Friday, February 6, 2015


Another day to link up with Helen at:

Excited to be challenged to "find the fab" in my life!

Today's challenge is:

"This makes me smile..."

Anybody who has read even a few of my posts would most likely know exactly what I am going to say...

or who I am going to write about!


They make me smile when I am hurting inside; or even when I am hurting outside - aches and pains that don't seem to go away...

But, one look at one of my grandchildren - even if it's just a cute picture posted on Facebook - 

and my pains fade in the background as I bask in the sunshine of their smiles!

I will never get tired of seeing them...

Cousins Blaise and Bash
on the way home from school
with Cathy at the wheel.

Bijou and Shayne
having a deep conversation;
the boys playing in the background.

Melissa helping Soren
learn to climb the stairs.

And, they make me smile remembering the fun times we have whenever we get together; even if all we do is sit around and talk and watch the kids play and have fun.




And, remember to...


  1. Adorable Grandkids! They made me smile too :)

    1. Always! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Gosh, doesn't your daughter look so much like you?! Love your post.....I'm a greater believer that smiles are contagious! Love the flirty Minnie Mouse image at the end (you always have such great images in your posts!)

    1. Thanks, Helen! I search Pinterest when I am trying to put my posts together. Perhaps I spend too much time searching for just the right ones...but I have posted several in the last few days. Just posted my Five Minute Friday on the word "KEEP" and have a few images's kind of a different take on "KEEP", I think. I'll have to read later what others wrote!!

      Thanks as always for reading and commenting!

  3. Such a beautiful family Barbara! Family is really the reason for everything aren't they? But especially smiling!! xo

    1. Thank you, Carrie! Family is what I live for - really!! Well, God first...but family is certainly a close second!!

      Appreciate your commenting!


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