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Mosaic Monday.

1. inspiration board, 2. waiting to become blanket, 3. Wisp of Fall, 4. shins tree, 5. typewriter-royal, 6. vintage stamps, 7. Untitled, 8. i am currently loving..., 9. another wall, another cart, 10. woke up flying, 11. First snow of the season, 12. Killing time at intersections, 13. A note on the wall., 14. crema, 15. future push + pins, 16. t o p p e d

Haven't done one of these mosaics in awhile. If you have a Flickr account you can make one of these here. There are so many amazing photos on Flickr - you can get lost for hours and days if you want to (or if you aren't careful). What I always find interesting is that as I pick favorites (which is what my mosaic is made up of - favorites from other users) there are certain themes and patterns that begin to emerge. One thing I see in this grouping is the emphasis on the color cream. I also notice lots of circles (no surprise there).

We had a nice weekend adventure up to Olympia on Saturday for a book signing at Sharin' Memories (they have the cutest store in an old house) and then back to Portland to stay the night with Amy + Jason. Simon had fun playing with Ruby - chase, etc (and worked on lots of sharing).

After lots of playing and laughing we headed over to the new Ikea on Sunday morning. It has been a few years since I was in one and man, talk about cool stuff. Picked up a few things for the holidays and some frames for our dining room.

We also attempted to ride the OHSU tram on Sunday - only to find out it was closed (note to self: call ahead before planning + talking about super fun modern transportation opportunities). Simon was pretty bummed about that one. We did get to see it in motion and walk right up to it and look inside - but obviously, it is just not the same as riding in it.

And we did get those cookies made on Friday night - didn't get a chance to carve the pumpkins yet but the cookies were pretty darn yummy + fun.

Happy Monday!

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37 thoughts

  1. Isolde says…
    10/29/2007

    Mmmm, those cookies look yummie!! You make me hungry.
    Love, Isolde

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  2. Anilu Magloire says…
    10/29/2007

    What a cool moment you captured! I love how Simon's leaning into his dad :)

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  3. Casey H. says…
    10/29/2007

    Love the picture of Chris and Simon.
    And the cookies...yum.

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  4. Stephanie says…
    10/29/2007

    Isn't the new Ikea delicious! I'm so excited that we finally got one!

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  5. Sandi D says…
    10/29/2007

    Your new book is fantastic. I am up to chapter 6 and I am really enjoying it.
    Such creativity!!

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  6. Jana says…
    10/29/2007

    The photo of Simon & Chris leaning into each other shows so much emotion....what a powerful photograph! Fabulous! Enjoyed visiting your flicker choices too---thanks for the links.

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  7. Deb Wisker says…
    10/29/2007

    Cool stuff as always! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. ana cabrera says…
    10/29/2007

    i love flickr toys!!!
    and i would say "crema" looks real good. MMM
    happy monday friend...:)

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  9. kelly xenos says…
    10/29/2007

    too bad you couldn't ride the OHSU tram...it's awesome! i went on opening day while visiting my brother who lives in portland. ps...i love portland. anyways, just got your new book and i love it. thanks for all the inspiration :)

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  10. suetreiber says…
    10/29/2007

    yum!
    We are getting ready to carve in a few minutes.

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  11. Alana M says…
    10/29/2007

    I think you got the same cookie cutters I did - 10 for $1 at Target. I recognize the shapes. Except ours didn't turn out quite so well - they all changed into blobs in the oven.

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  12. Janie says…
    10/29/2007

    Thank you for posting the mosaic link again. Have wanted to do that but no time to go back and find it. Enjoyed your combination of pics. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. margie says…
    10/29/2007

    love the photo of Simon...
    so sweet,you can almost feel his dissapointment!!
    loves...
    kiss kiss
    m

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  14. Lisa says…
    10/29/2007

    Thank you so much for sharing the link for making a mosaic. I have been wanting to do one for awhile now and couldn't figure it out - this makes my day!

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  15. Carole Hepburn says…
    10/29/2007

    The cookies look yummy -

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  16. Yanina says…
    10/29/2007

    Hi Ali,
    I just got your new book on Friday. I couldn't put it down. Great job! I love the picture of Simon with his dad. Hope you had a great Monday! Going to the airport to get my Mom. Good night!

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  17. [email protected] says…
    10/29/2007

    I love that photo of Chris and Simon. The cookies look great. I am in a baking mood as well.

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  18. sue says…
    10/29/2007

    I love MOsaic Monday and this one is no exception. I had such a crummy day at work and you made me smile and relax with your mosaic. Also, loved the emotions in your photo at the train station.
    Sue

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  19. Candi Tardio says…
    10/29/2007

    i want some of those yummy cookies :)
    glad to hear you had a nice time @ your book signing over at sharin' memories!

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  20. Debbie Harbin says…
    10/29/2007

    is that a totlly bummed/dejected look on Simons face or what!! Loved it. Cracked me up, poor dude, next time will ride.

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  21. Jessi says…
    10/29/2007

    Great photos! I esp. love the pouty one...and the spider web one below!
    I thought of you, tonight, as I heard this: http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/oct07autism.htm on the news! What a GREAT "awakening"--FINALLY! I'm an Early Childhood Educator, as well as a Mom of two preschoolers and this made me so happy to hear! I think it's a start in the right direction.....

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  22. Peakmore Academy says…
    10/29/2007

    just wanted to let you know that ABC Nightline tonight (I'm in Illinois now, not Hawaii) had a BIG story about an autism program with SURFing. Apparently it is a program that happens all over the country (on the coasts, LOL) and some other places around the world where children with autism get to go surf with experts. it was really a neat show to watch and I immediately thought of your sweet {S}. Anyway, thought you might want to catch it if you can.
    have a great week.

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  23. Barb Stewart says…
    10/29/2007

    Have a fun, happy and safe halloween, Simon!
    What were you going to be again??....a
    VAM-PIRATE??!

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  24. Megan Nielsen says…
    10/29/2007

    I love the picture of Chris and Simon! I was instant messaging with a friend when I saw it so I sent her the link. It is so natural. This is how I explained it to her: "they were going to ride the train, but it was closed, so they just got to look, and the little boy , who has autism, is super bummed, and the dad, who is a state senator, is just sitting there, being someone for his son to lean on. LOVE IT"
    Thanks for sharing it! Megan

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  25. suzielyons says…
    10/29/2007

    I tagged you on my blog :)

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