Monday, April 9, 2012


After a rough drought season for the state of Texas, we've been blessed by much winter and spring rain, enough to produce the beautiful array of bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and a colorful palette of other little flowers sprinkled across fields and along roadsides. A Texas springtime tradition is to take pictures in a field of bluebonnets, so I was determined to get pictures of Elisabeth in the flowers. Through some people we met in a park, we learned of a spot nearby which has good bluebonnet photo opportunities. The next week we went, somewhat spontaneously, and had a great time taking pictures. Elisabeth really wanted to pick them, so we tried to help her understand she could only have the flowers that were already on the ground. I haven't taken the time to actually look it up, but I've heard that it's technically against the law to pick bluebonnets, the state flower. Any fellow Texans know if this is true? Below are some of our shots from the first Ross bluebonnet adventure!

Not to be left out of the fun, here is our little bluebonnet bundle of joy, still growing strong and active as can be! She's still set to make her debut in about seven weeks! This is probably the worst maternity shirt to be wearing for belly pictures, but it was a spontaneous adventure so we just went with it. (-:

Jason and I talked about how taking these pictures reminded us of taking pictures with Elisabeth in 2010 in the sunflowers on a farm outside of Lawrence. It made us miss Lawrence and our Kansas friends and family! Here is one of our favorites from that beautiful Kansas day:

Happy Spring!