Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Spring Has Sprung

SPT~Spring Fever

the challenge for next week is to get outside!! when you see those first daffodils, hear those birds heading back north, don those capris for the first time, how do you feel? do you have that familiar allergy tickle in the back of your throat? do you dig in the dirt? do you throw open the windows and let in the light? do you grab your feather dusters and sweep away the last of the winter dust? how about those cobwebs that have been lingering in your head?!?

how is spring teasing you this weekend?

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

Spring Has Sprung in Texas!

Living in the South, usually means we get to see Spring sooner than others. Being a person that freezes if it gets below 65 degrees, I definitely welcome warmer, sunnier weather. Since spring officially began last week, here in San Antonio we have been experiencing spring showers. Rain isn't my favorite type of weather(unless at night), but having everything green and blooming makes me smile.

Things that I give me Spring Fever!

~Our state flower-bluebonnets & other Texas wildflowers
~warmer weather
~capris & flip flops
~green trees, shrubs, grass...
~running barefoot with the girls
~spring cleaning
~pictures taken in bluebonnets
~planting new flowers
~mowing my lawn
~warmer morning walks
~the girls playing outside in perfect temps(not too cold, not too hot)
~opening my windows
~putting away the winter wardrobe
~getting rid of my pasty white skin
~evening strolls
~daylight savings time
~soaking up the outdoors

Every year since Mackeni was born we have taken pictures in the bluebonnets. Some years we have traveled several hours to find the perfect field of these Texas pretties. Last year was one of the driest years we have had so there were no bluebonnets to be found around San Antonio, so we took off on a road trip towards Houston to find some. I just can't stand the thougth of not having a picture every year.
Spring makes me smile and I couldn't agree more with this quote I found...

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams


Allison said...

BeautifulPictures! I love the bluebonnets.

Jenny said...

I know you think you are pasty, but you always look tanner than me! I was impressed at the attempts you made last year to get your blue bonnets on the way to Houston. You do what you gotta do right?

Love the quote :) Hurray for flip flops, capris, and warmer walking weather!

donna said...

Hurray for flip flops, capris, and warmer walking weather! I so agree with you, YAHOO!!!!
Great pictures.
Have a wonderful day:)

Kari said...

Sounds like you've been making great use of your Spring weather!!

I love the lovely bluebonnets!! We don't have fields of flowers like that here in Colorado yet. But eventually we will get fields of Sunflowers/Black-eyed Susans.

I will have to do that tradition and photograph my kids in the fields of flowers each year! Sounds like lots of fun! Love your pictures!

lelly said...

warmer walking weather makes me want to get a new walking wardrobe!

i love that you will travel great distances for you annual bluebonnet picture!!

carlo said...

darling pic of you and the one of you and your girls is so sweet.

i have to say that i LOVE the tex flowers. i am so amazed. jenny posted them too and i have been in awe all morning.

i have never been to texas but the more i hear and see the more i think i may need to visit and soon!

Jill said...

How funny, I used that Mark Twain quote too, it's perfect!

You look beautiful against the blue bonnet backdrop, what a great setting for this assignment!

Barb said...

Great list. Beautiful picture. You look like you could be Miss Texas with that gorgeous blond hair and the state flower behind you.

Kelly said...

You have the best smile! I love the bluebonnets. I've never been to Texas, and have never seen thee before. They're gorgeous. I love the photo of you and your girls.

Lucy said...

Your happiness jumps out of this post. You are truly a warm weather gal!:) Great post and cute pics.

Elizabeth said...

What a great tradition. It will be so great to have those pictures all through the years. You are so cute with your three girls.

becca said...

So pretty! I love Spring and LOVE all the wild flowers that spring up! We don't have blue bonnets here (at least not that I know of), but they are so beautiful in that picture!!

Amanda said...

Oh, you are a lucky girl..I bet your coldest is something close to our warmest here so far. I love those Texas bluebonnets! I love it that you take pictures every year in them, too! That makes for true Texan pride. Yippee!

andrea said...

Love the bluebonnets. I had never heard of them before your post and Jenny's. Great pictures of you and your girls.

Janet said...

Love your self portraits, too! You and Jen crack me up! Those flowers are so pretty-I love that color! Hope you have a great week:)

michelle said...

I love the first photo of you! Beautiful, and love the way your hair is blowing in the breeze. If we had bluebonnets, I'd take pictures in them every year too!

Amy said...

I'm 100% with you on the no-weather-below-65, which is why I'm settled in Arizona, I suppose. I loved your quote & loved your pictures. Your girls are adorable!

Laurie said...

Such pretty pictures. I'm jealous of you guys with the bluebonnets. I love evening strolls too.

Stephanie said...

Love the bluebonnets!! The pics of you and the girls are darling. Love the quote :D.

amy m said...

Fabulous pictures. How I would love to feel a little of that spring weather right now.

Loved you thoughts and quotes.

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Oh, I miss the blue bonnets! Great photos!