Saturday, 24 December 2016

It's Christmas and Anniversary Time

I have been determined to get a blog post done before Christmas and here I am on Christmas Eve (evening) getting to do that!

It's Christmas and Anniversary time 

This week we celebrated our 57th wedding anniversary
Where did those years go?

With a warm winter so far leaves have taken their time falling from the trees. The lovely Silver Birch has been a bit of a nuisance though as it has been an almost daily clean-up

but some beautiful sunsets and this one some streets away showing the London skyline in a different light

And a beautiful serene atmosphere looking out from church on Sunday morning with a little extra for the children 

We have also just said goodbye to our friends from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who have been staying with us. I just did not get around to taking photos except for a few at our Church Christmas Celebration with Don here in the middle during our Carol singing time. 
I met Don's wife Joyce through blogging about 7 years ago and since that time we have built a close friendship having them stay here and meeting up in London. We have been invited to Louisiana but our long haul travelling days are over!
 No, Alan has not acquired another Grandchild he's holding a friend's little boy!

Our own Grandchildren are growing up.
Oliver, now 10,  with his Mum at his first Shakespeare theatre visit.
Much Ado About Nothing

and Rebekah, whose is big time into Gymnastics, getting ready to do some bar practice at home

She is pleased with herself here as she has managed to get her Mum to cut her hair in different lengths like so many on TV have it these days. Jane says she thinks that she will stick to the day job!
Well I do wish all my blog friends a 
Very Happy Christmas 
and Blessed New Year


Needled Mom said...

Merry Christmas and happy anniversary to both of you. The children are growing too quickly. I remember when they were just tots.

ellen b said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. A very happy Anniversary, too! That's a good number and may God bless you with many more.

Lorrie said...

Merry Christmas, Barbara, and Happy Anniversary. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your family. Merry days to you all.

CherryPie said...

Happy Anniversary and a Merry Christmas to you.

Bernideen said...

Merry Christmas - hope you had a wonderful visit with Joyce and Don!

Winifred said...

My they are getting big now. Amazing how the years fly over.

Congratulations that's wonderful 57 years!

I have tried twice to do a post but my photos needed some work doing on them so I gave up.

Have a lovely Christmas & a great year in 2017!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a lovely post. Happy anniversary and Merry Christmas.

Janneke said...

Beautiful series of daily life, love it. Congratulations with your wedding anniversary and last but not least I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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

Merry Christmas and congratulations on the anniversary too!

Gracie Saylor said...

Happy Anniversary and may you and yours be blessed this Christmas time and in the days ahead! Thanks so much for posting. We had enough snow to make a Snow Girl outside my window last week and I posted some photos of her joyous smile should you be in need of a smile from my home to yours. She wasn't around long but was a joy to have visiting for awhile. xx

Scriptor Senex said...

Happy Anniversary - 57 is some going! And all the best to you and the family for 2017.

Vee said...

Ahhh...very special grands growing up so fast. That is a beautiful shot of London's skyline. Not many have such a view. May your Christmas and New Year's be blessed.

RasmaSandra said...

Happy Anniversary! You too look great and it is wonderful that love has led you all of these years. Blessings to you. A Happy and healthy New Year to you and yours. Lovely grandchildren.

Charm and Grace said...

A Happy Christmas and very Blessed 57th Anniversary to you both! I enjoy your posts so much. Your grans are certainly growing! 57 years is such a milestone in our world, but you must have been mere babies when you married! :) The photos are wonderful... London at sunset is exquisite. May Immanuel be ever-present now and in the coming days.

Adrienne said...

Belated anniversary wishes, my friend. I've been caring for my dear, little mother who is nearing the end of her journey and I've not been able to keep up with my blog friends. It looks like you had a wonderful anniversary. Happy New Year wishes to you and your dear ones.