Go Out And Make Some Memories


Dear Lovely Readers,

It's summer here and it's awesome.

I'll be taking the next week-or-so off to enjoy some uninterrupted time with my kids and family and friends. We'll be going to the pool and camping and staying in our jammmies and eating watermelon and ice cream and being outside as much as possible.

You know, the good stuff.

Making memories.

Here's to living life with our hearts & minds wide open.

Love to you all,


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23 thoughts

  1. Delia

    2014-07-16 06:27:57 -0400


  2. Michelle t.

    2014-07-16 06:47:07 -0400

    Have a great time. Sounds perfectly wonderful. Michelle t

  3. Leora

    2014-07-16 08:18:06 -0400

    Have a wonderful time!!!!! I'll be sending good vibes!

  4. HeatherC

    2014-07-16 08:50:40 -0400

    Summer is awesome, isn't it? Enjoy!

  5. Kelsey, Esp.

    2014-07-16 08:51:45 -0400

    How great is this?! I won't have any dedicated, uninterrupted long-term time with the fam this summer, but I HAVE started a new thing this summer where I don't touch the computer or any projects once I get home with the kids from daycare. It has freed up So. Much. Time. and while at first it was weird to get used to, having a chunk of real free time each evening to play with the kids, get dinner on the table without feeling so overwhelmed, reading FOR LEISURE, and being in bed before a billion o'clock has been -- at the risk of sounding hyperbolic -- life changing.


  6. Kathy P

    2014-07-16 08:58:36 -0400

    Glad you are taking time for yourself! Have a great time!

  7. jenn shurkus

    2014-07-16 09:27:09 -0400

    enjoy ali! you deserve it :)

  8. Leslie

    2014-07-16 10:01:39 -0400

    Love this! I need to get out there and make memories with my family too, thanks for the push.

  9. Amberca

    2014-07-16 10:25:46 -0400

    Hope that you thoroughly enjoy your camping trip and the 'unplugging' of sorts. I just got back from camping on the California Coast and it was wonderful beyond words! Can't wait to see the photos!

  10. Sarah

    2014-07-16 10:36:30 -0400

    us too! we are actually going to be on the Oregon coast around Aug 5/6. I would flip out if, I saw you! ack.

    Have fun! Enjoy the warm weather.

  11. Amanda

    2014-07-16 11:31:48 -0400

    Best wishes! enjoy your time away!

  12. Terri

    2014-07-16 12:34:00 -0400


  13. anna

    2014-07-16 18:54:18 -0400

    Have a Wonderful time off with your kids! Such a sweet picture of your little ones at the pool. :)

  14. Melanie

    2014-07-16 23:11:49 -0400

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Summer is too short to stay indoors and blog. ;) xoxo

  15. Lisa W.

    2014-07-16 23:50:04 -0400

    AWESOME...enjoy Ali!!!!!!!!!! And of course SO looking forward to all your pics!

  16. CJ

    2014-07-17 04:35:47 -0400

    It's very well deserved Ali, enjoy! CJ xx

  17. Debbie

    2014-07-17 11:10:38 -0400

    Enjoy!Blessings to you all!

  18. Pam

    2014-07-17 14:25:42 -0400

    Yay for you Ali,and for your kids and loved ones too! Have a great time soaking up summer!!! These are the days...xo

  19. Tanya Watson

    2014-07-18 00:49:20 -0400

    enjoy - will miss your blogging but sounds like you have lots of awesome stuff planned...I cant wait for summer to come back to New Zealand...

  20. Cynthia

    2014-07-18 15:59:01 -0400

    Thanks for the reminder to make memories! Enjoy your time!

  21. Gretchen

    2014-07-22 23:33:32 -0400

    Enjoy your kids! Have a wonderful vacation!

  22. Stephanie Howell

    2014-07-26 04:11:58 -0400

    YES! Atta girl. Hope it was beautiful. Buona Estate!

  23. [email protected]

    2014-07-30 23:07:33 -0400

    Great sentiment Ali - love the idea of making some memories. :)

    Enjoy your summer holidays. xx

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