`

Loving

Loving Anna doing yoga.

Loving me doing yoga.

Loving how many times The Wizard of Oz has been watched since Christmas.

Loving the community that's developing around One Little Word (the class has open enrollment throughout the year so it's definitely not too late if you're interested in joining).

Loving that Project Life is now on my kitchen counter. I'll give an update in a post next week.

Loving reading through Karen Maezen Miller's blog archives and being inspired in all sorts of ways.

Loving commitments that I'm making to myself and keeping.

Loving that I roasted beets as a side dish for dinner the other night and Simon liked them (the kind of like where you can't help but smile when asked).

Loving that my parents will be here for Simon's birthday later this month. He will be 9.

Loving that I've got a date with a friend next week.

Loving that I'm almost done with the book Sabbath and I've enjoyed it so much I want to start it again.

Loving that it's almost the weekend and Simon and I are planning to take a test-run at doing some stop-animation with his legos.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Sign in or sign up to comment.

61 thoughts

  1. katrina says…
    01/07/2011

    loving that picture of Anna!i did my first yoga class of the new year last night - so good.

    Reply 0 Replies
  2. kelly says…
    01/07/2011

    love roasted beets. sometimes i buy a jar of pickled beets and just slurp them all up.

    and love this list. some really good loves.

    Reply 0 Replies
  3. Jo says…
    01/07/2011

    Great photo of Anna. Can't wait to hear how your weekend Lego animation goes. That's something I've talked about with my boys. We've made scenes and taken photos for stories, but haven't yet done stop animation. Hope you have lots of fun!

    Reply 0 Replies
  4. alexa says…
    01/07/2011

    And loving that photo, too! Looking forward to seeing your project in the kitchen :).

    Reply 0 Replies
  5. Funnelcloud Rachel says…
    01/07/2011

    Love that pic of Anna! Oh, to be that flexible!

    Reply 0 Replies
  6. Leora Henkin says…
    01/07/2011

    I LOVE this post. And I am loving the OLW community, too!

    Reply 0 Replies
  7. Lisa W. says…
    01/07/2011

    Loving the picture of Anna...shes SOOOOOOOOO sweet:) Loving your blog...keep it coming!!!!!

    Reply 0 Replies
  8. RellyAB says…
    01/07/2011

    Just in case you haven't run across it, give the demo of iStopMotion a go:

    http://www.boinx.com/istopmotion/overview/

    As you'll see, they rather like lego animations themselves :)

    Reply 0 Replies
  9. Amanda Smith says…
    01/07/2011

    I love how you inspire and create. You're truly a jem, Mrs. Edwards!!!!

    Reply 0 Replies
  10. dawn says…
    01/07/2011

    I'm loving this post today and that adorable picture. Think I will lift this loving idea to my blog today if you don't mind. The chat for OLW last night was fun and so many creative ideas to see. Can't wait to see your Project Life next week, starting mine this Sunday.Have a great weekend.

    Can you please tell me what you mean about the legos? animation? Not sure I understand....thank you

    Reply 0 Replies
  11. dawn says…
    01/07/2011

    I just did a loving post on my blog if anyone wants to check it out, sorry my pictures won't upload but I like it this way too. Thanks Ali for the reminder to remember these little moments we love right now. My link is http://everydaymemorieswithprojectlife.blogspot.com

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Reply 0 Replies
  12. janie says…
    01/07/2011

