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Of course my Best Shot today is something that I captured of my daughter and I from our day of wandering. I’m going to print this one twice. Once for my office and once for my daughter’s bulletin board of important things (you know those middle school bulletin boards where everything that is special in your life goes) so that we are both reminded of our day together. Of living and loving and being. Together. Maybe I’m making too big a deal of it. I don’t know. I just know that it’s not always easy to put agendas to the side and focus on being in the moment. Together.

Do you have any thoughts to reflect on this week? Any special moment that you can savor in memory? Or in a photograph?

53 Comments
  • arizaphale
    Posted at 10:04h, 20 April Reply

    A wonderful and meaningful shot indeed. You can never take this time for granted. Savour every moment. Mine is about doing things together as well.

    independence

  • arizaphale
    Posted at 10:07h, 20 April Reply

    trying again

  • arizaphale
    Posted at 10:07h, 20 April Reply

    trying again

  • emily
    Posted at 10:42h, 20 April Reply

    I look forward to my daughter being old enough to enjoy a day like that with me – it looks like you had a great time. I finally was together enough this morning (well, decided not to shower, but anyway…) to put something up.

  • emily
    Posted at 10:42h, 20 April Reply

    I look forward to my daughter being old enough to enjoy a day like that with me – it looks like you had a great time. I finally was together enough this morning (well, decided not to shower, but anyway…) to put something up.

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 12:17h, 20 April Reply

    When I read about your outing with your daughter the other day, it made me so look forward to my future. My little girl is only 20 months old, but I already envision us having days like those. Thanks for sharing a piece of it with us.

    Here is my best shot from last week. A simple reminder to stop and notice the little things.

  • Joanna
    Posted at 12:55h, 20 April Reply

    I love your last two posts about togetherness. Especially this picture. It really tops off a wonderful post.

    BSM.

  • Joanna
    Posted at 12:55h, 20 April Reply

    I love your last two posts about togetherness. Especially this picture. It really tops off a wonderful post.

    BSM.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 13:20h, 20 April Reply

    Several photographs to share from an intimate maternity shoot.

    Lily

  • Andrea
    Posted at 13:20h, 20 April Reply

    Several photographs to share from an intimate maternity shoot.

    Lily

  • Farmer Gal
    Posted at 13:45h, 20 April Reply

    What a cool shot! The theme over at I Heart Faces this week is ‘self-portrait’ (I think it can be you alone or with a child) and you have to be holding your camera at the time you take it. You should enter this photo!

    My best shot is all about how much I need, long, YEARN for springtime to finally descend upon us mountain folk. I needed a burst of color this morning!

  • Farmer Gal
    Posted at 13:45h, 20 April Reply

    What a cool shot! The theme over at I Heart Faces this week is ‘self-portrait’ (I think it can be you alone or with a child) and you have to be holding your camera at the time you take it. You should enter this photo!

    My best shot is all about how much I need, long, YEARN for springtime to finally descend upon us mountain folk. I needed a burst of color this morning!

  • Christina
    Posted at 14:03h, 20 April Reply

    You’re not making too big a deal of it, not at all. It is pretty darn special.

    And this is special, too – a picture of the WHOLE family!

  • megan
    Posted at 14:04h, 20 April Reply

    i love special days or moments with the kids individually. when it’s something that happens spontaneously, even better. looks like a lovely time!

    orange crush

  • megan
    Posted at 14:04h, 20 April Reply

    i love special days or moments with the kids individually. when it’s something that happens spontaneously, even better. looks like a lovely time!

    orange crush

  • Heather
    Posted at 14:14h, 20 April Reply

    my favorite thing about that photo is that your cheek is resting on her sweet head. I do that all the time with my son.

    we’ve been in CT visiting family and I got a ton of great -together- shots that I’ll cherish.

    Here are two of my kids and my dad

  • Heather
    Posted at 14:14h, 20 April Reply

    my favorite thing about that photo is that your cheek is resting on her sweet head. I do that all the time with my son.

    we’ve been in CT visiting family and I got a ton of great -together- shots that I’ll cherish.

    Here are two of my kids and my dad

  • Jen
    Posted at 14:15h, 20 April Reply

    It is so hard to put everything aside and just live in the moment. You can tell by looking at this photo that you guys were having a great time being together.

