Sunday, 7 August 2016

Family Barbeque

Saturday dawned and we rose early to drive down to Ampthill for the family barbeque get together.  We drove part of the way down the A1 which made for a very stop/start trip.  Tailbacks for miles and problems getting on/off the A14 which in turn added to the journey time.  Despite all the issues it really was worth the trip.  I love seeing my daughters and their little families together, they are so much fun and bounce of each other reminiscent of their childhood years.

 
What a joy to have all the Grandchildren together once again.  They really do enjoy each others company.  Don't get me wrong they are not perfect and they do need time out now and again, but so does Grandad when he gets silly with the ice cream toppings.
 
 
The barbeque was a great hit, thanks to Matt for cooking and Amie for all the hard work with preparation and salads.
 
 
I had the best place on the picnic blanket, it was fun listening to the children chatting away to each other.  Making plans and inventing games for Granny to play with them.
 
 
What a pleasure to cuddle the babies and get to know their little personalities.  They certainly thought Grandad was something to laugh about.
 

 
What a joy to see them all and spend quality time with them once again.  We certainly feel blessed and thankful for our little family.
 
 
 
We have snoozed most of the day and had our feet up, keeping up with the children is no mean feat.  Summer fun with lots of amazing memories.  Was the sun shining where you were?
 
See you soon.
 
 

 


26 comments:

  1. Nothing better than a family get together and I can't wait for ours at he end of the month.
    Thanks for sharing your joyful photos-x-

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  2. What a great family get-together. Your grandchildren are adorable and obviously love being around both of you.

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  3. What a lovely family weekend! You all look very happy. It is blowing a gale here and no BBQ would be withstanding the wind... Have a lovely week.

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  4. You have a wonderful family - you're so lucky to have all the little ones near in age and so close to be able to get together as a family often. Our older two kids and 4 grandchildren live far away now. I am just glad our youngest son and youngest 2 grandsons live with us so we're very close. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. What a great weekend to have a get together.

    A new baby arrived in my family this weekend, lovely to have some happy news.

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  6. Your grandchildren are gorgeous , I cant wait to be nan to have fun like you do xxx

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  7. Wonderful precious time together.

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  8. What a joy to see all your family. I feel like I've come to know them so well. Thank you for sharing these lovely events with us all.

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  9. The sun didn't shine but neither did it rain. Although we sure could do with the rain. It's great to see you enjoying your 6 grands. So much family fun.

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  10. What a nice family you have, and all those cute grandchildren. Looks like a fun weekend.

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  11. How nice that you had all of your grands together...you have a lovely family!

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  12. it looks like such a lovely time was had. and such a beautiful family you have.

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  13. It looks like you had a wonderful time and fantastic weather to share with your sweet family. Dare I admit that I'm jealous of how much time you get to spend with your cute grandchildren? You are so blessed my friend.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. 6 grandchildren~how fun. They are so adorable! So thankful you made it safely through the traffic. It can be rough around here especially if you're heading north towards Portland. It was sunny here today but a bit cool this a.m. and nearly so when Phil and I went on a walk over to eat. Once we got going it was ok. Maybe rain tomorrow but later this week, more sun! Have a blessed week! We'll see our son and his family next weekend and Lydia had her first laugh the other day!

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  15. How lovely, such a joy to spend time with each other x

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  16. Beautiful and lovely family get together. You are so blessed with so many beautiful and adorable grand kids.

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  17. I bet you are trying to memorize each moment to keep in your pocket!! How nice to be together and have nice weather.

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  18. The posts about your time with family and grandchildren always make me smile. It's so lovely that the cousins are all around the same age so that they can grow up with each other, and that your daughters are going through motherhood at the same time.

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  19. What a lovely family you have and it looks as if you all had a great time:)

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  20. Gorgeous pictures !!!
    The barbecue was a success I see !
    Have a lovely week !
    Anna

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  21. Definitely well worth it to enjoy the whole family together & a summer bbq! It is so wonderful that you are a close knit family

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  22. Your posts about time with your daughters and grandchild make me so happy. I actually feel a little teary whenever I see them. They are so, so lucky to have you. I especially loved seeing your husband feed the baby her bottle. I'm glad you had such a wonderful day together. There is nothing like a picnic in nice weather.

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  23. Lovely photos there is nothing better than soending time with your children and theirs.. Nice. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

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  24. Such a beautiful family with those sweet little faces. Looks like you had a lovely day for a picnic. Those are the best times of life, aren't they? Hugs xo Karen

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  25. I love family time and you have to enjoy those little ones every chance you get. They grow up way too fast!

    Cindy Bee

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