On Tuesday | Creative Field Trip

On Tuesday I embarked on a creative field trip to Portland to visit my friends Kelly Rae and Andrea.

On Tuesday I took my camera along as I usually do, filled with the possibility of images and captures that would say all that I wanted them to say and maybe even more.

On Tuesday I was lucky.

On Tuesday I took just two photos. This one sums it all up for me. I was there. I was at that table and saw and felt and laughed and smiled and listened and was filled up with the amazing abundance of friendship.

On Tuesday I received the gift of companionship, of a leisurely breakfast, of trying on two rounds of clothes at Anthropologie, of animated talk between good friends about life and marriage and kids and babies and sickness and photos and work and best laid plans and ideas and possibilities.

On Tuesday I felt light.

52 thoughts

  1. Wendy O.

    2011-01-13 12:12:04 -0500

    Awesome Ali! Everyone one needs a girls day out every now and then and it is so uplifting.

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  2. Radish

    2011-01-13 12:21:29 -0500

    Ali, after 72 years, I can tell you this would make my heart sing.

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  3. Sarah

    2011-01-13 12:37:23 -0500

    Love this picture and posting. Sounds like you had a WONDERFUL DAY!

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  4. lechatquitousse

    2011-01-13 13:47:28 -0500

    To feel that you're at the right place, with the right persons, at the right moment.....and finding pleasur and joy about this, I love that also !

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  5. Tammy Bentzinger

    2011-01-13 14:58:26 -0500

    Here's one word for you: INSPIRED

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  6. Peggy McDevitt

    2011-01-13 15:31:03 -0500

    What a great day, good for the soul and spirit. I have been following Kelly Rae for a couple of years. Knowing you, I'm sure your gave her some soft spoken words about being a mother and learning how to "balance it all". Love your creative spirt. Enjoying my class with you Yesterday and Today. I listen to your advice and my first page is not like yours at all and I am learning to appreciate it and am tickled with my two page spread and my story.

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  7. Michelle Wooderson

    2011-01-13 15:34:33 -0500

    Perfect example of your ONe Little Word. Just love.

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  8. heidig

    2011-01-13 15:36:38 -0500

    Good for you! I had no idea where you were going with this but in the end, I loved it! Great way to tie in your One Little Word.

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  9. Maureen

    2011-01-13 16:16:08 -0500

    Love it. Oh the talk...that's enough.

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  10. Elizabeth

    2011-01-13 16:51:53 -0500

    Sounds like you had a terrific tuesday....love that.

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  11. Sandi

    2011-01-13 16:58:06 -0500

    At my dentist office today I came across a magazine that reminded me of you. The name of the magazine is called:
    Seeing the Everyday
    They have a website at seeingtheeveryday.com
    Have you ever heard of it or seen the magazine?

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  12. Kathy

    2011-01-13 18:26:52 -0500

    Ali, awesome photo and more to the point the conversation, laughs and coffee that was taking place. I took LOVE what it captures. Well done. Kathy, Brisbane, Australia

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  13. Miriam

    2011-01-13 18:33:24 -0500

    I love the idea that sometimes it takes a couple of photos to describe your day - thanks for sharing :)

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  14. ShellyP

    2011-01-13 18:46:57 -0500

    You know sometimes ya just need a "Girl Day" to make you feel good. I love it when my friends and I make the time to have one of these days. And it is something that we have to make time for in our busy lives. Somebody make up "National Girlfriend Day' or is there one already? Hooray for girlfriends!

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  15. Pam

    2011-01-13 19:26:15 -0500

    What a great shot! I'm so glad that you had a great day. It reminds me that I need to do that soon, very soon. Thanks!

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  16. Carrie/scrapchick

    2011-01-13 20:25:40 -0500

    LOVE this photo! LOVE lunch with the girls! LOVE this post!

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  17. Kristi

    2011-01-13 23:21:23 -0500

    Love it! No matter what my mood, good or bad, I'm always happier after visiting your blog. {thank you}

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  18. Teresa

    2011-01-14 09:52:01 -0500

    Great photo! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

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  19. Mary Sara P.

    2011-01-14 09:53:50 -0500

    Love the picture and your wonderful example of how your word is showing up. We all need a girl's day out every now and again. I also wanted to just say that you lift my mood and make me smile with your stories, inspiration and want to say thank you!

    I also must say that I am now seeing Light everywhere now. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. kelly

    2011-01-14 16:23:32 -0500

    lazy and relaxed days with friends have to be the best medicine.

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  21. Laura

    2011-01-14 18:13:01 -0500

    Oh joy! Times with good friends is the BEST!

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  22. Kay Gregory-Clark

    2011-01-15 08:28:09 -0500

    Can't wait to see how you scrap this....

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  23. Genevieve

    2011-01-16 15:23:10 -0500

    Wow! This is such a great reminder to make time for my artsy-wonderful, wise women friends. Nothing else like it. Thanks.

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  24. RobbinD

    2011-01-18 07:39:43 -0500

    What a great photo and a memory jogger. Wow, you and Kelly Rae together. What love and creativity all in one place. There is nothing like girl time! Thanks again, Ali, for all you do and all the inspiration you provide.

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  25. jenn

    2011-01-18 15:58:16 -0500

    I *love* creative field trips... so vital. And I especially love this photo... it sums up my favorite kind of moment.

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