Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Simple, Special, Ordinary Moments

Summer Family Favorites 2

We are printing some of our special family photos from this season to hang on a new photo wall in our living room.  And as I narrowed it down to my top few shots, I couldn't help but notice that the simpler, ordinary moments tend to be my favorites.  Swinging, picking berries, evening walks to the garden, lying on a blanket under the summer sun...  

Here is a glimpse at some of the fun we've been up to.

Summer Family Favorites
Summer Family Favorites 3
In between the sunscreen, the laughter, the meltdowns and picking corn, pees and watermelon off the kitchen floor, I am working on a summer newsletter that will go out next week.  If you haven't already, take a moment to sign-up.  (psst...You'll be the first to learn about early bird registration for my next Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery e-course in the newsletter, too.)

Your Personal Reflection:  What's one of your simple, special, ordinary family moments that have become one of your favorites?


  1. When I was a child, my parents, sisters and I would play a game of hide and seek (in the dark) or some sort of game (usually Hungry, Hungry Hippos or Life). They were such simple times, but are some of my most treasured memories. Thanks for the post that brought back these happy thoughts.

  2. How special Sara Rae. I've been thinking a lot about my favorite memories with my grandparents - it was simply playing cards w/ a bowl full of peanuts and a lot of laughter. Ahhhh... Thanks for taking the time to share.

  3. Aaah sweet friend, beautiful pictures, wonderful simple moments! I agree with you fun is in the simplest things. Eric and I love to share camp fire with our little ones. What a peaceful time, everybody in PJs, silent, with the sound of nature around us. Precious moments...

  4. Manon, Great to hear from you. A camp fire out in nature with the little ones DOES sound amazing. I hope we can join you someday!

  5. Lovely pictures. You are so right, the moments we treasure are those little moments of daily life. Enjoy you summmer

  6. Imene,
    So good to hear from you. Happy summer to you as well. xo

  7. You do a wonderful job of capturing all your summer memories in photos too! We can feel the joy in your family - thank you for sharing :)

  8. the babe is starting to look so much like his big brother! adorable!

  9. Gorgeous beautiful photos. Your babes are adorable and look so happy! Thanks for sharing.

    Simple but special moments include impromptu visits to the beach or woods, bedtime reads, art & craft times, home cinema nights with DVD & popcorn....just watching them play and listening to them talk. Oh so many...

    My two have just broken up for their near 7 week summer hols so plenty more opportunities for special moments.

    Kat Xx

  10. Lovely moments-so special. You photos are amazing. What a beautiful mama you are and what a beautiful family you have!


Thanks for sharing!