Saturday Snapshot

I ran across the Saturday Snapshot meme today on Book Journey, a book blog that I read regularly.  I do like taking pictures – and I’m not very good – but it sounds like a fun activity, especially if it gets me carrying my camera around again.  So here goes…

 This meme is hosted by at home with books, which I will be following (starting today),
because not only does it have the fun Saturday Snapshot, it is a blog about books.  Can’t get much better than that.

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky below. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

I took this picture of my son and his Pap Pap (my father-in-law), during Christmas 2010.  He was absolutely glued to Pap’s side for pretty much our entire visit.  On the day we celebrated Christmas with the whole family, this is where my sweet boy could be found.  He could hardly be pried away to eat, or to play with his cousins (big, strapping college graduates).  And he loves to play with his cousins.   They became, in fact, a bit jealous of the fact that Pap was not only getting all the attention, but that they were snuggled up together talking or reading, something the big, strapping cousins never get to do with him because all he wants them to do is play…play…play.

What the small child was (probably) only vaguely aware of was that this was the first time we got to see Pap after he had heart surgery.  This was three months post surgery, and while he was recovering beautifully & right on schedule, he was still about 3 months away from total recovery.  We were touched and amazed at how tuned in he was to Pap’s energy level.  We didn’t discuss the surgery with him (except to tell him that it happened), and any worries that my husband or I had about it remained private.  Nevertheless, he clearly sensed something, and the picture above captures exactly how they were for the duration of our visit.

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Weekend Getaway in Las Vegas

The highlight of the weekend…Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds in concert at the Planet Hollywood theater.  It was a concert not to be missed.  Dave & Tim have always been great, but the years of playing together have matured their skills, and their music has a depth & complexity that is exquisite.
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Beautiful belt buckle – handmade, one-of-a-kind design of turquoise, pearls & crystals.  This is one of the many unique items we saw at the Cowboy Christmas Expo event in the Sands Hotel.
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Joshua Tree National Forest – drive between Phoenix & Las Vegas.
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The (Unplanned) Christmas Tree

The tree!
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I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.  Only a hippopotamus will do!
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This was the must have ornament for our 5yo son, around which our entire (small) tree is decorated.  We were not originally going to have a tree, considering we are in transition AND we will not even be home this year, but the Christmas spirit of a 5yo is irrepressible, and thus, we now have a hippopotamus ornament and the coordinating tree to go with it.

Pure Contentment

Eating cheezits at 8:30am on a Saturday morning while watching Franklin = pure contentment
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Building a barn for your Playmobil dinosaurs = pure fun
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Cat sleeping on the corner of the couch = pure relaxation
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Taking a picture of clouds while driving = pure stupidity?  Or catching the moment as it happened…
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