Weekly photo challenge: Happy


There are so many different ideas of what makes for happiness.

To quote George Burns, “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

Audrey Hepburn once said, “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”

I have both of these: The close-knit family which is not on my doorstep, but when we do get together, we have the best fun, and make the greatest memories. I also have a most enjoyable life, which enables me to be happy almost all of the time. (Nobody’s perfect, are they?)

I see that quite a few bloggers have posted family pics, so thought I would also do some ‘happy snaps’. Hubby and I are still happy after  more than 40 years together.

We have a great son and a lovely daughter, who although they live on opposite sides of the world, have so much fun when they get together.

I love this happy photo of our son and daughter-in-law, trampolining on their wedding day at Lake Tahoe.

What a happy little grandson we have. This was taken at a pumpkin farm, last year.

My middle granddaughter was happy to make her own pizza.

Travelling makes me happy too. This was taken in Bali, a couple of years ago.

This will be me, waiting for the taxi to the airport, in a couple of days time.

Then we’ll be off to see my smiley mom-in-law in England. This was taken 9 years ago on her 90th birthday. She made the Pavlova herself, and we were all very happy to help her eat it.

I would have loved to do one of those fancy galleries with my pics, but as you can see, I’m blonde, so can’t work it out. :)

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136 comments on “Weekly photo challenge: Happy

  1. George Burns and Audrey Hepburn between them have a great philosophy. I can`t agree more with your last comment, my last 40+ have also left their great memories.

  2. Thank you for sharing these precious memories with us AD :). I don’t know how she managed to trampoline in those shoes ;)

  3. Family is happiness , happiness is having a family that brings our the best in us. Thanks for sharing your beautiful family. Truly inspiring. These are the moments that motivate us to pursue life with much enthusiasm everyday.

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  9. Congratulations of over 40 years of Bliss! From the happy smiling photos it certainly looks to have been that way and now passed down to your family.

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  11. @Adin, my friend, …Beautiful “Love strory” I just live it half, also has three grandchildren

    40 years you go through life together, in sorrow and happy.
    As the value of one currency that has two different images, but only valid for one price, You and Hubby one in LOVE. That’s what counts

    I come to feel happy with this, Wonderful theme and fantastic sharing. I congratulate You and Hubby happy forever and ever :P. God bless you, always. :D

  12. Hi AD, great happy pics. :D
    I think regular dsl internet in SA is a bit too slow to do fancy stuff as it takes so long to navigate the options :(

  13. Very happy photos you have there :)
    My grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on the 19th. I’m sure you and your hubby will be celebrating that in what will feel like no time too ;)

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  15. A happy bunch ;-)
    Looks like I will have to start taking pictures way more often than I do!!
    Then again, it’s more fun checking out your happy pics ;-)

  16. What a great take on Happy. I love that George Burns quotes. Too funny. I love the fact that you’ve been married for 40 years and are still happy. Love that! Tell me your secret. I really liked that trampoline picture too.

  17. You’ve outdone yourself again. What a lovely entry for the challenge… though I don’t buy the blonde bit for a moment! ;)

    • Thanks for the vote of confidence, Gunta. :D I think that my mind is on my packing at the moment, and I know I shouldn’t be sitting blogging. I hope I’ll be able to work it our when I’m in a more relaxed state of mind. I’m glad you enjoyed the ‘happy snaps’. :)

  18. Thats some really great pics,my friend! A really good one of you and your husband up top especially :)

  19. Well I’m not blond and I can’t work it out either unless I have a printed copy. One day we’ll both be able to do it.

  20. Love your post! How wonderful that you have been married for 40 years!!!! Plus your beautiful family and all the wonderful things you’ve done! Thanks for sharing!

  21. So many great images…I adore that wedding photo…and aren’t you the sexy grandmama…and I don’t believe that blonde thingee for a moment. ;)

  22. Beautiful family photos! You and your “hubby” look very happy. You’re so lucky! I love that trampoline shot. Family is always the thing that makes us happy, as does travel!! :-) And if I wasn’t too blonde to figure out the gallery thing, you could certainly do it!! It really isn’t too complicated, and this is coming from someone who never wants to take time to read any directions! :-)

  23. I’ve never bought that line about blondes Cynthia ;-) These are lovely photos and I love the George Burns quote. My family is similarly spread globally and under these circumstances, as you describe, family get togethers are particularly joyous and the memories of these occasions are priceless. Thank you for sharing what makes you happy. :-)

    • You’d better believe it, Cb. Glad you enjoyed the photos and quotes. You’re right, family get togethers are very precious, and never taken for granted. :)
      Sylvia

  24. What lovely happy photos! I particularly love the one of your son and daughter-in-law jumping on the trampoline on their wedding day! Priceless :)

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