Monday, April 12, 2010

....farewell cherry blossoms.....hello blue bonnets.....

......there's alway something about the prepration of taking a trip.....we leave for Austin tomorrow and the girls are beyond excited.....suitcases are strung around everywhere, piles of treats for the plane in many different nooks of the house, stickers, crayons and a DVD player tucked in the magical spot for passing time of strict confinement for a 2 year old.....the excitement of a new place, wide eyes as they hear their cousins and grandparents names that they will see in less than 24 hours....

.....for me it's the longing for family time- I can't wait to visit with my inlaws, laugh and drink wine with all of the ladies of the family, love all over my nieces and nephews and banter with all of the men in the family who are quickly being out numbered by women......I can't wait to see old friends- to watch our children play together and reminisce about our Austin days....the days in which our lives were carefree and flexible, but not filled with half of the richness we have today.....

....by the time we return home, the cherry blossoms will be gone....and we will have to wait until next year to see their breath taking splendor.....but the blue bonnets are blooming in Texas and they are also spectacular....their vivid blue sprawling on hills and grassy plains.....both beautiful, but both so different...

....so here is a little something that will help to remember NYC the week we are away......


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