Thursday, September 16, 2010


When Blaine and I were dating during round one (a decade ago), I must have told him I had a "thing" for sunflowers... because when we started going out again a few years later, he surprised me with a bouquet of them my first day of student teaching at Pleasant Grove Jr. High.

I loved it.
It was actually a pretty big turning point for me and how I felt about "this Blaine guy".

Here and there and through the years, he has surprised me with sunflowers, and I always love it when he does. It reminds me over and over how much I love him and how special he is.
I mean, who remembers such a little thing like a girl loving sunflowers? He never bought me flowers when I was 21... but he remembered when I was 26... and he remembered again today.

They looked so pretty with the afternoon light that I had to snap a few pictures.
Gosh, I love "this Blaine guy".

Remember how Meg Ryan said in "You've Got Mail", that daisies are the friendliest flower?
She was wrong.
Sunflowers are.
Thanks again, Blaine. I love you.


Candice said...

Dang, you are good with the camera and Blaine is good to you. Killer combination for a blog post.

Becca Jo said...

cute. I told Stewart once that I love gerber daisies and so that's all I get. haha. not that I'm complaining but I did tell him that I like other flowers too.

Karin said...

Those do look gorgeous in that light! Such a sweet story- love the thoughtfulness.
And now that you know my news, you know what to expect my house to look like when you arrive tomorrow...
i can promise clean sheets and a clean bathroom. ignore the rest...

Jen Carter said...

Those Carter boys are good at the whole woo-ing (sp?) thing aren't they? I like it.

Laurel said...

What a great "Blaine guy". :)

LEE BIEN said...

He is awesome...and so is your photography.

Alifinale said...

I love surprise flowers. How sweet. I love the pictures. I think the red tipped sunflowers are just amazing. Happy to you.

brad and michelle said...

I have loved Blaine from day one (of round two... I didn't know him during round one) - because it's always been so clear that he loves you. You are both pretty lucky people.

p.s. He might need to send the "girls like flowers" memo to one of his brothers in law.

p.p.s. My word verification is "molva". That's comedy.