This is a photo challenge to take a picture a week, for 52 weeks. We have multiple contributors posting from around the world on the same theme by Sunday night. The weekly themes are listed at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Something that makes me smile

My brother Fergus in the Christmas spirit! 

Tried not to mess with the lighting on this one because I liked how the festive lights turned out. 

Hope you've all had a peaceful holiday season!

Something that makes you smile

Cinnamon decided to be a Christmas decoration. 

Something that makes you smile....

Photo stinks ---but these guys are the reason I smile!

Something that makes me smile

This year we decided to create some new christmas memories. We traveled with friends to the Bahamas and spent Christmas on the beach. No cooking, no cleaning, no tree, no gifts. It made us all smile!  And as I said in my first post of the year: Happiness is... Sunshine and blue skies!

Something that makes me smile

Some of our West coast family was in for Christmas.  Along with a few of the NY family members, James' grandpa (my dad-lower right of the photo) took us on a tour of his childhood in Brooklyn.  One of the stops was the original Nathan's in Coney Island.  Delicious!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Something That Makes You Smile

An aimless afternoon at a museum ranks high on my list of favorite things to do.  This afternoon at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ascending the entrance steps with a cloudless blue sky in sight, was nothing short of a smile.

Something that makes you smile!

Other people smiling!  Especially these guys.  This blog gave me lots to smile about this year.  Thanks everyone for joining us on the ride.  Most of you we will see on Flickr next week!

Something that makes me Smile

We are staying in England with our family. This is a picture of our granddaughter, Abi's, bedroom.
It brings back wonderful memories of our own children and …..makes me smile!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Something that makes me smile by Janet

My family is always something that makes me smile but after SIX DAYS of no power and still counting, this week it will have to be the Hydro trucks. Brought in by other towns and cities, they are trying to restore our power. 

Something that makes you smile

It makes me smile when I see little ones, like our eleven month old granddaughter, finding the wrapping paper far more interesting than the present!

something that makes you smile

Please meet my children and their very significant others, all together, healthy and happy on Christmas morning.  I know, a little cheesy and very sentimental and most of the time they DO make me smile. And thanks to the generator, the light is ON! Now that makes me smile!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

be merry

Thank you for allowing me to post a little late on this one. I am one of the lucky ones who's power has been restored (Jan is still stumbling in the dark!), although we've lost a few appliances,
I'm guessing due to power surge. No worries, we had lots to "be merry" about including the kids ornaments that come out every year as well as our peanut family made by my son when he was in kindergarten.  Amazing after 23 years that only one peanut has ever fallen off...
no, I didn't loose the peanut!

something that makes me smile

chocolate peppermint candy cane brownies
my last post of the year :(
I chose this because I feel as though I have come a long way taking pictures of food and Project 52 is the reason for that.
I am sad this is over and I am really happy that we will continue through to the next year.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Something that makes me smile

A candy box that  was under the tree, made in USA by my granddaughter for me.
It is flying to California tomorrow.

Something that makes me smile.

My funny poodle dog loves opening up her Christmas presents, and it always makes me smile to watch her!

Something that makes you smile

Spending Christmas with my special family in this cozy cabin on my family's farm in Virginia.

Something that makes me smile

Well I'm about to get pretty sappy, so bear with me. At casual glance this looks like some computers and a notebook, but here are four reasons why this photo makes me smile:

1. This is my son's equipment all set up to run the lighting for our church's Christmas Eve production.
2. It means he is home from college and we are a complete family again.
3. It shows he is giving his time and talents to serve others.
4. And it's Christmas!

Yep. This photo makes a mom smile.

Something that makes you smile

Uncle Carl playing the role of the Silly Farmer for the grandkids.  There's no place I'd rather spend Christmas than Easley Downs, our family farm in Halifax, VA. 

Something that makes You Smile

I will start and end this year with my Grandson.  He ALWAYS makes me smile!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Something that makes me smile

This is Rosie.  She makes us smile.  She is one of my mom's dogs.  Part basset hound part who knows what.  She is a big lap dog who was dumped on the side of the road as a puppy.  My dad found her half dead of starvation and they nursed her back to health with the idea of finding a good home for her.  That was 2 years ago.  I think Rosie is staying.

something that makes me smile


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Something that makes me smile

Things we don't have back home: Drive-through Starbucks [with a smiley, chatty employee who made us laugh]

Something That Makes You Smile

The moment came and I rushed outside and here is one of 70 photos taken!!  Can't wait to see everyone's photo. Wow can hardly believe Project 52 is coming to an end and we are starting something new.  Have really enjoyed everyone's company.  Here's wishing you all a very Happy Day today in Australia, tomorrow for the rest of us, and all the very best in 2014.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Just sitting on a hill, might as well sample snow, I think that sounds like a MERRY TIME.

Be Merry

Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago O'Hare Airport, selfie (sorry for missing a few weeks), brother, happiest of holidays!!

Be Merry

Home for Christmas in the winter wonderland of Michigan - merrily thankful the ice storm brought great scenery and left us with electricity.

be merry

to be posted by Stephanie at a later date if she wants. No power and maybe into Christmas, due to the ice storm :(

be merry

to be posted by Dianne - if she wants - at a later date. She's in the ice storm with no power and not feeling too merry at the moment.

be merry - by Janet

This Santa on someone's front yard is covered in snow, ice, and fallen branches yet he still manages to "be merry."

Be Merry

A friend of ours gave us a special "merry" outfit for our petite golden doodle, Jessie.  James and I had some laughs as we photographed our real dog with the light-up version in front of the Christmas tree.

be Merry

went skating with the family this afternoon in Alkmaar, Holland. Asked them to pose for my 'be merry' photo. So, here we have it, Rob, Sarah and James being merry!!!

Be Merry

How could you not BE MERRY when you see this amazing cake.  I made the fruit cake part and Jo Haines of Cake Magic did this amazing decoration!  Sorry not to have made any comments so far - having a wonderful busy time with Gems.