Weekly Photo Challenge : Joy – Happy 2014!

As 2013 winds down, the Daily Post weekly photo challenge is joy. This is certainly the season. During this last week of the year, I  found a few minutes to check through my photos. I decided to have some fun and look at really old photos. My first 2 selections are from many, many years ago when my brother and I were little and cute and oh so joyful. These photos were taken in the first house I ever lived in. Oh how I miss those western themed drapes! And isn’t it adorable how I managed to steal the show at his birthday party?

brother and sistermy brother's birthday partyThis next photo was taken in the 60’s. My mom is in the center of the photo with her siblings. I think you can see the joy in their faces – being together as family. I remember when this photo was taken. Sadly not all of my aunts and uncles are still with us. Fondly I remember Uncle Harvey, Aunt Margaret and Uncle Harry and the huge part they played in my life.siblingsThis last photo of joy makes me smile every time I look at it. My children even then were long past the age of sitting on Santa’s knee, but they had this photo taken for me. Santa and the kidsI want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season – hopefully a time filled with family and friends. I am thankful for all the goodness around me, and delighted to have made friends through the world of blogging. I wish everyone health, happiness and all the best in 2014!

Terri

18 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Joy – Happy 2014!

  1. These are really fun photos, Terri. I particularly enjoy the photos of your children. You have a beautiful family. Happy New Year to you, too. ox

    Like

    1. Thanks, Debra. I’m so glad we were able to scan some of our old photos so we can keep those memories alive, because the photos are deteriorating (the newer ones more so than the old ones!) Happy New Year to you too!

      Like

  2. May your year to come also be full of such joys and delights, good health and hope and happiness for you and all of the family!

    Like

    1. Kathryn, I wish you all the same. 2014 should be an excellent year!

      Like

  3. I love these photos! I hope you and your family and loved ones had the most wonderful Christmas, Terri! Have you had an exciting or a restful Christmas break? We’ve had a few quieter days of Cross Country skiing and games.. I wish this would never end! xx

    Like

    1. Thanks, Barb. Christmas was lovely and quiet, but the house is full now that everyone has arrived. Terrific snow and so far great weather have made for an excellent holiday. I love it but I’ll be ready for it to end by the time everyone heads home!

      Like

  4. I love these family photos, Terri! They do capture joy. I hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you and of course, Kush, a wonderful 2014.

    Like

    1. Thanks, V, I’m still having a great time as all our kids were able to be together for the holidays – something that doesn’t always work out. Hope you’ve had a wonderful west coast holiday and best wishes for 2014!

      Like

  5. What is a more joyful focus than our families; both parents and children? Great shots Terri. Some things haven’t changed – I see you clearly in the photo at your brother’s b’day party. Awesome!

    Like

    1. Thanks, Catherine. I do try not to repeat that exact pose, but I’ve passed the ability to “goof around in front of the camera” to my children.

      Like

  6. Great photos of family. Thanks for sharing with us. Many blessings in the new year.

    Like

  7. I love your family photos.

    Like

  8. Terri! Those are the most adorable photos EVER. I love this post. Nostalgia is JOYFUL.
    Happy New Year.

    Like

    1. Thanks, Susan Fae. Happy New Year to you too! Hope you had a good Christmas!

      Like

What do you think?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close