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Friday, 25 July 2014

This week's smiles...week 79

There were only a few of you joining in last week so a big thank you to those who made the effort...we all have such busy lives.

This week I'm featuring Sam's funny.....I've been loitering outside all the travel agents I could find but as yet I've not got lucky :-)  Thanks for the giggle Sam...trust me when I say I have needed it this week.  

It appears that how ever hard we have worked to get a moving date it's just not going to happen this side our son's wedding on the 4th August as we hoped.  We are only in a chain of 3 and we are the only ones ready as yet :-(  Even though extra money has been paid by both the others in the chain to fast track all the documents needed they still haven't got all required.....God knows how long these professionals would take normally!  It's all becoming one big joke and there are a lot of people being kept waiting.

So as you can imagine it's not been so easy to feel like smiling but trust me when I say I have a family in a million and many really good friends who have worked hard to lift the spirits for us.  I have pics to share with you that I'm certain will have you smiling too.

Amy has been making the best of the wonderful weather in their garden with her three.  She laid some of their used banners on the grass and let her three loose with paints....



Oh what fun Phoebe is having....I sort of wish I could have joined in.  :-)



Lulu looks like she's paint surfing.  :-)




I'm sure all the best artists started like this Steve.  :-)



A bowl of warm soapy water and a quick hose off in the garden and ta da three clean, happy munchkins....ready for the next adventure  :-)



And this is a picture is what every little girl does at some time in their life.....playing in her high heels in just her pants!!!  Lexi never fails to make me smile.  She is such a little character.  :-)


So folks....that's just a few of the things that has raised my spirits this week.  How about you?  Please share your smiles with us by linking them below and I will call by to say hello.
Hugs,
Annie x

15 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm SO sorry to read about the house. I can't begin to believe how long this is taking, because things just don't work like this in the US. Seriously. I truly feel for you.

I am sorry I haven't been around. I've had computer problems STILL, and I'm just glad I was able to get onto the computer tonight, after turning it off for two days.

Lexi makes ME smile, too. She sure has a TON of attitude. Some of those banners Amy supplied her kids turned out great. Colorful AND fun. So, that put a smile on MY face, too.

Have a great Friday and lovely weekend, dear friend. I have fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that this move actually happens in MY (and maybe your) lifetime.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

PS: Sorry I was so long winded this week. Maybe I'm making up for being gone (grin).

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie and hugs...we are too wondering what takes the professionals so long, they do it everyday...we've sold an investment house and got all excited as we expected the banks to settle last Monday but we got a call and no it's not till 19th...so we wait. The kids sure did have a great time with the painting and Lexie is so sweet - girls love shoes. Cheers and hope for a better week for you Robyn

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

aha some smiles here too Annie .. and yes, Lexi and her look is cracker .... but also love the toweled and washed munchkins too.. praying heaps that paperwork will be sped through the system every blessing on your day dear Annie, Shaz in oz.x

Twiglet said...

Fab pics - I might join in later today! x Jo

Hettie said...

I am so glad you can find something to smile about in your time of woe!
Great pics.
Sending a hug.
xxx

Laura said...

So frustrating! There is so much room for improvement in the house selling/buying process.

Oh, painty fun. I wish I could do that but I wonder what the neighbours would think!

Lexi is such a character!!

x

Judys Fabrications said...

It's 14 + years since we moved, and I can still remember it like yesterday.Huge empathy flying your way.Still at least you can still smile.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh Annie, I do feel for you. I remember the frustrations of the process all too clearly. Now that looks like a whole lot of fun. When I child minded I had a little girl who couldn't believe I was going to let her go crazy with paints. Her Mum allowed no 'messy' play, which made me so sad. Enjoy you weekend xx

Mrs.D said...

Poor Annie, Moving, or not moving, is so stressful, and the solicitors seem to have no understanding of how difficult things can be for their clients.
Keep spending time with teh grandees, they will take your mind off it, they are all so gorgeous.
Chris #7

tilly said...

How can banks and estate agents take so long in this computer age.....hope you get news soon
Tilly

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, I'm almost as frustrated as you over the delay in you getting a moving date! What can possibly take so long ... like Tilly say's we are living in the computer age!!!

Anyway, great photos of the children getting covered in paint - looks like tons of fun. And Lexi ... what can I say? Everything she does is done with character :)

Wishing you a good week and hoping that you get good news too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

cockney blonde said...

Knickers and high heels, what more can a girl ask for, lol.
Loved Sam's funny, thanks for sharing.
Sorry about your moving date, fingers crossed its soon, x

Anne said...

Hello Annie. Sorry I didn't join in I had a photo ready and somehow the day slipped away :-) I am o sorry that the house move is going to to take even longer. It is so frustrating isn't it. We've been there - about 19 years ago. Glad that you have managed though to keep smiling. Love Anne x

mamapez5 said...

Young artists. What fun! I think i would have had to join in. little lexi always make me smile. I'm sorry you are still waiting for the move. At least the wedding has given you something else to focus on. Hope it's all sorted soon. Kate x