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Thankful Thought | No.7

Today I'm thankful for Lily. I'm thankful that she's still with us. She's my companion and pal and somehow tends to be healthier than ever (besides not really being able to chase the ball as much as she'd like). The other day I caught this shot of her while I was sitting at my desk. The fresh air was coming in the open window and she was checking things out for a few minutes before she laid down for one of her many daily naps. She's the best.

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UPDATE : I returned safe and sound last night from my adventures in Tuscany and Rome so really what I'm most thankful for right now is being home safe and sound with my family. Photos and words to come in the next couple of days.


Thankful Thoughts is a semi-regular series. If you’ve missed any of the previous overlays 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.


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  1. dawn says…
    10/17/2011

    WELCOME HOME ALI, MISSED YOU AND GLAD YOUR HOME SAFE AND SOUND!!

    Love this photo and how beautiful she looks just sitting there staring out the window. It's one of my favorite things about my Lucky, don't you wish we knew what they were thinking???

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    1. Tammy says…
      09/08/2013

      I'm thankful that you demonstrate the grace of a wonderful person whom I have come to know through your blog. We were off line since July and I truly missed the happening in the Edward's household. This year I'll be documenting a day in the life of my classroom with 196 students. I'm so ready to capture the excitement and build a portfolio of our scientific experiments!

      Ali, you touch lives in way that most could only ponder how too and you provide an amazing opportunity for all of us to grow in spirit as we surround our selves with your P E A C E. Thank you for the gifts and happy Week In The Life to you and your readers!
      Tammy

  2. Sylvia says…
    10/17/2011

    So happy to have you back!!! You have been missed SO much!!! Thanks a lot for the new TT, love it :)

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  3. Paula G says…
    10/17/2011

    Glad to hear you arrived home safely and I am sure you got your fill of hugging Simon and Ana! I've missed your frequent posts - but I can wait -- take your time settling in and catching up -- we will be here when you are ready, no pressure here!

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  4. Eni says…
    10/17/2011

    Welcome back!
    Thanks so much for this overlay!

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  5. Asta says…
    10/17/2011

    I'm so glad you are back. Safe and sound. Missed you very much!

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  6. emily says…
    10/17/2011

    what a great picture,glad you have arrived safely.

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  7. Lisa W. says…
    10/17/2011

    OHHHH so glad to see this post. You are my everyday...I really REALLY missed your daily posts. I knew you were gone and busy but so excited to see this...EXSPECIALLY on a Monday. Lily is beautiful..we have a choc. lab and they are just precious. They are the "best" dogs. She is my daughters dog, but loved by all. They truly love their owners:) So glad your back safe and sound. My dream is to go someday!!!

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  8. Dori says…
    10/17/2011

    Welcome home! And thank you very much, X7.

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  9. Lynn Wigren says…
    10/17/2011

    Hi Ali! Glad you're back safe & sound. Looking forward to hearing about your travels. I have a Lily too! Our Lily is about 7 years old now and her fur is turning white in a few places. She is slowing down some and has shorter play periods than before. She's always so happy to see us when we come home and she loves to cuddle with us.

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  10. dawn says…
    10/17/2011

    Just a little something fun to tell you and thought you'd get a kick out of it.

    My daughter had homecoming this past weekend and one of the photo options was to go in their little photo booth (like the ones you've been doing with kids) and have funny pictures taken. They provided a basket of glasses, boa's, hats and such to make it more fun. My daughter loved this one and didn't even bother to get one done by the professional photographer that they had there.

    I was surprised and happy by this when she got home and showed me. Can you imagine Simon/Anna many years from now enjoying this for their homecoming.

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  11. Nicole says…
    10/17/2011

    Welcome home Ali! Can't wait to hear about your trip and see your SOTR (if you are sharing it). I love the photo of Lily too. If you hadn't explained it, I would have thought she was watching out the window, waiting for you to come home. :)

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  12. Donna Malloy says…
    10/17/2011

    I am new to digital I was watching your tutorial about overlays from your thankful thought 1. I was wondering how you keep all your layers in the middle. Mine seem to just go down to the bottom, I can't seem to figure out how to make them stay. Any help. Thanks.

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  13. Janette says…
    10/17/2011

    Welcome home Ali! I missed you lots!!

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  14. Lisa says…
    10/17/2011

    Welcome home! Quick question to go with my admiration for your wonderful observations and sentiments...LOVED the photo of Lily but REALLy loved the stacked box/sorter/whatever she was sitting next to! Can we buy these or was this one of your wonderful thrift store finds???

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  15. Eileen says…
    10/17/2011

    Welcome, home, Ali. Even though the trip was fabulous, I know how good it feels to be back home again. Hope you can get some rest.

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  16. Eveline van Heijst says…
    10/17/2011

    Wonderful picture.
    Eveline.

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  17. Susie Leggett says…
    10/17/2011

    So happy to see you home safely Ali. That Lily of yours sure is a blessing for you and your family. I'm happy to see she is doing so well after her sickness this summer. Wishing you a wonderful week at home.

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  18. Jennifer Levin says…
    10/17/2011

    WELCOME HOME, ALI!!!!!!! I'm so happy you're home! I missed seeing your photos and "hearing" your words while you were away. I'm sure it will take a few days to get back into the swing of things, but I can't wait to see what you have to share with us.

    My two favorite things about coming home from a long trip: all the hugs, kisses and love my kids give me AND sleeping in my own bed! Again, welcome home.

    Hugs, Jen

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  19. Tere says…
    10/17/2011

    I'm thankful you are home too...you were missed!

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  20. kelly says…
    10/17/2011

    Beautiful photo Ali! I am so glad that Lily is doing well (we have a lab as well, a yellow one named Lucy..love her)! Can't wait to see your photos from Itay! Have a wonderful week :)

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  21. Suz says…
    10/17/2011

    So happy your Lily is doing well. (I'm happy my Lily is too! ;).
    Glad you are home safely and can't wait to read more about your trip as well as to see pictures!!! :)
    Have a beautiful Monday.
    Suz

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  22. madeline St onge says…
    10/17/2011

    I love Lily and I have never met her Ali. She is a sweet girl and I am so happy she is better.

    Happy you are back home, I missed you

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  23. Sharon Dryjanski says…
    10/17/2011

    Ali! So happy to have you home safe and sound. I missed you I know the trip was great as you! Are not dogs the most wonderful companions. I just love the phot of Lily glad she is doing ok. We still have Molly diabetic, poor sighted, and slow moving but she is Moms's last schnauzer she raised so we are taking care of Mollie because we know that is what mom (anna) would have done if she was still here....love to you and your in my prayers.

    blessings and hugs,

    Sharon Dryjanski Phoenix az

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  24. Jenny says…
    10/17/2011

    Thankful for many things including your first post back being about gratitude. Blessings.

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  25. slmnontec says…
    10/17/2011

    Glad you are back! Rioting in Rome. Hope you missed it!

    My Jack Russell will be 16 on Saturday! She is my shadow, pal and best medicine!

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