Project Alicia : "Families that Play Together Stay Together."

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Families that Play Together Stay Together."

Hubs has a crazy schedule with some crazy hours. This is just the way it is.

So, we treasure moments together.

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As I get older I realize that beautiful moments don't require travel or money.
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They are all around us.
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But we have to have an open mind.
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And a willing heart.
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A smile, a laugh, a beautiful sunset, the smell of lilacs, the excitement of a child...
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Open your eyes and embrace the moments.Photobucket

They will go on with or without us...
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Pause the busyness of life.
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To breathe in and enjoy.
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And make some memorable moments while ya can.
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The rest can wait.

43 comments:

  1. as always...amazing pics! looks like your hubs is a pretty good photog too! My dad was an airline pilot so we had crazy birthdays and christmases some years so we could celebrate together. it's the time not what you do. but that looks like a really nice day, worms and all.

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  2. Beautiful shots!

    When my dad was here we headed to the lake for some quality fishin' time. We hope to go back before school starts.

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  3. What a beautiful post!
    Fishing can be meditative...
    Sunny greetings from Casa!
    Trying to get back to blogging next week...

    BLOGitse

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  4. Gosh you have a beautiful family!

    Looks like y'all had a lot of fun too!

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  5. Fishing looks like fun! It looks like the family has a good time together!

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  6. Sharing moments like this is what it is all about. What a wonderful family you have.

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  7. Beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful time spending the day with your family. It's definitely the little moments that are sometimes the sweetest.

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  8. Beautiful post. Thank you for the reminder. Your photos and family are gorgeous.

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  9. Alicia, this is a beautiful and very touching blog. Honestly, reading some of your posts has given me an uplift and made me want to be more focused on my family and less on the chaos surrounding my life. Thank you for doing this blog!

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

    I totally agree...the older I get...the more I realize that the everyday moments with family are the most treasured.

    God bless you!

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  11. This post was perfect to read this morning! Such peaceful pics and your comments really ring true.

    One of my favorite expressions is something like "Life is what happens when you are busy making plans". I have to force myself some days to look PAST what needs to be done and focus on the minutes that are slipping by..

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  12. So, so true. My husband works six days a week until 9 each night with three nights out of town n and I am learning not to miss any moment. To just grab things and go on a adventure with each other....a treasure!!!
    Life is just precious!!!!!!!!! Not worth missing!!!!!

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  13. OMG -- few things. Theses images are TO DIE FOR! Your family is GORGEOUS. Your talent amazing. And you should be in some 'Hot Mommy Award' Category.

    Love your site... so glad you posted on mine... I've been MIA for a while... I'm back, though!

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  14. Amazing moments captured - and more and more I'm also enjoying the simplicity of life. Where exactly does the camera fit into all the fishing equipment?

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  15. you take such amazing pictures! you are so right, we need to treasur every moment. my husband works long and weird hours as well and i treasure times together even if we are doing the things he likes.

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  16. Just visiting from the Lady Bloggers Tea Party. These are truly beautiful pictures!! And, what a great message to help remind people to enjoy the simple things in life!

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  17. "they will go on with or without us" very true

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  18. Wow, love it! I love the words and the photos; beautiful.

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  19. Fishing is such wonderful family fun! Your pictures are stunning!

    I've nominated you for an award on my blog. Please stop by to claim it.

    http://ourfullnest.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-received-2-awards-this-week.html

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  20. such a meaningful post with gorgeous pics.

    i've gotta say "you're one hot momma!!" ;)

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  21. what a beautiful post & oh so true (lovely photos too!)

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  22. Wonderful post, Lish! love the pictures...as always! Makes you stop and think and be grateful for all you have.

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  23. i am so grateful for the few moments when our whole family is together. my husband also works crazy hours often only getting a "maybe" one day off or one hour at home with us. i really miss him. it is hard not to long for the days when this will change but, i am glad you reminded me that life is happening every moment.

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  24. What beautiful photos. You captured a special moment in time!!

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  25. Beautiful post... so true. Equally beautiful photos, I might add! :)

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  26. Great words and beautiful pictures!

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  27. This is beautiful, and it shows what will matter when our time is up on earth. who makes this happen, you or your husband? both?

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  28. Inspiring message and beautiful pictures! What a great reminder to all of us to cherish each other and life's little moments :)

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  29. I can sympathize with you-I have a hubby with a crazy schedule as well. He has to travel A LOT with his job, so we too enjoy every minute we get with him. Looks like you all had a great time fishing!

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  30. Wow! I love this post! It's full of calmness and tranquility. You are right. We need to appreciate what we have right now...the rest can wait. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. You have such awesome pictures on your blog.
    That's so true! Families need to have fun together. We've always been close to our kids and we do fun things together too.

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  32. Fantastic post....love those photos! I have good memories of fishing with my Dad as a girl. I had the "lucky" rod. lol

    We love "Family Day" here. The kidlets treasure them more than big present filled holidays. In fact, I do believe we are due for one!

    Hope you are having a fantastic week. This is my first visit here and I'm glad I made the trip! :>

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  33. Beautiful light on that third image - I love it!

    Cheers,
    Anne

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  34. I LOVE this! Your family is beautiful and I can't wait for the day my boys are old enough we can do something fun like this! <3

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  35. Beautiful pics Alicia! Your kids are gorgeous and you are SMOKIN!....if I didn't like guys...hmmm....lol

    These are just great! Family time is truly special!

    And yes...we would get along swimmingly!! :)

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  36. Beautiful pictures, as always and a wonderful message to boot.

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  37. Great post! Your gorgeous and I love the hat!
    Londen
    xo

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  38. great to find your blog and to see a fellow sister sharing the joys of family life! love the post title and love the pictures :) Naomi

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