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February 2, 2011

For The Pure Joy

“Swing. Higher.”


  • 1.
    Stacey K said…

    As adults we forget to find the joy in the simple pleasures that children find. Joy is my OLW I’m struggling to find my inner joy, I may just have to get down & just be with my toddler tomorrow & share her joy. So glad I popped over for an Ali fix before bed. Thanks Ali. Sweet dreams. S

  • 2.
    dawn said…

    I love this photo of Anna, pure joy on that sweet face. We need a swing like that. My daughter turns 14 the day before Anna’s bday. I love watching your little girl growing up and reminding me of what my use to be little girl was doing at this time. I always show her pictures of Anna and tell her they almost share a birthday. Enjoy your day.

  • 3.
    Karen d. said…

    Beautiful. Enjoy.

  • 4.
    rhonda said…

    A delightful picture of Anna!

  • 5.
    Suzelle said…

    such a dollie :)

  • 6.
    Michelle L said…

    I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again today! I want a ride on that swing! =)
    She is too cute!

  • 7.
    Joelle said…

    Such a spectacular photo of sweet Anna! It speaks volumes about her. :)

  • 8.
    Dori said…

    precious. simply precious.

  • 9.
    Suz said…

    What we would give to have weather nice enough to swing! Today we are still hunkered down from the blizzard that blasted through our part of the nation. But, at least the sun is out- I will find my JOY (OLW) in that!
    Anna is precious! Have great day Ali!

  • 10.
    Laney said…

    Look at those sweet little piggies!

  • 11.
    Judy Webb said…

    I am enjoying you, enjoying Anna. We had four boys.

  • 12.
    Becky H said…

    She is beautiful.

  • 13.
    Cathy said…

    The look on her face says it all!

  • 14.
    Amanda C. said…

    beautiful capture!

  • 15.
    Jan from Canada said…

    A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home. ~Author Unknown

  • 16.
    Lisa Walters said…

    I to am so enjoying seeing you enjoying Anna. My little girl is 16. Boy does time fly!!!! And no swinging for us up her in Michigan. But I must say …a day off and its is breathtakenly beautiful!!!

  • 17.
    Stacy said…

    weeeee … flying high in the sky
    i love her happy little toes
    this is a signature photo for my word of the 2011 “HAPPY”
    im gonna get out and swing a little myself -
    thanks for the inspiration

  • 18.

    Perfect photo!!!!

  • 19.
    Anne said…

    I like how the pinkie toe on her left foot is bent all the way down, and that she chooses to hang on to the rope with her right hand and the chair arm with her left. Great pic!

  • 20.
    Cheryl T. said…

    This photo is perfect. It captured the moment perfectly!!! I especially loved that you posted it in B&W. Anna is so cute!

  • 21.
    Danielle Galindo said…

    Sheer delight!

  • 22.
    Jennie said…

    that’s a framer!

  • 23.
    Janine Fox said…

    I love the way her little toes are curled up in delight:)

  • 24.
    Anna-Marie said…

    I am so jealous if you took that picture today. We just got covered with a half inch of ice today and 12 inches of snow last week. I don’t think the snow from our first storm at the end of Dec has melted yet, and the remnants of the last 8 storms are still on top of that. What I wouldn’t give for a day about 50. She is absolutely adorable, a perfect mix of you and Chris. Thanks for helping me capture the little moments of life, for I find some of those pictures are my favorites. Here to living vicariously through Anna and hoping it will be warm here soon!!!!

  • 25.
    Liz Ness said…

    The photo made me so happy that I forgot I was on a blog and was looking for the “like” button — wanted to press it again and again. What an awesome capture!

  • 26.
    Sharon said…

    This photo makes me smile. Thank you!

  • 27.
    Tamara said…

    so precious! i remember days like this with my daughter like they were yesterday….and she’s 16 years old now!

  • 28.
    Monica said…

    Hi Ali, I just wanted to tell you that you show on my blog today when I show my This is why I scrap mini album. I give you credit for making me focus more on the story than the design. Thank you!
    You can see it here, if you like:

    Love, Monica

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Oh cool Monica – thanks for the link :) .

  • 29.
    Janet White said…

    Delightful! And such wise simplicity in the few words accompanying it.

  • 30.
    Leora Henkin said…

    I love the little toes!!!

  • 31.
    Lisa W said…

    So sweet! -Some photos just capture something special that is so difficult to put into words. . .this is one of those. ‘I love everything about it’ just doesn’t do it justice. Beautiful!!

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    ana smith said…


  • 33.
    Theresa Merkling said…

    That picture is incredible. What a wonderful capture!

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