Photo Friday: Holding Hands in Portland

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Toddlers Holding Hands in Portland
Toddlers Holding Hands in Portland

Looking back at old photos, it's always interesting which ones most vividly bring back memories, sensations or feelings from a trip. This picture brings back a particularly strong sense of emotion - of love mixed with satisfaction and pride. We're not doing anything in particular. We haven't visited a world class monument or had a life changing experience. Instead, we're walking down the street, exploring a Portland neighborhood we haven't been to before.

The kids are feeling satisfied after a particularly lovely morning. Instead of begging to be carried, or fighting over who would ride in the stroller, they reached out to walk down the street hand-in-hand for the first time ever. I remember E taking particular pride in guiding his little sister and D being thrilled to have her big brother's undivided attention. It's funny how satisfying these "minor moments" can be, isn't it?

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  1. Peace (Australia) on February 20, 2009 at 2:43 a.m.

    I love this photo, exploring new places together and sharing new experiences. They look like great little friends!

  2. soultravelers3 on February 20, 2009 at 3:15 a.m.

    It really is often about the little moments isn't it? Very sweet photo!

  3. Monna on February 20, 2009 at 4:38 a.m.

    I also love that your little girl looks like she in charge!

  4. Carolina on February 20, 2009 at 6:37 a.m.

    You're right, those peaceful moments are the best memories, and they don't usually happen in world-class museums. Great moment you captured.

  5. jackie on February 20, 2009 at 6:45 a.m.

    oh soooo darling. and portland is one of my favourite north american cities. so much fun and food and microbrewery beer!

  6. Lanora on February 20, 2009 at 8:33 a.m.

    So sweet. And she's definitely in the lead!

  7. Debbie on February 20, 2009 at 8:51 a.m.

    You're right - D is a much more adventurous kids than her brother, so even though he loves to show here how do to things she's often the one who is really in charge.

  8. Rachel Lee on February 20, 2009 at 9:23 a.m.

    Oh, they are SO cute! Lovely picture!

  9. Dominique on February 21, 2009 at 10:01 a.m.

    Cute shot.

    The little moments really are the best moments when traveling.