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Bluebonnets everywhere

As I've seen many of my friends' cute kids posing in the bluebonnets this spring, showcasing our unique state flower, I decided to take my kids out for our annual photo op. It happened yesterday after piano lessons. It was just before dusk, and I contemplated on whether or not we would have enough light remaining--the kids were leaning toward NOT going. But I insisted, thinking that it might never get done because I've been toying with the idea for at least two weeks. As we finally got settled into a cute little shot, I snapped it, then saw that unpleasant little message on my camera, "no memory card." I had left it in my computer! Oh well. The kids were relieved and we headed home. When we pulled into the driveway, I asked them to just wait a moment before going inside, for me to take their picture in front of our flowers.

Here's a little pose of Lindsey and Christopher in front of our house yesterday, with the colorful pansies in full bloom. I hope that we can still may make it out to capture a few pictures of the two of them with the bluebonnets before they wither away.

So for fun, I dug up some old bluebonnet pictures. Here's Christopher on April 9, 2001, peeking through the bluebonnets.

Here's my little Christopher and Lindsey, six years ago. This is Lindsey THEN at Christopher's current age. (She was 9 and he was three.)


LaNan said…
So so cute! I went out last week and took the bluebonnet pics. I'm going to look up those dishes now. Thanks for the info! You're a peach!
Heidi said…
I lov the bottom of your kiddies in the meadow when they were little- so cute, and beautiful flowers!
Chris and Mandi said…
What beautiful flowers. It hasn't warmed up here yet and I am just dying for the warmth and flowers to come out. The kids look like they are growing up so big.
Just Julie said…
That picture is absolutely stunning. You need to have that framed. The setting is breathtaking, and the kids look perfectly innocent and so cute. I love my niece and nephew!
Aunt Julie
Kelly said…
Aunt Julie,

Lindsey was grinning big when I read your comment to her. She wondered if you were being sarcastic. I told her "No, she really likes it!"

Poor kid, she must not get enough compliments! Thanks, Jules.

Family Life said…
Kelly, laughed when I read this post. Only because I can totally relate....I got all of my kiddos showered, hair curled, dressed in 'clean' clothes, drove to the spot where I wanted to take photos, Claire was smiling and being so cute....went to turn on my camera, and the battery was dead. I about flipped out! I was so frustrated. :) We just took a short trip home, plugged in the battery to be charged and watched 2 SpongeBob episodes together and then went back out. Family photos can test one's patience. :)
Family Life said…
Whoop's, I meant to say "I laughed...."
Lonna said…
Those pictures are so cute. Don't you think that it is funny how time flies. James and I were just talking about when we were first married...that was almost six years ago. It really doesn't feel like that though. How did your taxes go? I hope that you are feeling the relief of having everything taken care of and finished for another year.
Bobbi said…
I have always wanted to see what the famous bluebonnets looked like--thank you for the lovely pics! Don't you love the pictures of your kids when they were little? Those times fly away so quickly.
Adorable! Love those pics!!!

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