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The Beautiful Moments

by | Jul 10, 2009 | Authentic Living

The Beautiful Moments

The Beautiful Moments

The Beautiful Moments

Today is Beautiful Life Friday.

I’m hooked on moments like this with my beautiful little boy.

What were your beautiful moments?

The Beautiful Moments

Please share in the comments or via a link.
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and please offer the courtesy of linking back to The Inspired Room.

And don’t miss my special announcement in the previous post or our super summer giveaway (the giveaway is open all weekend!)

PS. Thanks for all of your questions on my white couch (and other assorted things) a few posts back. I’m going to do a Q&A next week because so many questions have piled up over the past few months that I’ve been meaning to answer! Stay tuned! Thanks for asking!

this post was shared on Hooked on Houses.

PS. So sorry this was late, I messed up and posted the wrong post earlier. {shakes head at self}


  1. Gina

    What a sweet thing to be “hooked” on! Time with my girls is the most precious thing. Having a teenager, I know this first hand, so I enjoy every single moment with them that I can.

    Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottages inspiring blog post..Hooked on stenciling

  2. Julia

    What a cutie your boy is! I love how determined he looks to climb that branch. :-)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Melissa!

    Julia @ Hooked on Housess inspiring blog post..Hooked on Personalized Canvas Art

  3. janice

    What a beautiful boy – I can feel your swelling heart with joy and pride right across the ocean that divides us!

    So, so many precious moments this week… Holidaying at home has made everything feel precious and special.

    I had coffee on the back kitchen doorstep today with my husband, who’s relaxing and blossoming more and more in the sun every day as his daily work routine recedes. He smelled of warm skin and suntan lotion that brought back memories of balmy sea breezes and holidays past.

    The back garden smells of jasmine, honeysuckle and damp soil. Yesterday, my son helped my husband dig up a patch of weeds that has been depressing us for weeks. They worked side by side, laughing, joking, swigging water from bottles and leaning on the handles of their spades proudly, watching the wheelbarrow fill up with stones and weeds, and a growing space of damp, rich earth appear.

    My daughter and I sat reading, occasionally closing our eyes and lifting our faces to the sun. I read a ‘holiday’ novel, lazily reaching down every so often to pick and eat a strawberry straight form the pot by the back door.

    Thank you for encouraging me to recapture and re-live a few of this week’s moments here. I plan to do it in my own update later, but if I drift out into the garden soon, I may never make it back to the computer!

    janice | Sharing the Journeys inspiring blog post..How to Breathe Life Into Your Writing

  4. Chele

    A beautiful life to me is realizing the blessings God gives us! All sizes and shapes!!

    Awesome photos by the way! :)

    Cheles inspiring blog post..Friday’s Blessings

  5. susan

    Hi Melissa,

    My beautiful moment is walking through town along the river w/my daughter. She feeds the ducks and I gawk at the lovely homes! ;)


    susans inspiring blog post..Twentieth Century New England Charm

  6. Vee

    No wonder you’re hooked and well you should be knowing how quickly they grow. Thanks for sharing these pics with us. Someday I’m going to surprise you and participate in one of your Friday “A Beautiful Life” events. ;>

  7. Arleen

    Hi Melissa. What priceless photos! The last one is priceless and I’m sure you’ll treasure it in the years to come. Happy summer! ~Arleen

    Arleen @ Seasons for All at Homes inspiring blog post..Decorating in Shabby Chic

  8. Thea

    Your son is adorable. His facial expression just oozes with cuteness!

    Theas inspiring blog post..Beautiful Moments

  9. Kimm at Reinvented

    What an adorable young man. So glad you’re enjoying your summer spending time with him!

    Kimm at Reinventeds inspiring blog post..Reinventing Old Windows

  10. Candi

    This reminds me of fun times growing up. Great photos!

  11. Chie

    Cutie! very energetic and full of alert. I can see on his eyes and that lil mean on his lips.

    Looks he’s enjoying his beautiful life.


    Chies inspiring blog post..Rainy Freaky Friday BUT living in a very simple way of LIFE

  12. The Stylish House

    Thank you for sharing this special part of your life with us! Your little guy is full of hope and wonder he is blessed.

    The Stylish Houses inspiring blog post..Crisp Blue & White!

  13. Renae

    How utterly adorable….boys are THE best!

    Renaes inspiring blog post..Friday Garden

  14. Kathy

    These are beautiful moments and should be enjoyed to their fullest!

    I have an award for you over at my new blog post. : )

  15. sandy

    Lovely, I’m so happy to see a close up of that precious face! :)

    sandys inspiring blog post..Things are Never Perfect with Kids!


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