Fun at the St. Louis Zoo

Despite off and on rain all day, we had so much fun at the St. Louis Zoo last weekend. Lil’ Miss K absolutely loved the train and the carousel. The best part about the zoo – it’s free! Tip: parking is $15, but if you get there early, there’s on-street parking only about a block farther away.

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Photo(s) of the Day: You Can Never Get Tired of the Zoo

We’re Friends of the Zoo this year, so we’ve gone three time so far. Fall is definitely the best time to go. There are no crowds, and the cooler weather means more active animals. I have to give credit – most of these photos were taken by my increasingly photo-savvy husband. 🙂





Project 52 Week 21: On the Road Again …

This past week, my husband and I took a road trip with another couple to North Carolina & South Carolina. We had an amazing trip! We just got back last night, so I obviously haven’t sorted through all my photos yet, but here are just a few of my favorites. As you can see, we had quite the mixture of activities throughout our trip.

During a hike to Grotto Falls in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, we saw a guy with a pack of lamas transporting supplies to a hike-in resort. We couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time to capture this moment.
Grotto Falls, Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
A beautiful butterfly captured our attention at a lookout point in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
A lookout point at Great Smoky National Park during one of the few sunny moments.
A picturesque facade of a historic home in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is the 2nd most preserved city in the world, behind Rome.
We experienced the perfect sunrise on the Sullivan’s Island beach in South Carolina.
A quiet, romantic morning on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina.

Day 353: Delicate Memories

Today marks 10 years since my Grandma H. passed away. Sometimes I’m surprised at how much you can miss someone when they have been gone so long. One of my most cherished memories was the last time I saw her in the nursing home. I crawled into bed next to her, and she stroked my hair and told me how much she loved me. This little glass butterfly was a gift from me to her while she was in the nursing home. Now it is a part of my home and my memories.

(I will post this weekend’s photos tomorrow.)

A glass butterfly originally given to my grandma over 10 years ago. It now sits on a bookshelf in my home.