1.18.2011

A Winter Sunday



On Sunday we drove down to the river to watch for bald eagles that frequent the area during the winter months. It was so nice to be outside under beautiful blue skies, surrounded by nothing but calm, reflective water and smooth river rocks. Although we were only a few minutes away from home, I couldn't help but feel like we had transported to a tiny island coast somewhere, far away from people....just the three of us, enjoying our happy little moments in nature's beautiful sanctuary.

We didn't see any eagles, but we had fun anyway, exploring the river bank and having goofy impromptu sing-a-longs in the car. The sun on our shoulders felt wonderful, and by the time we decided to head home, the pretty moon was peeking out in the sky from behind the tall pines, high above us, bidding us farewell and bringing an end to a wonderful day of adventure.








 








39 comments:

Kristen said...

Can you guys adopt me for a day or two? It seems like your family always goes on the most adorable and fun outings. Hudson is going to have such great memories when he grows up!

Haley K said...

what a gorgeous, perfect, fun, relaxing, sweet Sunday evening you guys had together!! The video you created was spectacular! You'll treasure it forever :) I need to do better at getting videos when we're out and about...your video inspires me! What program did you use to create it?

And you are LOVELY ashley!! Seriously...you're a perfect example of a "hot smokin' wife" that me & my college roommates talked about becoming!! ;) love it

Alessandra said...

Well, you just made me smile. What an adorable video of your beautiful family and beautiful day.

I love your outfit, where are those pants and t-shirt from???

Pia said...

The video is so sweet! It made me smile. :)
And can I have your shirt? Please?

nadiine said...

you guys are such a cute family :) that video is sooo sweet :)

vintch said...

oh what a sweet, sweet post:) i love the video and the calm, soothing feel of your location! looks like a fabulous way to spend an afternoon. thank you so much for sharing, sweet friend!

In My Tennis Shoes said...

ohmygosh! ya'll are the cutest! LOVE the video!
"its cayotes"
"are you for real?"
made me laugh!

Happy Tuesday!
~Evie

Jeannie said...

Ashley, this video is adorable. You chose a beautiful and serene place for an outing. Can Hudson get any cuter. Was that his first meeting with dirt? Straight to the mouth. That looked like a fun outing. Good pictures.

Brooke said...

oh my gosh it looks gorgeous! I love how much you guys go out and do stuff together :)

Megan said...

you just have the absolute cutest family.

Virginie's Cinema said...

I LOVE the video Ashley! You guys are so cute, the signing in the car, gosh, makes me want to have a little one of my own ;)

ps: can my winter look a little more like yours? I've had enough of the 10 degree weather...

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

You are such a cute little family, love the video!

Kai.Mercado. said...

I think you guys might be the cutest family in the whole world....that video made me smile and brightened my morning! I loved how you edited it too!

thisitalianfamily said...

Such a beautiful family!

HettyA said...

I love his little hat! I've looked for some like that for the girls, but with winter almost over oh well! :) Beautiful pictures.

Smokey the Bear said...

Great Video Swoop. This was a fun little get out of the house afternoon. We should do these fun picnics more often. Maybe one day we will see a eagle or two in the wild. I do believe Hudson likes to play in the dirt and seems although he likes the water to.

LOVE YOU

Sands said...

Awww, this was too cute. I love how you guys have the coolest family outings! And Ashley, your skin is FLAWLESS. I mean, it's so perfect! How do you do it! You totally rocked the bun here, and with those sunglasses, you look like a celeb ;)

xo
Sealverland

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

oh my gosh. I love his cute hat so much. wonderful shots.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Sounds amazing!

Eva Marie said...

love the messy bun and the cute hat :)

Becca said...

wait where do you live? this must be the prettiest place on earth. so gorgeous!

Ollie Things Beautiful said...

Love the high bun :) What a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, looks peaceful. xx

Cara-Mia said...

I absolutely love when Hudson wears that hat! Too cute. As is your shirt. :)

S and O said...

your photographs are always so gorgeous! What lovely scenery...it's nice to see so many happy faces in these pictures :)
xoxo
Olivia

danielle @ take heart said...

why are you so cute?

Katie said...

You have the cutest family! And I just love your style. Newest follower is this girl!

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Diana Smith said...

The video montage is so cute! I love me some John Mayer haha

bethani said...

such a cute family! but i'm pretty sure you already knew that. also i love the last picture because you can see the moon even though its daytime and in a way it seems as though hudson is pointing at it. ♥

lindsay said...

so so beautiful! look at these amazing pictures and oh my gosh the scenery is lovely! hudson's little owl hat always makes me smile and i love that outfit of yours too!!

Meera said...

What beautiful pictures! Hudson looks absolutely adorable!
Please check out/follow my blog. I love yours!

xx
Meera

Meri said...

I see one bird sighting- that adorable hat :)
it's nice to get some fresh air and play outside, right?

a whole lotta love said...

That is SO beautiful! What a lovely place and so close to home :)

Chelsea said...

What sweet photos! He looks so cute in that hat!

WE INSPIRE US said...

great pics!! The lake look so calmimg!

u r just one perfect famile =)

Gourgeous, interesting, stylish and cute mother :)

Strong ,masculine and happy father

and a very cute and sweet child!!

ain't this perfect!??! it is!!

Reg said...

i love the quality of your photos!! what camera/lens do you use? :) your family looks lovely ♥

xx
heyrocketgirl

Megan said...

Y'all are such a cute family!!

Lisa D. said...

Ashley, this is soooooo cute! You are seriously talented...making your own music videos and all. :) Looks like a beautiful day. :)

kileen said...

i love that top knot on you!! it makes you look so glamorous and audrey hepburn-ish. :) looks like you guys had a great time outdoors, as always!

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Connie said...

*died from cute overload




....still dead.