STOP...and Savor the Moment!

November 7, 2008


Today was a half day for Nick because his school is being transformed into a winter wonderland for the Holiday Bazaar tomorrow.

Sarah and I picked him up at noon and we all went to get some lunch. Since it was so warm outside, we got our lunch to go and headed to a local park for an hour. It was actually our first visit to this park....I found it the other day while standing in line to vote! It has a jogging/bike path with a huge children's area in the middle.

You all know I have been dead set on dragging out those red and green storage containers from our basement, but spending the day outdoors with the kids made me stop and savor the moment. There may not be many fall days left like this I wanted to enjoy every second of it!

It just happens to be Fun Photo Friday....So I thought you might want to see what inspired me on this gorgeous fall day!

If you haven't figured it out yet, I have a very difficult time narrowing down the selection of photos....and today was no different... Maybe some of you other "mamarazzi" members can relate.....









Nick took this shot of Sarah and I walking out of the park!

Believe it or not, after all of these photos, I did not get one of the two of them together. Sarah does not sit still for 2 seconds, which makes it difficult to get her to pose for the camera.....the Christmas photo should be very intersting this year!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


M,R,J1,J2 said...

What a perfect day to spend outdoors! We don't have gorgeous fall days like this in Florida. Your pictures came out great!
Enjoy your weekend (we're going to Epcot tomorrow "Food and Wine Festival-I'll be thinking of you)!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Lisa, what gorgeous fall colors. I especially love the first shot of Sarah.

Kate said...
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Kate said...

Okay...comment take grammar is not so great this afternoon!!

Lovely pictures!!! I, also was inpired by the leaves this afternoon and am getting ready to post a picture of Lia that is very similar...that warm weather was hard to beat this afternoon!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! The pics, the kiddos, and the scenery!

CC said...

I need to get to your area NOW and have you take a bunch of pics of my kids.

Kam said...

Lisa, you have outdone yourself! These are breathtaking! It sure helps that your kids are beautiful. Watch out, Mama! Nick is gorgeous! You will most certainly have your hands full with smitten girls! I love that Sarah doesn't just catch who she is. What a great afternoon for the three of you!
Have a great weekend!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I really love that one of you and Sarah. It seems like mamas very often get stuck behind the camera and no one takes a shot of all the sweet moments we share with our kids. I love that one.

Jboo said...

Wow!! Gorgeous photos and looks like a perfect day!

Have a good weekend!


Sherri said...

The pictures are fantastic! The colours are amazing. Almost all of our trees are bare now...they look so depressed!
Sarah's outfit is adorable.
I love the pic Nick took of the 2 of us! He's talented just like his mom :)

Our Complete Family said...

Lisa~ What great fall photos! Nick is so handsome and just looks like such a nice boy in the photos. I know he and Bryce would be fast friends! And your little Miss Priss, Sarah...adorable! Is that one of the Matilda Jane outfits you got a few weekends ago? It is so pretty on her and perfect for your 'stop and savor the moment' day today!
Happy weekend hun~ Les

Amy said...

Your blog looks amazing, of course, and the pictures of your babies are gorgeous!

Have a lovely weekend, Lisa!
God Bless,

Jodee said...

Oh my goodness! These might be my favorite pictures yet! The kids look adorable and I love Sarah's new MJ outfit!

I am glad you enjoyed one more fall day! It is freezing here!

Football and Fried Rice said...

I love Sarah's Matilda Jane dress!! The last picture is so sweet!

Shari said...

WOW! Great shots, the first one of each that you posted are perfect. If all else fails for your Christmas card to a collage with on of each of them:)

Enjoy it while it lasts, it's snowing here today and Amelia never got a chance to play in the leaves (doesn't help that we have NO trees near us).

LOVE Sarah's dress. WHERE did you find it?

Susan said...

Love your blog makeover! Wow! Did you do it yourself?

Kim said...

LOVE the photos..
You do such a wonderful job..
I was going to ask if that was a MJ outfit.. I LOVE those..
Do you have to have a party..
Have a Great Weekend..LOVE your hair..

Shell in your Pocket said...

OH my goodness..those pictures could not be any sweeter. Your son is so handsome!! Your daughter is just so sweet and that dress! Oh MY!!!
-sandy toes

Rebecca Lily said...

OMGosh Lisa these are beautiful. Yes, as a fellow Mamarazzi, I know how hard it is to narrow them down!!! They are all gorgeous photos and I so enjoyed looking at them. I see Sara is in a sweet Matilda Jane; love that!! :) The fall colors make for a wonderful backdrop don't they?

Gail said...

Stunning photos! Your Nick is so handsome and Sarah is just adorable. I can relate to a 2 year old that doesn't sit still. We recently had Grace and William's pictures taken and he did stand by Grace...briefly.
Have a great weekend!

