NINE | Thankful Thought No.4

Today I'm thankful that Simon has been coming home, giving me a big hug, and then turning around and going right back outside to shoot baskets.




NINE from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

Go, Simon go.

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Thankful Thoughts is a semi-regular series. If you've missed any of the previous weeks please check out the archive. Click above to download a free Thankful Thought overlay to add to your own photo. Thankful Thought | 001 included a rounded corner mask and a video tutorial to show you how to work with both the mask and the photo overlay.

39 thoughts

  1. Kristyn G

    2011-04-21 09:11:28 -0400

    Great job simon!! Thanks for the download, Ali :)

    QUESTION: I have been playing along on our family blog with the Thankful Thoughts and have been trying to figure out what I would like to do with the pictures and journaling. Do you have any plans for printing your pics + words for a mini or to put them in your family albums?

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  2. Michelle L

    2011-04-21 09:14:16 -0400

    What an awesome little guy!

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  3. Sheila Miller

    2011-04-21 09:28:17 -0400

    Thank you Ali for the downloads. Love the Easter ones too.

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  4. AbbyS

    2011-04-21 09:34:54 -0400

    GO, Simon, GO!! That was awesome!

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  5. Susie Leggett

    2011-04-21 09:35:08 -0400

    Awesome video of Simon, and awesome job shooting hoops. Love the symbolism for his age right now. Did you record this with a video camera or your iphone? I need get more video these days, but always grab my camera by default.

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  6. Crystal

    2011-04-21 09:53:00 -0400

    Yay Simon! Loved the video and I normally hate videos. In your class, I actually skipped the videos and just used the handouts. Shh! I'm also wondering about your 'production' skills....looks like maybe it was with an iPhone but how did you get the numbers on there? So cool!

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  7. Alexandra

    2011-04-21 10:22:08 -0400

    so cool! our little guy comes home everyday wanting to play basketball too - maybe they'll play together when you come visit ;)

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  8. Paula G

    2011-04-21 10:30:18 -0400

    Simon is THE MAN!!! He's super fantastic and a delight to watch grow up. God bless him!!

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  9. Ellie A.

    2011-04-21 13:24:15 -0400

    GO Simon YOU RoCK INdeed!!! If it would have been me I still would have still been trying for my 1st shot :) GO Simon GO!!!

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  10. Leanne in CA

    2011-04-21 13:25:42 -0400

    Love it! Way to go Simon!!

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  11. sarah

    2011-04-21 15:32:20 -0400

    you're awesome simon!

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  12. Sherrie

    2011-04-21 15:51:03 -0400

    The video of Simon is wonderful, so happy to hear his voice!

    I love that he shoots 9 for his age. I just started exercising this year at a gym and they have an indoor basketball court. I have never played basketball, but wanted to set a challenge for myself making hoops. I am 55 yrs. old, so I started with a goal of 5 baskets a day. I would shoot hoops until I successfully made 5 baskets each day. Then I increased it to 10 (5 + 5). I am working on that goal now. I will think of Simon when I am making baskets!

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  13. Kathi

    2011-04-21 17:02:45 -0400

    Thanks for sharing Ali..love these.

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  14. ale

    2011-04-21 18:17:28 -0400

    thanks for the smile, simon!

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  15. Pam

    2011-04-21 18:50:19 -0400

    Oh, Simon certainly does ROCK! This brought tears to my eyes.

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  16. Catherine Denton

    2011-04-21 19:18:38 -0400

    I love your positive and thankful thoughts.
    My Blog

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  17. Kelly

    2011-04-21 19:28:10 -0400

    Love it. Love just the happiness of being a boy that he brings :)

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  18. Gail

    2011-04-21 20:55:09 -0400

    Way to go Simon ... from a PE Teacher, you've got the shot! Love that you are shooting and not throwing ... GREAT JOB!
    Ali, thanks for another overlay ... my plan is to make a 2011 book of my Thankful "things" :-)

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  19. Amybug

    2011-04-21 21:37:43 -0400

    Fantastic! Love the video =0)

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  20. K

    2011-04-21 22:29:48 -0400

    My 2 1/2 yr old son came in while I was watching this video. He said 'that boy's hooping it up!' and wanted to watch it again and again. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Sarah

    2011-04-21 22:46:30 -0400

    love that you're capturing stories in video as well...reminds me of "motion scrapbooking" that Izzy talks about in the paperclipping digi show. I enjoy video editing, but don't do it much b/c I take more still photos than video....but every time i play around in iMovie I love the results. Must try.

    and one more thing....tell Simon he's dabomb dot com!!!

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  22. jo

    2011-04-22 09:39:10 -0400

    Thanks for this - today I am thankful for the safe arrival into the world of the newest and smallest member of our family.

    http://mrsbeee.blogspot.com/2011/04/thankful-thoughts-04.html

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  23. Carolyn HP

    2011-04-22 18:18:49 -0400

    Thanks for sharing such a sweet little moment, I cannot believe over the years how much he's grown since I've followed your inspiring blog & stories... keep on growing Simon!

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  24. Lisa

    2011-04-25 12:16:54 -0400

    What a sweetheart!! That was sooo good. I don't even think I could make 1 basket. . .yet alone 9! Yes, Simon does Rock!! :)

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    2011-04-25 18:58:11 -0400

    [...] a phrase from my new You Are Awesome word art. You might recognize the photo from last week’s Thankful Thought post. I’m thinking I might burn that little video to a DVD and add it into this [...]

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