AE | The Weekend Lens

Spent the night with my parents on the coast this weekend.

My sister and niece were there and I try to never miss an opportunity to see them.

Amazing weather on Saturday.

Loved sitting outside at the picnic table with my parents and eating crab and spaghetti and artichokes and drinking champagne for no other reason than celebrating being together.

He liked it too.

Writing some new stories feels good.

61 thoughts

  1. J3SS1C4

    2013-04-15 18:52:22 -0400

    Looks like an amazing weekend! Love the picture of your neice with the bubbles, and how your friend looks at you with such adoration! Yay for new stories!! :)

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  2. Maureen

    2013-04-15 19:18:32 -0400

    :) Carpe Diem! :) :)

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  3. Michelle McKean

    2013-04-15 20:23:45 -0400

    Love the photos. That pathway picture really makes me want to do some hiking. Glad you had a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Kris

    2013-04-15 20:42:25 -0400

    Looking happy :)

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  5. Jonnelle

    2013-04-15 21:24:55 -0400

    Love these! The last one makes me SO happy for you, the look of adoration is he has is perfect, you deserve it!

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  6. Jennifer

    2013-04-15 21:50:10 -0400

    Ali, love all the pictures. Many thanks for sharting them with us. You are so beautiful, inside and out. :)

    * edited 08/08/14 05:50PM
  7. libbywilko

    2013-04-15 22:28:35 -0400

    ❤ all the photos , thanks for sharing a glimpse into your weekend. You all look so happy to be together and it looks like a lovely part of the world to live or visit.

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  8. Sharon Osborn

    2013-04-15 22:42:45 -0400

    Agree, agree, agree, agree, agree...etc...

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  9. Nicky H

    2013-04-16 00:49:43 -0400

    I just love your blog. I always have. It's beautiful and inspiring. I feel like I'm checking in with a friend for coffee every day. :) You look so happy.

    * edited 08/08/14 05:50PM
  10. amanda kay tea

    2013-04-16 01:57:43 -0400

    I love that you are writing new stories and that's adorable how he's looking at you in the last photo. You are a sweet soul Ali. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us. God Bless!

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  11. Jo-Anne from ZA

    2013-04-16 02:32:45 -0400

    Wow what FAB RAD photos!! Too beautiful for words:-)

    You are looking amazing, your man is gorgeous and you so deserve to be happy. You are definately going in the right direction. You Go Girl!!

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  12. Izzy

    2013-04-16 05:53:04 -0400

    Wow Ali, what a great weekend. I almost chocked up on that last picture. Double wow.

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  13. alida

    2013-04-16 08:38:58 -0400

    My cousin (a lot older than me) has a photo like that last one, with her late husband looking at her in that way. She has another one, many years later, of him still looking at her that way. The mot romantic thing.

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  14. Cindy Welch

    2013-04-16 09:00:04 -0400

    Love seeing you enjoying life!

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  15. Sue

    2013-04-16 09:54:18 -0400

    Its spring Ali-you are moving to the new spring in your life and it shows- now look forward to the "summer" of your life-new warmth, growth and joy!

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  16. Cindy

    2013-04-16 10:03:55 -0400

    Just beautiful!

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  17. Kim S (nerdgrl)

    2013-04-16 10:37:47 -0400

    You blog is the first place I check every morning. Love the stories...and yes, just like everyone else...Love, love, love the last picture!

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  18. Peggy

    2013-04-16 10:54:26 -0400

    I wished I lived there!! Looks so AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Lucky you!!!

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  19. heidig

    2013-04-16 11:50:00 -0400

    What a handsome couple!

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  20. Theresa Merkling

    2013-04-16 12:37:09 -0400

    "Writing some new stories feels good."

    So happy to hear there are some positive changes in your life.

    weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

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  21. Helen

    2013-04-16 13:10:26 -0400

    Good to see you so happy!

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  22. Leslie

    2013-04-16 13:36:52 -0400

    I'm so happy for you. The happiness comes out in the photos. Good for you that you have new stores to tell.

    * edited 08/08/14 05:50PM
  23. Giorgi Neilson

    2013-04-16 13:54:06 -0400

    And what a gorgeous story he is to tell, a picture paints a thousand words and his look is priceless what a beautiful photo of obvious natural emotion. "
    Live life to the fullest, this is not a dress rehearsal"

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  24. Jennifer K

    2013-04-16 18:38:42 -0400

    Love this post, made my heart happy to see and read! Thanks for sharing glimpses of your life with us. I find that I really enjoy reading about other women's real, right now, lives. You do such a good job communicating that. I hope someday I can go to a class or retreat of yours. (in the meantime, I am about to finally sign up for the OLW online class!) And, ditto to what so many other people said in their comments. Oh, yeah. :-)

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  25. Fran Camero

    2013-04-18 16:40:17 -0400

    Love to see how you are shows in your smile and face. Hope you have many beautiful happy moments coming your way. God Bless

    * edited 08/08/14 05:50PM
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