1.07.2011

Life.


This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy….argue not concerning god, have patience and indulgence toward the people….dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every moment (motion) and joint of your body…. 
-Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass





Happy Friday Everyone!


{Hope your weekend is so bright, you've got to wear shades!}

38 comments:

Meri said...

Haha- great pics. You make me wish I was somewhere sunny!
That last photo brightened up my day :)
Meri

Diana Smith said...

You guys are such a precious family! So in love, its adorable! Who designed your blog? I love it and want it, but I won't take what you have even though its sooo cute!

Bear Hunter said...

Well HAPPY FRIDAY TO YOU my dear.

This was a fun day!

Linley said...

lovely photos - and quote!

Jeannie said...

What a good post for Friday. Love the poem, the beautiful scenery and the sweet family. How cute is Hudson in those shades!!!

Mrs. Miller said...

what lovely pictures! i love love your hat! great post!

Klove said...

True beauty...xoxo

Lula said...

"your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every moment (motion) and joint of your body" - this is my favorite part! Great choice girl, Walt Whitman was such a genius. The pictures are splendid as per usual and you all look wonderful and happy. Last picture's priceless!
Kiss
Lula

Ashley Eliza said...

such great pictures!!!!!!!!
happy weekend!

xoxo

thisitalianfamily said...

Great shots. What a beautiful family :)

Megan said...

lOVE the pics..and your hat..because I have it in black :)

Summer T said...

What a cute picture of Hudson in those sunglasses :)

All walks of frugality said...

You've just gotta love Hudson even if u have never met him!!! lol!!! how could you not adore such a chunky baby in such cool sunglasses. Love your blog, you often inspire me or help to lift up my spirits and look at things differently. God Bless u!!!

Amy said...

Y'all always have the most beautiful photos! And I'm surely loving sweet baby Hudson in those shades! He must get his great style from his Mama!
Xoxo
Oh and ps.
I just tagged you in my post! You're it ;)

Shalyn said...

Everytime I visit your blog now, I sing in my head "we didn't start the fire..." because of your blog title a few posts ago. Dont know why I told you that, haha...at least its a good song! LOVE the pictures- can we trade closets?

Cara-Mia said...

Love Walt Whitman! Have a fabulous weekend yourself. :)

Rylie Renee said...

Oh my gosh! I love your blog! It's so so cute!! :)
And what a cute family you have! :)
xxo,
Rylie from www.outnumberedblog.com

Haley K said...

Oh those photos of your beautiful family are too perfect!! What a fun little photo shoot :) Hope you have an awesome weekend Ashley. And love the quote...oh yes.

Trina Curran said...

LOVE the sunglasses photo! I still think you dress so cute; I wish I had more fashion sense...LOL! I gave you a little shout out on my blog today. :)

danielle @ take heart said...

love.

Sands said...

Oh, Ashley. You always brighten my day (putting on those oversized sunnies right now)! Love these family pictures, especially the before last one. You guys are just so adorable! Wishing you a bright weekend too!

xo
Sealverland

thedemuremuse.com said...

It looks like you've had a wonderful weekend! you have no idea how envious of your snow-less scenery i am right now! i absolutely adore your family photos-- too cute for words!

Eva Marie said...

What fabulous photos!! Honestly they are beautiful!

and the quote is spot on

Ashley said...

Hello fellow Ashley! I'm sad it's taken me a bit to get to your comment because now I know I've been missing out on an amazing blog! Those are stunning pictures of your family. I can't wait to read more! xo

Natalie Suarez said...

SUCH a beautiful baby! wonderful pictures. have a fantastic rest of your weekend! :)

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kara lynn said...

thank you for the very sweet comment on my blog!! I absolutely loved it! you made my day!

and these family pictures are gorgeous!

Sophie said...

these are the most gorgeous photos. you look like the happiest of families. i absolutely loved looking at them.
i also love that i stumbled upon your blog. i love it!! i am a new follower :) xx

t said...

Super cute pics!

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kileen said...

your photos are so lovely! i love the plaid shirt and your hat is totally cute! the picture of hudson at the end is so adorable!

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Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

You guys are too cute! Great photos.

Ramsey said...

Oh my goodiness! You are precious! Your little nugget is quite the hearthrob! And there is NO way you are 29...21 maybe...your style is uber FUN! What an awesome family...so glad you stopped by!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What an adorable family you all are. These photos are so sweet.

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

I love Walt Whitman, he always speaks to the salt of the earth. These family portraits are so cute, but I kinda wish Hudson was wearing plaid too!!

xo, Ashley

kylee said...

that picture of the horse is beautiful!

Jan said...

Hee hee - your wee fella has such great taste in sunglasses! :)

Alessandra said...

Love that quote and what amazing photographs! You're looking amazing as always.

Linda said...

Wonderful family photos, Ashley! You have such a great eye for styling your settings and pictures!

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Angel said...

Hehe the last one is the best :D