Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lavender Festival

One of my favorite events of the year was this past weekend: the Lavender Festival!

If you know me well, you know that I loooove lavender.  I love the way it smells, I love the way that it blows in the breeze, I love its heavenly purpleness.  My mother-in-love introduced us to the Lavender Festival three years ago, and now it's something I look forward to every June.

It's such a fun, relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

Jesse and I enjoyed their lavender latte and lavender lemonade, we strolled through fields and fields of lavender with Momma B, and loved every minute of our day there.

It's amazing to learn about how many different varieties of lavender there see some old favorites, and find some new ones.  I love Hidcote, French, and Melissa, and added Sarah to my list of favorites this year.

It was soothing to walk through the fragrant fields and admire local artists who had set up for the afternoon to paint the beautiful scenery that surrounded them.

Jesse and I also took the opportunity to get some fun maternity pictures...25 weeks along!  Thanks, Momma B, for taking these photos!  (and thanks to Paris who showed me how to do collages!  ♥)

Jesse bought me some culinary lavender, which I am thrilled about.  I grew it last year, but I don't have any this year, and with the move coming up, I don't want to plant any and then have to leave it behind.  But I AM excited to get to bake with it again, and I'll look forward to getting to share some of my favorite lavender recipes with you!


  1. Love the picture of you holding your belly - so beautiful!

  2. Your pictures are gorgeous - your new (I guess it's not so new now, is it?) camera is definitely being put to good use! :) I love your pregnancy pictures too... you are so cute! So excited for you two!

    We should figure out a time to connect over the summer, if possible... seems like it's been forever since we've seen you guys! :)

  3. I just love traditions and that one sounds like a lot of fun! Your maternity pics turned out great. You look so good!

  4. Momma B (aka Yiayia)June 14, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    Loved spending the morning with you and Jesse at the Lavender Festival! So happy to have this special time with you! Love you!

  5. Those pictures are beautiful Bethany! You did a great job with the collages- aren't they so much fun to make? A lavender festival sounds whimsical... glad you have such a fun tradition with your mother in love. SO lovely!

  6. Oh, and you look adorable too!

  7. I love lavender. I have two varieties in my yard and they take little water and look good all year. My kind of plant! What a fun day!


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