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Early Tuesday Morning

Waiting for the bus. Giggling while being chased by Dad. Lily wanting to play fetch. Hot coffee. Orange twinkle lights. Anna already off with Kim. Bagel & cream cheese. Teeth-brushed. Hair sprayed with water to keep that "crazy hair" at bay. Papers placed in backpack and reminders spoken to give them to his teacher. Fog. Shoes on. Coat on. Fewer verbal reminders these days than in the past. Conversation about how happy he has been lately. Third grade. Subjects + predicates. Routines. Rhythms. Fall.

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  1. Michelle Wooderson says…
    10/12/2010

    A lovely little life you have. Cherish it.

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    1. Cheyenne Renard says…
      10/12/2010

      I definately agree you dont know just how wonderful a life you really have until its gone or the children are gown up do cherish it Ali and i know you really do have a great week Simon is so handsome and darling its great to see him doing so well love to you all Cheyenne from Henderson Nevada.

    2. Michelle says…
      10/14/2010

      Amen to you both. My son will be 17 this Sunday & it seems like just yesterday he was Simon's age. These are truly magical years...hold on tight....they go by fast!!

  2. Madeline St Onge says…
    10/12/2010

    Sounds like the perfect start to your day

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  3. Sasha Holloway says…
    10/12/2010

    you had me at Bagels and Cream Cheese mmmm .. now off to burn the thought off w/some cardio lol.

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  4. Krystal says…
    10/12/2010

    Beautiful. This will be great to look back on.

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  5. Carrie/scrapchick says…
    10/12/2010

    Sweet post! Inspirational.

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  6. Stacie says…
    10/12/2010

    Life is good!

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  7. nicole says…
    10/12/2010

    You make me feel like I sitting right there with you guys, thanks!

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  8. Funnelcloud Rachel says…
    10/12/2010

    Great pic! And I usually hate mornings, but this is such a sweet reminder as to how great they can be.

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  9. Jacque says…
    10/12/2010

    blessings, blessings, blessings!! Cherish each moments with your precious family--that is what life is all about!!

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  10. sharongrey8 says…
    10/12/2010

    I sense a lovely today page coming on :)

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  11. Lisa W says…
    10/12/2010

    Smiles! I love morning like that!

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  12. Gabi says…
    10/12/2010

    Ditto what Stacie said: Life is good :)
    Awesome post, Ali! Have a wonderful day.

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  13. Helen says…
    10/12/2010

    Love these 'snippets' of yours......reminds me that I must do them more often myself. I actually have an album entitled 'Snippets' that I set up just for this purpose, but it always gets waylaid in my rush to complete everything else. Funny, as its the one album I know will have most value in the future. Children grow so quickly, pass through so many wonderful stages so quickly, its invaluable to record them as often as possible....
    Thanks, Ali - I have renewed passion for my 'Snippets' album and am going to see what system I can set up to "make it work".......

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  14. dawn says…
    10/12/2010

    What a special morning for Simon to have with his parents. Love this picture with the orange lights, so pretty. Happy Tuesday to your family!!

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  15. Cheryl Rodda says…
    10/12/2010

    Love it... i need to figure out my timer on my camera... I might actually get in a picture or 2 that way... have a great day!

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  16. Lain says…
    10/12/2010

    Love the lights in the background! They look absolutely spooky. :)

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  17. Lisa Ridgely says…
    10/12/2010

    I loved reading this glimpse into your morning - such a simple and perfect way to record that moment.

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  18. KENDRA says…
    10/12/2010

    WOW! I'm glad I opened this post! When I saw the thumbnail/smaller version on your home page, I thought your house was on fire. Duh!

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  19. rhonda nickol says…
    10/12/2010

    Happy Tuesday to you and Simon and thanks for putting a smile on mine!

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  20. Ingvild says…
    10/12/2010

    A wonderful start on a grey tuesday morning. Love the orange lights and all the pumpkins.

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  21. Barb M. says…
    10/12/2010

    Thanks for the wonderful peek into the Edwards' Tuesday.

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  22. Melanie says…
    10/12/2010

    Love:)

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  23. Emma Sather Bluemel says…
    10/12/2010

    So sweet! Lovely morning and a lovely memory. :)

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  24. Amanda says…
    10/12/2010

    love the pumpkins and orange twinkle lights. I remember the 25(ish) pumpkins post/page and am wishing you a happy Halloween!! I'm so excited for your siblings to visit your new home and celebrate one of your favorite holidays :) Blessings--

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  25. Denise KC says…
    10/12/2010

    I love reading about Simon, he's the same age as my daughter, Dreidynn. She came home with Subject + Predicate work just the other day :)

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