Saturday, March 24, 2012

Longing for Bluebonnets

I lived away from Texas for about 6 years.
There are lots of things I missed about it here.
I always missed my family, of course.
I missed the mexican food and the people here.
But every March-April... I LONGED for the bluebonnets.

Every year I seriously contemplated a spur of the moment trip when they were blooming.

Last Spring, after moving to Texas I anxiously awaited the bluebonnets to start showing up EVERYWHERE. But they didn't. The drought was so bad last spring that we really never got any bluebonnets or any wildflowers, really. One day I put the girls in the car and drove for almost 2 hours searching, but to no avail.

So far this year, we have been blessed with lots of big rain storms, and everywhere you go- the Bluebonnets are blooming. I am probably driving everyone insane with announcing every time I see some, but I just can't help myself. Abigail has joined me in the excitement as my "best bluebonnet hunter." She says she loves the 'Texas kind of flower' that she learned about at preschool.

Well, today Charles is at a Camporee with the scouts, so we have had a girls day having lots of girly fun, and I thought- what better way to wrap up the day than with a photo shoot in the bluebonnets.

Today has been one of those days, that Start to Finish- was just an EXCELLENT day. These girls bring me more happiness than I ever thought possible.

Out of respect for the flower, I can't pick favorites very well, so here is a link to the whole gallery. If you have a few minutes go check it out.


Miss Chelsey said...

Heather! These pictures are so freaking cute! Oh my gosh. Now I want to come down! Your little family is just the greatest, and following your blog definitely brings even more joy to my life. I love you guys!!

Krista said...

Oh, I'm jealous. :) I wish I was home now, too. Thank for sharing these.