Sunday, May 10, 2009

you and you and you

Today was nothing short of marvelous. When Collin asked what I wanted to do for Mother's Day a smile lite across my face as I pictured exactly what I'd love to do. It was simple really... pack a lunch, bring a cute (picture worthy;) quilt, an elmo kite, 2 crazy little munchkins and I'll be a happy girl!
While we laughed, chased Avery, played, admired Quincey's curiosity, flew a kite, chased Avery some more-it really hit me. All at once. It doesn't take much for me to be happy. Although I knew it all along sometimes I need a friendly reminder.
all I need is you and you and you... & grape soda.


It's the little things that make us happy, isn't it? :) Happy Mother's Day!

47 comments:

Heidi Harlequin said...

awww.

your little family is so adorable!

and it is definitely the little things that matter.

i hope your mothers day was awesome.

<3

susette said...

Oh yes, little things like a phone call from my missionary son!

Ellen Cebo said...

That first picture is so adorable. Soooo cute!

Stacy said...

Your post made me happy. You are so right about the little things. Happy Mother's Day!

swiss girl said...

oh my goodness, those pictures are soooo cute!!! i can't wait to see them on your layouts :D
have a wonderful day!!
rachel

musesof said...

so beautifull day and so beautifull photo !

angie worthington said...

sounds like the perfect afternoon & mother's day!!!...great pictures!...

Haberdawoman said...

Your post put a smile on my face. You are so right when you say it does not take much to make a MOM happy. Glad to see you had such a wonderful Mother's Day!

Tricia said...

Agreed. It's the little things - little kids, little smiles, little bits of time with loved ones. Happy Mother's Day back to you!

{VICKI} said...

That sounds like my kinda day!

Veronica said...

Yes. It is the little things! I think we need MORE of the little things today. Happy Mother's Day.

Aartee said...

awww happy mother's day!

Brandie said...

Soo true. It's amazing how often we forget that.

Michelle Vandepol said...

and so fabulously within reach for everyone :) thanks for spreading the inspiration around

Lacey said...

Ya'll are such a sweet family!

debevans said...

I LOVE that first picture too...it's just perfect :)

s a n s k u :) said...

Yep! <3

Sally said...

Hey! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your photos. How do you get such great photos without a bunch of shadows?

Also, on the list of 27 from your birthday blog. On the clothes...here's a new one. Go into your closet with a red pen and put eveything that you just bought on "sale." I had a friend who did this all the time and really impressed her husband with her "great deals." Everything went pretty well until he caught her in her closet "reducing" all the clothes that she had just bought at full price.

Seriously-are you using a filter or something to keep the shadows away? I loved the cookie picture. I could bake those cookies and they would look great, but my picture's lighting would never look like that. I have a great SLR camera, but my pictures don't look like that one--or any of your other ones.. Help!

AngMomof3 said...

I've gotta know how you catch so many great shots of yourself and/or your whole fam... are you rockin' your remote? Does Colin take lots of them? Do you always have a photographer with you wherever you go? :)

stephanie howell said...

happy mother's day, love.
and isn't that the best feeling on the planet?
pure joy.

Anna said...

This is so true!! It really is the precious time we have together with the ones we love that makes like so sweet. Thanks for sharing your mother's day with us :)

Carolyn said...

Family is everything..lovely pictures.
Carolyn
Kitchener On Canada

Just Rhonda said...

what a wonderful M-day gift! CUTE photos too!

Jung A said...

what a beautiful family ya'll have!

Jill said...

What a wonderful blog! What you said is so true. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

PS. Love the pictures!

pakosta said...

what gorgeous pictures.
sounds like an amazing day!
we should have done a picnic!! i wanted photos yesterday but I didn't get or take a SINGLE ONE!!!!!
oh, and you wear things that look so soooooo awesome on you, but if I wore them I KNOW they would make me look RIDICULOUS!!!!! you are beautifuL!! and so is your famiLY!
tara

sassy studio said...

what a beautiful family...lucky lucky gal!

Tiffany said...

Liz it truly is!!!!! I was thinking yesterday about how good it felt just to go to Red Robin for lunch with my hubby and my daughter, grab some yummy frappucinos and walk around holding my husband's hand....and chase Madi at the same time ;). I live for these moments. So glad you had a beautiful Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

could you tell us where you got the adorable flower head band? it's so so cute.
thanks!!!!

Ana said...

Perfectly said... I agree!

bt said...

Your pictures always look so vivid and wonderful. Do you use a timer, or a remote, or what to get pics like the first one? I definately think you should do some "family self portaits 101" for Ask Lizzie! Maybe Colin should be a guest in your column...

Mary and Ryan said...

