My baby sister came to enjoy her spring break with us in April. It was so fun to have her and we packed every day with lots of fun! I wish it had been a little warmer, but we still enjoyed nice weather and did some swimming.
Her first day in town we drove around enjoying all the beautiful spring flowers that were still in bloom in Texas. We drove out to Castroville to enjoy the beautiful river their and all the incredible poppies that were in bloom! If you have never been out there before, be sure to put Castroville on your bucket list for next spring! It’s seriously so charming!
Due to all the rain we experienced over the winter, this spring season has been one for the books! The blooms have just kept on thriving and it has been said to be one of the most impressive blooms in years!
I kept busy with lots of bluebonnet sessions and I loved every single one! Thank you to those who trusted me to capture their sweet families during this incredible bluebonnet season!
This past weekend we visited the Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, east of Austin. We had kept seeing ads for it and when I came across discounted tickets thanks to Costco we decided to give it a try. I didn’t honestly have very high hopes for it, thinking it wouldn’t be as great as my much loved, and missed Maryland Ren Fest, but I was actually blown away!
Over the near three years, we have lived in San Antonio, we have loved visiting the Government Canyon State Natural Area on the edge of town. Particularly during the spring, the trails are lined with tons of beautiful wildflowers. We often hike in the front country, since dogs are not allowed in the backcountry. The trails in the front country are all fairly level and easy, but still take you through plenty of pretty areas. The park is most popular for their dinosaur tracks, found 2.5 miles up the Joe Johnston Route, just past marker #19. Each time we have wanted to explore this trail, it has been closed due to flooding and the tracks aren’t visible! If there has been recent rain, I recommnend checking their Facebook page for updates on any trail closures.
In the time we have been married, we have celebrated St.Patty’s Day like it was Thanksgiving! Since Bear is Irish and loves all things Irish, I have come to love it too! I feel I finally have a pretty good corned beef and cabbage recipe down. Honestly, as we grow our family and grow old, I hope to always keep this tradition of St Patrick’s day being akin to Thanksgiving in our family! I hope you enjoy these yummy recipes to create a festive feast of your own!