12.04.2011

Joie de Vivre


joie de vi·vre (zhwa de vevra)
n.
Hearty or carefree enjoyment of life.
[French: joie, joy + de, of + vivre, to live, living.]

                                                       Hudson,
Thank you for teaching me about
joie de vivre.
You know how to really enjoy life...
and I am taking notes from you. 
                                                                                          Love, Mama

37 comments:

Kandice said...

THIS LOOKS SO FUN! we need to find something with a lot of lights on display in our area because i cannot get enough. (blogging and instagram are kinda AWESOME for my addiction too; seeing everyone post their christmas stuff over and over. it's special and i really love it)

A Snowmans Melting Butt said...

Well I am not quite sure how to pronounce the title of this blog. It was so much fun walking through Wilson Park and watching Hudson exploring all the different light pieces. He was fascinated with them all. Hudson at one point your mom was showing you how to warm your hands by the fire. You seemed to really enjoy that. We had moved on and were a couple of lights away when you took of running. I chased you down only to find that you wanted to warm your hands up again.

LOVE YOU AND MARRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Tori Baldridge said...

aww these are GREAT!

My Journey With Candida said...

I just love Hudsons winter outfits. He has got to be the best dressed boy in your town!!

Ana said...

Love in the 3rd picture that he looks like he's thinking "You're just gonna stay there and look? Come with me to North Pole!!!!"

That's such a cute post! He's adorable!

Kat said...

Precious! It's amazing how much we can learn from our sweet babies!

O'Melly said...

This looks a lot like Lights on the Lake in Syracuse!

Hudson is adorable as always!

Happy December guys! :D

Raven said...

"and I am taking notes from you."

a to the men. exactly how I feel about my little chillins :)

Raven said...

um and do I not just DIE for "A snowmans melting butts" comment? sweetest thing ever!

Meri said...

There is no better way to learn about how to have fun and seize the moment than to spend it with a child!

Shalyn said...

This is precious. I highly doubt you need much help in that area though, my friend! You seem to never take life for granted and I love that!

Brianna said...

Oh these are great! I am definitely taking Landon to the park around here that is all lit up and pretty just like this one! :)

kira said...

That looks like a really fun place to be!

Emma Frances said...

So cute! I love his little jumper! And curls of course!! And children really are the best teachers for things like that!! :)

Inga said...

Beautiful!

Amanda said...

This post made me really happy, and I need it considering how sick I am. I'm glad Hudson taught you about joie de vivre :) Happy Monday!

Anna of IHOD said...

Oh what a fun Christmas tradition:) We see lights every year, and the kids always light up with that little glint in their eye. Its so magical to live Christmas through your kids.

Brissa said...

he is the cutest little boy i have ever seen. i just can get over that hair.

Haley K said...

oh that first photo is dreamy :) what a fun night!! I'm sure that sweet Hudson of yours was just enthralled by all those gorgeous lights! and the picture of you & him warming your hands by the "fire" is too cute for words :) Gets me excited to go see some fun Christmas light displays!

and the way children enjoy life in such a beautiful, carefree way is just incredible...I know you're Hudson is a pro at it :) It's amazing how becoming a parent definitely makes us grow up quickly, yet raising that little one keeps us young...the perfect balance :)

Pop Champagne said...

these are such cute pictures!! love his winter outfit <3

Lidiya said...

Adorable photos, so cute and wintery <3
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Sarah said...

i think not only has he thought you more about joy, but he has brought all of us much joy too! reading and seeing all the fun snippets of your family never fails to bring a smile to my face. hudson is such an incredible boy. really does feel like we're growing together with your family. thanks for sharing such lovely moments and experiences of your family with us, ashley!

i hope you have a fab december ahead. xx

Amber said...

I know I've said it before but he is just adorable.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

So fun!! Love these shots, and thank you for helping me get into the holiday spirit :-)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

she is just too cute for words! thanks for sharing these beautiful images! you're such a good momma! ;)
xo TJ

meghan said...

These pictures are so fun! I love December! I went to a cookie exchange yesterday and today there were Christmas cookies at school and it's about toe be Christmas break and I can't wait for Christmas! I love the holidays! I have a little tree in my classroom even...

JRuud said...

This is so wonderful and definitely captures December well hun!!

Tamara Nicole said...

FUN! What a cute outfit you are wearing too:-)

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brittany said...

that is pure happiness right there. christmas lights and that precious little face!!

just tututiny said...

What lovely photos! I love your outfit. So pretty, thanks for sharing my dear and visit my blog sometimes ;)

jeannie said...

These photos are so sweet. Hudson looks like he is enjoying the decorations so much. Love the one of the hands warming. You and Will are making so many good memories with Hudson.

C'est La Viii said...

Precious! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

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Eva Marie said...

I agree with that.. they really do know how to live life..

I love looking at your pictures and seeing you out and about without hats scarfs and mitts :)

Simply Life said...

oh these pictures are way too cute!

Faith said...

look like so much fun! i just love all the images you put on your blog! pure perfection! can Hudson get any cuter? he does in every blog post!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

aww that's great.

Janette said...

Look at his outfit!! SoO CUTE!