Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bluebonnets 2009

This year as we went to our familiar hill of bluebonnets to take pictures, it was with a sense of finality. This will be the last spring we will be able to dive into the sea of Texas wildflowers. I realize that Oklahoma is not a barren wasteland, and I'm sure that we will find new ways to continue our springtime tradition of picture taking, but they won't be bluebonnets.

Mama and Daddy were with us this year, so I was able to get a few shots of them with the kids. Sadly, Nathan has reached the age where he is completely disinterested in taking any type of photograph and it's clearly evident in the few shots I was able to get of him. The more I fussed about his fake smile, the faker it got so I finally just gave up.

Gracie on the other hand had a great time in front of the camera. She had a moment or two, but overall the shots of her really captured her personality. Once we got her laughing, it was all good. And who knows? Maybe we'll be home for Easter next year and be able to get one more chance at the bluebonnets.


11 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

So glad your final official year has had such a bumper crop of bluebonnets. Love the pics! And you look gorgeous!

Lisa said...

I love love love the picture of you with your kids! Beautiful.

luvmy4sons said...

Aaawh! What a bittersweet post. I would miss that lovely hill too! But God just might have something even more amazing for you. Praying your heart be comforted and encouraged in this time! Loved the pictures!

The Small Scribbler said...

I love the last shot! You look beautiful!

Kate

Karen said...

Beautiful picture of you and the kids. I've never seen a field of bluebonnets, but I think it would be worth driving to Texas to see!

Anonymous said...

Well, if the bluebonnets don't draw you back each spring, there's always the Dayton rodeo...

But you know what makes the years of bluebonnet pictures so special is the memories, and now you'll always have them - and lots more to make in Tulsa.

Love the pictures - am printing them out now! -Amber

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

It is hard to leave things behind, even when we know that God has only what is best for us in His plans. As I was viewing blogs today and seeing some of the lovely farms of many other bloggers, I was really missing the acreage we lived on 5 years ago and asking God why he had us leave there. I was even doubting His path, thinking again that I knew better! But He knows that we do that...have regret and doubt. He made us that way, I realize that even in uncertainty and sometimes pain and sadness He is refining my faith and pruning my branches! Ouch it hurts sometimes!

Your children look beautiful, Xandra.

Stay Cozy...you inspire me,
Carrie

A Stone Gatherer said...

Beautiful Blue Bonnets and adorable kiddies! When do you move?

Linda said...

Beautiful pictures! The flowers are gorgeous.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

These pictures are beautiful!

I am sure you'll find a new traditional spot in OK. When are you off?

Alana said...

Beautiful pics...especially love that last one. Frame worthy, for sure!