4.10.2011

There's No Place Like Home


Hi Friends! I'm Baaaaaack! I totally apologize for my recent disappearance from the blogosphere. Wondering where we've been? 



Well, Will went to Chicago....


and we went to Oz. 














But not really. Hudson and I have been spending the past week at home with my mom and dad. We did all sorts of fun things....dinners out, late night card games, and spring evenings in the backyard. One day, my mom, Hudson, and I ventured off to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, one of my favorite spots in the city. In 2005, Will and I were married there, so I couldn't wait for Hudson to enjoy his first time at the gardens, strolling among the beautiful spring blooms and playing in the themed treehouses that dot the beautiful landscape. 

These photos were taken at the Oz themed treehouse. Poor Hudson was a little confused about that wicked old witch that got squashed under a house. And I found out the hard way that the bright yellow slide was not made to accommodate adult sized booties. But we had fun among the flying monkeys, see-sawing like it was going out of style and exploring Dorothy's whimsical world.

Will, Hudson and I are back in our cozy abode, now. But, I have so much more loveliness to share from our little mini-adventure....so stick around, ok?

40 comments:

Shawntae said...

That place is soo neat. Hudsons little outfit is to die for. He looks like he fits in at OZ.

I love the way he's looking at the bad witches legs under the house. He's like UMMM What the heck? haha. Looks like you had soo much fun!

Jeannie said...

What a fun day we had even though it was hot hot! Hudson sure did enjoy it. Maybe they won't miss that tulip he picked. It was so much fun going back to the gardens. We had not been there since your wedding. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the pictures. You look so cute in your hat.

stephanie [the merry way] said...

Welcome back - looks like you've been having fun! Love your mustard skirt!

Raven said...

LOVE the pictures! And you have great style. I think I always say the same thing every time I comment haha! But it's true! I love reading your blog. Hudson is PRESH. You dress him so adorable. I think he would be BFF with my boy :)

Chelsea Lane said...

ah you look gorgeous Ashley! this looks like such a fun event. you get double props because you also style Hudson's outfits, and he also looks adorable all the time. love this cute post!

xoxo

Meri said...

Haha- well despite Hudson's "confusion" about the treehouse, these photos are adorable and it looks like you had tons of fun. Can't wait to see what else you've got!

Cara-Mia said...

How fun! I love the way you dress Hudson, it's so cute. :)

Ashley Eliza said...

yay, you've been missed! so fun to stay with your parents, my sis is in town right now, and im loving it :) you and your mama look so much a like, so cute!

xoxo

Kristen said...

Little Hudson is getting so big! What great photos - I love the idea of an Oz themed playhouse. I need to go there!

You've been missed, lovely. Glad you're back!

Moniek said...

Pretty pictures!

Tanya Turi said...

These pics have put a smile on my Monday morning face! Love them! You are glowing as always! xx

Gwiddle said...

That place looks Amazing! I love finding places that you can take fun pictures of<3 Oh and P.S. I don't think I have mentioned how much I adore how you dress Hudson!! Are his clothes vintage or do you buy them new? Either way I love them!

Alaythea said...

Such fun! And the picture of Hudson staring at the witch's feet is priceless!!! My aunt and uncle were married at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens in 2001 - right before 9-11 happened. It was scorching hot that day, so miserable! Lol! My aunt complains that is all people remember about her wedding!

sarah nicole said...

Awwwww, nothing like going home. Looks like you had a wonderful time, can't wait to see more!

xo,

Sarah

The Gists said...

I am so glad your back :) and I had fun yesterday with little Hudson! He is sooo sweet!!!

In My Tennis Shoes said...

ah! i love going to mom & dad's for a visit, but you're right! there is no place like coming home to your own family! what a lovely place that land of oz is! fun!
~evie

Brooke said...

HOW FUN! I've always wanted to visit Oz!

Jennifer said...

Aw. What a cute little place! I love it!

Megan said...

so....now that you are done with that skirt (since u have a blog post with u wearing...) can i have it? thanks bunch.

i really dont think your family could be anymore beautiful.

Eva Marie said...

Fun fun fun - missed yeah! .. Your mom look just as darling as you, I bet you and Hudson are so happy to be home together with Daddy now!!

Mr. Oz said...

