Friday 15 April 2022

This week's smiles....week 468

 Here we are at another round up of the smiles of the last week and believe me we have had lots to smile about...

Little Louie Oliver arrived at 7.37pm on 12th April weighing 7lb 15ozs
Theo is so thrilled to have his baby brother and we are so very proud of Gina and Mark for all the hard work they have gone through over the last very difficult weeks to get him here.

He's simply gorgeous.

Our garden is blooming everywhere we look and giving us so much to smile about.

I'm really loving all the Primroses that are in full bloom because.....

 .......they bring happy memories back from 40 years ago when this young couple got married.  It's our Ruby Wedding Anniversary this Sunday 17th April.

The man I married, as you can see, had ginger hair and glasses....alas he has neither most of the time now as he often wears contact lenses but I love him as much now as I did back then.....3 wonderful children and 7 gorgeous grandchildren are our legacy to the world.

I'm leaving you now with a few funnies to make you smile ....if you aren't already :-)

Hope you all have a great Easter weekend.


Annie x


craftyani said...

Many congratulations they are pictures to smile about and treasure. Also congratulations on your Ruby wedding something to be really proud about. There aren't many who celebrate 40years these days.

Twiglet said...

Lovely news all round - gorgeous photos of the family. I remember that day 40 years ago so well! All the best. xxx Jo

Lisca said...

Congratulations with the safe arrival of Louie Oliver! He's gorgeous!
Of course also congratulations for your Ruby Wedding! What an occasion! Will you be doing something special this weekend?
I love your new header with all those tulips. Beautiful. I so love tulips. I have been trying to get some but they are not available here yet. But when we get to Granada, I might find some.
Have a fantastic weekend. You have lots to celebrate.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

You must be smiling all over your faces this week. Big congrats and great to see baby Louie Oliver at last. Loving the bunny funnies and wishing you a very happy Anniversary too. I have to go out again this morning but promise to be back to have a look at what the others have been up to. Big hugs, Angela xXx

Catriona said...

Wonderful news, Annie. My favourite photo is the one where Louie has his hand up to his face-is he saying, “ enough of the photos, Nanny, I’ve just arrived” ? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Catriona said...

Sorry-forgot to say Happy Ruby Wedding-hope you have a lovely day.

mamapez5 said...

What a wonderful week. A new grandson and a wedding anniversary. That's lots to celebrate. The photos are great. I am so glad to hear little Louie has arrived safely.
I am so enjoying seeing our littlegirl and catching up with all the family.
The flowers in your garden are beautiful and I have seen some gorgeous areas covered with daffodls around here. The tulips in the garden are opening in the sunshine. It really is a lovely time of year.
You found some good funnies for Easter, to make us smile.
Enjoy time with you new little one. Kate xx

Jan said...

Congratulations on your new grandson-he is beautiful! Also, Happy Ruby Wedding Anniversary!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a lot to celebrator this week, Annie. First a beautiful, healthy grandson, and then your 40th wedding anniversary. Your wedding photo is gorgeous and your collage of baby photos are wonderful. What a happy, happy time you must have had celebrating that new birth.

Those were some fun Easter bunny funnies. Loved them.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Where are my manners? Have a blessed Easter to you and your entire family.

LA Paylor said...

oh I love to see wedding photos of 40 years ago! I like that you said you love him now as much... so glad you both found each other

Neet said...

It's congratulations all around - congratulations to you and Dave for 40 happy years and congratulations to Gina, Mark and Theo on the birth of baby Louie Oliver.
Sending love to all
Neet xx

Kelly said...

Happy Easter & Happy Ruby Anniversary! Bob and I are almost there. I wonder how many couples married in the past 10-15 years will hang in there as long as we have. Congratulations on the new arrival. Such a sweetie. Creative Blessings & Hugs! Kelly

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So much to celebrate! Congrats to you and Dod on 40 years marriage, it’ll be our Ruby in Sept so we were a good vintage! And such lovely news about Louie too, lots of Nanny cuddles there ๐Ÿ˜Š
Hugs LLJ xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, those are lovely photos of your grandchildren meeting the newest member of the family. They're a lovely bunch. I'm heartbroken for you. It must have been devastating not being able to get on those slides! But how lovely to get out and about again in your campervan, especially for your anniversary. The family tree is a lovely present too. Your garden furniture is gorgeous and your tulip display is fabulous - can we borrow your gardener for the summer, pretty please :) Things here are dire - weeds looking like baby triffids!!! Hugs to you both, Ellie xx