Monday, December 30, 2013

Still Here, Sort of

In ten days time I will have experienced the funeral of a friend's father, a son's surprise engagement, scary error messages and warnings from blogger, holiday parties and gatherings with friends new and old, unplanned work obligations, a massive nasty respiratory thingy, a Wedding, a Christening and a stuttering camera shutter leaving me with just a few questionable photos to document it all.
Oh, and Christmas happened somewhere in the middle of all of that too.
{No new babies (as far as I know!) to complete the spectrum.}
Whew.
Happiness, tears, hugs, fears, joy, pain, love, bewilderment, contentment, questions, appreciation, smiles, laughter and always thankfulness.
 The range of life's emotions not necessarily corresponding to the appropriate life offering which is what makes for interesting times and perhaps fun stories to tell later on.

As for today, I will try to catch up and ignore the scary error warnings until blogger ignores me and concentrate on figuring out a way to fix my camera and pictures.
The rest, I believe, will figure out a way to fix me!

 
My all grown up boys and their ladies.
 
 Take Care,
Joan
 


14 comments:

Sue Speechley said...

what a wonderful happy photo, may they always look as happy as they are today (-;

Take care

Beth said...

The photo is beautiful!!
Congrats to the happy couple.

I am so thoroughly disenchanted with Blogger!

Buttons said...

Oh your family is beautiful and I know the feelings you are going through and I wish I could send so much more to you but all I have are hugs lots of hugs I do know how much they mean. HUGS HUGS B

TexWisGirl said...

what a great family. congrats on the engagement! it seems to have all hit you at once.

Jenny Short said...

Lots going on at this time of year. Happy wishes for your son and his fiance. Beautiful children. Wishing you a happy new year 2014. Get the camera fixed. Mine needs cleaning.I'm having a lot of trouble with uploading on blogger and other issues. xo Jenny

Nancy Claeys said...

What a happy trio -- but I enjoyed your description of the past month, in all it's bewildering craziness (at times.)

Hope you are feeling better and that you get your camera back in working order. :)

Lynne said...

Happy, gorgeous kiddos, yours and the engaged!
Happy New Year . . . maybe some welcomed calm after the past ten days?

Nellie said...

What a wonderful picture of marvelous young adults! You've done a great job! Take some time for yourself!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Joan, I am overwhelmed just reading your post! That's a lot of emotions in a short period of time! Big hug to you. Happy New Year to you and your family. Christa

Loretta Thomas said...

Such a beautiful photo of family... and a whirlwind of activity...how my friend do we ever find the time to handle/manage so much? I became winded reading your post.But, we all know You enjoy every bit, right? LOL!! Wishing You a Wonderful New Year!!

All The Best,
Loretta

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh my!

Happy New Year!!!

Debbie said...

WoW handsome boys with beautiful mates!!

Happy 2014 Joan, I hope it's filled with lots of laughter and love!!

Cathy H. said...

You are certainly blessed with a beautiful family! Congrats on the new engagement! I've been getting weird messages from Blogger, too! I'm just ignoring them; hoping they'll go away. It is comforting to no it's just not my blog! Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Beautiful young people, Joan. Hoping you have a very, very good New Year. ~ Nancy