CELEBRATORY MOMENTS – SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

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Welcome to our regular feature, Saturday Snapshot, our opportunity to showcase photos we or friends and family have captured.  The event is now hosted by West Metro Mommy Reads.

Today I’m sharing more family photos, but this first one is of my lovely niece Amy and her daughter America, who is seven.

 

Amy and America

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The love of ice cream seems to be a family trait….

 

America again - feb

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America could be the “poster child” for these delicious treats….

 

America in Feb

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On Thursday, I had a celebratory lunch, including this martini (below); I had survived the visit with the tax accountant…lol

 

a celebratory martini - feb 18

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I curled up on my sofa (below) to read for most of today…

 

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What did you capture with your camera this week?

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LOOKING BACK ON THE SUMMER & BEYOND – SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

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Welcome to our regular feature, Saturday Snapshot, our opportunity to showcase photos we or friends and family have captured.  The event is now hosted by West Metro Mommy Reads.

In the past few weeks, I have featured many family moments.  We started off the summer with graduations.  Then we moved to fun and sun with my eldest son and DIL, visiting from Berlin, followed by some changes in my interior world, both during and after the house guests departed.

Now…let’s take a look at some new beginnings, starting with Fiona, off to college this month.  Here she is with a new style:

 

 

Fiona in August - college girl

And another perspective:

 

 

Fiona in August - 2 - college

 

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Meanwhile, while my son and DIL were here, they shared some photos from their wedding a couple of years ago.  They joined their lives in marriage in Gibraltar, and honeymooned in Spain.  Wedding party below:

 

 

Wedding party in Gibraltar

 

Here is the Queen’s Hotel in Gibraltar:

 

 

Honeymoon Hotel - Queen's in Gibraltar

 

They honeymooned in Spain, and took in a bullfight:

 

 

Wedding - honeymoon in Spain

 

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Finally, there was another celebration this week:  my daughter Heather’s birthday.  I created this collage to showcase some versions of her over the years:

 

 

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Here are some snapshots of changes in my spaces after the guests left.  I moved one of the dining room cupboards to the center of the far wall and shoved the dining room table into the space left; now there is more room to walk through the area:

 

 

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 Here’s a close-up of the area:

 

 

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Here is my newly reconfigured office space:

 

 

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What moments are you celebrating this week?

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CREATIVE SPARKS: SATURDAY SNAPSHOT — NEW BEGINNINGS & FAMILY CONNECTIONS — JUNE 8

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Welcome to our regular feature, Saturday Snapshot, our opportunity to showcase photos we or friends and family have captured.  The event is now hosted by West Metro Mommy.

This week is all about enjoying the moments.  Like this first photo that shows my oldest grandson Alec, making a graduation speech.

Alec's graduation speech

And in these next two photos, we see another generation (my step-great-grandson Maddix) enjoying some time with his Grandma Sara (Fiona’s mom).

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Maddix & his Grandma Sara

Summer is the perfect time, for get-togethers and for new beginnings.  What are you celebrating this week?

CAT THURSDAY — HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALICE! — FEB. 24

 

 

Welcome to a special Cat Thursday, which celebrates our host’s unique family member’s birthday.  Yes, that would be Alice, who is four years old.  Check it out at The True Book Addict.

In honor of cats everywhere, we share favorite pix or ones we find here and there.

Today, I’m showcasing:

 

Don’t you love the interesting places that cats get into? That one reminds me of one I took years ago:  Sage and Sebastian, enjoying their view of the world outside (and in).

 

 

What special cat moments are you enjoying today?  Hope you’ll pop in and share….

TUESDAY IMPRESSIONS — OCT. 26

A Special Phone Call....

 

Yesterday was my birthday.  Usually those days are nice, but not all that remarkable.  But yesterday was definitely the exception.

It started Monday night with a phone call. A get-together of old friends with far too many months and years since the last time.

The history between us is unique; we had become a kind of family created from circumstances.

So we had lunch, lots of talk, and then more talk.  Here are some of the photos….

Raenna and Velma
Michelle and Family

 

It was a wonderful time for catching up and sharing bits and pieces of our lives since we saw each other last.

It’s like finding a gift-wrapped treasure when unexpected moments like this come along.

What moments have you enjoyed recently?  How special did you feel afterwards?