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This Beautiful Moment, Saying "Goodbye" Edition and Snapshot Summary June 27- July 2 {week 36}

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments at SouleMama.

Snapshot Summary June 27- July 2

This week has been full of lots of pretending...a librarian...

 and a paperboy, to name a few.

James' 1/2 birthday.
He is a Christmas baby, so we celebrate his 1/2 birthday every year.

Katie made sea-themed Rice Krispie treats.

We made chalk pastel drawings of sparklers for the 4th.

We made a quilling project together.
photo by James

We enjoyed the sunset together.

photo by Quentin
We played at the park with friends.

We have begun saying "goodbye" to friends...

which is not so easy to do.

We began celebrating the 4th of July with this fun cake.

And, we added Canada to our Postcard-Geography Album for Canada Day (July1).

We had fun with our zipline.


  1. True, saying goodbye is never easy. Happy 4th.

  2. I love Katie's sea themed krispies - oh all your projects are such fun! We may have to try quilling. Prayers for you as you say goodbyes and for all the details of the changes coming. And have a fun 4th!

  3. I love your project on Canada!

    That first picture is just heart melting and I love the idea of celebrating a Christmas birthday at the halfway mark! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. You and the kids do such fun stuff! LOVE the first photo! Sweetness! And the chalk fireworks drawings have to thinking of hitting Walmart for supplies! LOL

  5. I really liked the first picture. So sweet! The bright sunset picture almost looks like fire. So awesome.......

  6. Anonymous1.7.11

    all your pictures of full of treasures...precious memories... Barb

  7. Great idea to celebrate a half-birthday, although I really don't want to think about the fact that we are half way to Christmas! The fireworks pictures are great. Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

  8. Dear Phyllis,

    Happy 4th of July!

  9. Phyllis,
    Such sweet, touching moments you've shared through the photos.
    And, I love all the creative and family moments you share on your blog.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your kind comment.

  10. That zip line looks so fun. That quilling projects is great I have been meaning to do that!

  11. Beautiful photos - the goodbye ones are particularly lovely and poignant - it must be incredibly difficult and now you have the added stress of Steven's leg.

    I was also touched by the birthday treat Katie made - very sweet.

  12. your moment this week is so precious. Hope you had a good 4th!

  13. Love the quilling, of course... and the zipline, too!! :)

  14. What a great week. Sad and happy memories. You always do the greatest things Phyllis.


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