Cutest family picture EVER taken!!So glad you had a great Moms day:)

Chelsea Ling said...

you guys are sooo gorgeous I can't even understand it! lol :)

Charin said...

Awww!!! So sweet :) :)
And your headband is adorable!

Hannah said...

looks like you had a simply beautiful day too!

Jenna said...

Your girls are beautiful! I'm glad you had a great Mother's day!

(I just received my miss ruby sue headband I ordered and am in *love* with it!)

debevans said...

I'd like to know if you use a filter or something too! I wish you could give us a photo lesson or 2 :)

Liza said...

I've been lurking for a little while now. Absolutely, dig your soundtrack, btw. However, this time couldn't contain myself. Had to stop and say what a BEAUTIFUL family you have. The house o'Lizzie has been blessed!

traceyjb said...

Wow - such beautiful pictures! What wonderful family treasures. Looks like you had a great Mother's Day :)

elizabeth said...

Sally said...
Hey! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your photos. How do you get such great photos without a bunch of shadows?

~~Hi Sally, I think it was cloudy and so there weren't harsh shadows that day. :) Try a different time during the day that won't make harsh shadows faces.


someone said..
Seriously-are you using a filter or something to keep the shadows away? I loved the cookie picture. I could bake those cookies and they would look great, but my picture's lighting would never look like that. I have a great SLR camera, but my pictures don't look like that one--or any of your other ones.. Help!

~~Nope I don't have a filter. (what are filters anyway?) I shot the cookies just on my kitchen counter with the window behind them and to the sides. It's all about lighting so move around different windows at different times and find explore where the good light is. I've learned from experience if I set the cookies at the same time on the table the shadows would have been harsh. Find where the good light is for you. :) Hope that helps.

AngMomof3 said...
I've gotta know how you catch so many great shots of yourself and/or your whole fam... are you rockin' your remote? Does Colin take lots of them? Do you always have a photographer with you wherever you go? :)

~~haha! That would be awesome. We put the camera on timer & cross our fingers for the result. :) Yes, Collin takes lots of the photos-he's awesome!
Does anyone know if the 50d can use a remote? my canon rebel could but I can't get it to work with my new canon.


stephanie howell said...
happy mother's day, love.
and isn't that the best feeling on the planet?
~~yes it is!! :)


Anonymous said...
could you tell us where you got the adorable flower head band? it's so so cute.
thanks!!!!

~~Yes, it's found at http://www.etsy.com/missrubysue

bt said...
Your pictures always look so vivid and wonderful. Do you use a timer, or a remote, or what to get pics like the first one? I definately think you should do some "family self portaits 101" for Ask Lizzie! Maybe Colin should be a guest in your column...

~~I set the camera on the grass and set it to 10 second timer then run to the blanket. ha! i was so happily surprised at the result.

debevans said...
I'd like to know if you use a filter or something too! I wish you could give us a photo lesson or 2 :)

~~Hi Deb, what is a filter? What would you want to learn as far as photo lessons go?

eb said...

what type of lens are you using - your photos are beautiful - your family - GORGEOUS!! you are blessed!

the life of a teenage scrapbooker said...

hey Liz!
love your blog! i was wondering where you get the frame's for your pictures, specifically the one that makes it look like a polaroid?? i would to get my hands on one!
Thanks
Megan P

krazgrl said...

I was wondering the same thing as teenage scrapbooker. I love the polaroid look as well as anything that makes a photo look old school. KWIM? And of course I'm in total agreement with everyone else, your family is so beautiful. :)

debevans said...

I am so lost with learning to take better pictures that I don't know what lessons I need. I want to take more Pro like photos and am not sure what I'm doing wrong. I think lighting is a problem for me and I'm too scared I'll miss a good shot if I have my camera on Manuel mode (I like auto "P" and A mode). I also don't know how to use photoshop (I have CS3 but can't figure it out).

Love your photos!
Deborah

Lacey said...

Liz- filters are like the clear caps you put over your lens- there's diff filters for diff color effects (or creative-ness) that you may want- I think you just use the actions from PS to do the coool color effects right? (here's a example): http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=camera+lens+filters&tag=yahhyd-20&index=electronics&hvadid=18479172011&ref=pd_sl_224ec5sf7g_b

:)As far as the remote- it may not be compatible with your rebel- look up your remote on B&H and see if it will work with whichever rebel you have :)

maggie holmes said...

liz, you guys are just too stinkin cute! i MUST take your photos when i come up there this summer!!

Heather said...

Happy belated Mother's Day, Elizabeth!

You are so right; it's the little things about motherhood that make it so great!

Great photos! Thanks for giving us a peek into your day :)