Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Its getting nearer !

As my title says it is getting nearer.... Christmas I mean !do you like the Santa graphic? of course you do, it is one of our dear Donna's ,who as you know has been very poorly ,but we all send our love and continue to pray for her fast and complete recovery .Well before we go any further I want to share with you some pictures we took at Sheila's recent 80th birthday party ,Sheila was married to the late Aubrey who was my late husband Micks brother ,phew are you with me so far ? Well we worked out I have known Sheila now for 52 years ,gosh ! when Mick took me home to meet his family I was 16 ,in many ways she has been like a big sister ,always there to offer her advice and support ,And when Mick died her and Aubrey were our Rocks ,
Here is Sheila thanking us all for coming ..etc..doesnt she look lovely ?(I think all ages have a certain Beauty ) here Sheila proves that point .

Aubrey and Sheila have two lovely daughters ,who in turn have delightful husbands and familys ,here is Bridget left and Judith right ,Judith is making a lovely tribute speech to her Mum .


The three remaining brothers ...are Victor ,Dougie and Peter between and behind them ,


Here is me with Dot, and Stan her husband ,Dot was Micks sister ,Dot and I have always been close ..

Sheila and Peter


Dot just arriving next to my Kate

Dougie ,his wife Joyce ,my sister Jean and my daughter in law Chrissie ,who very bravely drove us there and back in the fog !There I hope you enjoyed a look at our party pictures,




And lots of love Jan xx

29 comments:

D said...

love all the pictures Jan.. glad you had a good time. Also.. thank you for the good wishes. Love ya

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love the Santa graphic. He is so cool --moving and all. Your gathering was lovely and I do agree all ages have beauty. I could only hope to look as well as that when I'm 80. I'm not so sure I look that good now. It's so nice you are still close to your Mick's family. When my DDH passed away his family never called or visited with me again. Strange family there were so maybe that's a good thing. I am not ready for Christmas but it will come again whether or not I'm sure. Thanks for sharing the wonderful party with us. 'On Ya'-ma

Stuart said...

great photos looks like you had a lovely time

Marie said...

wonderful graphic and great pictures Jan! I agree with Ma, I hope that I look that good when I reach that age! Heck, I hope that I reach that age!!!

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jan thankyou for sharing your pictures ~ Sheila looks wonderful I never would have guessed she is 80 years old ~ everyone looks to be having a good time ~ Ally x

Bunny said...

What a great party, everyone looks so attractive, and some lovely vibrant colours worn. Must confess I, (Miss Piggy), zoomed in on the food to get a better look!
Bunny xx

Jeannette said...

Great pictures, Jan, thanks for sharing. Love the Santa graphic as well.

Pamela said...

She looks VERY good! I'm glad she had such a nice party. It looks like everyone was having a good time!
Thanks for sharing these pictures.
Love, Pam

Sybil said...

Thank you as always for sharing you photographs. It is so good to have a close family who are always there for one another..
Much Love Sybil xx

Joan said...

Just love anything Santa its so Christmassy. Glad you had a good party great shots. Love Joan

lunarossa said...

The Santa graphic is absolutely fantastic, Jan! I'm glad you had a nice celebration with people very close to you. I have know my longest lasting friend for 39 years now, since the first day of primary school! She's more than a sister to me and we are very close although she still lives in Italy...All the best. Ciao. Antonella

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Sheila looks lovely and not a bit like she is 80. It looks like all had a wonderful time. I love that Santa graphic and don't remember it at all. xx Chris

Paula said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing Jan.

Yasmin said...

Glad you had a good time Jan, not that shelia looks 80 lucky her, loved looking at the photo's, thanks for sharing with us.


Yasmin
xx

Rose Mary said...

Hi Jan, thank you so much for visiting my blog! I'm always happy to meet new friends.

Your Sheila looks as if she enjoyed her party! I agree that every age has it's beauty and Sheila is certainly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this special day.

Come back and visit!

R~Mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan,enjoyed seeing the photos ,I really enjoyed Shelias Party and seeing everyone again .Loved how the Santa graphic moved at the top ....keep warm ....love ya ...Jeanxx

Missie said...

I can't wait for Christmas to arrive. Loved all the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

mortonlake said...

great pics jan,thanks for kind comments,love mort xxx

Martha said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, looks like a great time! Hope you're enjoying the holiday season! :-)

Dawn said...

What a good looking family you have and how blessed you are to have them all. Love Santa. Thanks for the singing Santa you sent me. Very cute. Hugs, Dawn

Sandra said...

Lovely photos Jan, I think beauty increases with age not diminishes. As you age you carry your life story with you and it looks as though Sheila has had a wonderful life. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

Jenny said...

Lovely photos it looks like you all had a lovely time.
Jenny <><

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed seeing your family. You have a very nice looking group. It was fun to see them and I will be back to visit your blog again.

Mine is not set up right yet, when it is I will let you know. Cuz I'd love to hear from you.
Merry (merry1621@aol.com) (Merrytagalong@aol.com) & (merry1621@gmail.com

Marie said...

Jan, I received the lovely card from you and Maurice this morning! Thanks so much! I don't have your address to send one back to you but would love to do so! Do you think you could e-mail it to me? Thanks!

Bill said...

Hello Jan and Maurice, Here I am catching up on all the reading I've missed lately. Seems I've been a bit preoccupied of late. I really enjoyed all the pictures you have put up. My best to you for the holiday season. My Regards, Bill.

Jeannette said...

Sheila looks great doesn't she?! I'm sure she had a wonderful lif with Aubrey. I'm glad you all enjoyed the party, the photos are great! Hope you're keeping warm in this freezing weather. Jeannette xx

Bill said...

Brought my Mom in to show her your beautiful pictures. She sure enjoyed what we saw. Regards, Bill.

Sybil said...

We who have such close families are truly blessed Jan. It is so good to see it in this day and age when there are so many disfnctional families..
Thanks for sharing
Love Sybil xx

Bill said...

I came back this evening and brought Libby with me to view all the pictures.
Thanks, Bill and Libby