Texas Part Two.. Sunny Skies.

Posted by Casey // dreams and bones. on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Filed under:

A couple of weekends ago, we were blessed to get to leave cold and snowy Chicago 
for the sunny skies of the South! 
Our plane was delayed more than four hours when a snowstorm hit the city.
For a while, we were afraid we'd get stuck here.

but we made it.
Strolling into the airport in Dallas at 4am, 
we were excited to say hello to family,
 joyful to see them once again.

I brought my camera along.. too eager to soak up some sun through my little lens.
What resulted was a lot of laughter, a heck of a lot of "real live Texans", 
and a cute little lady named Molly Kate. 

We visited mr. b's grandparents, where he was able to borrow a really beautiful pocket watch from his grandfather for our wedding.

This watch has travelled with b's grandfather since 1948.

 there was sun. lots and lots of sun.

 there was a funny brother in law, fresh squeezed lemonade, and a fried dough thing..

there were chickens. and cows. and pigs. and sheep.
and i loved every second of it. 
the cute little guy in the top right corner is b's dad's prize winning chicken! 

there were inherited flannel shirts..

"real Texans" haha!

and there was a sweet little lady who captures everyone's hearts.. Miss Molly Kate.

Later in the weekend, we saw the other side of the family,
who put up with my crazy love for their furry friends.
Not just any furry friends though..

we're talking.. donkeys.

 the donkey's visit with me produced my favorite pictures from the weekend.

and longhorns!!

b's mom made my new favorite treat in the entire world.
toffee, pecan, chocolate deliciousness.

we were treated to a cookout with lots of family. 
sorry there isn't more to see from our time with them. :)

in the middle of dinner, b ran up to me and said 
"grab your camera. the sky outside is beautiful." 
man, was he right.
40mph winds blew up all the dust into the sky.. and at the right moment, it was stunning.

finally.. there were two new pups in the family who were happy to be my frans.
i adored them, muddy paws and all.

we were both so thankful to see friends and family in the sunny state of Texas.
the experience showed us how much we hope to return - for good - as soon as we can.

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