Christy said...

Oh my goodness!! those are all beautiful- and I mean BEAUTIFUL!!! The leaves are perfect and your kids are just the cutest things I have ever seen. Your son looks so handsome and I just cant imagine a little one looking cuter in her Matilda Jane dress. Absollutly beautiful!!!

Christy :)

Marla said...

Amazing photos!! Love the MJ outfit!

t~ said...

Amazingly beautiful photos!

t~ said...

p.s. I wish we had fall leaves for those beautiful fall photos.

Saucy said...

I love your photography! I also snap, snap, snap away of my kiddies... "mamarazzi" was the best new word I've heard in a long time but I won't teach it to my family or they will use it against me.

Michelle R Photography said...

What gorgeous photos. Nick is the most handsome little guy. You captured some great shots of him. And Sarah looks adorable in her MJ outfit. I love the one of her surrounded by all the leaves. I just love the fall colors as your backdrop.

And I don't have any problems selecting photos to post on my blog. Not one bit. Nope, not a problem at all. (ha ha. You HAVE visited my blog, right?) lol

Leslie said...

O'My...those pictures are gorgeous!!!! Your son is so handsome, and does seem like a very sweet boy.

What camera do you use, and what lense??? I would love to take photo's like that one day.

Your good.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Shelly and Family said...

Oh Lisa...what beautiful photos! I so missed reading your blog every day! When ever I visit, I always leave smiling! Thank you for being the wonderful and beautiful person you are...and I am so happy to have you as a friend in my life...!

Heather said...

Positively magnificent pictures!

I wanted to get out there today, but everything was wayyyy too wet.

The pictures you take are lovely, but it appears as though you have a budding photographer in Nick:)

Have a great weekend.


ZONE F DG TEAM said...

The weather was MISERABLE out way is the forcast for the weekend.

As always your photo's are AWESOME!!!

Missy said...

Oh Lisa, these are simply breathtaking!!! I adore the very first pic of Nick and the picture of Sarah in the leaves. You have such gorgeous kids...lucky mommy!!

Michelle said...

So beautiful!

We don't get much in the way of leaves changing colors here, and it hit a high of 82 today. Your pictures really made me wish for some "Fall" like weather.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful day!
I love all the pictures, especially the one that Nick took. He is really a good looking boy! Sounds like he a had a great 1/2 day just hanging out...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Robin said...

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful day!! What could be better!!!


redmaryjanes said...

Wow! Those photos are amazing. I love the little Matilda Jane frock.

fleur de lis cottage said...

What a great choice you made to savor the moment. You will cherish these great autumn pics of your beautiful children.

Polar Bear said...

Gorgeous!!! Absolutely Gorgeous!!
What a perfect fall day!
Nick has his mother's eye for photography!! Love that picture!

Twice as Nice said...

Wonderful pictures. Fall holds such beauty. We're having a give away and would love for you to be a part of it :o)

Dawn S. said...

fabulous pics!

yes, I am sick again. What in the world? Thanks for're sweet.

Shawnstribe said...

oh wow oh wow ohwow
i love all of them, but i also so love the two of you taken by Nick.
Precious moments girly

De Lucchi Family Treasures said...

Lisa, fantstic photos!!
How do you get them so BIG on your blog?? The autumn colours are amazing there. The wind and rain are howling here, so our autumn doesnt last very long in the UK.
Love the last photo of Sarah
Love Jules

Stonefox said...

Those fall colors are gorgeous! Great pictures! You've made me homesick with the beauty here.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

What gorgeous shots you done... gets addictive huh... hehehe
Sorry I haven't been 'commenting' as much... it is the busy season for me at work and so I may just pop on by to see how you are doing and not comment but don't worry... you pop into my mind from time to time...
Take care

Kathryn said...

Beautiful pictures Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love fall colors, and your children are just precious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paige said...

what precious photos & i LOVE her matilda jane!!!
love your new holiday blog makeover too!

Ivy Shaffer said...

Wow, what amazing photos! Absolutely breathtaking! Children are so interesting to photo, so candid and natural.

Thanks for posting.


Rick said...

Great photos - beautiful colors of fall. You're a very gifted photographic. Adorable children there too.

Kim said...

Hope you had a WONDERFUL Weekend..
Hugs girly..

3 Peanuts said...

I LOVE these all look like you are having such a peaceful day i the park!


Jennifer said...

Beautiful Fall photos. Love all the pictures!!!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! You are SO talented!

Bridget said...

What great fall pictures! Nick and Sarah are so handsome and cute - you always seem to capture them just in the moment. Love them all!

Denise C said...

OH my goodness...these are all so very beautiful!!! What a lovely park!!! Your babies are so gorgeous in each and every photo! WOW!