I Love to laugh and giggle and I am so thankful that I have a husband who is full of fun and makes me laugh a lot.
There is only the two of us left at home now that our oldest son Jonathan is working in Leeds, our second boy Daniel married and in his own home and our daughter Linda teaching English in South Korea.
So you could think our home is quite quiet - which it is, but there is still normally something to have a laugh about.
You see Fred really does have a good sense of humour and of course after all these years together he knows how to make me laugh.
Like one day when I was standing in the kitchen checking my phone and he suddenly announced he was just going to delete his post (as we call the mail in the UK) and I turned round to see this.
Having the phone in my hand I quickly got a pic of him tearing through some of the post.
Then there was the day he got excited when his new toy arrived. It's a Cajon and he just unpacked it and sat down on it and started drumming on it and singing and was as happy as a kid.
Or last Christmas time when we went for a walk around the grounds of a castle with Jonathan and when Jonathan wanted to take a picture of us from the top of the ruins Fred and I were joking around and acting stupid and giggling our heads off.
Of course when our Pastor said he wanted to invite an Italian Christian Clown over to visit schools and churches and talk to the children about Jesus I knew that Fred would help me out with things and would join in the fun with the kids at church and we both had a great time with Dario the Clown
But sometimes Fred just has to smile his cute little boy smile at me and I can't help but laugh at him.
It brightens me up at any time.
Just look at that smile and the twinkle in his eyes.
Our kids might be grown up but they enjoy a laugh and some silly fun too.
Here's Daniel and his dad at Daniel's stag do last year.
Linda is often referred to as the random one because she just starts talking about whatever comes into her head and she thinks up the silliest presents at times
This was a picture she put on facebook and tagged me on the knife - it had something to do with trying to look at her reflection.
The one on the right is when she posted about having had a scarecrow massacre.
Jonathan may be the oldest and everyone thinks "the most serious" but he is always on snapchat sending silly pics to his friends and his brother & sister.
This picture below was taken in The Netherlands on a family outing a few years ago while we were living in Belgium.
Now just in case you think that I am only making fun of my family I can assure you that I do silly things myself (and laugh at myself) - like when our nephew was running with the Olympic Torch and I let myself be caught in a picture running alongside him. Everyone had a good laugh at that one.
And here I am with two friends doing some Hawaiian dancing at an Hawaiian Themed party we had in our house in Belgium
This summer when Linda was back on holiday from South Korea we did something I was really looking forward to just like a big kid.
We went on Segways and I am longing to get back and have another go - it was such good fun.
You can read about it at 3 Kings & a Camel
I hope you laugh at silly things.
I hope you enjoy bits of fun daily and can see the humour and fun and enjoyment in things around you.
I believe it is good to laugh and to share fun times with others planned and unplanned.
And I believe that God has given us a life and friends and family that he wants us to enjoy.
I don't believe that God wants us to be grim and gloomy all the time.
I don't believe that as Christians we have to be quiet and serious all the time.
Laughter is good for you and having fun is good for you and it is also really good for relationships.
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