Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

May 26, 2009

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.
















  • 51.
    hanna said…

    those are amazing pictures and love your list of gratitudes – you have inspired me to come up with my own.
    Also just wanted to say I miss the links that you had up for a while, not sure if you decided to remove that but it was a feature I was really enjoying and doesn’t seem to come up with your posts anymore.

  • 52.
    Ali Edwards said…


  • 53.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Are you talking about the “link within” feature that linked to previous posts? I am toying with a couple things around here and am hoping to have it back up/or something similar soon.

  • 54.
    Samara said…

    Looks like a wonderful getaway. Beautiful photos, too.

  • 55.
    Sharon Graham said…

    wonderful family pictures and I agree Anna looks just like you!

  • 56.
    hanna said…

    yes that’s it exactly – glad to know you working on having it back up or whatever you come up with. Thanks -

  • 57.
    Jenny said…

    Thank you for always reminding me how good life is.

  • 58.
    Jenn said…

    Ali, you have such a beautiful family!

  • 59.
    Michele McKenzie said…

    Gorgeous photos Ali! What a great way to remember this time in your lives!

  • 60.
    Susan M. said…

    Wow, absolutely amazing photos. Great, great memories! Thank you for sharing them. Beautiful!
    Susan M.

  • 61.
    Amy said…

    Beautiful photos! I love the shot of 3 laptops at the table!

  • 62.
    Danielle said…

    What great photos! Looks like a great weekend!

  • 63.
    Nancy De Sousa said…

    Ali those are some great pics. Thanks for sharing them with us. I live in Vancouver, BC and everytime you post pics of the great outdoors in Oregon I think to myself “road trip”. I have been there twice but unfortunately never got to see the sites. Again, thanks for sharing.

  • 64.
    Paola Norman said…

    Awww what beautiful photos. Beautiful rocks, shells and driftwood. Love the one that kind of looks like a sand dollar. The rock backdrop is naturally stunning.
    Simon gets handsomer and handsomer as the days go by.
    Anna is supremely cute. Does she have blue eyes?
    Beautiful memories to cherish with family.
    Thanks for sharing a bit of it with us.
    Take care,

  • 65.

    Your weekend were all priceless and very relaxing!
    {Heart} the pictures you all took.

  • 66.
    Kim said…

    wonderful photos ali.

  • 67.
    Kelley G. said…

    love the laptops! I am visiting my family and there are similar things happening here!

  • 68.
    Kathleen Noriega said…

    What carrier are you using? Looks comfy and easy to use? Please share.

  • 69.
    SandraL. said…

    Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them with us. That last one of Simon is so cute!

  • 70.
    Kami A. said…

    I aboslutely love the photo of Simon holding his bear. It reminds me of Where the Wild Things are for some reason :)

  • 71.
    lacy said…

    So lovely. You are oh so wonderfully inspiring. My fave is seeing you guys at the table with your laptops, so real like, so cute!

  • 72.
    liz elayne said…

    this post is full of such goodness. thank you for sharing these pieces of your world…

  • 73.
    Amanda from AUS. said…

    That first photo of Simon shows he’s not quite a little boy anymore! He is absolutely gorgeous – what eyelashes!

  • 74.
    Michelle B said…

    Love all of it! Such great pictures! Thank you for sharing. And Marley and Me (Read that on your Twitter update!). LOVE that movie.. Love the book more. Such a good, tearful movie. We have a dog now that is such a marley! take care!

  • 75.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Hi – it’s a Moby Wrap:

  • 76.
    mg said…

    And why is Chris rocking a Dell laptop? Hmmm? :)

  • 77.
    Pebbledash said…

    really great photos – thanks for sharing.

  • 78.
    Tricia Carney said…

    What a beautiful family! I had to chuckle at the three of you sitting around the laptop campfire. Baby Anna is adorable!

  • 79.
    annie said…

    you are truly blessed…

  • 80.

    Just a beautiful family!! Really – thanks for letting us peek into your lives!!

  • 81.
    Molly Irwin said…

    just returned home myself from a weekend with family of hiking, picnicing and BBqing. Your trip looks equally restorative. gorgeous photos. love your beach treasures.

  • 82.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Seriously…mg. State computer of course. At home here he has an iMac :) .

  • 83.
    cher said…

    Hi Ali! Your kids are so darn cute! Hard to believe your little boy is not so little anymore! He favors your hubby I think and Anna favors you. I love your work and photography…keep it coming…ty for sharing so much of you and your family. We are thankful you do! Cher

  • 84.
    Jennifer said…

    looks like a fantastic weekend….awesome! :)

  • 85. said…

    hi ali..i love that sling you have. i’m expecting my first in a couple months (a girl too..yay!) and want a good one…bow do you like that one and where did you get it from? i love it! thanks!

  • 86.
    Michelle Giaimo said…

    So happy for you

  • 87.
    Barb said…

    I love the picture of your family on the beach… and the one of the three of you on your Macs. So cute! I’m glad you had a relaxing weekend with your family. :)

  • 88.
    AJ said…

    Ali, where is this beach in Oregon? Planning on taking a road trip to the Oregon coast. Thanks!

  • 89.
    DNese said…

    The post, the pictures and the very positive energy and happiness that is within this post is just perfect. It helped me today to really remember and grasp all that is truly important. Love it all!
    Your family is adorable and I’m glad you had a very relaxing time this weekend. Enjoy life to the fullest..

  • 90.
    Ali Edwards said…

    This is down at Sunset Beach – outside of Coos Bay.

  • 91.
    Melanie said…


  • 92.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Love it – it’s a Moby Wrap:

  • 93.
    alex said…

    great photos! Love them, love them.

  • 94.
    Nanette said…

    Such wonderful, wonderful pictures. Looked like you had a very relaxing, very ‘family’ weekend. Good for you guys!!

  • 95.
    Doreen OBrien said…

    Thank you so much for sharing photos of the fam. Simons eyes look amazing in that first pic.

  • 96.
    Alyssa said…

    Gorgeous Photo’s hun.. Could I ask what carrier it is that you are using? xx

  • 97.
    janelle said…

    which beach were you at? so beautiful! i’ve been to a few OR coast beaches, but not this one…

  • 98.
    Ali Edwards said…

    It’s a Moby Wrap:

  • 99.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Sunset Beach – south coast outside Coos Bay.

  • 100.
    stefanie said…

    love the picture when your husband, simon and you are all using the laptop at the same time.
    How do you take a picture like that ?

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