4.25.2012

A (sort of) Love Letter.


Dear Spring,
It's so precious how you tease me with the idea of frolicking
and running through the soft green grass in my bare feet.
That really sounds wonderful, except it won't be happening,
because pollen has infested my brain.

I'm currently suffering from incessant sniffling, red eyes,
and a sore throat that seriously feels like I swallowed some sandpaper. 

I really love you Spring,
and I know that flower reproduction
is an essential part of this glorious season,
but,
why, oh why, does this wicked pollen have to be so cruel?

For now, I'll just stay inside with my beloved Allegra and dream of my favorite parts of Spring...
bike rides and warm weather and fun in the sun.
Hope I get to enjoy you soon.
Love,
Ashley

(pictures from last week at beautiful Lake Guntersville...before the pollen so viciously attacked me.)

27 comments:

Amanda said...

beautiful photos!!! they have such a neat glow to them. i am the same with the pollin issue, but still love spring and all of its awesomeness {that isn't winter!}

xo, amanda

Inga said...

Oh no. I can´t imagine how that feels. Spring is my favourite!

Kyla said...

Oh, beautiful photos! And I agree, my allergies have been going crazy recently! Spring is my favorite though, so I try an tough it out :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

how lovely. My husband has to take Allegra-D because of the pollen too. so sad what people suffer with such allergies. :(

jennifer blair said...

Agreed. Pollen is oh so cruel! I love spring, but loathe the allergens!

bridget anne said...

feel better soon, sweetheart. this too shall pass. and in the meantime, you've taken lovely family shots! xo

misc.alaina said...

Beautiful shots! You always find the prettiest places to visit as a family and take photos!! I am totally with you on the evil pollen, and I am hoping that it goes away very quickly! Hope you can get out and enjoy Spring again very soon!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh girl, I hope you feel better soon!

My Burning Eyes said...

As I read this my eyes began to burn do to the evil pollen jumping strait off the screen. This pollen is mean but it just can't stop the Beadles.

LOVE YOU and GREAT pictures!!!

Janette said...

I'm sorry to hear that friend.. Sometimes I get a sort of hay fever type thing.. But it stops there... Sorry you're suffering :-/


Janette the Jongleur

Meri said...

oh my god, I've had red scratchy eyes for almost a month, I'm about to lose my mind I want to be outside so bad! hang in there!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love your pictures. But yes, those pollen can be bad...I hear you. :) I'm a zyrtec person, whatever works for us, right?!

Shauna Klippel said...

Great photos as usual. So sorry about the dang pollen, frustrating. You still look beautiful as ever though. Take care,

Shauna

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

love it. beautiful pics!

Melanie said...

Hahaa... I heart your "Love" letter to spring! Spring is not my bbf... constant sniffles & watery eyes. OMGoodness... ADORABLE pics of you guys though! Seriously darn cutest little family you got there mama!!

marie said...

You always take the most beautiful photos. Sorry about all the pollen, my mom has horrible allergies and is sneezing constantly.

Andrea said...

I have a solution, send spring to me!! We still had snow on the ground this week! Very sad:( Love love love these photos, gorgeous!

My Journey With Candida said...

Spring allergies can be the pits. Hope you get over it soon.

My Stepdaughter used to have a lot of problems with allergies until she found an ear nose and throat doctor who does nasal washes. He did it over a year ago and she hasn't had a problem since. He told her fungus gets into our noses and causes a lot of our problems. I think he put some kind of medication in the nasal wash.

Courtney B said...

Gorgeous pictures!! I'm SO sorry you have to suffer with allergies.... that is the worst! Eric has developed allergies since we've been married and it's awful. But he refuses to accept the fact that he has allergies now, so he won't take claritin or whatever it is you take to help.... stubborn boy.

karly from [kar[+]wade] said...

oh my goodness, he is so tender...i love those pictures!
-karly

Haley K said...

Oh I love ya Ashley! I'm just so sorry you have to have such bad allergies :((( I hope those bad symptoms go away, or at least die down, so you can enjoy spring outside with your lovely family! And those photos...love seeing you & Will with your little Hudson. He is so loved and adored. And the last photo is breathtaking! Feel better friend! xo

Liz said...

Whew, the allergies in this state sure have been kicking my butt, too. Gorgeous pictures! LOVE Hudson's hair. So sweet!

Eva Marie said...

Oh how awful to not be able to enjoy the spring.. i think its what I crave most after our winters..

I hope it slows down soon for ya mama

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

It is always so much fun to look at your beautiful photos!!

Brooke said...

HE is getting so big! I hate all the allergies too!

Cindy P said...

I'm so sorry that the pollen has gotten to you! I was so awful the week before we went on our trip and thankfully it cleared up at the end of the week and I was good to go for the trip. But I was pretty miserable! Pollen stinks!

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