    Ali: Thanks for the book information, I am going to get this. I grew up keeping Sabbath and it was our family night. Friday night we would all sleep in the living room (6 kids) on the floor and pull out couch. My dad loved candles and it made such a safe atmosphere. I think he knew it would seem like a safe place for us kids to talk about our struggles that we had during the week and stuff. That was the time we would ask for "favors" because of the closeness and connection. We would play soft christian music or listen to stories or read books. It was often the "wind down" time. It peacefully brought in rest and reflection.
    I did this same ritual with my kids growing up and they loved it. We had a fireplace so along with candles we would have it going too. We would do puzzles, read books, listen to Uncle Arthurs Bedtime stories, or Odyssey tapes. As they got older, the last tapes we listened to were the Narnia series. Then we watched our videos of when they were little but they would end up going to their bedrooms after.... They are now teenagers, and the only time we do this now, is when the Christmas tree is in the living room...(my tree isn't down yet, one last night of it tonight)
    Then Saturday we would go to church and have family day after... a big lunch with friends or just us. Using the good dishes. It was so nice to have Sabbath and not worry about the TV being on. Back in the day, when a family just had 1 TV, this is what caused a lot of the fighting, especially with 6 kids. Sabbath was a nice break from it.... Kids are just over stimulated, and need a break too.
    Anyways, there is a really good soothing CD I played for my kids. It is called 20 Years of Hope.... Last time I looked at the store, they didn't have it, I didn't check Amazon, but if you want I can send you a copy of it.
    I am sure Simon would love the Narnia series in CD too. I got mine from the Christian Book Store, but I see on the package it says from Focus on the Family (I know they have a website that you could probably purchase them on)... Just thought I would offer the suggestion... Have a wonderful weekend!

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. Verona H says…
      01/07/2011

      I found "20 Years of Hope" on Amazon and ordered a used copy. Thank you for reccommending it. My copy is by Marantha Singers and I have some of their other music. What you said caught my eye, because my work is 'Hope".

  13. kellystar says…
    01/07/2011

    loving that you highlighted what my "one little word" is...LOVING. Negative feelings can just fly out the window when you tell yourself to go write 10 sentences that start with "loving". Today, I am loving some blog browsing time.

    Reply 0 Replies
  14. Kim says…
    01/07/2011

    I am loving knowing that another mom will be sharing lego moments with their son. Let the animation roll says, "My little lego guy." :)

    Reply 0 Replies
  15. Stacey says…
    01/07/2011

    You talk about the community of OLW. I feel like it is a "movement." I'm so inspired by everyone - it makes me feel like I am participating in Pay it Forward, or something similar...where thought and action creates your own reality...the way you want it to be, by doing...

    Thanks!

    Reply 0 Replies
  16. Cheri Andrews says…
    01/07/2011

    Loving that pic of Anna! She is really a pro at down dog - one pose I am incapable of as yet!

    Reply 0 Replies
  17. tara pollard pakosta says…
    01/07/2011

    my girls have been doing the stop motion videos with their american girl dolls and it's so much fun to watch what they make!
    my ava turned 9 in july, just a bit older than Simon!!!
    I have the project life too! I just need to make sure I follow through! I have been journaling as I go, and hopefully can order photos every 2 weeks or 1x per month!
    you inspire me Ali!
    tara

    Reply 0 Replies
  18. Jodee says…
    01/07/2011

    Love the photo! Wish I was still that flexible! LOL!

    Reply 0 Replies
  19. Trisha Harrison says…
    01/07/2011

    That's Awesome !! I just signed myself up for HOT yoga + I put Ava in a tot yoga Class. Anna is so cute in that photo !! Go Anna !!

    Reply 0 Replies
  20. heather says…
    01/07/2011

    What a nice way to head into the weekend...thinking of things to appreciate.

    Reply 0 Replies
  21. Jen says…
    01/07/2011

    The photo of Anna is too cute. I agree that I am loving your one little word class. The community has been wonderfully inspiring.

    Reply 0 Replies
  22. Kirsten H says…
    01/07/2011

    I just signed up for the class last night and NEED to get the stuff picked up because the inspiration is flowing out! I'm motivation for 2011, it's going to be a year of change, a year of growth and year of good. Motion is my word.

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. Jan Davis from Canada says…
      01/07/2011

      Welcome to the OLW family Kirsten :)

      Love your word!

      Cheers,
      Jan

  23. Liz says…
    01/07/2011

    Great post Ali. I'll have to read that. Here's to promises kept! Love that too.

    Reply 0 Replies
  24. Megan says…
    01/07/2011

    cutest. ever. picture of your girlie.

    Reply 0 Replies
  25. Jan Davis from Canada says…
    01/07/2011

    Ali,

    Seeing the wee Anna's pose reminded me of one of my favorites quotes...

    "If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good."
    Dr. Suess

    Reply 0 Replies

Sign in or sign up to comment.