    Here’s mine:
    Soccer Superstar

  • Jen
    Posted at 14:15h, 20 April Reply

    It is so hard to put everything aside and just live in the moment. You can tell by looking at this photo that you guys were having a great time being together.

    Here’s mine:
    Soccer Superstar

  • melody is slurping life
    Posted at 15:07h, 20 April Reply

    She’s growing up, isn’t she? She’s going to always remember this one.

    Somehow we’ve managed to be on the same wave length again. Though I posted late last night before yours was up, I’m accepting and enjoying the moment.

    Mother of Huckleberry Finn

  • carrie
    Posted at 15:12h, 20 April Reply

    You are absolutely not making too big of a deal out of such a fantastic day. No agenda and an entire day of not worrying about anything but spending time together…it IS a big deal.

    We are savoring the summer-like weekend over at our place.

  • carrie
    Posted at 15:12h, 20 April Reply

    You are absolutely not making too big of a deal out of such a fantastic day. No agenda and an entire day of not worrying about anything but spending time together…it IS a big deal.

    We are savoring the summer-like weekend over at our place.

  • Bren / BG Garden
    Posted at 15:24h, 20 April Reply

    This is a wonderful shot – my shot of the weekend is at : http://martagon.blogspot.com/2009/04/mighty-hellebore.html

  • Bren / BG Garden
    Posted at 15:24h, 20 April Reply

    This is a wonderful shot – my shot of the weekend is at : http://martagon.blogspot.com/2009/04/mighty-hellebore.html

  • Berta
    Posted at 15:43h, 20 April Reply

    Dropped by for a short visit – ended up spending TIME TOGETHER – so simple, so sweet, so perfect!

  • MelodyA.
    Posted at 17:33h, 20 April Reply

    Every time we can make it to an event that we always go to I think of how we are making memories for our girls. Even though they still complain after a long day. 😉 My Best Shot

  • Puna
    Posted at 17:37h, 20 April Reply

    I had written and published a post in anticipation of your best shot Monday but when I came here and read your thoughts on today I’m not going to link it because it’s too depression for your thoughtful post.

    Beautiful shot of you and your daughter. Beautiful thoughts to linger on for today.

  • Tanya
    Posted at 18:22h, 20 April Reply

    Loving this shot, your mama/daughter bond and all the board represents.

    Here’s my little Taco Bandit

  • elk
    Posted at 18:34h, 20 April Reply

    no you are not making too much of it…it is a moment in time …and we all know how fast that goes!

  • Puna
    Posted at 19:02h, 20 April Reply

    I had some encouragement from Tanya to link my post…so I will…sorry for being so indecisive. I hope you don’t mind.

    Best shot Monday…Black flower

  • Maegan
    Posted at 19:19h, 20 April Reply

    I want to savor the days where her shadow is all she needs to be happy!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbeasoap/3459593657/

    Very ‘sweet shot’ of you and your daughter…someday she’ll love looking back on those photos and seeing how much the little moments with her meant to you!
    Happy Monday!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 19:22h, 20 April Reply

    What a great picture! I had a similar one I captured of my daughter in the mirror of an old BMW motorcycle I was trying to get a picture of. She was behind me watching and I caught her reflection.

    http://wisefam.blogspot.com/2009/04/oakland.html

  • Sarah
    Posted at 19:22h, 20 April Reply

    What a great picture! I had a similar one I captured of my daughter in the mirror of an old BMW motorcycle I was trying to get a picture of. She was behind me watching and I caught her reflection.

    http://wisefam.blogspot.com/2009/04/oakland.html

  • Julie
    Posted at 20:03h, 20 April Reply

    That is sweet! We took a few minutes to check on the animals at Petco. (One of my son’s favorite things to do):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/monstiesmom/3448570510/

  • Julie
    Posted at 20:03h, 20 April Reply

    That is sweet! We took a few minutes to check on the animals at Petco. (One of my son’s favorite things to do):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/monstiesmom/3448570510/

  • Alicia
    Posted at 21:08h, 20 April Reply

    I caught a moment with my nephew and his papa… Both in the air. Love the little guy jumping with excitement when his dad tried to show him a trick!

    http://aliandsethinthecity.blogspot.com/2009/04/jump.html

  • Alicia
    Posted at 21:08h, 20 April Reply

    I caught a moment with my nephew and his papa… Both in the air. Love the little guy jumping with excitement when his dad tried to show him a trick!

    http://aliandsethinthecity.blogspot.com/2009/04/jump.html

  • Maggie
    Posted at 22:41h, 20 April Reply

    What a great shot of the two of you together!

