Thursday, June 19, 2008

Southern Belles

A while back I found these sweet vintage pillowcase dresses on ebay. They were ready-to-ship creations and just happened to be the perfect size for Madeline and Grace! I envisioned having them wear them with cowboy boots for some fun photos, but I've been having a hard time finding boots in Grace's size with it being Summer and all, so barefoot it was and it was perfect!

Grace is in awe of Madeline and wants to do everything "Maden" does, as she calls her :) So Heidi, my partner in crime, and I set out to scope out some fun locations as the girls napped in the car. Heidi drove us to THE most beautiful tucked away plantation-style homes and pecan grove I have ever seen. How I didn't know about these, I have no idea, since I live less than 10 minutes away from them, but I'm head-over-heels in love with these houses.

Although we had gone to a couple of locations, we knew that was THE spot! Never mind that it was a private residence. We drove across the way and stopped at what looked like an old general store, complete with an old gas pump out front. Being almost 6 mo. pregnant and full of gumption, Heidi decided to go in and ask if they knew who the owners were and whether they thought the owners would mind if we took a couple of pictures of our girls:) The man was super nice and come to find out, he was the owner of the house, the business, and the plantation and said he'd be happy for us to take pictures in his yard! His brother and another family member owned the other two houses - talk about a family owned haven! Honestly, I felt transplanted in time when we drove by these three secret houses and the thought that came to mind was "...if you ever decide to sell your home, will you call me before you list it?" Doubtful since it's family land:( ...But we did get some fun pictures of the girls!

Prairie Girls
Dandelion Wishes
Sweet Cheeks
I want to be just like you
America, the Beautiful!
Aunt Jessica, are you sure this branch can hold me?
My favorite shot of Madeline
Friends Forever