Some Things That Make My Heart Smile

Just wanted to share a few more things that add joy to my life.

Backyard in summer time.  Ready for BBQing and swimming.


Backyard hibiscus

Roses in front yard of my son’s house.

 Next cake which is much much better than the last one.

 Flowers we learned in cake decorating class last week.

And my favorite.  This is my great-grandson, 2 year old Deegan and his Daddy, Ryan.

Deegan was misbehaving and is getting a serious talking to!  I love the look on his face, so serious, but listening to every word.

Hubby always tells me that it doesn’t take much to make me happy.  I think it’s because I’ve spent time in both “unhappiness” and “happiness” and  I must say,. happiness gets my vote.  It’s a choice I make each and every day.  Like I always say – Life is ALWAYS Good no matter what might be showing up at the moment.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Beautiful flowers and cake decorations! The BBQ looks great and I bet everyone loves your BBQ.
    Hibiscus is our national flowers and as it’s a tropical flowers, we have many of them in our neighbourhood.
    You’re so right about that it’s a choice we make each and every day, Ellen. It’s so true that it all depends on how we want our day to be, either happy or unhappy!

  2. Your garden is looking lovely. Enjoy the pretty cake you made. Happy mother’s day to you. XO

  3. happy mother’s day! a great grandson!!! how wonderful. i don’t know if i will ever get any grandkids. great job on the cakle!

  4. Jan

     /  May 13, 2012

    Thank you for sharing your smiles with me! I loved them all!
    Happy Mothers Day!!!
    Jan >.<

  5. Meeka

     /  May 13, 2012

    Hi Ellen,
    Happy Mother’s Day.

  6. You and I have much the same life view. How can you not be happy with beautiful flowers, lovely decorated cakes, and most of all children and adorable Grandchildren! Life is good!

  7. tweedles

     /  May 13, 2012

    I love all the prettys that you showed us- things that make you happy , and I am also glad that you choose to be happy- and that you know what it feels like to be unhappy

  8. Ellen thank you so much for helping Lola! I appreciate it so much.

  9. Love the photo of your grandson. I’ve seen that look om my youngest grandson’s face. It’s hard not to chuckle – they are so cute!

  10. Hi lovely lady.
    I also love your photos of your grandson. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day with your family this past Sunday. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Nautical Tablescape.
    XXOO Diane

  11. You’ve got that right, Ellen! I’m looking at all the pretty flowers in my yard, the smile on Sage’s face and just know that I can get past the sad month of deaths we’ve had recently. It’s quite uplifting!!

    And I do have to say, your great-grandson’s look on his face is precious.


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