Celebrating life’s big events

Celebrating life’s big events is the only possible subject for me to post today.

Here are the events my family has celebrated over the last three weeks. The birth of my fourth great-grandchild. The birthday of my oldest grandchild, Claire-Helen Linton. Mothers’ Day. My husband, John Fleming, turned eighty years old. My son, James O’Callaghan, celebrated his birthday on the same day as John. The marriage of my granddaughter Jane-Heloise to Colin Yeo. An almost forgotten wedding anniversary. We seem to have done nothing but celebrate life.

John and me with new baby

John and me with new baby

Here are more pictures of moments we shared. No wonder I think I am so blessed.

Introducing my newest great-grandchild, Edward Hamish William Linton born 21 April 2016. Beautiful baby. Congratulations to his father and mother, Bhen and Claire-Helen Linton.

Edward Linton (photo by his Dad, Bhen)

Edward Linton (photo by his Dad, Bhen)

Below, Edward with his mother, Claire-Helen and sisters Alexandra (15 months) and Elizabeth (5 years).

Photo by Bhen Linton

Photo by Bhen Linton

John turned eighty years old on 13 May. He celebrated the occasion in a number of different ways. He started with a  1.6 kilometre swim before breakfast on his birthday at Beatty Park. 

John cuts his cake at a party with my family

John cuts his cake at a party with my family

Oldest and youngest in family

Oldest and youngest in family

James O'Callaghan and his partner, Kylie Ferguson

James O’Callaghan and his partner, Kylie Ferguson

Claire-Helen’s birthday, and John’s and my wedding anniversary were sandwiched between really big events. 

On 14 May, Jane-Heloise Nancarrow and Colin Yeo married. Amazing! Spectacular! Beautiful! The marriage ceremony was held in the Tropical Grove at the University of Western Australia. The couple first met in the nearby Arts building.

Jane-Heloise arriving at the Tropical Garden, UWA

Jane-Heloise arriving at the Tropical Garden, UWA

Exchange of vows and rings with family friend, Helen Macmahon, Wedding Celebrant

Exchange of vows and rings with family friend, Helen Macmahon, Wedding Celebrant

The bride and groom at the Tea Ceremony attended by close members of both families

The bride and groom at the Tea Ceremony attended by close members of both families

And finally, I love this one:

A 'formal' photo by James Arthur

A ‘formal’ photo by James Arthur

Celebrating life over the last month has been exciting and exhilarating. I think I’ve mentioned every special occasion. It has been wonderful. But I am looking forward to a few days of less intense activity.

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5 thoughts on “Celebrating life’s big events

  1. You have had the busiest month ever!! Time to sit back , chill out, and reflect …… with perhaps a cup of tea , a scone and some warm afternoon sunshine for company. Life is for living , but also to be savoured. Enjoy!

    • Yes, Rachel, it was right up there as far as busy goes. But lovely and exciting busy, which is the best sort. I actually walked around Jackadder Lake a couple of times this morning, then collapsed on a seat and enjoyed watching the passing parade for an hour in the sunshine. Bliss.

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