Genuine MUSHY MONDAY

by lindsay cotter on March 27, 2012

I’ve been trying to get this post up all day, but you know, sometimes life just happens. But as soon as I sat down to go through all the GENUINE pictures, life just slowed down. It was peaceful, it was quiet, it was soothing.

Words cannot express how much JOY I had going through these pictures. It truly was a blessing in my week. And now, I must share these blessings. So sit back, cause this is going to be a TWO PART series. Each one will be filled with YOU… GENUINE YOU!

I guarantee this will MAKE YOUR MONDAY, heck it might even MAKE YOUR WEEK!

GENUINE SMILES, GENUINE LOVE, GENUINE LIFE

Part I


Lindsay and her Hubby with such genuine SMILES
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A MizFit Family embracing some genuine love and snuggle time

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Lauren and her GENUINE lifelong friends share a fun memory!

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Susan (left) sharing genuine tears of JOY and RELIEF after completing her daughter after completing first marathon.

And Ashley, living in the moment of genuine happiness and love!

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Michelle and her sweet daughter- leaning in to give an eskimo kiss.

A genuine moment “candid camera.”

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Sophia being her genuine self with her genuine loves.

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Lauren and her hubs soaking up some genuine time together in the mountains.

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Julia sharing a genuine cuddle with her pup and a sharing a hug with her genuine support post Ironman!

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Amazing MOMMA Elizabeth, now here’s a genuine REAL LIFE MOMENT—>

 “un-showered, in mom attire, icing knee, checking to-do list, photo taken by four year old child, who was not supposed to be playing with her iPhone. I sent this one because this is real… not posed, no make-up, just going about my business in a completely candid moment.”

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Kelly-  from her wedding day, looking at her husband with genuine love.

She also wrote—- > “I was so (and still am) genuinely in love with Keith.”

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Jenny- sharing a genuine “caught in the act” moment baking with her niece and capturing some genuine family fun (husband and niece).

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My sweet friend Jess, smiling her most genuine smile because her hubs is behind the camera making her giggle. Winking smile

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Here’s to a great start to the week friends!

Part II coming up tomorrow. <3

Cheers,

LC

{ 89 comments… read them below or add one }

Elle March 27, 2012 at 2:28 am

Sweet pictures… very nice.

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 2:41 am

i agree Elle.

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Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb March 27, 2012 at 2:28 am

These are SO great. Love them all!!

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List March 27, 2012 at 2:31 am

LOVE this, LC!! Can I still send you a pic?

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 2:41 am

got it! no prob. keep ‘em coming!

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes March 27, 2012 at 2:36 am

Aw :) Talk about a post that makes you smile.

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 2:41 am

makes my WEEK!

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jennyv March 27, 2012 at 2:53 am

Love seeing everyone’s photos. It’s moments like these that remind me what life is all about — not necessarily the perfect set-up and posed productions… but the instances captured that speak to our hearts…

I needed to see these all tonight… (fun seeing my fam too!)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

i loved seeing them too Jenny. Thank YOU!

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Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl March 27, 2012 at 3:02 am

I love all these pictures. Its nice to see genuine moments like these.

My mom and I just recently sat down an ventured through a bunch of genuine moments of my kids growing up. It was nice.

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

i agree. such a blessing.

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean March 27, 2012 at 3:22 am

LOVE this :)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

loved your sweet moment.

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Lou March 27, 2012 at 4:03 am

Oh I LOVE seeing these pictures, a smile on my dial for sure :)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

yours are up next. :P

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Caroline March 27, 2012 at 4:15 am

this is lovely! thank you for putting this together!!

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

can’t wait to post more, like yours!

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Katie March 27, 2012 at 4:30 am

This is awesome. Just got chills. how did I miss this the first time?

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

i’m sneaky like that. ;-)

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STUFT mama March 27, 2012 at 6:55 am

Oh yay. Love it. Best way to end my night. :)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

yea!! so glad. did you get my email today too? Bites a comin!

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teabagginit March 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

ah, this seriously brought a smile to my face. such a great way to share authentic happiness! pictures tell a 1000 words and you just posted a novel on the meaning of life.

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

T you always know how to word things just right. A novel in the meaning of life. YES!

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Miz March 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

LOVELOVELOVE
thank you for including me.
and the girl.
and the toes.
and the legs
and the tatttttoos.

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

thank YOU for showing Genuine LOVE!

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Kierston March 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

Great pics! :) :)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I couldn’t agree more friend. xoxo

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels March 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I thought the “mushy” was because of a workout – that’s the word me and my bf use after exercising “I’m mushy” or sometimes “mush-a-push” I don’t really know whey hahaha

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

LOL! I am totally stealing that phrase now.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) March 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

OMG love this so much. I adore that picture of Jessica too. So many genuine moments!

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

i know, i loved jess’ photo. TOO CUTE!

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katie March 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm

This made me smile so much!!! LOVE the whole idea of this!!! <3

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

and this is so your style, genuine and positive!

