Saturday, 20 July 2013

Friday's Smiles ...

... on Saturday!

I know, I'm a day late. I did plan to write this up yesterday and post it but life sort of got in the way. Anyway, I'm here now and I have plenty to smile about.

Firstly, there's my husband, Alan, aka the EM. Today is our 17th wedding anniversary - and they said it wouldn't last :)) And today is as sunny as it was on the day we married too. We are off out for a celebratory meal later.

And then there are these photos taken a week ago when the family had a day out at the seaside.

This is my gorgeous great-granddaughter, Rhian, modelling her new swimsuit and caught after eating an ice cream :)
Her equally gorgeous little brother, Brodie, with me looking a bit concerned  ... he's teething a lot, hence the bib, and it's making him grizzle a lot, however he did manage a smile for his great-granddad :)
Then there was my two youngest grandchildren, Alun and Shari-Ann, jumping the waves and keeping cool and generally have a lot of fun.
And when Alun wasn't splashing in the sea, Rhian and her mum, big sister Jennifer, were burying him in sand ... he was happy enough until a jellyfish was discovered hidden under the sand near his head !!!
Shari-Ann and her mum, my daughter, Juli, having a moment together - at 10 years, she is almost as tall as her mother.
And boys will be boys ...  Alun and his dad, Graeme, couldn't resist fooling around in the sun.

And finally ...

... a family snap! It's not immediately obvious but there's four generations in this shot ... one to be treasured and scrapped :))

So there you are, a whole host of reasons for smiling this week. Don't you just love summer :))))))))


Jacki Daniels said...

Happy Anniversary it was mine yesterday 16 years for us although we've been together for 26
It looks like a wonderful day was had by all have a great weekend too

Annie said...

Firstly I want to wish you both a very happy anniversary....and here's to many more.
Gorgeous happy family snaps enjoying the together time in the sun. Thanks for joining's never too late, you're welcome to link up any time in the week.
Annie x

Sandra H said...

Happy Anniversary to you both and l hope you enjoy your meal, Beautiful Photos Elizabeth we are so lucky that you share them your family look so content it looks to have been a lovely day at the beach and being together which is what it's all about enjoy your weekend xx

Krisha said...

Happy anniversary! We hit the 40 yr, mark this October! Wonderful pictures of your family, 4 generations in the photos is priceless.

Marie-Louise said...

A Very Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Beautiful happy family photographs.

Di said...

Wonderful photos Elizabeth! I especially love the fact that you have four generations on one - deffo one to be made into a beautiful layout.

Great piccie of the EM too - and Happy Anniversary to you both!

Hugs, Di xx

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary
I must say that the 'ice cream face' photo is my favourite :)

Julia Dunnit said...

D love summer E, I really do. Congratulations on your Anniversary, what a lovely feeling it is, huh! really enjoyed your family photos, a four generation shot is a treasure indeed.

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary Elizabeth! Great pics of your family at the seaside too :) Cathy x

JoZart said...

Lovely photos of a special day out. Happy Anniversary Elizabeth. It's our 47th!!!today so we were both married the same date only 30 years apart!
Jo x

Angie said...

Happy Aniverary
...You are so lucky to be able to enjoy 4 generations the natural family shot. The heat is a little too much for soon as it goes above 70, I wilt lol ...xx

Jackie said...

Beautiful photographs Elizabeth, looks like everyone was having great fun :o)
Jackie xx

scrappymo! said...

That 4 generation photo is calling for a scrapbook page for sure! It is a fab picture too!

Congrats on your anniversary...your DH looks so happy!

Twiglet said...

Happy days - and happy anniversary too! x Jo

Craftychris said...

Happy Anniversary! Your piccies are wonderful - you certainly do have a lot to smile about!xx

glitterandglue said...

Lovely photos Elizabeth - and Happy Anniversary!!! Congratulations. It is our 41st tomorrow - not sure what we are doing yet - but I hope it will involve me sitting being pampered with a meal somewhere!!!
4 generation photos are really special - I have some of my parents with most of their 5 great grandchildren - wonderful!
have a good week.
Margaret (glitterandglue)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Alan, Elizabeth, and many, many more! Thank you for sharing the happy photos of your family! How blessed to have four generations be able to get together and have a grand time!!

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

Belated anniversary wishes for yesterday. Here's wishing you many, many more of them.

Great photographs. It looks like you had a wonderful time at the beach. How lovely to get four generations together. Special times!

Love Jules xx