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#ThrowbackThursday #tbt: Family Picnic

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Before the little ones came along, my husband and I were avid picnickers. There’s just something so very romantic about stretching out on a big, soft blanket and enjoying a rustic meal… all the while being surrounded by nature on a warm, sunny day. In fact, almost 8 years ago I received a proposal for marriage while we were picnicking – which essentially made me a #Fan4life.

Our very first family picnic happened just about a year after Reid was born; we put out a simple spread of finger foods (cooked chicken nuggets, vegetable sticks, sandwich halves and chips) and stocked our travelling toy chest with balls, Frisbees, squirt toys and picture books. And of course, before the fun began, we captured the moment.

throwback thursdayI later added this photo to my scrapbook, with the caption: “You have defined and justified my existence.”

50 Responses to “#ThrowbackThursday #tbt: Family Picnic”

  1. Renee LeBlanc
    June 12, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Awe that’s a great caption! Your boys are adorable!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

      Thank you Renee :)

  2. marissa
    June 12, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    Love your caption! Such cute little boys too!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

      Thanks Marissa!

  3. Darlene Schuller
    June 12, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    They just radiate innocence… so adorable. You are a very blessed lady Miss Lena.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

      I appreciate that, Darlene :)

  4. Flora M
    June 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    Love their smiles and the caption :) Great memories to have :)
    I loved picnics too, but the sun and the sting-a-ma-jigs always ended up spoiling them for me :(

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

      Ha! This year has been pretty good!

  5. Anne Taylor
    June 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    That is a most beautiful photo! Love it!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

      Thank you Anne :)

  6. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    June 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    What a great picture and two very cute boys! It has been quite awhile since we went on a picnic, might just have to plan one for this summer!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

      Go on! Thanks Judy!

  7. DebH
    June 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Cute pic of your boys!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

      Thank you Deb :)

  8. JaimeeM
    June 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Love the cute picture! Thank you for sharing. Such handsome smiles.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

      Thank YOU Jaime!

  9. MrDisco
    June 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    cool pic

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

      Thank you!

  10. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    June 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    oh my gosh so sweet, so cute!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

      xoxo Chandra

  11. Lynda Cook
    June 12, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Love the picture! your boys look so charming and handsome!! picnics are the best and so romantic too!!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

      Thank you Lynda!

  12. Rick F
    June 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    What a beautiful picture

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

      Thanks Rick :)

  13. Nicole W.
    June 13, 2014 at 1:51 am #

    Cute :)

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

      Thanks Nicole!

  14. Florence C
    June 13, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Beautiful photo.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

      Thank you Florence :)

  15. Victoria Ess
    June 15, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    I’m also a big fan of picnics and there’s tons of great spots in Toronto to have them. I love this photo and moment you’ve captured!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

      xo Victoria!

  16. Melinda L.
    June 16, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    Awww they look so cute! Love picnics, they are so much fun.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

      Thank you Melinda :)

  17. sarah sar
    June 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    Love picnic photos! Some of the best photos of my childhood are from our family picnics. Parents jsut *know* when to capture the perfect moment.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

      It’s true! Thanks!

  18. nicky
    June 19, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    I love this photo – so cute!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

      Thank you Nicky!

  19. loucheryl
    June 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    What an adorable photo! I would love to bring my boys on a picnic. I think they would LOVE it.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

      They would!!

  20. Suzie M
    June 23, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    great pics & I love your scrapbook quote

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

      Thank you :)

  21. Stephanie LaPlante
    June 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    So cute. I totally miss family picnics.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      They are so great!

  22. Karen E. Hill
    June 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Your kids couldn’t get any cuter. Love picnics

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Thanks Karen :)

  23. Elaine Buonsante
    July 3, 2014 at 11:18 pm #

    Your photo is a great inspiration to get out there and picnic!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Thank you Elaine!

  24. Rick F
    July 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Your kids take such nice pics.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Thank you Rick!

  25. Treen Goodwin
    July 29, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    Awwwww so nice , what a great pic , your boys are so sweet :)

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Thanks Treen!

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