Day trip to Brenham TX

Today we took a drive to the country to check out the blue bonnets in bloom.
This is something I have wanted to see my whole adult life!
I never dreamed I would be living in Texas, and there was no way I was going
to miss out on seeing them up close.

First stop on our little road trip was a tour of the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory.
It was very cool getting see marshmallows and nuts being mixed into Rocky Road  and watching ice cream sandwiches being packaged up.

And at the end of the tour you get free ice cream!

I had Blackberry Cobbler and it was sooooo yummy!
I will definitely be getting this again!

The had a really cute shop on the premises.
I have never seen knock off demi johns before today.
I was tempted to buy one but I just got myself a vintage one last weekend  for my birthday.

I wished the trophy was for sale, but it was just part of a display.

I almost took this sign with hooks home with me, but instead I bought my kid a
 stupid toy which broke five minutes later.
(I'm not kidding)

Next we visited the Historic part of down town Brenham to do a little shopping.
My kids couldn't complain too much since they had bellies full of ice cream. :)

I really liked this cow sign at The Cottage...

and I liked this pig sign even more!
I was drawing a blank on where I would either one of them in my home so I left them at the store.

Beadboard  UpCountry had the most beautiful things,  I wasn't able to take any pictures inside though because it was pretty tight inside and I was watching my four year old like a hawk.

They did have this cute stool sitting outside the store though.

I was intrigued by old doors in front of this shop.
The kids were ready for lunch though so we had to move on.

I always love it when a town has charming murals on their walls.

When we stopped at the gas station to fill up the mini van there was this truck hauling a huge trailer full of  mommy and baby pigs! 
They were making quite the racket!
The mama pigs were enormous and the babies were so cute!

A huge trailer full of pigs, but Levi gets excited about the dog in the back of the truck!
He cracks me up. :)

This lil one had such a sweet face and was such a pretty color.

Finally after lunch at Whataburger it was time to tip toe through the tulips blue bonnets.

See that little speck of a green t-shirt? That's Levi chasing butterflies.

Grant doing a whole "Little House On The Prairie" thing.

Here I am striking a Kim Kardashian pose.
My back side is getting a little too "Kim" if you know what I mean.
Time to step up the work outs!

My Grant is becoming a young man.....sigh.
He is such a great kid. I actually let him play hookie from school today.
Shhhhh, don't tell anybody!

My sweet lil handful. He really keeps me on my toes!
He also keeps me laughing all day long.

We saw fields full of cows all the way to Brenham.

The blue bonnets have a very light sweet scent.
I wonder if the cows think they taste good?

There are other wild flowers mixed in as well. 

We really had a wonderful day!

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  1. Beautiful! I love Texas this time of year. Brenham is an awesome time... next time you're there you'll have to stop at their local diner- your boys would LOVE it! We will have to get together soon. I have a feeling my 3 year old and your little Levi would have a lot of fun together! :)

  2. Looks like such a fun outing! The boys look like they were having such a great time.

  3. That looks like so much fun! I grew up here and have never been to Brenham. It is definitely on my list. You got some amazing pictures of the pigs and the bluebonnets. :) Hope your boys loved the day.

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful time. It is so pretty there!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  5. Wow those flowers are absolutely beautiful!

    I am so ready for spring here... Seeing you all in short sleeve shirts makes me very envious ;) Still pretty cold here in Ohio!!

  6. So glad you got to see our beautiful bluebonnets! Brenham is a fun little town.

  7. What beautiful pictures, it looks like you had a great day. I would have stopped too if I saw those windows & doors:). YOur boys are so handsome, I have 2 boys also. have a great weekend, Jen A City Farmhouse

  8. Oh, this looks like such a great day! What a cute town and those bluebonnets are gorgeous! I could've spent hours in that field taking photos. It was nice seeing your pretty smiling face :)

  9. What a fun day trip!What sweet photos of your boys ! Oh yes I know they grow too fast.Just yesterday my husband who is 5'11 was standing next to my daughter commented on how tall she is.Soon we will be looking up at her LOL! Lovely bluebell flowers!
    Beautiful photo of you too!

  10. I haven't been to Brenham in YEARS! Your beautiful pics are making me want to go back. Such a quaint little town. Loved seeing pics of the bluebonnets again. :)

  11. Looks like such a fun day! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us - makes me feel like I visited Texas : )

  12. It looks like this was a fun day for everyone! I would love to see Texas bluebonnets! Funny, I never heard of them until I started blogging! Your kids look so happy running through the fields. The shops look like fun, too. I love small towns like this. And I was looking at the doors outside that one building thinking how shop owners seem to know just what is trending.

    Thanks for sharing a sweet post, Lisa!


  13. The bluebonnets were pretty! I have heard of them, but don't remember ever seeing any.

    I was liking the ice cream pictures too, and it looked yummy!

    That antiques place looked interesting. Hubby ad I go antiquing and I love stores like that.

    Glad you had a fun family outing. You are so cute!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  14. I'm glad you enjoyed Brenham... the bluebonnets are really showing off right now. There are lots of other cute shops in the area, so you will need to plan another trip sometime.

  15. You were so close, did you make it to Round Top or Warrenton, for the junk? Nothing says Spring to me and my daughters like blue bonnets and the Soring Antique shows in Round Top and Warrenton. Your pics of the flowers are lovely. Thanks for sharing :)



  16. Hi, Lisa - Too much to take in for one post. 1) That blackberry cobbler...I want a double serving :)
    2) Those bluebonnets = incredible!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. 3) You all are beautiful. Beautiful family!!! 4) I'm craving ice cream now :(

  17. Seeing those bluebells in person would be quite the treat, but I am enjoying your pretty photos of them. So glad you had a great day with the kids -making memories! Looking forward to some warmth here too.

  18. What fantastic pictures! Looks like you had a perfect day! :)

  19. Looks like you had a wonderful day with your boys! Those flowers were just beautiful. I don't think I've seen those around my neck of the woods. Cute signs at that shop too!

  20. We have never been to Bluebell but I am thinking it is a must now! I am in love with the cow and pig sign.