2.24.2011

On Happiness.






It's good to be just plain happy.
It's a little better to know that you're happy.

But to understand that you're happy, and to know why and how....
and still be happy,
be happy in the being and the knowing,
well, that is beyond happiness.

That is bliss.

-Henry Miller

Hope you're feeling absolutely blissful today. Or at the least, plain happy.

37 comments:

Sophie said...

this post made me blissfully happy! hudson is so so so so adorable!
and you are just beautiful (i think i tell you that every time i comment too haha) xxx

Janette said...

Oh Ashley! Your little boy is beautiful! I love that bear hoodie! I want one for me! Darling! And you are beautiful (an understatement) as always!
Janette, the Jongleur

Rach said...

It sure is bliss :)

Andrea Neudorf said...

Girl you are sooo pretty!!! Bliss is good:) What a lovely post! xo

Jeannie said...

I'm plain happy when I see Hudson's sweet face. Those are good pictures of all three.

Staley Mc said...

This is such a cheery post! Hudson is just precious!

Megan said...

ugh that little bear sweater is SOOOOOOO cute!

Angie said...

Bliss... it's what we all should feel :) Happy Thursday sweet friend :)

Candice said...

I love your cute outfit, Ashley! Hope you and your sweet family are doing well!! :)

Eva Marie said...

I like to think my mind feels bliss right now but at the moment my body is in some serious expelling of food poison.. its awful ugh.. but this post makes me happy regardless of what my body is doing, even though its trying to help

too cute shoes :)

Jail Bird said...

This was a fun little stroll down the street. Great pictures and nice poem.

LOVE YOU!

Elisabeth said...

I love your outfit! Is it a dress? A skirt and top? Multiple skirts? I need the deets!

Kari said...

Your beautiful pictures always put a smile on my face. XOXO

Ashley Eliza said...

i needed this SO much. you're the best ash! and you always look PERFECT!!! thanks so much for brightening my day. xoxo

Cara-Mia said...

You are the cutest family. You all look happy indeed. :)

kELLO! said...

his bear sweater! hand me down when i have a little mister?

hot shoes, lady!

Tucker said...

You guys are all sooo cute!

Being around kids always makes me blissfully happy. they really know how to enjoy LIFE.

Virginie's Cinema said...

I got my inspiration to dress up as a tiger from Hudson! Such a stylish tot :)

Virginie’s Cinema

Lula said...

Feeling blissful indeed! Now even more because of your pictures!!

S and O said...

I love you quote!
And your son is really adorable :D

Xoxo
Sarah

Diana Smith said...

Can you do some sort of makeup tutorial? You have perfect skin and perfect makeup! Or atleast tell us what you use! Its amazing! You are flawless!!

The.Red.See said...

Hudson is adorable!!

Sarah said...

Cute mom alert!!! Seriously, you are gorgeous! I'm glad you are having a wonderful day! I am too : )

Kristen said...

Love that quote. Thanks for sharing it and making me think a little, pretty lady.

So glad you're going to live fearlessly with me this year. I couldn't ask for someone better to do it with.

Veronica said...

So sweet!
Lovely blog!
Follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!
Thank you so much!

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b. said...

this post really did something to me - having been a bit bleurgh lately (see my blog) maybe i need to realise and accept that i am happy?

x.

Susana said...

Aww, that first photo. ❤

Alessandra said...

Oh la la! I absolutely love your outfit. Dark and super feminine at the same time, so cool.

Gorgeous photos of your gorgeous family, too.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

your sons is adorable. His bear costume is soooo cute.

CCH said...

oh my gosh, get out of town, that little bear coat is so freaking cute! (do they make a pink girlish one for my friend?? ok i really mean for me) anyways, your comment was so sweet. bloggers make the best of friends :)

Haley K said...

LOVE the quote. (brings even more happy to my friday:)
LOVE the photos of your cute ever-so-cute fam on a sunny stroll!
LOVE Hudson's bear hoodie. too cute for words :)
LOVE your dress Ashley!!!!

stephanie said...

I second what Haley said - love the quote and love the outfit!!

Young People in Love said...

Just found your blog and am def. a new follower now! LOVE this little baby bear! LOVE walks!

Charles said...

these photos are too adorable! you have a lovely blog!
xx

http://charlesbgoode.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

You guys are like a model family! Are you real? :) Just kidding. I love the quote. Thanks for spreading some happiness! XO

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

These are such great photos. You are Blessed with such a sweet family.

Ayan said...

you have a beautiful family!!!! i'm glad i came across your blog! looking forward to your future posts and can't wait to read the rest of your blog!
xoxo, ayan

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