Saturday, January 7, 2012

Family

The last few days have been focused on family and it's been wonderful. James has been home for a few days and made the most of his time... fishing and motorbiking with his dad!
My Mum has been home also for a few days and we had a BIG family get together at my Dads....
My Dad... ever the entertainer... amazed us all (including himself) with this trick dropping the ice cube into the drink... and it actually made it in without spilling a drop...he he!
Me, my boys and my sister enjoying Dads barbecue immensely...
My gorgeous brother and sister in-law!
Me and my Mum...
Such a great night... so much laughter and fun... so much hugging and kissing!!!
The following night we all went into West End to the Greek restaurant, Ouzeri, and had dinner for James 21st birthday and also to wish him "Bon Voyage" for his trip next week. It was the best night as there was so much family able to attend. Many of us are spread all over the country these days, so it was perfect timing to have so many of us there.
Another fun night!
There was 24 of us, so you can imagine our one long table. A lot of my family and my husbands family haven't seen each other for years, so it was wonderful to all get together again.
It was great to see everyone chatting and telling "Remember when..." stories.
James and his grandfather....Some of the girls...
Hubby and I trying to get a nice photo of the two of us and getting photo bombed by James in the process...he he.... I love this pic!
Jack and Jess and (if you look closely) the 2 Daniels trying their hardest to be in the photo too!!!
The food was delicious...
We had the Greek banquet and food just kept appearing on the table.......
Of course the deserts were divine... Baklava!!!
It was a truly wonderful night and my face is still aching from all the laughing and smiling!
I love my family!!!
It's been a crazy, hectic few days... but I wouldn't have it any other way!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

18 comments:

marina said...

Sounds like you have been having the most perfect time. I love the photo where James photo bombed. The look on all your faces is just priceless. That photo has definitely captured a joyful moment in time.

Marilyn said...

These are such precious family photos. So great for James to have so many extended family at his 21st, and a wonderful way to send him off for his next adventure. When does he leave? Wish him all the best for a wonderful time in UK from me, please.
And thank you for sharing your family with us.

Joy said...

What great pics Teresa, you have such a gawjus family :o). I hope James has a fabulous time in UK, we had a blast on our visit, there's so much to see, what a great adventure for him :o). A huge big HAPPY 21ST to him too!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

anja said...

Was für eine nette Familie und eine schöne Feier.
Liebe Grüsse,Anja.

katrien said...

Great family pictures.

shez said...

Teresa what a wonderful happy post,so much fun and boy does your sister look like you you could be twins.xx

Merilyn said...

What a lovely night for James and a kind of send-off too before he sets off on his travels!! Love some of those restaurants in the West End!!!

Cardygirl said...

What wonderful pics of your lovely family!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

All your photos are fantastic Teresa....family is the best...

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wonderful photos Teresa and great to see so many happy smiling faces having fun.

Michelle Ridgway said...

P.S. Happy 21st and Bon Voyage to James. I hope he has a wonderful time.

Sarah Lou said...

The start of your year looks amazing

Rebecka said...

Your family photos are wonderful. What great memories. Thanks for sharing!!

Melody said...

So lovely to see such a happy family together.

rosie said...

There is nothing like family, and you have a special one...xxx

Dianne said...

Lovely family stories and photos Teresa. Thanks for sharing them. Di.

Pat, Idaho, USA said...

Teresa, looks like you had an 'oopah' night at the greek rest.

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