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Alexandra March 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm

LC!!! These pictures just gave me such a big smile! :) perfect way to start the morning!

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

yea! cheers to a good start.

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Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

These are really great! Thank you for making me smile today :)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

yea, keep that smile going HOPE!

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers March 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Mushy but cute! Love all the Love

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

happy Mushhy TUESDAY tiff.

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Meredith @ DareYouTo March 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm

So sweet. Lovely way to start the day.

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

yea, i know, it really makes a bright start!

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Jess March 27, 2012 at 1:25 pm

ahhh LOVE LOVE LOVE!! This is the most beautiful post ever — such genuine love and happiness and JOY screams out at the page. You should totally make this a regular post, it’s awesome. xoxo

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

it has been an honor and JOY to just see this pictures. LOVE IT TOO jess. and love ya.

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jobo March 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

LOVE this post!! it made me smile so big!!! This is SUCH an awesome project!!! I may borrow this at some point, it is so SO good!!

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm

go for it! it really makes me feel so blessed. <3

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Jessica March 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm

This post put the biggest smile on my face :)

I spent this weekend running alongside the love of my life as he pushed through the end of a tough race and sprinting to the finish to catch him as he crossed, then spent the afternoon mothering friends and strangers who crossed the line after him. When what God put in you flows naturally out – that is genuine!

Thank you so much for sharing these!!

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

oh wow, so true jess! may your goodness overflow!!!

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Cat @ Breakfast to Bed March 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I love the genuine nature of this post. love it.

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

thanks Cat. it was a blessing to put together.

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Kim K March 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

sweet post LC. super cute and genuine ;)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

thanks KK… how are ya?

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

YES! I love them all- what a great post!! Everyone’s photos are so great! Love the positivity (and definitely need it when I’m dragging at work!)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

yea, i loved yours Lauren. Makes me smile.

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Lisa March 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Aw this post is adorable! I love this idea! This made me so happy to see first thing this morning!! :)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

yea! happy tuesday lisa.

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Alyssa @ Life of bLyss March 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I love this. so cute! one of my favorite qualities in a person is genuineness. for real.. it can be a rarity nowadays.

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

so so true! and thats why i LOVE YOU!!! Genuine.

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dorry March 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

beautiful post, Linds! from a beautiful person like you. :)

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

so glad you sent me yours!

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Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance March 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

eeeeekkkkkk!!!! these really did make my day if not my entire week :) so fun to look at everyone’s pictures!!!

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

i know, makes me happy!

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janetha March 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

color me warm and fuzzy.

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LCCotter March 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

good. i can see that warm fuzzy glow from here. <3

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail March 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

GREAT POST LINDSAY! Fun to see so many of your readers sharing their genuine moments with us! Sigh!

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Lisa @ RunWiki March 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm

LC, You are a heart with arms and legs… <3… this post is creative, real and from your heart.

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Nicole March 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

What a great post Lindsay! It’s fun to see so many people genuinely happy : ) Thanks for sharing them!

Nicole

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LCCotter March 28, 2012 at 2:18 am

it really is contagious!

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife March 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm

This post certainly made my day – it was completely wonderful!

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LCCotter March 28, 2012 at 2:18 am

and that makes me so happy Laura. <3

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Heather@Just a Colorado Gal March 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

This is like the best post ever — totally made me smile!!! :)

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LCCotter March 28, 2012 at 2:17 am

oh so glad! happy almost wednesday!

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner March 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

love this post! I can’t believe that I forgot to send you a picture.

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LCCotter March 28, 2012 at 2:17 am

i’m doing a 2 or 3 part series so send away!!

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melissa March 28, 2012 at 12:44 am

love it! Totally made me smile

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LCCotter March 28, 2012 at 2:17 am

:) right back at ya!

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Pure2raw twins March 28, 2012 at 2:13 am

yes this totally made me smile!
and reminded me that we forgot to send you our pictures!!!

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Lisa March 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

Makes me smile to see all the pics!

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LCCotter March 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

smiles are wanted. <3

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Carolina @ Peas in a Blog March 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Aw these are great! Brought a smile to my face this morning :)

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LCCotter March 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm

oh good! happy wednesday carolina!

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Kelly March 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Oh how beautiful!

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LCCotter March 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

i agree. thanks for sending your sweet photo. xxoo

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Holly March 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I love these <3 Always nice to remember those geniune moments in life! Sometimes they pass too quick, and it's nice to look back on them!

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LCCotter March 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

totally! and yours is coming up. How are you by the way? ;-)

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) March 29, 2012 at 1:15 am
Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! March 29, 2012 at 2:58 am

This could be my favorite post of all time! It warmed my heart and made me smile from ear to ear! Thank you so much for sharing this! :)

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LCCotter March 29, 2012 at 3:08 am

oh mine too! cant wait to share more!

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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf March 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I love this post and this idea. It definitely put a huge smile on my face as I looked through all the pictures people sent in. Amazing and seriously made my heart swell. Is it too late to send one in?

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LCCotter March 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Yea! just got yours. thanks friend.

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