Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Greatest Adventure

My new favorite scarf is from Zara (it's currently unavailable, but hopefully will be restocked soon!) I've worn it here as well. 

I've been blessed to know a few photographers who have the special gift of capturing a perfect moment. Carl Hoverstad took these pictures for us, and he has just that...such a beautiful talent.  It was THE coldest afternoon at the NC Art Museum....oh my goodness....I'm shivering just thinking about it.  The temps were in the 30s, but somehow it felt like it was in the negatives.  

Despite it being ridiculously cold, and all of us being pretty close to frozen, Carl captured these (and more) shots that I will treasure forever.  I have a quote framed in the boys' room that says, "You are my greatest adventure."  And it's so true...they really are, and they make life so much fun.

I can't wait to see their faces when we go to Disney next week.  I'm not sure who's more excited...the boys or me! (probably me) :)

PS.  I am in a Styling Contest for OnlineShoes.com.  It's a "one-time" voting contest, and I would really appreciate your vote!  (It should only take a few seconds to do.)  Thank you so much for your help!  You can go here to vote.

Linking up with Shanna and The Pleated Poppy

35 comments :

Barbara said...

You have a gorgeous family. I can see why that scarf is your favorite! You can never go wrong at Zara

JP Lord said...

these are so great, and I totally teared up at the idea of our children being our greatest adventure because it is so true! I'm totally keeping Carl in mind - we need to get some family pictures done!
xo

Emily said...

Disney next week! Disney next week!

rooth said...

You all look adorable and not freezing at all! The boys are growing too quickly Ashley. Tell them to slow down!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Wow, Ashley. These photos are gorgeous! Your photographer did a fantastic hob of capturing your family!

Tiffany ( Pieces of Me!!) said...

i LOOOVE your scarf!! and you have the most beautiful family!!

Chelsea Mac said...

Ah! These pictures makes heart happy!! Your family is gorgeous. Disney is so magical - you guys are going to have a blast!

TheTinyHeart said...

What a beautiful family photo...you must frame that one! PS Just voted for you, hope you win!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
December Group Giveaway!

Helene in Between said...

these are beautiful. absolutely gorgeous.

Megan said...

I'm jealous....you're going to Disney. How fun! Those pictures are great. You can definitely see the cold in the boys' faces, though. :)

Fairy Princess Jord said...

You have THE MOST beautiful family, I'm not even kidding, I don't think I've seen a cuter family in my life.

Colleen said...

LOVE them!!! gorgeous shots of your beautiful family

Caroline said...

Can you please stop melting my heart... it's a total puddle right now. (Jk don't ever stop)

Talisha Reupena said...

I love these photos! Have fun at Disney! I voted also! You are just the cutest!!

Leah said...

they look beautiful!

RoselyC said...

Beautiful pictures. Have a great trip to Disney!

Amy - Louise said...

Beautiful photos Ashley. I do hope the temperatures are higher now though as my friend is flying back into Raleigh this afternoon after spending four years with us here in the UK. Enjoy Disney, my cousin is there at the moment and I'm so so jealous! x

K&R said...

such sweet little shots. i love them.

K

Pamela said...

Such cute pictures!! Just voted! :)

Kayla MKOY said...

I remember when you were just thinking about buying that scarf... It's PERFECT!!!! So happy you made that purchase! It was meant for you. Oh and im loving Charlie's outfit!!! Heh! Cute boys!

Susannah said...

These pictures are gorgeous!!! And have an AMAZING time at Disney!!! :-D

Head to Toe Chic said...

These pictures are so beautiful!!!!! I love them! and I'm still kicking myself for not getting that scarf.

xo,
Angela

Meghan said...

What a sweet sweet family! Y'all are too cute!

Allison said...

You are such a hip and cool Momma. Love these pictures. And I'm so jealous you are going to Disney at Christmas time!!! So fun!

Katie said...

Love the pictures of you with your boys. You'll treasure those forever! What a beautiful mommy you are! :)

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Precious photos!! I clicked through and voted for ya! ;) ... I also wanted to take a sec to let you know how much I enjoy your posts, Ashley!! I subscribe via email and always smile when I see a new post of yours in my inbox ...but, I don't click through and comment often enough to let you know how much I enjoy them! Thanks for always sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I'm impressed that you still went through with the photos, despite it being so cold. Love the shot of your adorable family :)

Carylee said...

*sigh* the scarf!
It's stalking me everywhere, and I just love it!
Your family is beautiful and how great to have a talented photographer capture these!
-Carylee
morepom.blogspot.com

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

I especially love the one of your son and you hugging. You are very pretty; a natural beauty. I bet your husband tells you that all the time, huh?

Nice to see your blog. I miss you!

Nina B said...

I love that–you are my greatest adventure.
www.wearflowersinyourhair.com

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Beautiful shots! Your family is just precious. :)

Katie said...

your family is so beautiful! voted :) hope you win!

smk053078 said...

Oh, Ashley, these pictures are perfect!! You are one blessed lady!! And yes, these kids of ours are our greatest adventure. I want to hang that quote in their rooms!! Love it!

Nicole | Pharr Away said...

Yay for Disney, we're taking Maddie when she turns five. I've never been so I'm too excited about it too!

Such awesome, awesome photos!!!

And I've definitely been voting (each day that I see a reminder from you whether here or instagram, etc. I do it right then)! Good luck!!!

B said...

These pics are beautiful!! They cold may have been uncomfortable, but the rosiness it adds to your cheeks is just perfect!!

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