3.06.2012

The Great Outdoors.

We celebrated Will's birthday in a cute little cabin by the lake. It was one of those great kinds of weekends: filled with a whole lot of nothing. 

highlights//
walking by the blue water
throwing rocks in the lake
spotting pretty deer in the woods
watching sunsets through cloudy skies
grilling and eating yummy steaks
relaxing
relaxing
relaxing

I like being in a place where we can explore and relax and play....
and never run into another soul.

42 comments:

Cindy P said...

Oh that sounds so wonderful! I want to go away for a weekend to a quiet little cabin on a lake! Beautiful pictures, friend. I love the last one - a family portrait! So precious!

Anonymous said...

Also, the one of your family being silly is priceless! It makes me smile real big. =D

Carlie said...

That place looks beautiful and peaceful! Where was it?

Cindy P said...

UGH! I accidentally hit anonymous before clicking publish your comment from that last one. Sorry for the comment spam. lol!

Mrs.B said...

Looks beautiful! Sounds like the perfect time.

jeannie said...

I'm glad you all had a good time, you needed the rest after moving. Hudson looks like he enjoyed his time there. Beautiful place and cute houses.

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

That looks like the perfect birthday celebration to me. Lots of family and relaxation!

Kira said...

That cabin looks beautiful and I love how much fun you all seem to have together!

Rach said...

Aww looks like a wonderful birthday by the lake! :)

monster cakes said...

I love these photos. It makes me grateful that I live in pretty Oregon where I get to see this scenery daily.

Samantha said...

love the fish eye pictures! do you have a lens or do it as an effect?

jennifer blair said...

Ah, I love cabins. They are my happy place! That sounds like the perfect weekend to me! :) I love Hudson's cute little hat!

brittney said...

I want so badly to get away for the weekend. Looks like a good time. I would enjoy that place so much! I love the outdoors & water :)

Janette said...

Oh my word! That place is gorgeous!!!!!!! I love your pictures Ash! It looks like you guys are having a blast! Actually.. It always looks like you're having a blast...Such a happy life you lead friend! So sweet of you to share it with us!


Janette, the Jongleur

PS Happy Birthday to your husband!

Katie said...

what a gorgeous place to celebrate a birthday! I think my all time favorite vacation spots involve a cabin and a lake :) what a lovely weekend you all had!

Virginie said...

Oh my gosh Ashley, those pictures are extra beautiful! This seems like the absolute most fun! You make me want to pack my little family (...of two) and go on an adventure. Plus: you inspire me to be a mommy!


Virginie ♥

The Frat Pack + Me said...

How cute is Hudson's hat and that aqua house!

misc.alaina said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, and your amazing photos document it so well! Relaxing and getting away sounds perfect!! Happy Birthday to Will!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a gorgeous setting! Looks like lots of wonderful memories were made :)

The Klippel Family said...

What a quaint little place, so cute. I love the color of the cabin.

Great pictures, glad your family had such a sweet, relaxing time. Take care,

Shauna

My Journey With Candida said...

What a fun Birthday!! I like those days that are filled with a whole lot of nothing.

Meri said...

I love the rustic weekend getaway! Is Hudson stoking the fire haha?

Brianna said...

Photos are incredible, as well as the scenery. Looks like the most peaceful little get away. I would love to do something like this. :)

btw I tagged you in my most recent post! :)

Whitney said...

What a beautiful, cozy place!! That cabin in darling, I love the color. Hudson looks so big when you pick him up Ash.. :-/ Our babies are growing up! I love all the goofball pictures, you guys must have such fun together!! xoxo

Courtney B said...

GORGEOUS pictures!
Happy Birthday to Will! What a perfect way to celebrate his life. That cabin by the lake is just precious. I could live there forever and ever :)

The Birthday Boy said...

This was a perfect birthday weekend. Thanks to you and Hudson for making it perfect. Some of my favorite memories from this trip were walking by the river together and skipping some rocks. Getting all nestled in with the lights off with the fire going and watching a movie or two together. Hudson helping me build and keep the fire going. Thank you for a perfect birthday weekend!

LOVE YOU!!!

sweet harvest moon said...

Awww lovely pictures!

Amber said...

what a cute cabin! That looks like such a fun and relaxing time. I cant wait till I can go on vacation and relax.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

awww these are great shots and it looks like a great time! Love Hudson's hat here too! You go to the nicest places. I wish I had the money to do things like what you do.

Ashley Eliza said...

oh my goodness! how gorgeous! what a wonderful weekend. how fun ash! i think i need one of these cabin trips..

xoxo

Judy said...

Mountain getaways are the best! You've got yourself a stylish tot! Like mama, like son I guess. :)

Jennifer Rod said...

amazing.amazing.amazing. i want to go there so bad.

Mariel Torres said...

What a perfect place! My family and Sean's are looking for a place like this to spend a weekend... maybe we should head down south ;)

Such beautiful pictures!

Haley K said...

ooooo...what a perfectly cozy birthday weekend! HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILL! :) How wonderful you 3 were able to get away for a little while :) Enjoying nature with loved ones is pretty much as good as it gets. And you captured it all so beautifully Ashley.

and do i spy those red pj pants you said hudson has?? :)

Ana said...

Awesome pictures! I love the rain on the window one. And how cute is Hudson and his hat?! Love his facial expressions... so precious :)

Gentri said...

Perfection! PURE perfection! oh that sounds so absolutely wonderful right now...

Mae said...

lovely lovely! fun pictures of your gorgeous family! xx

Emma Frances said...

These pictures are all absolutely amazing! What a wonderful way to spend a birthday weekend! Hudson's jammies are absolutely adorable!

Shalyn said...

Happy late bday to your hubby!

I really don't think kids spend enough time outside these days- I LOVE that you are raising little H to love it outside. Your pics are so beautiful- you look great:-)

Cara-Mia said...

How fun! I'd love to stay in a cabin for a few days. Great way to spend a birthday. :)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

that place just looks like heaven, it's great to step back from the hustley bustley world and take time outs like this. your photos are making me want to vacate this city but quick and steal away to a lovely cabin by a lake. beautiful to see, you all are looking happier than ever. xo ♥

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

annnnnnnnd a belated HB to Will too!!!! ♥