Tuesday, 28 October 2014

I Love Silly Things that make me Laugh - Things I Love #28


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



 Earlier this year a group from church went on a bus trip and I warned some of them that I expected them to go for a paddle when we would get to the coast.  Now Northern Ireland never gets too hot and hence our sea water is always cold so in the end there were only 4 of us silly enough to go in for a paddle but we had laugh even if it was cold.




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.




 Two Christmases ago we had a puppet night at church and just one silly little thing sent me and some others into fits of laughter - I still laugh every time I think of it.  Even right now!

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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7 comments:

  1. I loved reading about your "silly" things! It IS good to laugh and a good laugh will always change a bitter mood into a great mood. Today I had the pleasure of helping our daughter with her 3 children (3 1/2 years, 1 1/2 years, and 3 1/2 months). I was singing the Sound of Music song "Do, Re, Me..." to my granddaughter (the youngest) and she was smiling and laughing out loud - such a beautiful sound (because my singing certainly wasn't!!!). Thank you for sharing!!

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  2. Thanks for the laugh. God Bless, Jesus Love, Live, Save!

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  3. Aww I truly feel it's important to have those silly and humorous moments in our lives. It's the little things and memories we shal cherish every day. (I loved the "I'm going to delete this post" one lol

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  4. I love this post. I absolutely LOVE this post! Your family is awesome and amazing - and I love how you laugh together. What a perfect way to show your heart - I'm so glad you linked up with Guest Heart Thursday! You've started my day with a smile.

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  5. This is very refreshing. Laughter is so important in life. It just uplift the spirit.

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  6. You're so right. What's life without having fun, being funny, and laughing! :-)

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  7. ANother beautiful share! I have a husband too, who has a sense of humor and at our age, I tell him all the time, I love that he can still make me laugh! Laugh Out Loud, I might add! Your Fred is a gem and what a blessing he must be to you. I have enjoyed my visit with you Sandra. Have a beautiful evening.

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