2.14.2011

I want to live my love story.


{LISTEN: Cupid by Sam Cooke}

I want love and laughter and happiness. I want passion and understanding. I want to hear jazz with my eyes closed, and dance in the streets like no one is watching. I want to share coca-colas and sweet teas at the corner cafe. I want to splash through puddles and ditch the umbrella. I want to play ragtime songs on the piano and eat breakfast in bed and watch movies all night. I want to sing and smile and sit under the stars and search for constellations. I want to dip my toes in the cool river and hold hands. I want to discover and dream and try new things. I want adventure. I want to lose track of time. I want to listen. I want to remember. I want to feel this way forever.









I hope your day is filled with happy memories and loving moments.

And most of all, I hope you are living your love story in your very own way. 

Happy Valentine's Day, little lovebirds!
xoxo

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38 comments:

Janette said...

What a beautiful family! Simply stunning! Hey! Who took that picture of you and the hubaloo? Was it Hudson? Haha! He is GOOD! And that little cafe is so cute! I want to visit!
Janette, the Jongleur

Cara-Mia said...

Love the writing. These are all wonderful things to want. And the photos are lovely, as always. I love the red paint on the bricks. Happy Valentine's Day!

Kristen said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you & your beautiful family, Ashley. :) You're such a great writer.

Haley K said...

I love your love for love (that's a whole lotta love;) Your blog always make me so happy!! Fabulous photos of your gorgeous family!

PS - your dress & your shoes...perfection.

Diana Smith said...

Why do you always look perfect haha?? seriously!! You have perfect clothes and hair and makeup. Your family is so cute and I love the little rompers you put your son in! he is one cool dude!

Chelsea Lane said...

I cannot tell you enough times how much I LOVE these photos! And your pink-toed shoes! And your family! And dah! I just love this.

ex oh ex oh

Claire said...

Hi! LOve your blog! Your pictures are amazing, you look so much in love! x

It's A Love Story said...

I love you rainbow coat!!

Alaythea said...

Such cute pictures! I love your shoes....

Staley Mc said...

These pictures are too precious! Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

Jeannie said...

Ashley I love the last picture. Who is the mystery photographer? (old buildings, haunted, could it be....) I also like the one of you and Will with the string of hearts. Little guy is cute as ever. I love downtown!! Happy Valentines Day. See you later today.

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

What a lovely post! Have a wonderful day!

Kelly

PS_ I got the makeup your recommended to me and I love it!!!! Thxs

Meredith said...

Happy Valentines Day lovely!
By the way, that blue is your color. Gorgeous.

Your Cupid said...

I LOVE YOU! I hope today and everyday I can provide you with all the love you listed above. I know one thing. Hudson will keep us dancing for sure.

I LOVE YOU AND HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Love these photos :) Happy V-Day! Love your blog!

Natasha said...

Your pictures and writing is always so magical!


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lindsay said...

hello miss ashley ♥ these photos are darling :) xoxo i hope you have a beautiful vday with your family!

{av} said...

sigh. you make me smile. every time I read your blog. without fail.

happiest of valentine's days to you, my dearest. with your precious family and husband, it's hard to think you won't have a good day!

much love, {av}

Ollie Things Beautiful said...

Beautiful family. Hudson always wears the cutest rompers!!! Happy Valentine's day! xx

Mo Pie, Please said...

How sweet! I love your cardigan, well, the whole outfit is great! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your adorable family!

Rachel said...

love love love those pictures. so great. happy valentine's day! hope it's a great day with your cute little family!

Summer T said...

My favorite singer with my favorite song! :)

Happy Valentine's you three. We love you all.

Rach said...

Love love love this! I love what you had to say about wanting to live your love story... just love it all! Happy Valentine's, Ashley!

Kari said...

You guys are love's perfection...XOXO

Margaret said...

the most ADORABLE post ever!
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx
take a peek at my Valentine's giveaway while you're at it!

Shalyn said...

BEAUTIFUL, Ashley! Hope you had a fantastic day!

Alessandra said...

Great post! I love your outfit...those shoes? Oh gracious me!

Mariel Torres said...

you have a beautiful family darling!

Eva Marie said...

Love your writing, those pictures are stunning

thedemuremuse.com said...

it looks like had had a fabulous Valentine's Day with Will and Hudson!! hope the rest of your week is just as grand. xo

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

GASP! so beautiful...i love seeing your photos, they always put the biggest smile on my face lades!!!

the candy striped sweater and THOSE ridiculously adorable shoes...adore. hudson looks like he had the best time and who wouldn't with fun lovin' parents like you guys. i kinda wanna hijack your family and sneak in somehow!

happy heart week to you all. ♥

pea ess: hope the love-in with a gourmet to-go was terrif! and ashley, thanks so very much for your comment about my guest post. it means so much that you were touched by it in that way. xo

Courtney B said...

Adorable family. You are gorgeous! I loved this post..so sweet and cute!

Becca [Free Honey] said...

Adorable as always! I love seeing your family shots, you always look so put together, which I'm betting is harder than it looks when you're chasing around Hudson. Hope you and the hubs had a great vday!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I want to dance in the streets too!! let's do it! I've done it before for fun!!! You three are adorable and I love all your photos always.

Liz said...

Just found your blog! You have such a cute little family and I LOVE the name Hudson. SO CUTE!

Sarah said...

These are such wonderful photos of your family. I think all of you are really gorgeous, and so beautiful from the inside. It just radiates through these photos. :) And I'm falling in love with Hudson more and more! Such a gem, Hudson is.

And I love your list of "I wants" because my list would be almost similar as yours.

Glad you had an incredible day, my dear. :) x

Macy Dawn said...

These photos help tell such a great story!

Connie said...

Where did you get this dress?!?! I'm coveting it