Well my little dear! There is NO PLACE LIKE HOME in deed. I am so glad to be back. I missed ya'll so much. It looks like ya'll had some fun though. I liked the picture with the signs going every witch way and your hand pointing towards Chicago. The one of Hudson looking at the witches legs is funny. I be Hudson said OH NOOOO.

LOVE YOU

Meredith said...

oh my.
your outfit is divine.
seriously, im jellin.
and hudson fits in perfectly! he's so adorable.
i have a little obsession with the land of Oz,
Kansas is quite cute too.
and oh trust me, i'm stickin around ;)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh wow! This place looks great. Looks like all of you had a great time. That is such a sweet photo of you and your mom.

Amanda said...

oh this place looks like a lot of fun! love your outfit too by the way! great combination!

Lisa said...

Oh I absolutely ADORE your outfit! Everything works so well together, you look stunning! My favourite so far :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

I saw "oz" and thought you were in Kansas at first, because that's where I'm from! Looks like you guys had a ton of fun! Such great pics!

Krystal said...

oh my goodness, those pictures are priceless!

Mariel Torres said...

welcome back darling! these pictures are too much fun... i love them!

Sophie said...

yayy you are back Ash! and i will definitely be sticking around because i cant wait to see more photos from your mini adventure!

These photos are gorgeous as always. You look amazing. i love your outfit! and you and your mum are beautiful xx

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

LOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEE YOOOOOOOU!!!!! i was wondering what had happened on Hudson's Happenings and where on earth you were. wanted to make sure your sweet selves were all alright. okay, so this is much better than anything i could have imagined and you've gone and done it again lades!!!!

ramping it up to a TNT, DYNAMITE, KABOOM-CHICKA-WA-WA level! apology (although totes unnecessary) is accepted b/c these images are friggin' out of sight! how many exclamations points does it take to convey this message of absolute loves? many! many! many!

Hudson is the darnedest, cutest boy-child ever - i adore the way children sleep and their little legs fall open, so relaxed but their tiny hands remain clenched. it's aweeeee-ness. you & your momma look gorgeouso, bet it was the perfect tag-team to keep him filled with joy! yups, i'll be stickin' around for sure. ♥

pea ess: those comments you left for me were like one amazing blessing after another, thank you my darling girl! talk about biggest gift in the pile (points finger in your direction!) you are all that & more. xo

Ash said...

LOVE his little outfit. And yours is pretty cute as well :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

That treehouse is incredible!!!! i love it. I'm glad you had such a fun time with your parents.

Charles said...

what cute photos! I love your yellow skirt :)
xx

http://charlesbgoode.blogspot.com

Janette said...

Gee golly willikers! You are THEE cutest momma anywhere! HEY! Where do you get all of Hudsy's outfits? They are greatmazing!!! Seriously! Oh and I have a few questions for you...


1. Why is your makeup always perfect?

2. Why is your hair " "?

3. Why are your outfits " "?

4. And why does Hudson always look so handsome??

Janette

Haley K said...

Glad you're back!! And you sure had some sweet photos to share with us! I wanted to jump into all of them and play you guys! ;) Can't wait to see the rest of your adventures with you sweet parents :)

PS - love the pics of adorable Hudsone checking out the witch's legs...heehee ;)

PPS - loved the striped tank under that floral print top!! perfect :)

Sarah said...

I love the themed treehouse photos! Such happy and bright sunny moments. Love these photos. :) I enjoyed how you opened this post about Will going to Chicago, and the rest of you headed to Ozzie. Your mom looks really beautiful too! Gotta adore your little boy staring at the witch! Too cute.

Glad you had an incredible time, Ashley! :) x

Virginie's Cinema said...

You guys seriously have the loveliest family adventures ever! Hudson is one lucky little boy :)

I adore this outfit and am a tiny bit jealous that you can hang on outside in the evening, our terrasse is still way covered in snow! Soon it will be summer, soon it will be summer, soon it will be summer..!

Virginie

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Oh my goodness- these's pics are so darn cute- Love the Wizard Of OZ--
Your entire family is very photogenic-especially cutie-pie Hudson

Kel

sartoriography said...

Too bad you didn't come to Chicago, too! Then I could've hung out with Hudson and told him all about how this city is the best in the world. Or, okay, maybe the best in the Midwest?

Looks like Oz was super fun. Isn't it great that you visited your parents and got Dorothy's life, too? :)

Chelsea said...

oh my goodness, i love all the pictures!! and umm... even though i am 25, i ABSOLUTELY want to go there to OZ!