Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our get together

Hello everybody,
We had our annual Family Christmas Get-together on the 26th Nov --- and it was a great success!!!

 The hit of the day was a box of cute baby ducklings that was a Kris Kringle / Secret Santa gift to go to my daughter's farm. Everybody had a nurse and a pat......

Here are some photos  from the day......taken on my camera by some grandchildren......and in no particular order.....

my daughter-in-law made this beautiful cake



my eldest daughter trying hard to get her grandson, Max, to smile



fluffy ducklings



nice crowd scene



happy family




happy chidren



getting ready for the gift giving




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Max enjoying his pressie
 




Me..in hat
Hubby..in tie
Happy  Happy  Happy



I hope you enjoyed these little peeps of our get-together
I hope you all have a good week
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Joining with Trish at LACE 


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Growing up

Hello World,

I have  a question.........how long doe's 'growing up' take?

I'm 69yo and I'm still struggling with the 'maturity thing'.
I can go quite a long time living in harmony within my home
 and then suddenly  I'm childish and spiteful.
This shocks me and my family when it happens.
I become all 'why me' and hurt feelings.
Then I'm upset with myself for being like this.
My family worries about me.
I pray about this problem a lot!

I think that growing up and maturing is a daily journey I'll be on for the rest of my life.
With God's help I hope to be more of a blessing to my family,
and fall by the wayside less and less.

God Bless
Barb from Australia

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

three x one

Hello,
Today I started to decorate the house for Christmas.
This year is a special challenge because two weeks after our Family  Christmas Get-together, one of my grand-daughters is having her 21st birhtday party here, and then early Jan. my Mum is turning 95 and we're having a small party here for her.
What I needed was a colour scheme that only needed the finishing touches changed to be suitable for all three occasions.......and I came up with pale silver and gold bauble printed wrapping paper and plain silver wrapping  paper to cover all my shelving in alternate stripes, and lots of silver and gold tinsel.
With this as an elegant all-purpose base, I plan to display Christmas ornaments and then replace them with lilac bows,baubles and beads for my grand-daughter and then replace them with flowers for Mum.
Soooo today I did the stripes and put brown paper over the contents of the book cases  AND started putting out the Christmas Ornaments..........

Before

Before

Wrapping

After

Ornaments


 I'm confident  this plan will work.
I just need lots of lilac  and pretty flowers and everyone will be happy and that will make me happy.

I hope you all have a good week
God Bless
Bar from Australia

Joining with Trish at  LACE

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cuddles

Hello  Everyone'
I thought I'd share my sookie dog's efforts to get my daughter to pick him up and give him a cuddle..

                                    He is Spoilt Jack Russell..and is loved by  everyone


I'm Kyton and i'm handsome ..............

Please can I have a cuddle........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Plleeasee.........                                                      no???                        
                                                                                                 


                                                       Pretty Please......                                                                                         o.k 


                                                                                                                                 I'll climb up behind you......
                                               How do you like this ???


O.K  you win Kyton......I'll give you a cuddle



                                       This is the best cuddle I've had all day.....Thanks Mary  x.xxx
                                                    ( lick ...................lick................lick )

Like Kyton, we all need cuddles. I hope you give the special people in your life lots of cuddles...........

God Bless
Barb from Australia

Joining with Trish at L,A.C.E

France

Hello everyone,
Here are some photos......in no particular order......taken at  the  Chateaux  of  Chenonceaux  in the Loire Valley. Everything here was BIG.....the formal gardens were on all 4 sides of the Chateaux....as was the moat.It was lovely here in Autumn..so I imagine the gardens in Spring and Summer must be stunning













I really liked this place.
I hope you have enjoyed these photos
I have enjoyed sharing them..

God Bless
Barb from Australia

Joining with Trish at L.A.C.E 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

my garden

Hello Everyone,

Just a few of the blooms in my garden at the moment.....as Spring turns to Summer there should be more

                                                                  Lilac Geranium
                                                               Blue Nodding Violet
                                                                        Iceberg Rose
                                                                      Purple Pansy
                                                                            Yellow Pansy
                                                                       Pointsettia
                                                                 Red Epiphyllum
                                               A pretty weed that grows everywhere in my garden
                                                                    I love this little flower

                  Thank For The Flowers Lord
My garden isn't large or elegant,   it's narrow and in pots,
These pots are in many colours--black,white,yellow and brown.
My garden is plants in shades of green, flowers--they are few,
I like leaves in every shape from thin to heart-shaped or round.
Every pretty flower that blossoms is an extra gift from God,
Reminding me that His beauty is everywhere to be found.

Joining with Trish at Simple Joys

God Bless
Barb from Australia