Monday, 1 September 2008

Three years

Very special hello today to you all, yes a red letter day for me, you see today Serendipity is THREE YEARS OLD today, I cant believe it is now three years since I plucked up courage and pressed save on my first entry and joined you all, so many dear friends I have met, so much of our lives we have shared, both good and bad.

Another  reason for today being special, I had a phone call from Stuart my Grandson this morning to tell me he had passed his driving test ,Well done Stuart now Vicki wont have to do all the driving ! He didn’t tell anyone he was having lessons so this has come as a complete but lovely surprise.

Well September the first has started well  lots of sunshine ,a cool breeze ,(the washing is blowing on the line )typical now the children return to school ,the weather has improved but for how long is anyone’s guess ,Iam not complaining though, because  my heart is aching for those poor people in the path of Gustav.And we in the UK are watching the news bulletins ,with horror.

I promised you I would show you the pictures of the lovely wedding I went to in July , Gary my nephew ,Godson ,and Jean and Pete’s son married his lovely Holly at a civil ceremony at The Marriot hotel  ,And as they both have a boy and a girl each ,it was a really lovely family wedding ,Un fortunately Maurice had to work ,(it was right in the middle of the holiday season ,so he couldn’t get cover .) I stayed at Jeans as did Pete’s sister Judy so as you can guesswe had a lovely girly time getting ready, and afterwards, talking into the night (poor Pete) I took a lovely video film .but Iam afraid I cant share it as it isn’t digital, but still lovely for them to keep ,They had a lovely honeymoon in Turkey .

And so before I close this entry ,with my love to you all as usual ,I want to say thank you to all of you who have  commented  supported me and allowed me into their lives too

Did you see my tag Debbie made for me ,that will go into my side bar along with the one she made for me last year Thanks Deb x,And just before I go Iwant to say congratulations to Sara ,who has been journaling now for four years

                  

49 comments:

madcobug said...

Happy Third Year Journaling to you. That tag is cute to go into your sidebar. Great pictures of the wedding. Thanks for sharing. You looked really nice at the wedding. Hugs, Helen

sarajanesmiles said...

Aww, thank you Jan :o)
And Happy Birthday Serendipity!!!!
And Congratulations to your Stuart!
Sara   xxx

nightmaremom said...

happy anniversary my friend... how far we've all come.  It's been a joy reading you...   here's to another 3 years... love ya
d

astoriasand said...

Thats wonderful Jan."Congratulations" on your three years .Every post I have followed have been wonderful.Your pictures today of the wedding are super how beautiful they all looked and what bonny girls.Sad Maurice couldn't be there.May I send belated wishes for  MUCH Happiness to them both and many more happy years together. Lovely graphic Debbie.Thankyou for the  support you have given me too since joining J/Land Jan and the laughs we have had in our conversations.You are a Star.Not just today but every day.Keep up the good work even if it isn't as often.I hope to be reading you another three years even if postings are not as often..We all understand I am sure.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

dklars said...

Happy third anniversary - or is it birthday?  Lovely pictures of the wedding, she dress is beautiful!  ~~Kath~~  

magaret65 said...

GREAT PICTURES JAN ... DONT FAINT GIRL ....I KNOW I,VE BEEN PROMISING TO REPLY FOR EONS LOVED ALL THE FAMILY PICTURES AT YOUR SUMMER GET TOGETHER , STILL RECOGNISED SOME FOLKS , WE ALL BIT OLDER NOW ... BYE FOR NOW ..MAGS XX

frdbrow7 said...

WOW - is it really 3 years?? How time flies =:O  Scary!
Congrats Jan on staying the course :-D
AW, that looks like a lovely wedding - I love weddings :-D
Congrats also to Stuart for passing his driving test.

ttfn
Freda

mortonlake said...

well done and many congratulations jan        if i had  known i would have  added  that  to bit on editors  choice.          great  pics,hope you are  well,take care  love  mort    xxxxx           i am coming up to 1         dont  time fly?  scary.

blpltt said...

