Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY AND A DEAR FRIEND

No sight-seeing today and last night our son and daughter-in-law came over for dinner.  We had a wonderful time and they enjoyed meeting Bill and listening about life in New Zealand very much.  Here are the photos from our time together.






Today we visited a dear friend.  We had a pretty drive through the countryside to get there, and we all went to a favorite restaurant near her house.  Here are those photos.  





After dinner we went back to Anne's home.  She had made a delicious dessert which we had with a cup of tea.  Bill showed her the album he brought along, full of photographs of his lovely family. 






We all had such a great time.





37 comments:

  1. Your son and daughter-in-law are beautiful! Do they live close? Off the top of my head, I would say the restaurant is a Steak House, ha ha!

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    1. Thank you Ginny. They live about 40 minutes away. Yup! Lol! That would be a steak house. It is a Lone Star and the times we have been there we have always enjoyed it. Friendly staff too.

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  2. This is such a lovely family and friends time. It really warms the heart.

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    1. So appreciate your sweet comment Kay. Thank you!

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  3. Denise, it definitely looks like you all had a great time! So lovely to spend time with people like this, and to share a meal, a cup of tea and dessert! Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thank you Linda, we certainly did and I totally agree.

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  4. The wonderful time you had together shows in those happy smiling faces.

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  5. Such a lovely post of your family event. I am smiling.

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    1. So happy that this made you smile Tomoko and thank you :)

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  6. Nice to see a photo of son and DIL again. Whenever I have seen them before I think what a happy couple they are. Bill looks as though he enjoyed himself as well.

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    1. Thanks Valerie, we are very proud of them and yes I am happy Bill has had a good time.

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  7. Hello, Denise! You have a lovely family. Wonderful shots of your friend, son and his wife and Bill. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen and thank you. Happy Friday to you too :)

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  8. love all the family photos today. and you did a good job of getting all four at the table in one photo. I would like that restaurant because of the decor

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    1. Thanks Sandra, I propped the cell phone on a book with a small vase behind it. Easier than a selfie-stick!!! My latest post will tell you all about that thing, lol! I liked the restaurant decor too.

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  9. Such a happy group with happy faces. God bless you all!

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    1. Thank you Nancy, appreciate your sweet comment.

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  10. It's always nice when family and friends get together, it's good your son and daughter in law got a chance to see Bill while he is visiting.

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  11. Hello Denise!:) Wonderful photos of your family and friends enjoying this happy occasion together, creating lovely memories.:)

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  12. You are so lucky to have family close by. I am the end of our line and both my parents were only children so I have no close blood relations at all :-( Enjoy them and appreciate them, you are so lucky. Have a great weekend Diane

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    1. Thank you Rhodesia, we will and you have a great weekend too :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing these lovely times!

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    1. Thank you Christine and you are very welcome :)

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  14. Hi Denise, you most certainly appear to be having a wonderful time with Bill and family and friends, you can't beat it, all the best, John

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    1. I agree John and thank you. All the best to you too :)

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  15. The restaurant looks quite inviting!

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    1. It was. We go everytime we meet up with our friend and are never disappointed.

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  16. Lovely pictures of time spent with family and your friend

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  17. So nice that he has time to get to meet your friends and family...that makes life so much fun.

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  18. Family times are so special ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. I agree Jan, all the best, Denise :)

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