Friday, October 17, 2008

Saturday Photohunt - Family

I'm doing Photohunt very early because Husband is dismantling my puta tonight and installing the new one. I hope.

A couple of years ago someone from the Welsh Assembly called to see me so I could do a survey for them. She asked lots of questions about the area in which we live, our home and facilities round about. At the end she said, 'What is the best thing about living in this house?'

I suppose she meant was it the location, the schools, the shops or something like that, but without hesitating I replied, 'It's a happy house, a family home.'
She looked up and said, 'Do you know the first time I came here (she'd called once before and I'd been out) I walked up the steps, looked at the house and thought, "This is a happy house."'

(Do you think our family house is smiling in this photo?!)

It's not that we haven't had any hard or anxious times, but both Husband and I grew up in good homes and I think - I hope - we've made ours a happy home, one where we love a lot and laugh a lot.

And this is the family when we gathered together September last year to bury Harvey's ashes. It could have been a very sad time but we drank a champagne toast to him, grateful for so many good memories.

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Anonymous said...

I am not doing PH this week, Liz. I cover the family very well in my posts, I think - therefore I'll give myself a break.
I do like your post, though. I can't put up the whole family myself - grand-daughter isn't permitted to appear by my son'e decree.

Dragonstar said...

I love your happy home, and your family - such a happy picture for what must have been a very emotional occasion.

Rose said...

Great post, Liz, and what a wonderful way to remember Harvey.

Rose said...

Oops, meant to add--yes, I do think your house looks happy!

Rose said...

Ok, it's me again..sorry; I just didn't know if you went back and read late comments on your older posts...
So anyway, a spider in your bathtub and a slug in your sink--I'd say wildlife finds your house a happy one, too!
How exciting to be getting a new computer! Mine has been in the shop for going on 5 weeks now--very frustrating. I would have put it to sleep but it's only 1 1/2 years old--you'd think they could make something that would last longer than that:(

mrsnesbitt said...

Great! I love our home too!

Suburbia said...

That is such a lovely happy family photo.
I hope Husband gets your puta up and running soon :)

jams o donnell said...

I love the look of your happy home Liz. It really does look like it's smiling. I love the family shot too.

leslie said...

Yes, Liz, your house looks like it's smiling! And I can tell from the family photo that you've a lovely happy family. Wonderful that you were able to toast Harvey and have a wonderful day in his honour.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Your house is definitely smiling, Liz. It's because of the residents...look at the photo, they're a beautiful family.

Gattina said...

It's so good to see a happy family in a happy house !!

TiOheM said...

Great pictures of you happy home and happy family.

YTSL said...

It's a lovely looking home, Liz. Glad you've been happy living in it. :)

Carver said...

That's a great family shot and a beautiful home. Wonderful take on the theme.

CherryPie said...

Happy house and happy family :-)

I hope the new computer gets up and running properly!

The Social Frog said...

Such a great "happy" photo :)

Randi said...

I love your photos of your smiling house and your happy family.
Have a great weekend!

Mrs Mecomber said...

That house does look happy. I'm sure the family inside thought so, too! You all look very happy!

I have some very vintage photos up for my Photo Hunt today! I hope you can get a chance to see and leave your link.

jmb said...

That's a big happy home, my dear. All that cleaning. Mind you I have a big happy home too but don't clean. After all I can't see so well anyway.

Cin Cin Harvey. A grand old dog.

MissKris said...

A happy house and a handsome family! You are DOUBLY blessed, Liz!

Ellee Seymour said...

Yes, a great happy home and a lovely family to be proud of. Well done Liz, you have so much to be proud of.

Hullaballoo said...

Beautiful family. The love is pouring out of the photo and yes your house is smiling sweetheart.

James Higham said...

Happy scene there all right.

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