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Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday Snaps ....

Hallo again little bloggies.  It is I, thisisme, with another edition of my Sunday Snaps feature.  I hope you like the little selection for you today.

This first one is of granddaughter number 1 and Papa, having a laugh at my expense!

I love this next photo of Eli and Ruby, as they are both looking at the book and he is holding her hand!  Eli was eighteen months here, and Ruby just a couple of months.  Who would have thought that she would have her lovely curls looking at that picture!

The following two pics were taken a couple of years ago on my 64th birthday.

The following pic was taken outside the glass pyramid in Paris, which is attached to the famous Louvre Museum (which houses the Mona Lisa).   on one of my trips visiting daughter number 1 and her family. This pyramid became famous because it featured in Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code.

I just couldn't resist putting in this last one of Ruby, which I took a few days ago, whilst she was spending the day with me.  I could just eat her!!

Whilst writing, I would just like to thank all those of you that left such lovely comments on my post about my friend Doreen.  I know that I don't reply to individual comments any more (and I still feel guilty about that), but I hope you understand.  It's just what is right for me, otherwise I feel it all running away from me again, and that is not what blogging should be about.  It shouldn't put us under pressure.  That doesn't mean that I don't love to read your comments and I really do appreciate them.  So thank you!

Emma and the family are over from France this weekend, just for a flying visit.  They have come over to see Kelly, who is now in the Hospice.  Apparently, the tumours in her back are now so painful that there is nothing more that they can do to control the pain.  All they can do is sit with her and hold her hand.  (For my newer Followers, Kelly is my daughter's best friend, and Eleanor's Godmother.  She is only 42 years old and has a little girl the same age as Ruby, three years old. ) It is just so sad that she has had to go through all this.  Your prayers, once again, would be appreciated my friends.  Thank you.

Sending big hugs your way, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.


Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme!
It is I. It is me.
It is Shadykins!!!

Picture #1 fascinates me. I can't figure out why Eleanor and Roger were posing in front of a tank in the rain having a laugh at your expense. This I do know. The picture would be even better if you Photoshopped that laughing horse in next to them! :)

How well I remember your birthday #64. You led up to it by dropping hints referring to the song "When I'm 64." I'm certain that your hubby still needs you and feeds you.

My heart melts every time I see images of Ruby and Eli (and Thisisme). The latest picture of Ruby is one of the best examples of child photography I've ever seen, suitable for framing and display at a prominent spot in the house. She's simply adorable.

My spirits have been buoyed in recent weeks by the news of your recovery and of Alfred's. I never forgot about Kelly and was afraid to ask. I am so very sorry to learn that Kelly's health continues to slip, sorry for the strain it puts on her family and especially her little girl and sorry for the painfully emotional ordeal Emma must face seeing Kelly in this condition. I will keep Kelly in my prayers.

Thank you for memories old and new in this delightful edition of Sunday Snaps, dear friend Thisisme. Have a splendid week ahead!

Claudia Moser said...

As always enjoying your selection. As for Kelly I am thinking of her, I know how hard this can be!

Shelly said...

I'll be praying for Kelly. Bless her heart- she's so very brave.

LOVE these pictures- what beautiful grandchildren you have! Truly, I can so see them in magazines and the like.

Montanagirl said...

Love your photos today. Ruby is a little doll. I'll be thinking of "Kelly".

Bouncin Barb said...

I always enjoy your pictures my awesome friend! I remember the one with #1 granddaughter. Love the laughter. I'm so sorry to hear Kelly is not doing well. I always think of her, especially after losing my girls adopted mom. It's just so horrible of a disease. Sending my thoughts and prayers to her, her family and yours! Hugs XX

rainbow said...

Your photos are always a joy to see, even the reruns!!!! They are all so SPECIAL, THANKS FOR SHARING. Kelly, her family and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers. God is there during this time and He is the BEST HELP there is. LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!

NITA said...

Enjoyed your pictures, it is so sad about your daughter's friend, such a horrible disease. Lifting you all in prayer now God Bless said...

I just prayed right on the spot here for your daughters friend.

Kelly, her family. Your daughter, you. I will continue to lift you all in prayer.

During this horrid time.

Your pictures I enjoy. Very nice .

Keep us updated on Kelly.

Linda O'Connell said...

So sad about Kelly. Prayers sent. That pictire of zRuby with the ice cream would be perfect as an advertisemtn for ice cream. Oh and that phot of the two of them reading is precious.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Hi Diane,

You piqued my interest with the photo at The Louvre and the glass pyramid (love everything Dan Brown!) and Ruby is just so adorable!

Duncan In Kuantan

Denise said...

So nice to hear from You.Enjoyed the photos of Your family.I do stay in touch with You, as You know, on FB too.The photos of Your little Ruby are so perfect and I loved all of them that were on FB also.So hard to hear about Kelly,so sorry for all those who love Her.Talk to You later.Denise

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Hi Thisisme,
I linked from Write From the Heart. Your family is beautiful. I'll keep Kelly and her family in my thoughts.
Lovely blog.

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romance-of-roses said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Kelly being in a hospice now. I will keep her and her family in my prayers. Your grand babies are absolutely precious, enjoy them. Mine are all grown up now but have the satisfaction that I truly enjoyed them as little ones and we are all so very close, they call me mama. Thank you for visiting and yes we are well, Rick is doing as well we can be expected. Hugs...Lu

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Diane,
Oh, I just LOVE the sweet pictures of your precious grand-kids from few years ago and recent ones♡♡♡ Especially the second one is my favorite; SO heartwarming♪♪♪ They are growing splendidly, aren't they☆☆☆

I just can't help but feel sorry for Kelly's condition. I will also keep her in my prayers, my friend!!!

PS> Thank you SO much for your wonderful comment for me about short Olympic post. We are happy for the presentation being successful. My husband I talked each other that we should be careful abut our health so that we will be able to watch the games p;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*