So Very Thankful


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.















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  1. Pat R

    2009-05-27 02:20:45 -0400

    Ali you have a beautiful family. The love you share is evident in everything you do. Enjoy each and every minute. Thank you for sharing with us.

  2. Alyssa

    2009-05-27 02:58:14 -0400

    thankyou :)

  3. Ali Edwards

    2009-05-27 03:04:47 -0400

    My Mom took it :) - we were staying at their house.

  4. Ali Edwards

    2009-05-27 03:07:19 -0400

    It does take a bit to figure out how to put it on...but once you do it is really comfortable. It took maybe three or four times before I felt like I knew what I was doing.

  5. Ali Edwards

    2009-05-27 03:07:59 -0400

    It also helped to watch the videos on their site and on you tube.

  6. Linda Mc

    2009-05-27 03:43:37 -0400

    My advice to a scrapbook beginner is that you can start simply. You need paper or cardstock, adhesive, a paper cutter and some pictures. For titles and journaling, use your computer or handwrite on solid cadstock. Start small, but just start!! thanks for your inspiration Ali.

  7. Shawna

    2009-05-27 06:12:07 -0400

    I am so glad you all had a great time, Ali, and I love your list. The pictures are gorgeous!

  8. Melissa

    2009-05-27 06:18:21 -0400

    LOVE the pic of the three of you sitting around the table with your laptops. That is hilarious. Waiting for the day there are four of you there.

  9. Michelle Payne

    2009-05-27 06:36:31 -0400

    The pics of Anna with your parents are adorable.

  10. Janie

    2009-05-27 07:52:49 -0400

    Thank you for sharing your pics with us!

  11. Alison

    2009-05-27 08:05:11 -0400

    Anna is so cute! I am wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing what kind of baby wrap you were using with her in those pictures. Or any links to some that you've liked and used. Thanks! :)

  12. sandra

    2009-05-27 08:06:27 -0400

    i love the, i think, 7th pic with all you on the laptops. could be one of those pics that years from now you see in a book about 'what life was like in 09'

  13. Ali Edwards

    2009-05-27 08:20:44 -0400

    Hi Alison - it's a Moby Wrap:

  14. Teresa

    2009-05-27 09:23:23 -0400

    Great pics. Your kids are adorables. My son is asking me to have his own computer. I think I gonna do it.

  15. Alison

    2009-05-27 14:53:39 -0400

    Thanks, Ali! After I posted, I saw that you had already responded to other posters, but I appreciate you letting me know. Just found out I am pregnant today(!) and that totally caught my eye. :)

  16. Anna A.

    2009-05-27 19:05:53 -0400

    I am just wondering how you tied Anna up in your sling that way? Odd question, I know. But I have had the hardest time putting Milo in his sling -- he is only a few days younger than Anna and when I use the sling the way they recommend, it tends to fall off my shoulder and he doesn't like it very much. They way you have her in yours looks secure and I am sure he would like it much better. Thanks!

  17. Anna A.

    2009-05-27 19:08:06 -0400

    Whoops! Saw that several people already asked that - sorry! ;)

  18. Mindy Gailey

    2009-05-28 06:07:07 -0400

    ali - which beach is that? we might need to venture down that way the next time we're in oregon- looks like fun things to explore with the kids :)

  19. Carolyn

    2009-05-28 07:28:25 -0400

    Love the photos Ali! You have such a great eye! Love the pic with Anna and her grandad ? And the one around the table of you, Chris & Simon with your laptops, very fitting ;) Looks like you had a great weekend, so glad you were able to enjoy it!

  20. melanie

    2009-05-28 11:02:09 -0400

    this is such a lovely post :) I love the laptops on the table pic too, and I love the expressions on your daughters face! she looks so wise!

  21. JosieK

    2009-05-29 14:47:45 -0400

    Thanks for sharing these photos...great pictures. I feel like I went away with you and your family. Anna is getting so big...and she sure does look like Simon. And Simon is just gorgeous and that photo with his hair sticking out of his cap rocks!
    You have a beautiful family.
    Blessings to you all.

  22. amy c quick

    2009-05-29 22:40:00 -0400

    Simon is getting so big. But then I get down so rarely to my dad's that I never seem to be there at the same time as his visits. Your parents look great!! All parents have theie quirks, but yours are pretty amazing!!

  23. Kate Amarelo

    2009-06-07 02:52:39 -0400

    Loved the photo of the three of you sitting around the table with laptops! Awww, 2/3s Mac love!

  24. Term Paper Writing

    2009-06-07 22:16:09 -0400

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  25. Lucy Liu

    2009-06-11 14:43:31 -0400

    I love the pic of all of you on the computers! That is priceless. The family that logs on together stays together. :) Very cute.
    Congrats on your new baby! So happy for your family.
    Mwuah! Lucy Liu

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