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!

37 thoughts

  1. margie

    2007-10-29 10:48:01 -0400

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

  2. Lisa

    2007-10-29 11:05:41 -0400

    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!

  3. Carole Hepburn

    2007-10-29 12:42:27 -0400

    The cookies look yummy -

  4. Yanina

    2007-10-29 13:04:16 -0400

    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!

  5. [email protected]

    2007-10-29 13:27:59 -0400

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

  6. sue

    2007-10-29 13:38:28 -0400

    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.

  7. Candi Tardio

    2007-10-29 14:59:18 -0400

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

  8. Debbie Harbin

    2007-10-29 15:43:16 -0400

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

  9. Jessi

    2007-10-29 15:55:23 -0400

    Great photos! I esp. love the pouty one...and the spider web one below!
    I thought of you, tonight, as I heard this: 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.....

  10. Peakmore Academy

    2007-10-29 16:57:41 -0400

    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.

  11. Barb Stewart

    2007-10-29 18:00:41 -0400

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

  12. Megan Nielsen

    2007-10-29 18:07:38 -0400

    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

  13. suzielyons

    2007-10-29 19:01:29 -0400

    I tagged you on my blog :)

  14. sharyn (torm)

    2007-10-30 00:10:42 -0400

    I'm anxiously waiting to see your pumpkins.
    that almost sounded dirty.

  15. JoLynn

    2007-10-30 00:35:05 -0400

    SO true about Flickr! I'm a total addict!

  16. alyssa

    2007-10-30 01:58:40 -0400

    Love, love, love flickr. I try to cut myself off from any one website after an hour, but it's so hard with that one! As a fellow "a" , especially like the shot titled "A note on the wall". Cream is good. Such a soothing group of photos.
    Happy pumpkin carving!

  17. susan opel

    2007-10-30 03:38:01 -0400

    Ikea and cookies! Double yay!
    Love the mosaic. Your pictures are always so mag worthy.

  18. Mary Rogers

    2007-10-30 03:40:02 -0400

    aww Simon - disappointment is so hard. Love the photo and the emotion.
    and your cookies look pretty darn yummy.

  19. Sara

    2007-10-30 04:23:15 -0400

    Sorry Simon was disappointed... but at least you guys got to spend some family time together anyway. I love that picture.

  20. {2H Design}

    2007-10-30 05:19:31 -0400

    mmmmmm.... cookies look wonderful... got any extra to send my way! ;-)

  21. maple jenny

    2007-10-30 12:14:22 -0400

    How did you get the one cookie focused and the others fuzzy? Did you use a point and shoot on portrait mode? Just curious (and envious). :-)

  22. erin yamabe

    2007-10-30 20:37:25 -0400

    happy monday it was!

  23. Maggie

    2007-11-01 14:45:39 -0400

    just wanted to say thanks for the vivid images. I've been doing the funeral thing this week...and halloween. I kept describing the two as "incongruent". And then, I saw your post...lost of seemingly inconcruent things made congruent by one person who loved them all. And i think that describes God heart for us in this week.
    Thanks for showing me a picture of Him in this.

  24. The Writer Mama

    2007-11-03 17:53:21 -0400

    Well shoot, Ali. I just missed you. I was at IKEA last Saturday and again today! I love how family friendly they are.

  25. T

    2007-11-09 07:45:30 -0500

    I LOVE your photo mosaic so much that it is now my desktop background on my computer!

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