Congratulations, Jan, from a fellow Piscean.
Lovely entry, as always; your family do know how to enjoy themselves with style!
Love, Bunny xx

egre328 said...

Another birthday celebration - Happy Birthday to your blog Jan and congratulations to Stuart for passing his driving test.  I know how chuffed he must be feeling as my son passed his driving test on 23rd August this year.  He couldn't stop smiling!  Congratulations to the Happy Couple too, glad you enjoyed their wedding.  Eileen x

egre328 said...

Thanks for sharing those photos of the wedding, really enjoyed them.  Eileen x

sugarsweet056 said...

CONGRATS on 3 YRS!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
TY for sharing the pics, lovely. {{}}
Yes, prayers for all those needing them.
Hugs,
Sugar

sybilsybil45 said...

CONGRADULATIONS   I have so so much enjoyed reading your every word and looking at all the great photo's you have so kindly shared with us. Also a big thank you from me especially for all the support you have given me all the time I have been writing... Unfortunately the sun has not ben shining here in Box..still grey and muggy with the odd heavy shower.   Love for now dear friend.  Sybil xx

http://journals.aol.co.uk/sybilsybil45/villagelife/

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan congratulations and well done on three years journalling ,in my eyes you are "simply the best ".Lovely of you to write about the wedding,think we all enjoyed the happy day and being together . I just rang Stuart to congratulate him on passing his driving test ,he had rang earlier  when I was at big sky with Jo and the girls ,she had been looking after the Beeby girls as their Mum had to do a training day at her school .Sending you my love ...Jeanxxx

jaymact1 said...

Hi Jan, happy birthday to Serendipity its a great journal and I enjoy reading it very much.  loved you graphics today just perfect. great pictures too. Love Joan.

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, I hope the beautiful bride and her groom will be very happy.  Also Happy Birthday to Serendipity, which makes me think, my own Scribbles is 4 yrs old and I let the day go by without realising, where did all that time go I wonder? :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

oddb0dkins said...

Happy anniversary Jan. And congratulations ro the happy couple.

B. x

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan - what lovely pictures, and you look gorgeous :o)   Congratulations on your 3rd journalling anniversary.
Big Luv, Jaynee X

chat2missie said...

Happy Anniversay to you and you blog.
Missie

dwhee70041 said...

Jan,
Happy anniversery.  I am so glad you joined us.  Your have shared pictures of a place I would love to visit some day.
BTW, thanks for the picture on this post.  It looks like a lovely ceremony.
David

mariealicejoan said...

Happy Bloggaversay !!!  And may there be many more!  What a lovely looking Bride and Groom.  Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us.  Yesterday sure was lovely but I'm afraid it's back to wind and rain down here this morning.  But you are so right, we have nothing to complain about next to what they are going through in Louisianna yet again!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

plieck30 said...

Happy Anniversary Jan to you and your journal. It has been such a pleasure to meet you here. Pray you have many many more years here. Paula

faveanti said...

Happy Blogday!  I love reading about your and your family's exploits, specially your very own "Party in the Park",  I look forward to loads more.
love, Angie, xx

rachealcarol said...

(((( Happy journal birthday Jan )))) am very very glad you pressed the save button three years ago :)  Have a splendid week. Rache

kaydeejay5449 said...

Congratulations on 3 years of journaling.  I, for one, am so happy you have a journal and that I've been able to get to know you!  You are terrific.

Congrats to Stuart on his license.  What an exciting time for him.   The wedding sounds like it was very nice.  Glad you had such a good time!

Hugs, Kathy

marainey1 said...

Congrats on your 3 years of journaling.  I'm happy to be one of your readers and enjoy the entries.  Our September is starting out very warm and sunny.  It feels like summer here today.  School has started and I'm sure every one is very hot sitting in a classroom.  Only a few more weeks though, then it will cool down faster than we want.  'On Ya' - m

jhorky said...

