Friday, 21 August 2015

Friday Smiles

Time to join in with Annie again and find out what has made you smile this week. Since last Friday I've had a lot to smile about but also there has been sadness and tears - but that news is not for today.
Last Saturday many family members visited my Auntie for tea and cake as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. On Saturday evening we enjoyed a super BBQ at younger son's home. Much laughter. On Sunday we were all together again for my great nephew's Christening - a lovely happy day. After the Christening my eldest son and daughter returned home to Yorkshire but left our grandsons in our care until Wednesday. We had lots of fun. We also had four days of seeing all four grandchildren have fun together! I am thankful to have had those wonderful days. Off to link up with Annie at her blog -
     a stitch in time


 My nephew Jack and family.

 Youngest son Jonathan

Eldest son Matthew with DH. 


  1. Gorgeous pics of your lovely family Anne.....thanks for sharing your smiles.
    Annie x

  2. Lovely photos Ann. Glad you managed to have a lovely time despite it all. Soojay x

  3. You certainly had something to smile about. Your get together with your family sounds lovely and I enjoyed seeing the photos of your family. Have a lovely week. Barbxx

  4. Lovely pics - make the best of every minute! x Jo

  5. Lovely to see your family and the christening photo of Jack. I hope your mum is improving.
    I wish you many more happy moments,

  6. Hi Anne, a lovely post and so nice to meet your family. Enjoy your weekend and hope your mum continues to improve. Cheers Robyn

  7. Oh Anne.....such happy times there in amongst your sadness. Just focus on the good times. Lovely to create happy memories for your grandchildren.
    Glad I made you smile today.

  8. Such lovely smiles, Anne :) I just scrolled back and caught up with some of your news, both happy and is such a mix, isn't it. I am so glad your mom is getting better, that you have had some happy family celebrations and I care about the concerns you mentioned and feel for all of you as you process your feelings and cope with the practical details of your concerns. I am putting together a post and linking back to your blog because a cake that was made for a recent family celebration reminded me of you and your lovely sugar craft creations. Know that I am praying for blessings for you and yours. xx

  9. Some lovely family celebrations here Anne. I am glad you have had such happy times amid the more difficult ones. I read your previous post and I was sad to read all hard things you are facing. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    It is lovely to see two cheeky, happy grandsons have a good time at your house. Those are the moments to store and treasure. God Bless. Kate x

  10. Hi Anne. I bet that was a wonderful celebration with so much family there too enjoy each other.

    I am proud of you to look at the last photo of my knee replacement. Everyone is different so your experience may be totally different than mine, when the time comes. I find it interesting that the first one was easier for me than the second. So glad I don't have another name to go through this!! Tee hee


  11. Lovely pictures and post.

    Hugs Diane

  12. It looks like lots of family joy and togetherness.. I know how much you love that. I hope the sadness and tears were small and short. I am back from my 12 day camping trip and put up lots of photos. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


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