Monday, 15 February 2010

Sigh, the last "14Days of Love" Post

Day 14
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Who is the love of your life? Who makes your heart sing? Make this post a tribute to the love, or loves, of your life.


When I first saw the title of this very last subject, The Mamas and The Papas song " (This is) dedicated to the one I love" immediately sprang to mind. And has resided there ever since. Can I get that tune out of my head now? Nope, of course not, lol.

Of course, I dearly love all my family, my mum and step dad, whom I don't see nearly often enough as they live in Germany -
( this was on their last visit here in England in 2008 )

My parents-in-law, who are the most active 80somethings I have ever known -

My boys, all grown up now and in their twenties, how the heck did that happen?

DH, No.1 son and No.3 son, rare occasion, all suited up for Grace's Christening -

No.2 son and almost-daughter-in -law, cutting the christening cake

My beautiful granddaughters -


Our doggies, they are so much part of our family -

And then there is my DH, I really don't know how he has managed to stick with me and all my eccentricities and goofiness for 29 years.

This is a photo from our wedding day, it has faded over the years because it has always been out in a frame, but its still us -

Still as handsome as he was nearly 30 years ago, perhaps a little bit grey instead of blond, and perhaps a few more laughter lines, ahem, thats what they are, yep


building a cross to replace the one on our land in France which was struck by lightning 40 years ago

With our very first dog, Harry

and with our beautiful Bobbiegirl, who was such a funny character, in the garden in France, in his favourite place -

Never too old to make a complete fool of himself -
(DS No. 3 on left, DH on the right )

And proving that a 50something can enjoy the snow just as much as a kid

at the cottage in France -

and here in England, in the Firehills near Hastings -

I can't see us ever growing up and becoming "proper" adults, lolol, we have too much fun being completely bonkers.

xxx

14 comments:

Melanie said...

A lovely post. xx

Juanita Tortilla said...

These pictures made me smile Lizzie. Wow, 3 grown up men came out from you. Amazing feat.

I bet 29 years felt like a blink of the eye. 8 years kind of does, for me. And each year gets better!

marble rose said...

Ahhh - what a great post - there is certainly a lot of love in your life - long may it continue and as your marriage gets older in days you get younger in heart.
(ooh just made that up - inspired by you guys)


Fleur
xxx

made with love said...

I have really enjoyed these posts. Thankyou so much for sharing them. Your lovely hubbie looks great fun. What a sport.
Have a lovely day.
Rachael XX

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

WHAT A GOOD LOOKING FAMILY! AND A GREAT TRIBUTE TO THEM!

AND AS THE SAYING GOES; "AGE IS A MATTER OF MIND.....IF YOU DON'T MIND, IT DOESN'T MATTER!"

THANKS FOR SHARING, JUDY

Kissed by an Angel said...

What alovely post!!! What alovely family you have too!!!
xxxx

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

You have a beautiful family! Our family members-including the furry ones-make our lives worth living, don't they?

I'm so glad you visited the cottage and joined the party. Hope you will continue to come around often!

Blessings,
Liz

Croap Queen said...

Lovely pics L.

x

*Ulrike* said...

Now that's what makes a family! Still enjoying things when you are old, and always being a kid at heart!!

Dorthe said...

A wonderfull, picturetrail of love ,you showed us, that we can all relate to.
Thanks for reminding of all the love in our surroundings.

xo Dorthe

Sarah said...

Oh he's such a love isn't he? It must be quite nice having so many men to look after you. Bet you love every minute of it!

How close are your boys in age? I'm struggling to see you with three little boys racing all over the place while you are trying to wrap your yarn over the crochet hook! We just may need a couple of photos of 'back then' madam.

Jude said...

What a lovely post...hello! I just popped round to say hi!! and see how you're doing with the 20 Minuters pledge.
I can feel the love you have for you family and dogs. Of course, we will still be acting like 'big kids' when we're very very old!
Take care
Jude

Kelly said...

I loved this post!
Your wedding photo is perfect I love it!
I have become very sentimental lately!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a wonderful looking family sweetie!!!! I love it when everyone shares photos of their husband and children....and pups too!! I hope you are having a great week, hugs and love, Dawn