I just wanted to say Jan.,  I have missed you from a while back.  You have many friends but I just had to say hi to you.  Take care.  Lucy

pharmolo said...

Congratulations on your 3rd J-land anniversary, Jan

jennyp51 said...

Happy anniversary and some lovely pics.
Jenny <><

mleppard06 said...

happy 3rd anniversary! congrats to your grandson, they have made the test so much harder now, i don't think i could do it...lol lovely pics take care mrs t xx

kaydeejay5449 said...

Lovely wedding pictures.  I love the bride's dress.  Just lovely!  Thank you for sharing!
Hugs, Kathy

ally123130585918 said...

Jan lovely pictures of the Wedding ~ the bride looks radiant and her dress is beautiful ~  
Congratulations on 3years Blogging how the time flies by ~ it is always a pleasure reading your journal ~ Ally x

faircolleen said...

Love looking at your family pics. . .the bride looks lovely. . you and Jean do too.Im so behind with the journals Jan (again). . please forgive me lol. I remember reading your first entry and clicking on it to save in my favouriyes. . I was mesmerised from the very first entry.

howiseeit101 said...

I've been wondering where you went, then I kind of stopped blogging for a month or two and knew why you weren't blogging (life gets in the way).  Welcome back.
Karen
http://journals.aol.com/howiseeit101/how-i-see-it/

sunnybethe said...

Hey Girl!!  Three Years~ Congratulations!  I am getting excited about my 1 year Anniversary coming up soon.  and like you I am so attached to my onine firends.  Such good people AND yes, I mean you : )  hugzzz...

cacklinrosie101 said...

Happy 3 years, Jan!!  What a beautiful family, for sure!  I just love the bride's gown.  Too bad Maurice had to miss it.  Love that tag Debbie did. She is so talented!  Love xx Chris

beckiepainton said...

wow 3 years! time flies when your havin fun lol beckie x

wfhbear said...

Hi Jan, Regards, Bill.

kaydeejay5449 said...

Hi, Jan!  Stopping by to say hello.  Hope all is well.
Hugs, Kathy

luvrte66 said...

Happy belated third birthday!!

Stopping by via Magic Smoke--good job on being a Guest Editor pick!

All my best,
Beth

buckoclown said...

Congrats on your Jland anniversary and being a guest editor pick :o)

topazscorpio27 said...

Congrats on being a guest editor's pick! -D-

lv2trnscrb said...

hi; just popped over to say congrats on being a guest editor's pick this week! happy belated journal anniversary! the pictures of the wedding were very nice; wishing the happy couple much happiness!

betty

tinkerbell876838 said...

wow 3 years journally! thats a lot. I've just started journally again myself but have had journals in the past. The tag is nice as well
http://journals.aol.co.uk/tinkerbell876838/me_and_I/

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy third anniversary to your journal Jan, mine's a day older than yours but I missed the anniversary all together! Just trying to catch up with everyone before I go on my trip on Wednesday. The wedding photos are beautiful, I'm glad you enjoyed it, hope Pete has caught up on his sleep now! Lol! Jeannette xx  

kaydeejay5449 said...

I'm missing you and hoping everything is fine in your corner of the world.
Hugs, Kathy

jeanno43 said...

Congratulations on three years Jan.  What a pity that you will not be celebrating your fourth on here due to the closure.

britsal said...

I shall miss viewing your blog Jan. Please let folks know I have set up an MSN group for JLanders who wish to stay in touch. It can be found at:
http://groups.msn.com/JLandFriends/jlandfriends.msnw
Any AOL bloggers can join, and post if they want to.
Best wwishes to you,
Sal

lindaggeorge said...

How sad that we are going to lose this link to our J Land friends. I know I haven't been around much lately but I finished school yesterday and was looking forward to spending more time here. Well, they put the kibosh on that, didn't they?

I hope you are keeping well.

Love from Linda x