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So Very Thankful

Simon

For a weekend away with family. For laughter. For good food and cold
drinks. For cameras that capture more than I could ever remember. For little kids. For the ocean and fresh salty air. For
exploration. For movies about the cycle of life. For getting out of
the house and away from the routines of our everyday. For Grandparents. For
tall grass. For secret gardens. For picnics. For conversation. For hugs
and kisses. For sunshine. For possibilities.

Simonali

Carry


Shells

Simonchris

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Computer

Grandpa

Grandma

Alianna

Bear

Beach

Wrap

Walking

Simon

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133 thoughts

  1. Amy Zarrella says…
    05/26/2009

    is that Courdory that Simon is holding? One of my favorite stories from childhood! What great photos!

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  2. Nicky from Canada says…
    05/26/2009

    What a wonderful post - life doesn't get any better than that.
    Good for the soul.

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  3. Nicky from Canada says…
    05/26/2009

    PS - does Simon have his own computer now, and if so, what did you buy him.

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  4. katharina says…
    05/26/2009

    Love the way you take photos!
    Looks like you had a wonderful time out! (;
    Lovely greetings from over the ocean
    Katharina (;

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  5. sharigrayce says…
    05/26/2009

    Seeing these makes me smile!

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  6. Elise Blaha says…
    05/26/2009

    anna is too cute.

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  7. Debbie says…
    05/26/2009

    Looks like your family had a great weekend retreat!
    That's what it's all about!

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  8. Olessia from Canada says…
    05/26/2009

    What a beautiful pictures of happy family,cutest kids,stunning ocean and rocks.Look so peaceful.
    Ali, your kids are adorable.
    What is Simon like to play on his computer?

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  9. Sharon in TX says…
    05/26/2009

    Looks like a wonderful weekend. But, how cold was it? I see all of those jackets and gloves. Here in TX it was blazing hot.

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  10. Ali says…
    05/26/2009

    Love all the different pics, Ali. It looks like you had a whale of a time! Love, LOVE the pic of the three of you on laptops **giggle**. Don't you love the modern world :-).
    Ali
    http://ali-soapboxcentral.blogspot.com/

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  11. Sandi says…
    05/26/2009

    Great pictures! Looks like your family had a wonderful holiday.
    Sandi

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  12. Courtney Newton says…
    05/26/2009

    I can't believe how grown-up Simon looks in the first photo and how much Anna looks like you. Beautiful family!

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  13. alexandra says…
    05/26/2009

    beautiful!

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  14. dmatthews says…
    05/26/2009

    Thanks so much for sharing the photos!

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  15. Amber Scurlock says…
    05/26/2009

    Simon has such beautiful eyelashes! Isn't it crazy what good eyelashes boys get? I'm a little jealous! =)

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  16. nicole beltane says…
    05/26/2009

    Love all of the pics but my fave pic is the one of you all at the table.

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  17. Amanda says…
    05/26/2009

    precious memories!

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  18. Jen says…
    05/26/2009

    I love the one of you all at the table using laptops. I thought that was just my family! The girls have gotten to the point now where they can use the computer themselves. So we've got me on my laptop, my hubbie on his, one daughter on another laptop and the other on the desktop. We are all in the same room together and it made me lol seeing that photo of your family. I thought we were the only ones! Oh how times have changed! TFS!!!!!

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  19. Sarah in Iowa says…
    05/26/2009

    Ali, Looks like that MOBY WRAP is still coming in QUITE HANDY. Per your recommendation, I ordered one for myself and it just came on Friday; NOW, all I need is to give birth to this little one.... he's officially DUE on Friday, but sounds like doctor may induce on Thursday if it looks like I am ready... baby measures SO BIG ALREADY! (It is AMAZING to think that MY LIFE WILL CHANGE FOREVER IN A FEW SHORT DAYS!)
    You've got a BEAUTIFUL family and an eye for great photography. Anna is getting so big, so fast and she looks like SUCH A HAPPY BABY! (She looks just like you.)
    How WONDERFUL that someone else was able to catch a snapshot of you AND your family walking on the beach to document such a great weekend.

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  20. Jules D says…
    05/26/2009

    Those pictures are gorgeous! Your family is so sweet together.

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  21. Alice the Brit says…
    05/26/2009

    great photos - loving the all 3 on laptops at the table one - but it seems inquiring minds are anxious to know what Simon has, we can see your mac, hubby's dell, but not what Simon's is :)
    Alice the Brit
    (Dell, wanting Macbook Pro)
    married to hubby (HP laptop)
    mum to
    Matthew (20yo - macbook)
    Melanie (17yo - macbook, graduation present)
    Madeline (13) & Mackenzie (11) who to their disgust share the gateway desktop!!

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  22. Ali Edwards says…
    05/26/2009

    It is. His favorite :).

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  23. Lorna says…
    05/26/2009

    Didn't you just have that baby last week and now she's holding her head up?? ;-)

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  24. jakki says…
    05/26/2009

    What a beautiful family!

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  25. Leora Henkin says…
    05/26/2009

    What a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing. So, what was the "circle of life" movie?

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