5.10.2011

Frolicsome.


If there is one thing that I hope Hudson learns from his Dad and I, it is that little adventures are important. Whether escaping into nature's peaceful sanctuary or a big, bustling city, there is so much to experience in this beautiful world of ours.

Our Mother's Day tradition always includes a spontaneous endeavor. Just the three of us.

On Sunday we found ourselves winding down the beautiful Natchez Trace, under white fluffy clouds and abundant sunshine. Our destination was Tishomingo, Mississippi; Will couldn't wait to show off the natural beauty of the rolling hills, rushing streams, lakes, and waterfalls that dot the landscape of the Tishomingo State Park. 



I couldn't have asked for a better day. Hudson sang "Eee-Iiii-Eeee-Iiiii-Oooooo" for much of the way there. We hiked through a dense forest, crossing a swinging bridge and cooling our hands in a fresh water spring. We saw real waterfalls and artificial bears. Yes, adventures were had on this Mother's Day.  Great and wonderful adventures, never to be forgotten. 

"I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings." - Mary Oliver

Stay frolicsome, Hudson. We have many more amazing adventures ahead of us.  

30 comments:

renee kristine said...

oh wow, it's GORGEOUS there! it'd be awesome for an outdoor wedding/ party.

Haley K said...

What a fantastic mother's day!! Absolutely love that you're teaching Hudson to appreciate little adventures and to soak up the beauty that nature has to offer! That hike looked AMAZING. You captured it all beautifully in your photos :) I adore the one of Will holding Hudson, and how you focused on the flower he was holding :)

Happy Mother's Day to you Ashley!! You're an amazing mom...Hudson is one LUCKY little boy to have you :) I can tell how much love is in your little family <3

Alessandra said...

Love your self-portrait. You look serene, happy and gorgeous.

Petchie said...

So beautiful! Loved all the pictures!

xoxo
Petchie
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Krystal said...

that looks SO relaxing and serene...what a gorgeous day it turned out to be!

Pink Sun Drops said...

Wow, what gorgeous scenery. Love all the different textures. And you look absolutely gorgeous, like a fashion model in nature! Love how the swinging bridge says "swinging not allowed"--that cracks me up.

Meredith said...

Stunning!
And frolicsome is my new favorite word :)
I love little adventures, doesn't matter when or where they are. Glad ya'll had a good time!

p.s. i might borrow that quote ;)

the real mia said...

What beautiful beautiful photos. Makes me want to go explore.

Park Ranger said...

Swoop, You take some GREAT pictures. I hope you had as much fun on your Mothers day as I did. I love our little family adventures. They are always so special. I look forward to many many more great little outings as a family!!!!

LOVE YOU

Amylou said...

What a wonderful adventure! I think I would definitely enjoy going there. Everything is lush and green and I don't see much of that where I live. The last photo with the bear is just precious!

Gentri said...

HOW fun!! I want to go there now!! REALLY bad! haha!! :) So beautiful!!! Thank you so much for entering my giveaway!! It made me so excited!

A Lost Feather said...

beautiful place and beautiful photos! ah i'd love to visit there :) i'm glad you had such a lovely mother's day!

Meri said...

What a fun tradition! I love little adventures too, even if its just down the road for a little walk together. Its so lush and green!

Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) said...

Do you guys always have this much fun? hehe I'm jealous! :)I hope married life will be like this for me someday!
Also, these photos are gorgeous! I'm glad your Mother's Day was nice!

:)
xx

Jeannie said...

Looks like a fun day trip. Little guy looks so sweet. Beautiful pictures.

Gwiddle said...

That place looks AMAZING. That is such a good thing for a kid to take away from life. Seriously exploring the world and nature is one of my favourite things!! I love seeing you your hubs and hudson out on outings. It really melts my heart when I see a close knit family spending quality time together<3 I hope your having a wonderful week!

the girl said...

That picture of you in the mirror is my fav! I love how you post so many pics.. there's always one that really pops out at me! lol

Sarah Frills4Thrills said...

Yay! Happy mother's day! It looks and sounds like you had a great time!

Courtney B said...

How fun!! Looks like an amazing time!! And so pretty!!
How about this.. I'll plan a trip back east (well east for us haha) and you and Will (and Hudson of course) can take us on a tour!! Haha seriously you guys do the funnest stuff!

Cara-Mia said...

Aw looks like such a great time! I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day. Such a nice tradition. :)

Ashley said...

Such fabulous pictures and sounds like a wonderful day! xo

Claire said...

what a lovely mother's day amongst nature! these are beautiful pictures! you guys are such a cute family. Happy (belated) Mother's Day, Ashley!!!

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Happy Kathy said...

I just found you!!Lovely blooog amazing photooos!!

:-))

Britt said...

What an amazing tradition and of course amazing pics! I love the one of you in the car!! So jealous of your skills girlfriend :)

Ashley Sloan said...

Aw what a fun Mother's Day! That swinging bridge is pretty neat! It's always good to get out in nature!!!

Ashley Sloan

Ashley Eliza said...

Im all about traditions, what a fun one! I hope that you had a fabulous mothers day Ash! you are the cutest mom. Hudson is one lucky little guy. and beautiful pictures.

xoxo

Brooke said...

I love going to parks like that!! How fun :D

Mariel Torres said...

these pictures are so precious! i absolutely love the one you took of yourself in your car :)

Janette said...

What a beautifullll park! I would be terrified to get on that bridge though..


Janette, the Jongleur


PS. like your shorts...where'd you get them.. i need some blue shorts!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

that place looks so empty and fun to explore and be at!!