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deep thoughts about backyard soccer.

May 3rd | older posts


nothing fancy, just a rubber ball, a patch of grass and some slick 5-year-old moves.  but while i was editing these photos, it struck me (as it does from time to time) that this is matty’s childhood.  his childhood that he’ll look back on as an adult and reminisce.  little moments that make up bigger memories that blur together.  it feels so big!  i don’t want to underestimate the importance of the everyday.

22 Responses

  1. rachel joy says:

    love this post! I so resonate with your very last sentence. Perhaps, may I “quote you” on my blog? and the mis-matched boots? all kinds of awesome! :)

  2. karen says:

    Greetings from South Africa.

    Lovely post, that’s what it is all about in the end.
    Love that fact that he has 2 different types of boots on – too cute.

  3. Denise says:

    Love the mis-matched boots!

  4. lisa says:

    thanks ladies! and yes, rachel joy, you can quote me lol! the mismatch boots are the new thing around here!

  5. Kim says:

    I love the mis-matched boots! I wish I could go play at your house!

  6. Heidi @ ggip says:

    This mismatched boots are adorable. And it is lovely to think of the good times our children are having in their childhood. It’s always hard to say which memories will stick out to them.

  7. Roban says:

    You’re so right. It’s too easy to get caught up in the “busy-ness” of life…. What do we want our children to remember from their childhoods? Moments like the ones you so often capture through your photography are the moments that really matter.


  8. Theresa says:

    Just thought I would let you know that you make my life funner. Just in the couple minutes that I read your posts it lightens my world. Thank you for always sharing the Joy of your boys with all of us out here. :)

    I can’t wait to get my new Dewdrop necklace….I got my shipping notice yesterday!!

  9. Christie says:

    Love the boots! Lisa, you do such a great job of capturing the boys’ childhood, and you do a great job of inspiring us all to be better Moms and live every ounce of life that is handed to us! Thanks!

  10. Chrissie says:

    He’s going to have so many wonderful memories to look back on. You guys are such a warm, loving and fun family!
    Plus, he has the greatest Auntie in the world.

  11. erin says:

    How true…this simple moment may very well be one of his fondest memories…you never can tell which will be the ones that stick out in our adult minds…
    P.S. Thank you so much for the kind comments over at my little blog! It means the wolrd!

  12. Becca says:

    Love this! I look around sometimes too and realize that THESE days are what they’ll remember just as I remember the days of my childhood.

  13. Dawn Suzette says:

    So True… I want my kids to have the good fun memories I have from my childhood. Days spent in creative play… outside… with family and friends.
    From what I can see you are helping him create some wonderful memories!

  14. just blogged about this very same thing a few days ago! with a different focus however… bubbles! let us be ever mindful to embrace such delightful everyday moments.

    (saw your parents at church last weekend by the way. with lana & crystal. brought back great memories! :) )

  15. Melissa says:

    WOW, that is all I could think when reading your post. Because it is so true, I know I don’t stop long enough to enjoy my kids some days or let them enjoy. And what will they remember most, how clean the house was or playing tag in the back yard? Thanks for reminding me what childhood memories should be…….

  16. Alisa says:

    Exactly how I feel. Beautiful post and pictures.

    I saw your name here this morning :) Yay for you and the biz!!,,20275991_20615964,00.html

  17. don’t underestimate it. good thoughts, girl. love you.

  18. Donna Warrington says:

    How sweet and I love your pictures.

  19. Erin says:

    love those back yard hanging out moments and the mismatched boots, so awesome. of course rain boots are the best footwear for a soccer game :)!

  20. i saw some wedding pictures online of a friend of a friend and saw you in one of the photos. i said “hey, i read her blog!” :) small world.

  21. lisa leonard says:

    melissa-whose wedding was it?? xo

  22. well, i know the grooms mother is candi lapa, i go to church with her. she was tagged in some photos of facebook and you were in some others. i think it was here in fresno this past weekend. sye and laura are the bride and groom.

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