    My best shot is a very different kind of remembering….

  • Maggie
    Posted at 22:41h, 20 April Reply

    What a great shot of the two of you together!

    My best shot is a very different kind of remembering….

  • golightly
    Posted at 22:48h, 20 April Reply

    What a fun shot, I have one of Harrison and I at the Fun Factory playing a pod racer game, but that wasn’t my favorite today. This one is. I need to go to Anthropologie now! Have a great week.

  • golightly
    Posted at 22:48h, 20 April Reply

    What a fun shot, I have one of Harrison and I at the Fun Factory playing a pod racer game, but that wasn’t my favorite today. This one is. I need to go to Anthropologie now! Have a great week.

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 22:58h, 20 April Reply

    Your post reminded me of a day years ago with my then middle school daughter. We were on a Navy sponsored trip to a play in Seattle in a van with about 10 people. She and I were in the very back seat. After a long bout of silence, she, all of a sudden, opened up to me and talked non-stop for an hour. She told me what was going on at school and her troubles. She had become uncommunicative for a while before this and I treasured this time so much. She has had periods of withdrawal from me since then off and on but I think that was the beginning of our adult relationship. A special and wonderful day.

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 22:58h, 20 April Reply

    Your post reminded me of a day years ago with my then middle school daughter. We were on a Navy sponsored trip to a play in Seattle in a van with about 10 people. She and I were in the very back seat. After a long bout of silence, she, all of a sudden, opened up to me and talked non-stop for an hour. She told me what was going on at school and her troubles. She had become uncommunicative for a while before this and I treasured this time so much. She has had periods of withdrawal from me since then off and on but I think that was the beginning of our adult relationship. A special and wonderful day.

  • kristal
    Posted at 00:29h, 21 April Reply

    What a beautiful picture of you and your daughter enjoying the day. Warm fuzzies. 🙂

  • kristal
    Posted at 00:29h, 21 April Reply

    What a beautiful picture of you and your daughter enjoying the day. Warm fuzzies. 🙂

  • Jessica New
    Posted at 03:54h, 21 April Reply

    The simple times is what we so often overlook, but these are the moments that I forever want to keep fresh in my memory. Like when my little one wakes up in the morning. This is the face that I am privileged enough to wake up to everyday. I want to remember my daughter just like this forever!!!
    Best Shot Monday

  • Jessica New
    Posted at 03:54h, 21 April Reply

    The simple times is what we so often overlook, but these are the moments that I forever want to keep fresh in my memory. Like when my little one wakes up in the morning. This is the face that I am privileged enough to wake up to everyday. I want to remember my daughter just like this forever!!!
    Best Shot Monday

  • Hayley
    Posted at 13:32h, 21 April Reply

    This is one of those photos that she might find 30 years from now, tucked in a book or still with her "important" stuff. She’ll study it, examine it, remember the special day, wonder about timelessness, aging, and beauty. She’ll think about what was "important" in middle school, and how sometimes it never changes. (I know this because I have a box of "important" stuff that I sit with often) I really enjoy this shot, as always.

    My shot this week explores my "memories of flying!"

    http://www.whenigrow.blogspot.com

  • Hayley
    Posted at 13:32h, 21 April Reply

    This is one of those photos that she might find 30 years from now, tucked in a book or still with her "important" stuff. She’ll study it, examine it, remember the special day, wonder about timelessness, aging, and beauty. She’ll think about what was "important" in middle school, and how sometimes it never changes. (I know this because I have a box of "important" stuff that I sit with often) I really enjoy this shot, as always.

    My shot this week explores my "memories of flying!"

    http://www.whenigrow.blogspot.com

  • Davielle Huffman
    Posted at 23:05h, 23 April Reply

    that is a beautiful photograph, and you should never take those moments for granted. i’m sure you don’t, else you wouldn’t have chosen that as your BSM image. YAY for you and your daughter. what a special day it must have been!

  • Davielle Huffman
    Posted at 23:05h, 23 April Reply

    that is a beautiful photograph, and you should never take those moments for granted. i’m sure you don’t, else you wouldn’t have chosen that as your BSM image. YAY for you and your daughter. what a special day it must have been!

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