10.11.2011

Open Your Eyes.

"Remember" is a place from long ago.
"Remember" is filled with everything you know.

Remember, when you're sad and feeling down 
>> that day by the river
when the sunset shone
twinkly through the golden leaves.

Remember, turn around
>>Hudson laughing at frogs and dogs,
waving at boats,
and watching for airplanes
in the pretty blue sky.

Remember, life is just a memory
>>running to beat the timer
on the camera before it clicked.
smiling.

Remember, close your eyes and you can see
>>being together
on a perfect Autumn day.

I will remember this.

56 comments:

Karen said...

That poem was so beautiful! Your family pictures are gorgeous!

Pink Sun Drops said...

Love your little family photo shoots. Brings happy smiles to my face. And love how you put your own words to remembering each of these lines.

Gentri said...

Love. Love. Love. And do you just have a personal photographer follow you everywhere? Because like I said yesterday- your photographs are always MAGICAAAAL! haha!

The Gists said...

Oh my! These are some of my favorite pictures ever!!!

Cami said...

As always, GORGEOUS PHOTOS!! you are so talented + beautiful!

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

rachel said...

Oh Ashley!!! Your posts make me so happy! Hudson is killing me! do you see what a little man he looks like all of the sudden? It must just break your heart and make your heart swell with love at the same time!! what a beautiful day you captured! And your poem is perfect!

vintch said...

girl, you just get prettier and prettier. and that sweet hudson just gets more adorable with every passing day! this post was chocked full of autumn goodness. and i have been gone a while, so i'm just now seeing the new blog layout. LOVE IT!

Cindy P said...

=) Beautiful! I love these pictures.

Drea said...

*sigh* You are making me so excited to be a mom. These pics are breath-taking.

Love your poem. ♥

Mallorie Owens said...

I love all of these pictures! Thank you for sharing :)

Haley K said...

Goodness your writing is fantastic :) And what a beautiful evening...definitely one to remember!! Is that the same little shore line you guys went to and captured that adorable video a while back?? I still remember how awesome that video was :)

Haley K said...

PS - that first photo makes me melt...what a beautiful family. And the fifth or sixth photo of Hudson shows just how much he's becoming a big, handsome boy and not a baby any more (so bitter/sweet). Oh, and your Toms...LOVE them. I'm still trying to be patient and wait to get a pair at Christmas ;)

A Lost Feather said...

ah. so sweet.. the photographs and the poem. i love this post :)

Raven said...

um absolutely most gorgeous pictures yet. Seriously, do people stop you in the streets and tell ya'll how gorgeous your fam is? Because I highly suspect they do.

Amylou said...

your photos always capture my heart somehow! you made a simple evening seem like a dream! Loved this post!

River Rat said...

WOW What a great post Swoop. You captured so many great moments. The poem is perfect with this post it gives a perfect reason why I like to excape to Tylers on Sunday afternoons. I am so glad you came with Hudson and me on this Sunday. Can't wait till next Sunday

Your photography is just getting better and better.

LOVE YOU!!!

Megan and Justin said...

oh my goodness that picture of your little man in the middle of the post. I died!!! so soo adorable. and AMAZING pictures, as usual! love it!

Laura Elizabeth said...

This looks like a great day out. Loved your poem too. I think I need to start taking more photos so I can remember the good times too!

Jeannie said...

You are doing a good job capturing these beautiful autumn days with your photography. Hudson seems to enjoy all these outings, but who wouldn't. The weather is beautiful. I can't pick just one picture because they are all beautiful but I do like the first
one. "Happy Autumn"!!!

Gwiddle said...

These photos are absolutly gorgeous!! I love all of the family photos that you will have to cherish when hudson grows up! The one of just him totally makes me want a baby! What a gorgeous little boy. Those curls KILL me!! :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Beautiful post! The poem gave me chills...

Christi Lynn said...

these pictures are so so cute! new follower here. love it!

Marisa Noelle said...

Both the poem and the photos are beautiful! You have some of the most gorgeous family pictures I've seen around. What kind of camera do you use? They really are enchanting and goodness, Hudson is quite the handsome little man!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

So sweet! What a great post :)

Along Abbey Road said...

Aww, your little guy is such a stud! And your family is so cute! Great memories made :) I like that.

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Bonnie said...

This is so cute!!! I think you might have the most adorable family. Family photo shoots are always memorable.

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Mrs. Pancakes said...

these are beautiful pictures of you and your family!

Meri said...

You guys look beautiful, the light is perfect. Do you use a timer or was someone else there to take them?

jkd said...

aww, the little boy is adorable.

Rach said...

I love these pictures. You always look so beautiful. Do you use a tripod for these family photos? The lighting here is just fabulous. I wish the leaves turned as vibrant here as they do back east. Have a fabulous week Ashley!

Lippylash said...

I love these pictures!! So gorgeous and beautiful!

naiad said...

beautiful post! i loved what you wrote!!!!
the pics were amazing too!!!! it seems like you had the best of times! huge smiles and happiness!!!!!

xxx
naiad
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a dreamer. said...

your post, words and pictures made me feel peaceful and feel the joy you had taking those photos.
so you're lucky to be able to trasmit all of it!

Sabrina said...

I love the first pic! :) so sweet! :)

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

These are beautiful pictures! :)

sarah nicole said...

This is beautiful! Everything about it.

xo,

Sarah

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

all of these images are precious! your little family is so beautiful! the poem is great!
xo TJ

Sandy a la Mode said...

these photos are amazing!! love the family photo shoot!!

Amanda said...

What a picture perfect family on a picture perfect day! And those words were so powerful. Thanks for sharing this with us. Something so magical about seeing happy people in the sunshine during fall.

birdie to be said...

These pictures are gorgeous! And I love that sweet poem.

JRuud said...

Every time I think you can't out-do your pics you post..you surprise me. They are so adorable. Beautiful.

xoxo.

Felicia said...

Oh what a beautiful post. Your photos shine because there's so much love with your family. :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I feel like I constantly am running out of things to say on posts like yours. . because I always love them and think "how amazing" but don't know how to be more creative in letting you know how adorable you and your family are!

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful images... your little one is so cute and lovable!!!

A Heel in Mint said...

Very cute pictures.

xx
Heel in Mint
www.heelinmint.blogspot.com

star said...

I love the poem, and all the pictures are beautiful! I love this post!

Jennifer said...

These are such sweet photos!

misc.alaina said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love everything about this post!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. :)

Sara Louise said...

Love the golden autumn hues in the light :-)

Virginie's Cinema said...

Beautiful Ashley. I am speechless, you are amazing.

Virginie ♥

Courtney B said...

Oh my lanta. These are the most GORGEOUS pictures ever! Aah! I just adore you and your sweet family! (And I'm still trying to figure out how I can look just.like.you. Haha!)
Sweet, sweet poem!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

the views into your world make my day! i'm so happy you started blogging, not only does it keep these precious memories alive but it also gives everyone who views them the gift of glimpsing how much you delight in your true loves - it's a beautiful thing! xoox ♥

Faith said...

:)

so beautiful. i just love this. and the pictures you take are just incredible.

Janette said...

So sweet! How I wish I could do a family portrait session with you guys! Such a beautiful family!

Janette, the Jongleur

Cara-Mia said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! You have the best family photos!