4.14.2011

Jump Start my Kaleidoscope Heart

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."
-Frances Hodgson Burnett


































Among the beautiful blooms, bursting bubbles, and terrific topiaries, we jumped right into Spring. With both feet.

I couldn't think of a better way to spend my day, surrounded by my mom and my sweet, smiling boy, admiring the lovely Alabama landscape inside the wonderful Huntsville Botanical Gardens. 

And I couldn't help but reminisce on a very special July day that Will and I spent here almost six years ago....


HAPPY SPRING!


31 comments:

Meri said...

I love the assortment of "open mouthed" gleeful photos :)
Gorgeous wedding photos also! Fun to reminisce, huh?

Courtney B said...

Oh Hudson is SO cute! And these pictures are gorgeous! What a fun trip!
Your wedding gown is amazing! You look like a princess! Haha I hope that doesn't sound weird..cause I don't mean it weird! :)

The Yard Man said...

What a beautiful post My LOVE! You looked as gorgeous in these pictures as you did on that hot July 2nd day. I hope we all can go back over some time. I would like to see the garden with the two of you. I have really only seen that one special spot. I think its neat how the spot we were married is now the home of a happy mother duck and family. I love the picture of you in the chair looking down at Hudson. I also like the one with you and Hudson standing where we got married with the reflections in the water. I wish I could have been with ya'll for this fun outing.

LOVE YOU

Oh and I love the quote!

Meredith said...

Oh my, your dress was GORGEOUS!
&Stunning pictures!
Plus, I love the flowers. I've just recently gotten into gardening so...I'm liking that quote :)

misc.alaina said...

Beautiful photos and setting! Hudson is such a cutie!! I just adore his little outfit!

Sophie said...

Ash, these photos literally took my breath away. they are so incredible! Hudson is just wayy tooo adorable! Me and him can be friends wearing our little converse shoes.
That photo of Hudson looking at you while you sit in the other big blue chair is ahhh just so so cute!

AND ...... THOSE WEDDING PHOTOS?!? that dress is breathtaking! you looked like a princess! so happy you shared them :)xx

Cara-Mia said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place! I can see why you'd get married there. (Btw so nice to catch a glimpse of your wedding day. Aw.)

Eva Marie said...

Now aren't these just the sweetest spring pictures..
heck here I wish I come Alabama

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Wow it is so lovely there. And how awesome that it holds such meaning to you.

P.S.

I love the mustard with the stripe tank so cute

Write it in Lipstick

Mimi said...

Aw, so beautiful. Its always touching to go back to the place you got married...btw you have become an incredible photographer. Did you take classes or have you been teaching yourself?

Aesthetic Lounge

Jeannie said...

What a fun day we had. Little Hudson running around in the 80 degree weather with his book and little twigs he picked up along the way. Can he get any cuter or sweeter? Your pictures are so awesome. I will never forget how beautiful you looked on your wedding day.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

gorgeous pictures... that is the cutest child ever!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Kristen said...

So much pretty in these photos, I almost can't stand it! Loooove the blue oversize chairs too - what fun! Looks like you and little Hudson had another great day together.

kileen said...

omg, so many beautiful flowers!! i love these pictures and hudson is so cute, as always!

cute & little

Raven said...

gosh, how you not smile when you see pictures of that sweet little boy! He is PRECIOUS Ashley! WHEN will you have another?? (I bet you love that question) and another, who take your pictures? Do you? Because your life looks as if you have a professional photographer following you around 24/7! I know no one has a "perfect" life, you you seem to come pretty close!!

Raven said...

oops, I meant "how can you NOT smile when you see pictures of that sweet little boy" :)

Claire said...

okay, how cute is that gingham outfit that Hudson is wearing! i love it! and you look so stylish with your stripes under your one arm shirt. and that fedora is adorable. love these pics, especially the one of you two in those cool huge blue chairs!!!

Megan said...

ahhh! these a breathtaking!!!! those blue chairs..the flowers..ugh. i die. so gorg.

In My Tennis Shoes said...

what a beautiful place to get married!! don't you just love spring & all the colors it brings!? lovely, my dear! happy weekend!

and we'll have to check out that place in savannah! we have reservations only for tonight and the other nights we were going to scope out! i love savannah! and am so excited!

~Evie

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

love hudson's little outfit! so adorable :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

What a fantastically wonderful and beautiful place!!! I love all the shots. It looks so magical. I think it is great that you revisited it with your son.

I was obsessed with camp movies too, especially the original Parent Trap. Every summer I had to watch that before or after coming home from camp. Goodness I miss sailing, swimming, archery, riflery, and working there. So much fun! You can still roast marshmallows in your own home. You can make a fire pit in your yard if you have one or you can just do it through candles or something haha.

Gwiddle said...

This place is sooooooooooo gorgeous!!! I love all of the tulips and the little ponds! What a beautiful place to be married! And little Hudson looks quite adorable in that little number:) I hope the weather holds this weekend, so I can go to the tulip festival!

Janette said...

Stunnerific photos!!!! What kind of lens(es) do you have? I need a new one... And you CANNOT just tease me like that with 2 wedding pics...Need more! Lots more! Thanks in advance!

Ashley said...

Hudson is absolutely adorable!! I love his red and white outfit and your fedora! Gorgeous photos :)

http://turquoiseandteale.blogspot.com/

stephanie [the merry way] said...

Oohmygoodness...he is TOO CUTE. The one of you guys in the giant chairs and he's looking at you!?? Too much!!

And how special that your wedding was there - it's gorgeous :)

Jennifer said...

I love, love, LOVE that outfit. mmmhmm.

GoodFrameofMind said...

These pictures are so adorable. I love Hudson's cute outfit. Such a classic!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Your pics always make me so HAPPY! They are always so fun and filled with so much love :)

Great wedding pics, too!

Have an amazing weekend with your adorable family ♥

Cindy P said...

Beautiful pictures! I especially love the ones of Hudson where he is obviously so excited over something he sees! TOO CUTE!

Haley K said...

what a LOVELY time you had :) Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photos!! (of now and then;) What sweet memories you made! LOved the tulips, love the bubbles, love your little man, love you outfit, love the enchantingly large chairs :)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

the things that happen here in under a week have me gob smacked lades!!!! new designs reign supreme okay and in so many ways i couldn't begin to count but to name a few:
1. that is one HAPPNIN" header for Hudson, it's so cool b/c of the 3 feathers signifying, i'm sure, you three...little wee feather hanging close by baby boys name = perfection!
2. those sweet frames that surround you guys and the rad arrows that i'm sure cupid inserted himself ; ) seriously where did you get those frames, i lourveeeeeeeee them! did you make them? gimme the inside scoops puleezie pie!
3. somehow, and i am actually amazed but this background is so appealing to me and i usually don't go for patterns but i adore this a heck of a lot.
4. i'm thinking it's b/c of the clean and organized feeling i get when scrolling down, the colors compliment your images without detracting from them and the whole new layout is a yahooooooozathon!
5. the F+I black & whites which somehow include me???!!!!! seriously? so honored - DANKE SHOEN

okay and i haven't even got to this post yet, man...loooong comment moderation better not catch me in the act.

now Ashley, you know i adore every pic of Hudson, the boy is extremely photogenic, but the one where he's kinda leaning forward, like 3rd one down. well, it's the best! love his heavenly face, the expression is pure joy.

did that stealth duck lay it's nest in the planter? i am impressed indeed. stunning shots. the most special day in the most special surroundings complete with all your wonderful memories. sheer joy! ♥