As I was waking up this morning, I had a vision of Hanna visiting Texas so she can see how big & bright the stars are here. So here she is in all her glory, reaching for the stars in Texas.
Now I'd like to share a special story about the stars here. When I first visited my future DH, we were outside late one night (in the Hill Country about 20 miles west of Austin) with a picnic & blanket looking at the sky chatting. I noticed there just weren't any visible stars in the sky and I thought that was strange especially when I thought about that song...Deep in Heart of Texas where it talks about the big & bright stars - well this California girl was not a believer.
He proceeds to ask me a question, not any question but THE QUESTION (we were already talking marriage though so it wasn't a big surprise) and after he got down on his knees, went into this sweet proposal about wanting to spend the rest of his life with me and showed me the ring - I confused him with starting to cry (they were tears of joy) but managed to get yes out and we kissed, ah. Then I looked up in the sky and lo and behold - those Big & Bright stars appeared! I know it sounds unreal but he was my witness...I had a feeling it was a 'sign' from God of his approval because we knew beyond a shadow of a doubt HE was the ONE who brought us together.
DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS by Alvino Ray
The stars at night are big and bright Deep in the heart of Texas
The prairie sky is wide and high Deep in the heart of Texas
The sage in bloom is like perfume Deep in the heart of Texas
Reminds me of the one I love Deep in the heart of Texas
The coyotes wail along the trail Deep in the heart of Texas
The rabbits rush around the brush Deep in the heart of Texas
The cowboys cry, "Ki-yip-pee-yi" Deep in the heart of Texas
The doggies bawl and bawl and bawl Deep in the heart of Texas
"ETA: I have to tell you that there is a new Hanna Stamps (Thing Hanna Would Say) coming out soon with 28 sentiments to go with current & future sets that Kristi (owner) is giving away on her blog Kreations by Krissy and if you check out the Design Team's blogs (links on there) they are all giving away a set there too. I want to win one SO badly I blog hopped the other night to increase my chances. I think I will cry if I don't win a set because I ADORE these stamps!! O.k. I guess I shouldn't be so greedy after all, Kristi has offered FREE shipping up until today, so all the $ I saved can go to the new set.