andi said...

Great job for your first movie! Africa is SO on my list of places to see before I die and you just made it move way up the list.
Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your blog!

donnadowney said...

fabulous!!
simply fabulous, wilna!!!
miss you 2 already!!

Anonymous said...

I love this video...I need to go to South Africa. I think the elephants are my favorite part, but the scenery is just amazing as well. Glad you had such a great time.
Sarah L

Anonymous said...

:-)

jen kallevig said...

I love it! Makes me want to go to Africa for sure!! :)

Anonymous said...

That is a cool video Wilna...looks like you guys had a great time. Glad you are home though :)

Lois

tallynt said...

So jealous, this is my dream holiday. It looked like you all had so much fun. Great job on the video and the music was perfect.

Suezi said...

AWEsome!! Fabulous! I miss everyone terribly!! Thanks for sharing.
Suezi

Kelly said...

I missed you while you were gone!!! Glad it was such a blessed time!
Can't wait to hear more about it!
KK

Stephanie Baxter said...

Wilna, that was so fab!! The music is great too! It's so cool that you got to see all those animals up so close. I also just noticed on your blog that 'Persuasion' is one of your faviourite books...I {HEART} Jane Austen!!!

angie said...

wow, that's totally fantastic! it's your first movie? really??

Jan Connair said...

Love your first movie. Your choice of background music was perfect!

happydays525 said...

So very cool Wilna! Thanks for sharing, such an awesome thing to have these blogs and be able to share experiences in this way! Glad you had such a great time with friends and family.

Hugs-
Jen Davis

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Anonymous said...

The elephants are soo nice. I loved the picture from your earlier blog so much that I put it on my desktop. So everytime I see it I think of You. I'm so glad you are home. Blessings
Marj

Liz Ness said...

OH WOW! WELCOME HOME, GIRL!!!!! Love your movie...perfect music for it, too! AWESOME!

Jody said...

What a great video! You captured so much...I am soooo happy that your trip was wonderful and that this opportunity came your way. You and your hubby are so cute together. I look forward to seeing whatever it is you end up making to preserve all these wondeful, African memories! I hope you are feeling rested and enjoying being home.

Jenn said...

Thanks for sharing the footage. I'll be there in probably less than six months and seeing this makes me over the top excited to get back to SA. Thanks again.

Jenn N

Roslyn said...

Hi Wilna,
Welcome home! Looks like you had an amazing time - the video was great. How spectacular to be able to get so close to all those wild critters! Thanks for sharing!

Roslyn

Rachael said...

wow! that just makes me want to go to africa sooo much more now! seriosuly! that is soo cool! (i kinda skipped over the part where the lion is eating..)but the rest of it was so super pretty and awesome!!

-rachael

Kimberly White said...

A beautiful movie! So glad you got to go have this wonderful experience! Kim

Trynity said...

Oh Wilna,

How truly blessed you are to have experienced and enjoyed such a fantastic and phenomenal journey.
I know that you must have relished in all the beauty and joys of His works.
Thank you for sharing your video with us. I cannot believe that is your first movie .. it was spectacular, especially that tricky elephant and his fiesty water hose trunk..

LisaMarie said...

So beautiful.It makes you wonder if the Garden of Eden isn't hidden somewhere in that country ! GOD don't make no junk ;) Thanks for sharing.

michelle raMirez said...

astounding!
thanks for taking me away for 5 minutes.
incredible.
sitting here in awe.

Laura said...

Oh, Wilna! I cannot wait to see pictures, and projects that you complete of this trip! Great live lion footage.

Norma Kennedy said...

How wonderful and exciting it must have been for you ! So happy for you !!!! God Bless,

Norma (localocairis)

Gorett said...

Hi Wilna. My make-up is ge-smudge en ek lyk terrible want jy (ja,jy) het my tot trane gedryf. In elke woord, elke foto, elke gedagte wat jy deel, sien mens jou hart. Someone once told me:"A woman must be so buried in Gods heart that man must seek Him to find her." Girlfriend, you are so there....!Jy was nog altyd vir my 'n groot inspirasie en ek het al baie gewens ek kan meer soos jy wees. Don't get me wrong, I love who I am and the way God has formed me, but you have a passion that I really admire. If anyone ever asks me to define love, devotion, the heart of God, I would have to refer them to your blog. And by the way, your video is also cool. Julle lyk so goed. My Gods love, grace and favour continue to rain on you.

René Real said...

Awesome! You had such a wonderful true African experience!!! Hope to see you back in SA soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wilna.

