Photo Friday: Genuine Part II

by lindsay cotter on March 30, 2012

Well Happy Friday friends. I don’t think I’ve ever been more happy to see Friday, especially a Friday with a doctor appointment. Ha! But this a good day! It’s Photo Friday, and like I mentioned yesterday, today’s Photo Friday is kind of EPIC!

So let’s get this show on the road. Sit back, scroll, and smile the whole way through PART II of the GENUINE PROJECT.

GENUINE SMILES, GENUINE LOVE, GENUINE LIFE

Part II


Angela- a mama with some genuine love and cuddles.

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Andrea’s kids with genuine excitement on their first day of school. And Caroline’s cutie pie kid’s sharing a genuine hug!

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My Aussie friend Lou and her little Misty, a genuine family moment indeed!

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oh Jolene and M, what a fun genuine couple. I adore them!

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Bonnie and her genuine love of life, nature, and LOVE (Mikey!!)

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Adorable Ashley, capturing a genuine moment of affection.

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Heather’s genuinekid’s enjoying genuine fun.

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Beautiful Holly genuinely happy on her wedding day.

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Wendy eating her “birthday cake”. It’s what she genuinely wanted. A Think Thin Chocolate Fudge b-day bar/cake. The candles are symbolic b/c green is my fave color and blue is the hubs’ favorite color.

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Ohhhh my Lindsay Lou..

Her sweet genuine family and all those genuine Kisses!

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Beautiful Jess and her handsome man, genuinely starring into each other eyes. Let’s just gush a minute here, mmm k? Winking smile

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Cute Katie and her brothers, such genuine family bonding. I love it! I have 3 brothers too Katie.

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Lisa’s daughter being a genuine “ham” while on a camping trip. LOVE IT!!

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Another awesome Lindsay, capturing a genuine moment of excitement as a newly engaged woman!

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Lovely Lisa share a genuine kiss with her cute nephew, eyes closed and all. And Sam, a moment of genuine accomplishment after conquering Mt. Washington with her Mom! Sam’s mom had just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, yet she still climbed and she is now cancer free!

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How cute are those twins?! Genuinely CUTE. Kristen’s boys are genuinely loved. And Tianna finishes her half marathon with some GENUINE STRENGH, physical and mental!

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Dorry and Billy (bird and bee) showing some genuine husband/wife time. And Lauren, enjoying a genuine moment of freedom in Tibet. Saw a waterfall and just had to get in. No thoughts to body image or fears. Just went for it.

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Christine’s cutie pie son, genuinely too cool for school, blazing his own path and snacking along the way.

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Well, did you smile? I sure hope so.

Now keep that GENUINE SMILE the whole weekend.

 

Cheers from the road,

LC

{ 85 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather (Where's the Beach) March 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

Beautiful!!!!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

i was about to copy paste that pic of you and jason yesterday post run. thats genuine! loved it!!!!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) March 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

Beautiful!!

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kalli March 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

i agree!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm

now you enjoy your weekend kalli, you get a vacation soon??

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Kierston March 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

Love! :0

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Kierston March 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

Love! :)

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

and we LOVE U! glad we can comment now. :P

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katie @KatieDid March 30, 2012 at 9:28 am

yay my heart is smiling now

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm

my smiled all week due to this. so thank you.

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Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb March 30, 2012 at 9:30 am

What a great beginning to my day. Thanks girl!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm

and carry it on into the weekend. SMILES!

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Kim K March 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

i love that you do this LC – so friggin great.

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm

i need a picture of you and a wine bottle. .. genuine!

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Jess March 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

Looooooove!!
Jo’s pic with M is hysterical — but it’s TOTALLY them in real life. I love that.

I also love, love, LOVE Dorry and Billy’s pic, so stinkin’ cute, I can’t stand it!!

Gorgeous friend, gorgeous. Now – where are your geniune pics with the hubs? I want MORE!! hehe

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

i know!!! i feel like i am right there with them, hehe.

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

I love that you have taken the time to do this. Love every single one! Have a great weekend. :)

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

me too. like i said total blessing!!! happy weekend

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Lisa March 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

Yay! This is great Lindsay! I was smiling this whole post! I love experiencing what brings joy to other peoples lives, its a beautiful thing!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

joy is contagious!

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jobo March 30, 2012 at 10:25 am

I LOVE how these came out! And love that pic of M and me…it’s SO funny, and us in natural-ness, no makeup, ‘lake’ hair, just having fun. Love the Dorry and Billy pic too. And the wedding ones are always so gorgeous!! Keep doing these!! :) Huge grin on my face too!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:33 pm

it’s an AWESOME PIC!!! wish i was there, looks soooo fun!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

Oh, this was so sweet! Thank you for sharing Lindsay!

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katie March 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love these POSTS! I told you that already! So many bloggers that I love in this post too! Makes me love it even more!

Happy Friday love! <3

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

i know, me too! it was amazing to see such depth!

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Bonnie March 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

Definitely made me smile today. :) Thanks for sharing, friend! And loved yesterday’s post too….good luck to James in his race weekend!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm

thanks Bonnie, loved your pictures. they shine, just like you! Thanks for the luck too, hubs needs it.

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Samantha March 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

I have goosebumps looking at these pictures – I absolute adore this Lindsay!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm

i did too, just getting them via email. AMAZING! <3

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Cat @ Breakfast to Bed March 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

great way to start the day. (or eat lunch in my case!)

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm

and hope that greatness follows through the weekend too Cat.

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teabagginit March 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

i’m so genuinely proud to be part of this post. thank you so much for helping me look at pictures of myself, looking for authenticity instead of collarbones. you made me search for happiness & strength and that is TRUE beauty.

