Saturday Snapshot

SATURDAY SPARKS: SUMMER FUN

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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.

Now that school is out, the Three A’s are in a celebratory mood.  Aaron, in the middle, just graduated from high school; Alec, on the left, will be starting his senior year at University of California at Berkeley; and Aubrey, right, just finished her freshman year at San Diego State University.

 

The Three A's in June

 

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Aubrey and some friends are enjoying the wind in their hair…Aubrey is the one in the back right.

 

 

Windblown in June - Aubrey & friends

 

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In the mountains to the north of us, my niece and family are enjoying the Great Outdoors.  Here are Lucas, Gavin, & America, left to right.

 

 

Luca, Gavin, & America - June fun

 

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Luc (left) and Gavin (right), are wandering through the Lupines.

 

 

Luca & Gavin in the Lupines - June

 

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My niece Amy and the Guard Dog….

 

 

 

June camping - Amy & Dog

 

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Take a look at one view of my office nook, a part of the book case, and the sofa on the right.

 

 

Office Nook & Surroundings - June 9

 

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Say hello to little Madeleine Hatter, strutting her stuff on the pub table in its new location.

 

 

 

rounded Madeleine

 

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Saturday Snapshot

SATURDAY SPARKS: MORE FAMILY FUN

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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.

Let’s showcase the small fry in the family.  Here is my great-niece America, who will be eight on September 11.  Great name for her, right?  She lost a tooth…

 

 

America - front tooth missing

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Let’s take a look at another shot of her….her family lives in the mountains…it’s gorgeous there!

 

 

America at play - April

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In South Dakota, my twin step-great-granddaughters are having a pretty good time of it, too, posing…and playing…Here’s Lilly….

 

 

Lilly twin

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Now let’s take a peek at Bella….She looks unhappy, doesn’t she?  Well, she’s had a cast on for a few weeks.  It’s coming off soon (it probably already has!)….

 

 

Twin Bella

 

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I like this photo of Fiona…she looks like she is overseeing something….but I think that’s a rat on her shoulder…EWW…

 

 

Fiona - a fun day

 

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That’s it for this week…here’s one of my favorite tables, with books, photos, and other goodies…and a cup of coffee in one of my fun mugs.  Note:  the little girl in the sunflower frame is Fiona, eighteen months old, and behind that one….Fiona and her brother Dominic:

 

 

morning in april

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Saturday Snapshot

SNOW SPARKS: THE EYES, ETC.

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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.

I wasn’t sure I would participate today, as I’ve joined in the Dewey’s Readathon…but I’m on a break, so here goes, with some photos of family, etc.

Here’s a shot of my niece Amy…her eye, actually.  Artistic, right?

 

 

Amy's eye

 

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And now for Fiona’s eye:

 

 

Fiona - Eye - april

 

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And, back a year or so ago, a weird Fiona eye:

 

 

fiona - more creativity

 

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Here is Fiona again, not as weird…a few years ago….

 

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So, the eyes have it today.  What are you sharing?  Oh, and just a little reminder of my Readathon today, coffee and books:

 

 

april 23 break 3

 

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What are you sharing?  What does your day look like?

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Saturday Snapshot

SPARKING FAMILY 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.

I have missed a few weeks of this event, and in the meantime, I’ve been gathering together some family moments to share.  Below:  My Three A’s, home for Spring break…(Alec, Aubrey, & Aaron).

 

Three A-s #2-spring break

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The Three A’s again, with their dad:  my son Brett….

 

My Awesome son & Three A's

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Here are Lilly & Bella, my step-great-granddaughters, celebrating Birthday Number Two!

 

 

Lilly & Bella - Two!

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Last weekend, I went to the movies to see “Hello, My Name is Doris,” and beforehand, had lunch and this lovely Blushing Geisha drink at the neighborhood Dai Bai Dang.

 

Blushing Geisha drink

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A little vignette created on my pub table:  Quirky Madeleine Hatter…and a cute mug from my daughter:

 

Married to Books with Friend

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SATURDAY SPARKS

ASSORTED 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.

Here are some assorted photos, showcasing family, home, and moments…

On the right, Aubrey and friend are kicking back at the university she attends.

 

Aubrey & friend - college days

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Fiona is having a melodramatic moment…with stripes.

 

 

Fiona with stripes in dec

 

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Earlier this week, I decided to celebrate not having a disastrous visit with the tax accountant…Mac & Cheese, a salad, and a Pomegranate Martini…

 

Iunch in feb - mac & cheese, salad

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Back home, I am enjoying some time in my office…this is the part of the room with couch, TV, etc.   I hardly spend any time on this sofa…since I’m usually on the computer, in my little nook, which isn’t visible in this photo.

