Life Snapshot(s)

by lindsay cotter on April 15, 2012

Pictures can be powerful. Am I right? I mean they can easily show an emotion, a thought, a feeling, a reaction, a memory in the making, etc. As I browsed through the past few pictures on my camera and phone, I saw just that. One big BALL of LIFE wrapped around a Snap Shot.

Let me explain, or rather, let the pictures explain.

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And the words, feelings, and emotions of life that go along with it? See Below.

Stormy, but calm

fed, but hungry

hopeful, but eager

still, but moving….

and ready for what else is in store. Winking smile

 

What’s your life snapshot look like today?

Cheers,

LC

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

beautiful post linds! your posts always make me think, reflect, and appreciate. thank you for that! :) xoxo
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

and i appreciate you. Hope your life snapshot is blissful ash!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies April 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Relaxed, but excited. :)
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

excited for FFA!!!!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies April 15, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Aww…thanks friend. You’re awesome! :)
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Katie @ Raisins&Apples April 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

resting and nourishing!
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

yea!! thats good to hear despite the week, right?

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Jan April 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I love pictures that are of nothing and everything all at once! The cloud shot is awesome.
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

yes, they are simple but tell so much. agreed!

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) April 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Beautiful snapshots, Lindsay! My day didn’t provide anything like this, as I’ve worked on my presentation all day. (Boo. :P)
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

well you are working towards that bigger snapshot, education. And that in return in gratifying! rest up

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kalli April 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

tired but refreshed! love seeing these photos here and on instagram :)
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

tired but refreshed, maybe from all that social activity and bike riding? hehe, love it!

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Alexandra April 15, 2012 at 4:35 pm

This post is fabulous :) Hmm my life snapshot today…lazy but productive haha
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

such a good one, sunday lazy days?

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Lisa April 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Mine looks like sunshine and the kitchen…and packing to go home tomorrow!
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:02 pm

beautiful! i can’t wait for that recap.

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Holly April 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Weekend snapshot: Free and Fulfilling
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:02 pm

this is a favorite, for sure! and this is how all life should be!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset April 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Stunning photos lady :) I am also enjoying the one with the bag of chips lol, I do that all of the time!
Today my day looks like…. hmm a bit scrambled/confused but getting better!
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:02 pm

oh that is life, scrambled but getting a little less scrambled as we age, yes? haha

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Lisa April 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Today was a day full or relaxing and reflecting! Love your posts lately!!
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm

well my posts love you. You are part of my inspiration, know that. xxoo

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Bre April 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

ohhh I love this post of snapshots! I need a snapshot in my life today of the coffee from starbucks. ;) ahh one day we shall have coffee from starbucks together!

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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm

oh yes, maybe soon too!

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katie @KatieDid April 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

you always find the underlying theme, love it :) looks like a really relaxing weekend you had. A snapshot for my day- sun burnt shoulders, bike ride with my brother, and a little splurge for myself :)
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm

that sounds like a summertime snap shot in the making! p.s. are you on instagram? Am i following you? i need to be!

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Kris April 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm

my snapshot for today would have to be calm but excited.

excited by a few things coming up, but calm and relaxed after a big (exhausting but GOOD) day yesterday.

…and now we are in Tornado Watch in Missouri, so I am cautious but hopeful?
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Kris April 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

and I meant to say I LOVE THIS POST! and I love you!
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

what?!! on kris, be safe!! get close and cuddle up. Thinking of you. Love you!!

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She Rocks Fitness April 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm

It was a whirlwind of a weekend, but so much fun! Snapshots would include lots of smiling, laughter, love, and opening the heart. Lots of fun, but as always it went by way too quickly. Here’s to a new week…Glad you get to do some yoga when you get back into town.
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm

yes! that is a good weekend. quick but well enjoyed! You do that well friend.

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Katie April 15, 2012 at 9:13 pm

He. My snapshot of my life today would be my couch. It’s been a rainy, windy, miserable day and I’ve been loving laying on my couch reading and doing crosswords. With a little bit of baking and some light working thrown in for good measure.

(I lied. I spent 3 hours at my office working this morning. That feels like yesterday!)
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LCCotter April 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm

you are a workaholic, but thats okay, cause youre kinda good at your job. I laid around today too. Rainy day and lets just say i couldn’t stray to far. haha

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Meg April 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Isn’t it fun looking through all the pictures on our phones/computers?

I’ve been thinking about your trip to Dallas, how did things go? :)
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:18 am

i’m still here, about to go into the lab for the testing, colononscopy, etc. oh fun! but i didn’t want to take a picture of that part of life. haha!! all over soon though. phew!

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Michelle {lively kitchen} April 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Hmm, we had a wonderfully fun Saturday wine tasting in Fredericksburg and then today was back to reality with the kids and planning for the upcoming week. So, maybe recharged and ready to go? That is, after I get a good night’s sleep tonight, of course. :)
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:17 am

oh i love Fredricksburg. sounds like the perfect getaway for you two!

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Lou April 16, 2012 at 12:44 am

Plentils look goooooooood ;)
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:17 am

we need another care package to ship to each other. I’ve got sprouted quinoa and plentils for YOU!

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Lou April 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

ooooo YEAH! Let me know when you would like some more treats from Down Under… also, you should check out this company, they are Melbourne-based and make some INCREDIBLE stuff http://www.lovingearth.net/products xxxx
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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva April 16, 2012 at 1:17 am

Love it…my snapshot would have to be ‘tired, but wired’. You know those days when you feel pooped but just can’t wind down cuz there is so much shiz that needs to get done!

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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

ahhh totally can relate. hope today brings a little rest and relaxation.

