5 January 2015

The start to the new year....

First few days of year have gone by so fast, work etc. Exciting news is that we booked Barrie's bucket list trip. He always wanted to do the Panama canal and as he is 70 this year we wanted to do it before. We booked a cruise that goes there as well as many other wonderful ports. We go at the beginning of March.

                           Sue texted me these photo's of Ben thinking he is a Yorkshire terrier lol. I love how he has climbed on Tristan's lap.      

                                 Nicholas had his 5th birthday and had a surprise party. I couldn't go as working but they sent pictures. Looks like fun..
                                              Jamie 2nd youngest grandson with Layton youngest great grandson.
                      Arun youngest grandson..
                                   Looks like Layton enjoyed the birthday cake..
                                          Nicholas was so tired after all the excitement..
                                    I hope everyone is well.    Carol x


Flynn said...

I am sure you will both love the Panama Canal cruise. We cruised from Los Angeles through it and into the Caribbean in 1997 when they were widening the cut and it was a great experience.
Lovely family photos.

Georgia and Julie said...

That cruise sounds like a lot of fun!
That birthday party looked like a lot of fun too :)
Ben and Tristan are very cute too !
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
and mom Nancy

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOL that is the biggest Yorkie ever but adorable.
Carol your family is beautiful
Hugs madi and mom and happy new year

Katie Isabella said...

OH all of you are so dear. Mommy and I love you and the extended family too. And ngeo Ginger Jasper, I will always always remember and love you. xxxooo

Team Tabby said...

Adorable photos of the grandchildren! Happy 5th Birthday to Nicholas!

We think you will enjoy the cruise through the Panama Canal. Our aunt and uncle (the ones mentioned in our post and now in South Carolina) made the cruise through the canal three or fours years ago during Christmas - they loved every minute!

and mom, Nina

Kari said...

Oh,your trip sounds amazing! A feat of modern engineering the canal is. You'll both have a wonderful time. And what a great time to go. It's the time of year we've had our fill of old man winter and are in dire need of some strong sunshine. I'm so excited for you!

Summer said...

What an exciting trip! My human and I will be looking forward to seeing the photos from that!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Your New Year looks like it is off to a wonderful start. We love seeing your family and watching them grow. The cruise will be an incredible birthday adventure.

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy New Year! I think the Panama cruise sounds wonderful--I've seen several documentaries and it looks fascinating.

Mr Puddy said...

My Grandpawrents love to do cruise too...Obviously pawsome thing to do :)

Happy New Year to you & your fameowly

Marg said...

That does sound like a great cruise. We know you will have a great time. What great pictures of all the many grands. Have a great day.

NanĂ¼k said...

Happy new year mates,


Brian said...

It's fun seeing everyone! Hey, that cruise is going to be fun. Bet the Panamal Canal bests a root canal!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Yes, you should definitely do this while you can. We never know what life holds in the future, so go and enjoy.

katsrus said...

That sounds like fun. The birthday looks like it was a hit too. Happy New Year.
Sue B

meowmeowmans said...

Ben is one huge Yorkshire terrier! :)

We always enjoy the pictures of your family. That party looked like lots of fun!

You will have a wonderful time on that Panama cruise, for sure.


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mates. The cruise sounds fabulous. Don't forget to take heaps of photos for us. Rory says, there's nothing wrong with sitting on laps. Doesn't matter how big you are! Take care and Happy New Year to you all. No worries, and love, Carol, Stella and Rory

Anonymous said...

The trip should be fabulous!!! My Dad and stepmom did this trip about 10 years ago and thought it was one of the best ever. We are really jealous...but know you'll share pictures. :-)

Lizzie, Max & Tuck

Sweet Purrfections said...

That sounds like a very exciting trip.