Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

On the last day of the year, we went to Perth to show Daughter 2 and Son-in-Law 1 the house that Son and his future wife have bought (they'll be at his young lady's family home tomorrow, so not with us). They haven't moved in yet. Grandson showed Son his new t-shirt. It features a computer joke. (It says, "I'm still in Beta." I had to have it explained.)

Grandson sucked Son's thumb. Large and apparently tasty.

Then we went out for lunch. I did try to post a picture just like this except including SIL 1, but I couldn't persuade that photo not to go sideways.


Apart from the wonderful advent of Grandson, it hasn't been a good year (for me and Mr Life). A bloggy friend recently emailed her thoughts about sadness, which I've found comforting: "I try not to look at my life as linearly as it seems to be in Real Life - there were excellent times in my past and there will be excellent times again - just not this year."




So here I am with my boys, trying to concentrate on those excellent times. (Pity I didn't comb my hair.)


I hope that all my bloggy friends and friendly lurkers have a splendid New Year with lots of excellence.

































19 comments:

Dragonfly Dreams said...

A splendid and blessed New Year's wish to you, dear Isabelle. I, too, love your friend's wisdom and I am certainly ready for more, rather than less, good times in the year to come.
Beautiful family and beautiful matriarch!

Frogdancer said...

You have a very sweet face.

Jennifer said...

Best wishes for a wonderful 2012, Isabelle....what a lovely picture of three generations!

Annie said...

I wish you a happy year with many joys, Isabelle.

Jane said...

Hope 2012 brings you better things - though beautiful grandson must be a great blessing. I think many of us will be glad to see 2011 go and look hopefully forward to 2012.

the veg artist said...

Happy 2012 to you all, and thanks for taking the time to blog!

Sharon said...

I think you look darling, Isabelle, and I hope 2012 brings you many linear joys in real life!

Dartford Warbler said...

Hoping that 2012 will bring you greater happiness than this one has done.

A lovely photo of you with your two Boys!

VioletSky said...

Thank you for sharing your family with us.
All the best for 2012.

Gina E. said...

A very happy New Year to you, Mr. Life, and The Clan!

herhimnbryn said...

Hallo You! How lovely to see you.

Write all the good things down in a beautiful journal just for you. Three good things every day.

Happy New Year.

Relatively Retiring said...

Very Happy New Year to you all.
That's such a good idea from HHnB, and one that I will do myself.

Lucille said...

I too remain unconvinced by the emphasis on yearly packaging of Life. One day at a time seems sufficient just now. So Happy New Day Isabelle if that doesn't sound too sappy!

Linds said...

Wise words indeed, Isabelle - And what a BEAUTIFUL photo of you and your boys!

love those cupcakes said...

Rightbackatcha!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Isabelle! You look SMASHING! I LOVE the photo of you with your boys -- and your beautiful smile! I'm very happy to say goodbye to 2011 -- we didn't even have a new baby to make it happy. I hope you have a wonderful 2012!!!

Marcheline said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! 8-)

Verity Kai'imi said...

I too will be glad to see the back of 2011. Let's hope for more of those excellent moments in the coming year. A treat to see you again in that lovely photo too!

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Isabelle, and thank you for the many times you've brightened my week with your wit and humour. I may not say much, but I relish every word!

All the best,

Clarissa

Stomper Girl said...

Happy New Year to you and Mr Life and Daughters 1&2, and Son, and partners and of course Grandson!