1.22.2011

It's a Beautiful Day




{LISTEN: Beautiful Day by U2}

We went to the lake to celebrate Sam's birthday. Sam is Will's older brother, and he turned 32 this year. We had so much fun walking by the water, and watching Sam throw the largest rocks he could find into the peaceful lake. As always, Hudson enjoyed spending time with his Uncle Sam and his grandparents. The day couldn't have been more beautiful....a perfect day for celebrating the life of one pretty amazing guy.




31 comments:

Meri said...

Looks like a great day spent with family- your pictures capture it so well and are totally beautiful!

Brooke said...

oh my gosh! What a great way to spend your birthday! It looks like you all had so much fun!

A proud brother said...

Well this was a fun day. Sam enjoyed spending one day out of birthday weekend with us and his favorite nephew. Hudson enjoyed playing by the water with his grandparents. Hope we can all go back to Joe Wheeler again soon.

WOW great pictures!

LOVE YOU

Kristen said...

What a gorgeous, picturesque way to spend a birthday! Happy birthday to Sam. :)

And you, lovely lady, look GORG. I love your hair that way.

Oh, and Hudson, don't worry, I didn't forget about you. You look quite handsome in those overalls. :)

Jeannie said...

What beautiful pictures. Ashley, you are so good with that camera. That was a fun way to spend a birthday. Happy belated birthday to Sam.
If I haven't already told you, I love your boots.

Alaythea said...

What a wonderful time! Such a gorgeous place too - and I love that family picture!!!

Linda said...

That looks like beautiful, peaceful way to celebrate a birthday with family.
Hudson is so lucky to be in a family filled with so much love.

(Superficially, may I add that that blazer is gorgeous? The detailing it great!)

The Auspicious Life

thedemuremuse.com said...

It looks like Sam had a great birthday!

I can never get enough of Hudson in his owl hat. Too cute!

Also, is it bad that I'm experiencing a bad case of shoe envy right now? I am absolutely loving the wedges and the straps.

p.s. are you taking on the winter edition of the 30 for 30 challenge?

Chelsea Lane said...

I love these photos! hudson is adorable. you are one foxy mama.

xoxo

Becca [Free Honey] said...

What beautiful photos. I love the lighting here, is that how it was captured or was there some computer effect you used afterwards to warm everything up. Either way, it looks like a fantastic day!

kileen said...

the water looks so beautiful in these photos. happy birthday to sam and it looks like you guys had a glorious day!

cute and little

Shawntae said...

His hat is to die for! Did you make it? I love all these pictures. You are such a beauty it's just not fiar! Have a great weekend!

xoxo

HettyA said...

Looks like a wonderful day to spend with loved ones! :) Some cute boots and amazing sunsets make weekends the best.

Ramsey said...

That cap is just too much! I am completely in love with it! Would the cuteness factor be lost on an adult?
That house is beautiful as well!

M. said...

Those photos stole my heart..
But especially the second one with the one looking outside the window and the other holding the flag looking towards the camera...This is a big picture..Up there with the good ones...
Thank you for your kind comment..
Have a lovely Sunday!
Love
M.

Megan said...

your pictures are seriously always so amazing. I want to hang out with you.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow how absolutely gorgeous, looks like a great place to spend the day!

Eva Marie said...

Sam looks like he truly enjoyed his birthday with his family and probably even more specifically his nephew Hudson..

The older I get the more I realize just how special celebrating a birthday with family is..

and those houses peaking out from the trees are STUNNING

a. harms said...

What a fun day. Again, it's the simple things... like skipping rocks with the ones you love.

And, ummm, those overalls on your little man are adorable. I definitely need to find some of those for my little guy.

Megan said...

These pictures are seriously amazing! I don't know where this is, but I want to be there right now!

Love your hair, like always!

Cara-Mia said...

Oh my goodness, these photos are gorgeous! What a lovely background.

Love your hair and boots, too!

{av} said...

what a perfectly wonderful way to celebrate with Sam! I don't think I'll ever get enough of your photos :) xoxo {av}

Shalyn said...

Beautiful, gorgeous photos Ashley! What a fun day to spend with family! And how did you know one of my absolute fave songs is Beautiful Day by U2? Impeccable taste, my dear:-)

the southern hostess said...

Great pictures! What a beautiful weekend!

Melanie said...

I love living vicariously though you via your photos. Such a beautiful family and that location is gorgeous. My fave shot is the one where Hudson is looking at the big splash. So cool.

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Virginie's Cinema said...

Ashley the more I learn abou your family the more I love you guys! You are so inspiring and positive, your blog is a great place to be :)

ps: those boots are fearless!

Lynn said...

it certainly was a beautiful day, so happy you shared those amazing photos with us!!! especially the ones of sam & hudson, so sweet. you know; my handsome one (sean) has a younger bro, he's going to be 30 this year. but has similar challenges as to what it seems sam faces. even though he'll be 30 his brain won't let him pass about 12. his favorite things are comic books and bunnies. we learn a lot from him as his experiences are just so pure still. i've really enjoyed this post and pics ashley, it touches me.

your embellished blazer and hudsons owly hat....please can i has??!!!! super cute. you are a beautiful girl. xo ♥

Brittney said...

i love love LOVE the embroidery on your jacket. paired with those shoes? seriously. perfect. what beautiful photos.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

Lula said...

Happy birthday to Sam! These pictures are incrediiiible! They give out such a nice, warm feeling. And umm... you look stunning. Really really stunning. Love how the light of the sun hits your face perfectly!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

wow. I'd love to be able to live near there. that is so nice. these shots are spectacular. wonderful indeed!!!!!

Trina Curran said...

what beautiful family photos! They told the whole story...love. And what a great, great place to be. :) Gorgeous!