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Chuck April 16, 2012 at 1:18 am

My snapshot looks like I need to take more pictures. Great perspective Lindsay!
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

yes, get that camera out on your next bike ride!

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Katy April 16, 2012 at 2:59 am

Beautiful post! I love the ending words. Very powerful.
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

yes, i agree katy. kinda cool to focus on them too. just bring on more life!

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Miz April 16, 2012 at 5:28 am

NO CLUE.
Yet…..
:-)
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

i’d say your snap shot has alittle tornado in it. hehe

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Wendy April 16, 2012 at 6:40 am

A group of flowers in different stages of new openings in a field of decomposing flowers. The sunlight streams down and illuminates certain points of both sets of flowers, and changes directions/angles every so often.

So much is being completed now. It births new life. So much clarity and moments of insight are had on the past, the future, and yet… so much stillness is right here, right now. All life is focused on the present.

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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

i love your words wendy. thank you.

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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) April 16, 2012 at 6:56 am

LOVE this post!! it is beautiful!! i love the hopeful and eager! right now I’m totally with you on the fed but hungry…I blame that snapshot of the pizza ;)
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:14 am

haha, that pizza picture is making me hungry again! love you!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) April 16, 2012 at 8:03 am

Love all the photos! Thinking about you today.
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

thank you. boy do i wish you were there with me today. rough.

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 16, 2012 at 8:05 am

Love all of the pics Linds :D. My life snapshot today is going to look like the Boston marathon! My friends and I are going to cheer on our classmates that are running!
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

loved seeing them through instagram. amazing CHEERfuL shots!

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Tara April 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

Love the pictures!! The clouds look so cool in that first one. Today my snapshot looks relaxed. I decided to take an extra day for spring break and I am glad I did!
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

and i hope you are still in your pj’s too!

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jobo April 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

Oh love this!! Little snippets into your life. I have been loving your posts lately because they are so intrinsic and simple but so powerful at the same time. LOVE the mindset you are in right now!! Snapshot of life for me today includes watching the Boston Marathon (Wish I was there!), windows open, enjoying the randomly warm weather and teaching at the new studio later toda!!
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm

i wish i was there with you. perfect snapshot. perfect setting. perfect day.

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner April 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Beautiful, Lindsay.. loved this post. I know it’s corny but pictures really do say a thousand words. one of the reasons why I love photography!
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

me too!! there is so much meaning behind them. i agree!

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Lisa @ RunWiki April 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

The picture would be of a middle aged women who feels like the same young girl inside, struggling to keep her household of five together, happy and connected.. she catches herself fretting over small things and reminds herself that everything will OK. She is no longer the the picture, but rather the frame….however, no masterpiece has ever had a flimsy, run down frame.. they have to be equally as beautiful and this thought gives her peace and a sense of calm. – thank you for delivering posts that makes us ponder and resolve.. Happy Monday love! xo
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm

wow oh wow! now thats the answer i was looking for from you. So bold, and true! You are a snapshot of faith, determination, compassion, and STRENGTH!

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Rach April 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm

You can see so much emotion in these photos! You’re right about how photos convey so much depth of meaning. :) My snapshot for today… content. :)
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm

content is good. i can picture that now rach.

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife April 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I think I’m at hopefull, but reluctant!

So much coming AND ending! It’s bittersweet and wonderful all at the same time!
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm

ooh yes, thats a good one. bittersweet can be very good!!

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LizAshlee April 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm

So simple yet so thought provoking…life is all about balance!! :) Happy Monday!
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm

balance, yes. As long as we are trying, right?

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Pure2raw twins April 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

pictures can be powerful! love those shots too :)
snapshot for today was probably a train wreck or something haha JK, just things are all over the place right now, things are everyone, hopefully soon we can get back to normalcy! that is our goal by the end of the week!
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LCCotter April 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

trainwrecks happen but then they are put together again with love and strength. You got this!

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama April 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I love pictures! Words are not needed, they just get in the way.

My life snapshot from today would have been inspired and ready! Inspired by all the runners in Boston today and ready to tackle my own marathon!
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LCCotter April 17, 2012 at 8:35 am

thats a great snapshot. INSPIRED and READY is a good place to be friend.

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish April 17, 2012 at 12:44 am

I loved this visual “peek” into your day. Pictures really do say 1000 words, and sometimes they capture emotion that words simply can’t describe. :-)

My “snapshot” today was a number of images spent outside in the beautiful sunshine with my brother, who just returned to DC from Germany. It was so wonderful to catch up with him!
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LCCotter April 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

oh good, you need some downtime with the family. I love that sara. ENjoy that snapshot!!

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Health Bee April 17, 2012 at 1:09 am

Hi friend,

Love the photos, and the new design of your blog. Great job!

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LCCotter April 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

good to hear from you friend. how’s life?

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Nichole April 17, 2012 at 5:44 am

Adore Instagram and other photos updates – sometimes you don’t have to say a thing:)

You’re family is adorable!

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LCCotter April 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

i agree. photos capture so much! ;)

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Klh April 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

Love!
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LCCotter April 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

love you. i need to text you soon to catch up.

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Jess April 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

God I love posts like this – so simple but so impactful! You have such a way with words and images, I love that!
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Fox Peterson April 18, 2012 at 10:04 am

this is profound; thanks for sharing
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LCCotter April 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

thank you for reading friend.

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Caroline April 23, 2012 at 5:10 am

This week has been quite eventful and busy!! We had our gala premiere on Monday –the “pink carpet” event had many Swedish celebrities in attendance. David and I walked the “pink carpet” as well (although it was freezing out!).

On Tuesday was our official premiere, with press in the house. The reviews have been very good and positive — whew! The opening was also Valentine’s Day, and we had a wonderful party with the cast after the show.
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