SUNDAY SPARKS: SHOWCASING CONNECTIONS…

Happy Sunday!  Today I am celebrating my new look, here on the blog.  The blog I started on Blogger years ago (2010), featuring my two granddaughters in the snow, shown above…and connections, which formed the expanded version here on Word Press.

When I moved to Word Press, I kept the idea of “connections” going, and changed the name of the blog to Snow Sparks. 

Family and social connections are still the heart of this site, so finding a new way to feature those precious granddaughters, while also celebrating all kinds of connections…and snow (a play on my name), kept me trying.

Those two girls are now almost 21.  Their birthdays, only days apart, are in February.

Aubrey spent her last college semester in Prague (and surrounding areas), sharing many wonderful photos on Facebook.  Here is one of my favorites, “Overlooking Zurich”:

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Meanwhile, back in the states, Fiona attended a training program for a year and worked in Yosemite during the summer.  Now she has a job in the city, but she is still searching for her true passion.  She loves music and writing about music.  In this photo, I think she is dreaming about new lyrics:

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I know that it took me a few years to find my true passion, and even when I settled into a career that would span thirty years, I didn’t find my true passion until after retirement.  Writing and blogging now literally consume my days.  Check my website for the books I have written and published.  Books I-III; and Books IV-VI.

My blogs page will show the six where I regularly create about my bookish love…and my family connections.

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At the beginning of the year, as with two previous years, I chose a One Word (check what I wrote about my 2018 word):

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Since CONNECT is my One Word for 2018, it seems appropriate to spotlight it here.

Do you enjoy sharing your connections?  Do you share them on a blog, or on Facebook?

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FAMILY & HOME: BIRTHDAYS

olympus-epl5-camera-0-logoWelcome 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.

February is the birthday month for my two gorgeous granddaughters, so it is only fitting that we should celebrate some of their moments.  Here is Aubrey, the oldest by eight days, luxuriating among the “flowers.”

 

 

Aubrey in flowers

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Here Aubrey is enjoying the Great Outdoors….

 

Aubrey's adventures

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Here is Aubrey on a snowy day…also perfect for this blog and its origins….

 

Aubrey's snowy day

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Here are the two of them in 2004, when they were playing in the snow at the Big Bear cabin…they were seven years old.

 

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Here is Fiona in a recent photo:

 

Fiona in Jan

Here she is many years ago….

 

Fiona - a long time ago

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Here are some of her cartoons, featuring her and some friends: (She is Pheona on Facebook and in these cartoons)…..

 

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Here are “Pheona” and friend Jordan scaling the heights…

 

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Here is “Pheona” with Tomas…around the fire…

 

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On my home front, here are some views of my coziness….the sofa:

 

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And the love seat….

 

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Changes on a bedroom wall….the photo on the left was taken of some  of the artistic renderings on the Berlin Wall, by my photographer son while he was living there…I had it made into a poster and framed it….

 

 

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That’s it for this week…what are the rest of you sharing?

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