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Classic Blue Bonnets

If you have lived in Texas for any amount of time you probably have some pictures of you and your family in the classic annual bluebonnets. Texans love their wild flowers! So much that every March and a little into April you will see a ton of beautiful wild flowers speckling the sides of the freeway! They make me happy.
When we first lived in Texas we tried to get some pictures in the bluebonnets. {Shout out to Kami!!!} It’s too long of a story that I don’t really want to type right now…maybe sometime! We only got a shot of us by the bluebonnets.
I told Ian that no matter what…this year we were going to get a family picture IN the bluebonnets. Of course he was up for it. So we loaded up the camera and tripod. Ian and I prepped ourselves to do the 100 yard dash since we would have to do the old fashion 10 second timer deal. Needless to say we only took 3 family pictures and 1 turned out…THANK GOODNESS! We took a million of Liam having a hay day and some of just us. I was completely pleased with how many pictures turned out! I usually have a really hard time taking pictures for ourselves and that there never is enough. This time, I just enjoyed myself. There is a concept! It worked so I may have to try it again.

Here are my 5 star favorites (of course Blogger doesn’t do them justice!)…
My new favorite family picture. I am thinking this one would be fabulous on canvas!I love the guys in my life!
We got a lot of “action” shots with Liam. He is not into standing still to smile for the camera!It was so fun to see him just play and run in one of nature’s beauties.
This is my favorite picture from the whole shoot. I was just trying to take some pictures of the flowers and Liam came tromping through. I love happy accidents!I captured this one on the way there…just chillin’!

If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and are wanting some fun bluebonnet pictures, look Ian up. They are only going to be in bloom for a few more weeks!

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15 Comments

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    hersheyqueen
    April 23, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Loved all the pictures. You and Ian are so creative and such fun parents. I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments!!!
    Yippee, Grandma Holly is coming tomorrow for a fun filled weekend.

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    Grandma Holly
    April 23, 2009 at 3:56 am

    I love all the pictures. How fun are they. Especially Liam in the car seat being cool dude…Really all the family pictures are awesome. Cant wait to come. I am packing now. See you soon.

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    Janine
    April 23, 2009 at 5:40 am

    You guys are way to cute!!!!!!!!!!

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    Audrey
    April 23, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    love the golden sunlight shining through those flowers — beautiful! and great family pics too!

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    Lynn
    April 23, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    wonderful pix. how fun and pretty.

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    Toad
    April 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Wow!! I am so jealous. I would love to have a family picture sitting in those wild flowers. I’m so happy for you that you had so many cute ones turn out.

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    u can call me R-foo
    April 24, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I love the family portrait! it is beautiful!! 🙂 we miss you guys. *hugs*

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    {Susan...Seriously.}
    April 24, 2009 at 12:52 am

    i am so jealous!!! stephanie howell posted some earlier this week, too. i sooooo want to find me some wild flowers!! love all the pics as usual. they’d look great on canvas (but get rid of the building in back!)…the ones of liam are adorable, especially the happy accident. that one definitely should be blown up!

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    Linda
    April 24, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Oh you got some fab pics!! 🙂

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    Amy
    April 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I am so jealous. I may have to borrow your idea and find me some For-get-me nots or wait till the end of summer and use the Fireweed.

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    Loralee
    April 24, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I am obsessed with these photos. I am going to have to have Ian take some of us. They are beautiful!

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    Lisa Carroll
    April 24, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    wow, beautiful flowers and pictures!

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    Britt
    April 27, 2009 at 3:47 am

    The flowers are beautiful, but you guys are even prettier. Gorgeous family.

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    Alex
    April 28, 2009 at 2:43 am

    LOVE these shots, you gotta get them up on the wall in canvas 🙂

    Heres a random question from a random blog stalker who loves reading about your family…when is Liam going to have a little brother or sister?? 😉

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    farrahdaisy
    June 26, 2009 at 2:50 am

    Wow! great pictures! that's a beautiful spot to take em too! good job ian!

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