 

office in feb

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My usual hideout in this room…I’ve shown it before….

 

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My granddaughter Fiona loves to create art…and this is a rendition of hers, a self-portrait of sorts….sparks anyone?  To me, it seems to ignite something.  Notice it on my header today, too.

 

fionas-quirky-creations

 

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That’s it for today…what are you sharing?

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Saturday Snapshot

SATURDAY SPARKS: A SUNDAY WALK….

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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’d like to share some photos my DIL Gabi took when she and my son took a Sunday walk in Prague.

Here is a view of the Charles Bridge:

 

Charles Bridge

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The National Theater above the bridge:

 

In Prague  - National Theater

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The Goethe Institute:

 

Goethe Institut

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Prague Castle:

 

Prague Castle

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Strelecky Island:

 

strelecky island in Prague

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A Lamp to Light the Way:

 

A Morning walk in Prague

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My son, taking a break from his photography for the walk, is at rest:

 

Prague Photographer

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Saturday Snapshot

SATURDAY SPARKS: VERSIONS OF HALLOWEEN

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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 am sharing some Halloween photos from my two granddaughters, Aubrey and Fiona.

First, here is a sweetly innocent pumpkin patch photo:

 

Aubrey & friends - november

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And now for something a little spooky:

 

 

Aubrey and friend - Halloween

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And even a little more:

 

 

Aubrey, etc., Halloween

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Now let’s move on to Fiona and her boyfriend Tomas:

 

Fiona and Tomas on Halloween

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And another….

 

Oct 31 Tomas and Fiona

 

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Now here is their unique version of American Gothic:

 

 

Tomas and Fiona - American Gothic Redux

 

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What delightful photos do you have to share?  Come on by and leave a comment…and your links.

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Saturday Snapshot

SATURDAY SPARKS: CELEBRATING FAMILY DIVERSITY

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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’s event is going to spotlight extended family members…nieces, grand-nieces, step-grandchildren, etc.

First up:  My niece Emily and her daughter Margaret:

 

Sept. Emily & Baby Margaret

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My niece Amy with her hubby Rick and three kids, Luc, Gavin, and America:

 

 

Amy, Ric, and Kids

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And now for my step-granddaughter Jessica:

 

 

Step-granddaughter Jessica

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And finally…my step-great-grandson, Luke:

 

 

Step-great grandson Luke

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I love the various forms that family can take, and I celebrate its diversity!  What are you sharing today?

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Saturday Snapshot

SATURDAY SPARKS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMY!

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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.

Friday, the 23rd, was my niece Amy’s birthday.  October brings us a bounty of family birthdays.  Here are some shots of the birthday girl.

Girl with Dog:

 

 

Niece Amy - birthday girl with dog

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Here’s Amy’s eldest, Luc, enjoying coziness…and the dog:

 

 

Coziness - Amy's eldest with dog

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Amy’s birthday treat:

 

 

Amy's birthday treat

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Amy’s hubby Rick….with the dog:

 

 

Amy's hubby Ric & the dog

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And that was a Happy Birthday for my niece….what are the rest of you sharing?

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Saturday Snapshot

LET’S SPARK SOME FAMILY MOMENTS

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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’s snapshots are treasured photos of grandkids, etc.

This shot captured Noah three years ago, on the football field.  He was nine!

 

 

Noah in 2012 - 9

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And here he is again, this year, at age 12, a seventh grader:

 

 

Noah, now, age 12

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Now for Fiona…here she is carving pumpkins with some friends:

 

 

Fiona and Friends - Pumpkin Carving

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And here she is enjoying a reward afterwards!

 

 

Fiona enjoying reward - barbecue

 

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Here is a shot I found just now in my photo files…it was taken a few months ago, and Fiona was clowning around in my living room, with my red boa and a hat, snatched from my coat tree:

 

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I have been busy all day today, and last night, too….I’m having my carpets cleaned next week, and I’ve been clearing out some of the little odds and ends and small furniture.  Here’s the Graveyard of these items in my garage:

 

 

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Since I gathered those things up and snapped this shot, I took some other items out there, too, like my wicker bench.  The coffee table, pub table, etc., will also leave the rooms…LOL.

I can’t wait until it’s all over, but I don’t think I’ll be bringing everything back in afterwards…

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