You can't see the bluebonnets in the picnic photo, but they were not far from the blanket where my mom, sister and I picnicked. We had stopped for lunch on our drive from Houston, heading to Austin for a giggly girl's weekend. We decorated the car with silly streamers and oddball knickknacks and beads. (The display went unnoticed when I was stopped for speeding later) And we brought along a sad looking, sand-filled droopy doll my mom used as a quirky motivational prop. Miss Copeless, as she was called, was our trip mascot and she attended our picnic as we. As we lunched, we laughed about the Texan habit of posing babies and pets in bluebonnets, so we made sure to pose Miss Copeless in a lovely patch across the road before we left. So wish I could picnic with Mom today. It is her birthday.
Mom's Picnic List
In honor of my mother on the first Mother's Day since she has passed, I dedicate a new list... Mom's Picnic List!
Mom loved picnics and she raised her kids to appreciate the simple pleasures of food, family and friends in the great out of doors.
I will spend a year reflecting on as many past picnics as I can remember. But, I'll also
appreciate the here and now by creating new picnic experiences. My goal is to share at least 60 picnic memories, since that's how many years Mom was a mom!
Let the picnics begin!