LET’S IGNITE SOME SPARKS ON A SATURDAY…

 

 

It’s time to ignite our connections…again.  And in honor of this blog, I brought some SNOW into it with this new header…and the little pink VW is a reminder of days gone by.  I never had a pink VW…but I did have two shades of blue:  a light blue, followed by a dark blue.

I love orange cars, too, and this one has been on my blogs a few times:

 

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And then I love this one:

 

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My youngest grandson is spending the weekend—playing X-Box, while talking to his friends through his headphones—and enjoying some pizza slices.

 

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I also relished a couple of slices with a glass of wine.  I’ve been hanging out in my office all day:

 

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I’m almost finished with Little Broken Things, by Nicole Baart…a page turner.

 

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That’s my Saturday night…I’ll also be watching movies and TV shows.

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HUMP DAY SPARKS: ARMCHAIR TRAVELING

These granddaughters of mine, Fiona and Aubrey, now almost twenty-one, had a wonderful time in the snow at Big Bear…back in 2004.

This blog was created with the two of them as the centerpiece…all things snow.  And happy days as a family.

Now my themes are all about sparks of any kind, like bubbly, and wine, and anything that reminds me of happiness.  And I have settled into my Armchair Traveling role:

 

 

Sharing bright new experiences, like Aubrey’s semester in Prague.  Check out some of her special perspectives so far:

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Another fabulous view:

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Love this view, too:

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I love this perspective:

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And now for a peek into a neighboring country, Hungary:  Parliament….

Back in my office, the Armchair Traveler enjoys a morning of blogging and reading…and breakfast:

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Enjoy your special moments!  What is your perspective today?

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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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