I was at the convention in SA and you have truly inspired me to think out the box. I loved your layout. Bernadine

Anonymous said...

Wilna,
I loved your movie and I loved seeing such a beautiful scenery and people through your eyes.
The music you put with it uplifting and put a smile on my face. Thanks for such a beautiful movie.

Fran Heupel

JJ said...

Wilna en Jaco,
Thanks again for your visit to us in South Africa. We enjoyed it a lot. Your positive influence turned our lives around again in many aspects. The bush stays a great place and we are glad you visited to tickle your roots again. Jaco Brits

Anonymous said...

Wilna,

Thanks for sharing what looks like an amazing journey!!! I am inspired to go to S. Africa! Your
video was beautiful - a perfect complement to
the one Donna did. Loved the choice of music!

Enjoy the memories,
Elizabeth

Sophia said...

OMG Wilna, sure looks like you had a GREAT time in SA, so sorry I missed seeing you at the convention this year, but with Baby due soon...it was not that wise.

That Elephant sure thought you needed a cooling down...lol

Chat to you soon!

Sophia (Durban)

serendscrappity said...

Wilna it was amazing to see you.
Glad you had a great time
Love
Natasha

Tracie said...

Incredible! Thanks for sharing that. The cool part was the lion at night...gross, but natural occurance. I doubt I'll ever go to Africa so thanks for "taking" me there!

Judy said...

Oh, wow, how cool is that! The music was perfect with your video too. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
Judy G.

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful! I hope to get there in person someday.

Valerie

Anonymous said...

that was really cool to watch! I love donna downey and followed the link from her blog over to here. I'm just curious what the trip was for that you scrapbookers went to Africa?
Brenda
scrapinaddict@clearwire.net

Anonymous said...

I totally felt like I was there with you.... Hey.. aren't white tigers really rare!! What a treat!!!
:-)
Cheryl D.

Anonymous said...

Lions and elephants, oh my! What an adventure for all of you to treasure! Thanks so much for sharing.
Gloria L.

Jocelyn said...

Amazing. I was in East Africa in July and it changed my life. The people, the animals, it was a trip of a lifetime. Welcome home

Sara said...

Wow. I want to visit!!! Just beautiful. Glad you has such a wonderful visit with friends.

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

What a great video! It looks like you had an amazing and blessed experience! My dream is to visit South Africa next year.

Welcome back!

linda.vanrooyen said...

Wonderful job...you made a great movie...my hart op 'n punt laat trek virRSA. Musiek was ook baie gepas.
Dankie dat jy dit met ons almal gedeel het.
Mooi Bly
Linda

Shannon C. said...

Wow! You did an amazing job capturing the experience. I can only imagine what it was like to be so close to such amazing animals!

Kathie R. said...

Awesome! I have dreams of going there someday. Awesome, just awesome. Loved almost seeing you get wet!! LOL What a lifetime experience. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Great movie Wilna! I loved the music too...didn't want it to stop. Thanks for sharing part of your trip with us! Looked like an awesome experience.

me..... said...

I saw it. I saw it. Eventually my slow connection got the whole movie downloaded. WOW!!!!! You are amazing. Love ya tons and tons

caro said...

Wow! on the following:

Lions - are they the pale ones?

Daai HOED met houding!

Johnny Clegg - he really affects me - and I'm right here...
Enjoyed it all.

PS
I've already had my RAK, in being & seeing & meeting, u both, at the expo. Thanks so much.

Lynne said...

Boy do i miss home! You tend to forget just how beautiful it is out there. Thanks for sharing.

tessa'en said...

lovely movie.Really great to have to look back on

Anonymous said...

Wow! How amazing to be a part of that experience - up close and personal. Awesome video and glad you are home safe and sound. ---Mary Lib

kirstenjuenke said...

Spectacular! Thanks so much for sharing that, Wilna. A friend of mine spent 2 weeks in Africa last month on a mission, and between you, her, and Donna, I've had quite the tour! I can't imagine being so close to those animals - amazing!

celine navarro said...

i LOVE your blog, Wilna, and this video makes me wanna go RIGHT NOW! thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

This was so cool to watch. Looks like the trip of a lifetime and you guys really enjoyed it. How fun?!?!
~Bejewelled

cplaxco143 said...

Thanks for letting me enjoy your adventure. I would love to be sprayed by an elephant.

Cory and Joanna Ellis said...

Great video! I was blessed to go to S. Africa with Jessica Kopp (from MM) last year when she taught at the expo. It was one of the biggest highlights of my life - such an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

lisa stead said...

That was very cool Wilna! Looks like you guys had such a good time!