LET’S SHARE SOME COFFEE & PHOTOS….

What a beautiful spring morning we are having here!  I’m not going out to the patio with my laptop yet, since the “fresh” air brings out the itching, sneezing, etc., no matter what pills I take.

So it’s Coffee Morning inside, next to my books and Disney characters, and with my laptop.  Check in with Christine’s Bookishly Boisterous Post, and Saturday Snapshots this weekend.

 

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My collection of photos of grandchildren has been growing, along with some of grand-nieces and nephews.  Today I’m sharing a few of the “girls.”  Below, Aubrey, one of my granddaughters, hanging out with three of her friends.  She is a sophomore at San Diego State University, and is second from the left.  She is into sports, both watching and participating.

 

 

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On the other end of the age spectrum, little Miss Margaret, my grand-niece, is taking care of her dolls.  Her mother is my niece Emily.

 

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Now she is testing out the kitchen…

 

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Satisfied by her investigation, she sits back to bask in her discoveries…

 

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Now…moving on to another part of the state and another family of “nieces,” check out Amy (my niece)  and her daughter America enjoying a “girl day.”

 

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America’s “pedi”….she looks like she is totally relaxed.

 

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Finished results:

 

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I love a good mani-pedi, and had my own recently:

 

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My reading week is featured today over at my Hump Day Reading.

CURRENTLY READING:

I Found You, by Lisa Jewell, a book I’ve had on my stacks since last summer.

 

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Wait for the Rain (e-book), by Maria Murnane, a book from the author.

 

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Where has your journey taken you this week?

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OUTSIDE MY INTERIOR WORLD: BRANCHES OF THE FAMILY TREE

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As I share my cup of coffee, I gather together some of my extended family photos.  Those that reveal the various branches of my family tree.  I’m linking today at West Metro Mommy Reads.

First, here is my younger brother with his three grandchildren, L to R:  Gavin, my brother, America, and Luc.

 

 

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Here’s America with her 8th birthday cake, which she celebrated on September 11, 2016:

 

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My niece Amy, with America:

 

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Luc is getting the barbecue ready:

 

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Luc and his dog in the woodsy surroundings:

 

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Beautiful Pine Crest Lake:

 

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Now let’s look at another branch, with my niece Emily, (my sister’s daughter), her husband Bryan, and baby Margaret, who had her first birthday recently:

 

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Here’s Margaret, in the foreground: earlier in the summer, at Half Moon Bay.  I recall taking my kids there:

 

 

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Meanwhile, I spent a recent summer Saturday with this lunch, before seeing Bridget Jones’s Baby: I had a Blushing Geisha, with Crab & Avocado delights:

 

 

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Enjoy your weekend!

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