12.21.2010

Blast the Christmas music! It's Joyful and Triumphant!






Know what I love about Christmas time....well, besides the lights, and the music, and the tree, and the decorations..... I love Christmas parties. It's always great to get together with good friends and happily celebrate the season with laughter and love.

Our friends Lisa & Andrew throw an annual Christmas extravaganza each year, and we always look forward to partying the night away with old friends, and some new ones, too! I can always count on Lisa preparing the most fabulous food...this year's spread consisted of delicious appetizers like cheese balls and spinach dip, a yummy sandwich bar, the most decadent monkey bread, and cookies galore. 


{Pamela, me, & Lisa...partying it up by the pretty tree!}


{Pamela's sweet baby Easton didn't feel like taking pictures.}


{Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out in the middle of nowhere, leave you for dead?}


{Andrew + Jim & Easton}


{Crazy Will}


{me & the happy hostess}


{Pamela & me}

Hudson didn't come to the party with us...but he had a great time of his own, ruling the roost at his grandparents' house! Here are some pictures Gennie took while we were festively fa-la-la-la-la-ing at our friends' house.....






32 comments:

Sandy a la Mode said...

you are sooo beautiful hun!!!

Linley said...

mr. hudson is just so presh! love your sleek and chic black look! especially topped of with those fabulous yellow pumps!

glad you had a blast at the party!!

The Bonjour Four said...

Hi! Just found your blog and I LOVe it. Im your newest follower. :) your photography is beautiful!

Diana Smith said...

Christmas parties are sooo FUN! I love getting dressed up and exchanging christmas presents. You look gorgeous!

Katie said...

That skirt! Those shoes! I love!!

Kai.Mercado. said...

First of all, Hudson's monkey jacket is the cutest thing in the entire world. And I love his little lean he does in pictures! He is a cutie!

Petchie said...

Great pictures, you are so beautiful!

xoxo
Petchie

Jeska said...

Cute little photo shoot! :) Hudson is adorable, and oh my that monkey coat!! Thanks for stopping by I love your blog and I'm now following!!

Sands said...

Oh, Ashley! Don't you look lovely in your gorgeous skirt and yellow slingbacks! And your little adorable half monkey-half candycane man. Hudson gets cuter and cuter everyday, and I'm sure his online fan base grows bigger day by day too, haha.

It looks like you had lots of fun at the party! You and the girls look so pretty! :)

PS: You really need to share your neverending eyelash secrets. Spill it!!!!! :P

xo
Sealverland

Haley K said...

I first have to say that I love LOVE your outfit!! You are one stunning woman...and I love seeing you with your little Hudson :)

And there's nothing quite like a holiday party with good food and great friends!! Loved the pictures :)

AND I really enjoyed catching up on last weeks' posts...especially about the little snow village! You have some great pieces :)

One more thing...you should definitely keep up the posts of how you look for inspiration with a certain style and make it your own. Love it!

Kristen said...

Love your outfit here! Black tights + yellow heels = yes please. I would never think of pairing the two but you look AMAZING.

And I'm so glad you guys had a fun night at the holiday party. My favorite thing about the holidays is that it gives you an excuse to get everyone together as well. So much more fun to celebrate with people you love.

And little Hudson in that sweater with the ears gets me every time.

Natasha said...

Your little guy loves to pose!!
I love this dress...such a great print!

Amy said...

You look beautiful! And those shoes are to die for! As for that sweet little Hudson, he's too cute! Looks like y'all had a blast! Cheers to holiday parties!
Xo!

JRuud said...

You are beyond gorgeous & your little guy is absolutely and utterly adorable! I'm obsessed. Plus the name Hudson: cutest name ever!! Thanks for following me, I'm now following you as well.

xo.

Elisabeth said...

i'm pretty sure i've told you this before, but that skirt is fab-u-lous.

Cara-Mia said...

What a fun party. I LOVE your shoes!!

Jeannie said...

I love these pictures, the building was a great backdrop. You look so cute in that dress. Check out little Hudson's pose, how cute. He was adorable in his little strip outfit. Glad you had fun because I sure did with Hudson.

Cindy P said...

I love your outfit (especially the yellow shoes!!) and Hudson is absolutely adorable! Especially those little pursed lips in that last picture. Too sweet!

theputtogethergirl said...

I love your dress! And the fabulous yellow heels just kill me! So fantastic :-) That mural is amazing!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

That kiddo is soooo adorable! I can't stop saying awwww

Vic said...

what a fabulous photo shoot! loving all the joy

{av} said...

oh my goodness! the photos of you in front of the mural are simply perfect--your little one is so incredibly precious! your photos brighten my day :) xoxo {av}

Shalyn said...

Your family is utterly STUNNING! Love the photos and MUST HAVE those yellow slingbacks- they are divine! So glad you are enjoying your Christmas season:-)

Brooke said...

oh my goodness you always have great pictures! I love the first one. Hudson is giving attitude :D

Kayla said...

LOVE the yellow shoes with the black tights!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

These shots are FANTASTIC. And I'm in love with your yellow heels.

a whole lotta love said...

those pics are great! and i love christmas parties too! we had a great one last weekend as well :) have a wonderful christmas!

Lula said...

Oh my gosh girl I love your blog, you've won yourself a new follower! You look lovely by the way, so does Hudson!
Kiss
Lula

Jill @ TheLadyBoard said...

Awwww!!! Hudson totally just infected me with baby rabies! My ovaries hurt!

Also? You look gorgeous as always! Love the yellow shoes!

Law Mama said...

Hudson is so adorable! And those yellow heels are awesome. Love!

Nancy aka Chubby Piggy said...

Hudson monkey is too precious. He is such a nicely dressed baby!

Desiree said...

Those shoes are absolutely amazing!! I love them. And Hudson is adorableeeee.