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm

you had it all along, you just needed the opportunity to confirm that, and you did… BEAUTIFULLY!

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Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner March 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

Oh, how sweet! Love seeing so many beautiful photos of genuine emotion. Great post, Lindsay! :)

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm

it’s pretty darn cool to see, eh?

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health March 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

I’m seriously loving all of these pictures!!!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm

me too linz, so thank you for sharing!

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Sarah March 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Loved that! It is great to see so many happy faces!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm

happy and soooo genuine, which is even cooler.

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Alexandra March 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

:D LOVEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

LOVE indeed. Happy friday friend.

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean March 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

such amazing pictures! definitely made me smile :)

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

keep that smile, its sooo good.

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List March 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm

SO AWESOME!! Keep doing these, Linds!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm

i get to see so much more than a picture from these lovely friends. Its amazing!

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail March 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Oh gushing at all of these pics–loving Ashley’s picture with her horse–wow! I can’t stop smiling at these posts!

Inspirational Blogger of the Year: YOU!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm

you all inspire me! just look at all that heart and soul.

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife March 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

What a wonderful collection of photos! Thank you for collecting, organizing, and inspiring us!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

i need your pic next time. ;-)

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes March 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

This is the best

:)

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

agreed!

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Lindsay March 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm

LOVE THIS!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 8:24 pm

me too! i need your pic. ;-)

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Lindsay March 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I’ll send one! :)

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LCCotter April 1, 2012 at 8:28 am

got it! super cute. I’ll have to do this again so i can post yours. thanks linz!

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Kristin @ STUFT Mama March 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

LOVE it. I can’t stop smiling. EPIC is an understatement. :) Love ya!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

EPIC due to those cute little twins too!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal March 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Wow, these are awesome! Such genuine looks on people’s faces in them :)

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

totally! and that makes me smile ear to ear.

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Klh March 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Love all of these! I should have sent one in :)
Hope the doctor visit went well…thinking of you!

Hugs
Katie

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

thank you! it went well. You are one GENUINE friend.

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Andrea @ Andi and her Candy March 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Thank you Lindsay for including the picture of my kids!!

They were so excited to be on someone’s blog. “Is she famous?” Was their question. :)

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

no thank you! it was a treat to see and post! and am i famous? haha, i am for having them on my site.

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Caroline March 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I love them all!!
those 2 blond boys in green are pretty awesome…:)

love the one with the horse!

I hope it went well at the Dr. My appt went like I thought…crap

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

i think so too! super cute, like genuinely super cute!

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She Rocks Fitness March 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm

LOVE this I need to get on this photo train…When do I need to submit a photo of my big old smile? I want an update on your appointment. Happy Weekend! XOXO Beautiful uplifting post!

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LCCotter March 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

you sure do! i miss that face of yours.

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama March 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I’m smiling so much right now that I’ve got goosebumps from all the love! Thank you for allowing me and my kiddos to be a part of the genuine project. This post(and yesterday’s) brought so many smiles to the blogosphere. THANK YOU! :)

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Anna Crouch March 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

I DID smile thoughout this post! And even teared up a bit :) reminded me to be happy–it made a good start to my day.

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LCCotter March 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm

ohhh yea! i am so glad it made you smile. makes me smile too. enjoy that day, and all the goodness with it.

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Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen March 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

What a brightener for a rainy Saturday! I wish I had remembered to send you a photo. :)

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Beth (i run like a girl) March 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

LOVE these photos!

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LCCotter March 31, 2012 at 8:33 pm

me too! was a blessing to see!

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Becky March 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Thanks for your marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back later on. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great job, have a nice morning!

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LCCotter March 31, 2012 at 8:43 pm

oh you just made my day! thank you for this encouragement. Glad you enjoyed it too.

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Lisa March 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Definitely smiled! What a great way to brighten up life—look at genuine pictures filled with emotion! A great reminder of what life is about too…

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LCCotter March 31, 2012 at 8:37 pm

sooo much good emotion. It was a joy to put together!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish April 1, 2012 at 1:40 am

I’m BEAMING! I love what you’re doing with this, Lindsay! Please keep them coming. The relationships and emotions portrayed in each and every one of these photos was so touching. <3

I'm sorry I've been MIA the past few weeks…I need to catch up on your life! Has Texas welcomed you back with open arms? Is there any part of you that misses NZ? At least the Vegemite? ;-) Hugs! xoxo

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LCCotter April 1, 2012 at 8:28 am

to be honest, i want to go back. Well i love it hear but i need to focus on slowing down still. I get caught up too fast with things. I am so thankful for your ongoing encouragement. How are YOU?!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish April 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I hear you on needing to slow down; that’s how I feel about living in Washington, DC. It’s so easy to get caught up in the “rat race,” and I find myself pouring energy into finding time to decompress. So slowing down becomes exhausting in itself. Does that make sense? It’s a constant challenge to stay “balanced,” when everything is moving 100-miles/minute! I find that I take better care of myself when I’m outside of this environment, which sounds a bit like how you felt living in NZ. How about we move to some relaxing tropical island and drink kombucha together every day? ;) <3

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Raina April 1, 2012 at 1:56 am

I missed my chance to send in some genuine photos of CRAZINESS with boys. These are all SO good though, Lindsay. What a heartwarming project!

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LCCotter April 1, 2012 at 8:28 am

i’ll have to do this again because i would LOVE your photos!! How’s training/recovering?

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Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) April 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Phenomenal, girl!

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LCCotter April 5, 2012 at 8:52 am

wish i had one of your pics. i know you have MANY!

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flik May 16, 2013 at 11:02 pm

it should be carried on weekend!

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