6.13.2012

The good stuff.


There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise.
It is up to you to find them.
-Chuck Palahniuk

Dear Hudson,
I hope that you always seek out the beauty that life has to offer.
It is important to look for the good, not the bad,
and to notice all the wonderful things around you, not the things that annoy you.
The annoying things aren't important anyway. 
Every day, there are a million different choices that will compete for 
your time, attention, and commitment...
Go where the good stuff is. 
You can surround yourself with happy things,
because you are able choose exactly how to live your life. 
Use the choice of gift wisely,
and enjoy yourself in this amazing world.
Love,
Mama

24 comments:

Amanda said...

The picture of him raising his hands in the air just put a big ole smile on this girl's face :) Thanks for sharing these photos and your sweet letter to Hudson!

Carlie said...

So is that you with darker hair? I think it is and I don't know if I'm just super behind on reading, but I love it!

Mr. Smiley said...

Great Pictures and letter to Hudson Swoop. I am truly lucky to have both of you in my life. Swoop you always find the best in anything we do. I am sure Hudson will grow up the same way. You spend so much time working and playing with him to teach him all of these wonderful things. I love you both.

LOVE YOU!!!

Haley K said...

it's people like you that make the world wonderful Ashley :) I'm sure I've told you this at least a million times...but Hudson is beyond lucky to have you for his mama! What a sweet letter. And what a beautiful evening as a family!! One day I'll see a hot air balloon festival!...then hopefully ride in one...wouldn't that be incredible!?

Mariel Torres said...

Oh my goodness babe, you seriously lived out one of my favorite things on my bucket list... what a dream! You look absolutely amazing, as is your norm of course :)

kisses!

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

You are amazing, my friend. Amazing! Beautiful letter. xoxo

Kira said...

Great advice to your little guy!

Gentri said...

adorable. :) I just love your family. And you look absolutely stunning! As always.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You are the best mom! Seriously :)

Faith said...

I love this letter to Hudson. Holds so much wisdom.

And you are beautiful, inside and outside.

Judy said...

Beautiful! And you're looking quite tan and nice as well! :)

Meri said...

What a wonderful wish for your son- I hope you follow the same advice for yourself too! It sure seems like you do though :)

Shalyn said...

You are definitely one of those fantastic, beautiful people Ash! Gorgeous pictures!

THE COOK'S said...

Your pictures are always awesome. I could look at them all day. :) Thanks for sharing!

kandice said...

goodness gracious, you look gorgeous.

love the chuck quote too :)

this is so, so sweet ♥

Cat said...

This is just too adorable. <3

You look amazing babe xxx

Mrs. Pancakes said...

The pictures are
Gorgeous!! And the letter even better!!

jennifer blair said...

Aw, what a sweet little letter to your little guy. I bet he loved seeing the hot air balloons! :) These photos are adorable.

Brianna said...

These are all too cute! And are looking so pretty! :)

marie said...

good for you momma. look for the bad you'll find it. look for the good & you'll find that too :)

Chelsea said...

Love all the color and joy in these photos. And what a precious letter... to such a precious boy!

Megan said...

Oh this was so sweet ♥ You have such a beautiful way with words. Absolutely amazing. And my goodness, what a beautiful day out!

rachel said...

my heart is all a'flutter over this post...you sweet, sweet mama you!!!!

and also? chuck = brilliant.

Meredith said...

this is beautiful.