Daffodil Fields Forever

Share how your family documents itself over the years.

I've thought a lot about family traditions since Lauren was born, especially as her first birthday approaches in April.  I also love to brainstorm on how we are going to document our family as it grows and changes over the years.  A friend in my book club shared with our group last week how her daughter took pictures of herself from over the years, scanned them into the computer, then created a montage that showed her growing up, set to "Never Grow Up" by Taylor Swift.  While Missy's daughter was beaming with pride at how great her project turned out, Missy said, the tears were flowing!   Listening to that song alone is enough to make me tear up!

Ironically, it was a conversation with a woman at the medical examiner's office I had called about a news story last week who told me how her family chronicled her daughter changing over the years.  LuAnne told me about this daffodil field in Winterville, on Old Tar Rd.  She said it's been there for years, and each March, it blooms beautifully.  She started taking her daughter to the field each year when the daffodils were blooming, starting as an infant.  Every year, they returned to the field, LuAnne said, for a springtime picture of her daughter.  The series of images ends with a very special photo: her daughter in her wedding dress. 

I think our family will borrow a page from LuAnne's and start the springtime photo tradition in the daffodils (I'm told many families flock to this very field each year).  I would love to know about your traditions, too! 




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  • by mike Location: winterville on Feb 23, 2012 at 03:37 PM
  • by Velvet on Jan 31, 2011 at 07:20 AM
    We have never made it to the daffodil field, but I know so many people who go there and it is beautiful. Our most special time is spent at our family's beach house in Kill Devil Hills, so each year we take pictures on the beach. I have some of the most precious ones of Stokes. Last summer was Cooper's 1st vacation there and he was still young, but we did manage to get some cute ones of him as well!
  • by Love flowers Location: Greenville on Jan 31, 2011 at 06:54 AM
    Yes, the daffodils are gorgeous!! There is a huge "field" right on Old Tar Road. You can't miss it. We have been there a few times and I definitely want to go back this year. I missed it last year. That is a perfect way to document her growth. I love the idea of returning every year and I bet it was a gorgeous wedding picture.

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