Saturday, May 04, 2013

Obligatory Bluebonnet Pictures 2013

I love, love, love bluebonnet pictures!  I try hard to snap a few photos of my boys in the bluebonnets each year.  This year, however, it seemed like it just wasn't going to happen - it was a busy month for our family, I couldn't find a good patch of flowers, the wimpy patches that I did find were on the highway (no picture is worth chancing my kids' safety), etc.  I had made peace with the fact that there would be no traditional bluebonnet pics for my sweet little brood of boys.  :(

Then... on the way home from visiting Grammie & Papaw last weekend, I found the perfect patch in a fenced in area far off of the highway.  I had matching polos and my camera in the car.  It was almost sunset, so the lighting was great.  It's like it was meant to be.  :)

While I was snapping pictures of O, my big boys were picking me the most beautiful bouquet of wildflowers.  They were so excited to present it to me - sweet things.  :)  I love being the Mama of these three boys!  They melt my heart.

I knew that I had gotten some good pictures of my babies (mostly by jumping up and down like a lunatic!), and I was just thrilled.  My excitement was short-lived, however, when I realized that I couldn't find my keys.  Ruh-roh....

I looked at that huge field of dense bluebonnets and went into full blown panic mode.  Here's the situation:
1.  My husband was on the other side of the world.  Literally.  Wade was in Tokyo at that very moment.
2.  I was an hour from home.
3.  My cell phone was in the locked car.
4.  It was almost sunset.
5.  There was only one other family in sight.

To say that I was a little stressed is a massive exagerration.

I went to the family that was still there taking pictures and explained the situation.  I begged them not to leave until I found my keys.  Then... I ran around that field like a chicken with my head cut off.  The big boys were helping me look and Owen was trailing behind me crying, "Mama, Mama, Mama, hold you, hold you...."  Bless his heart, he was done by this point.  I was just praying that the Lord would help me find them.  It was awful.  I wasn't in tears yet, but I was close.

Then, I saw them out of the corner of my eye - I have never been so relieved!  I was so grateful that I have a massive key fob and every loyalty card known to man on my key ring.  Ha!  Crisis averted.  Thank you, Lord!

This may be the final year of bluebonnet pictures for this mom-tographer.  ;)


Matt and Cindy Fleharty said...

Girrrrl, sounds like something I would do! Total panic moment. BUT - it was worth it! Look at those adorable pics of those precious boys!!!