Sunday, July 05, 2009

Weekend Review~

Well its Sunday afternoon and its been a great weekend so far! Today we are just relaxing and recovering from the driving and food and fun. Ive gotten through all my photos and will post some of my fav for ya'll. These first few photos were taken at St.Louis County Lone Elk Park and World Bird Sanctuary!
Hunter looking at me via an American Bald Eagle!

Justice at the aviary.

The lake at Lone Elk Park.

The crew feeding the fish & turtles.

Dad taking a break in the shade at the lake/park.

Todd and Dad chattin' it up while grilling at the park.

Hunter and Justice getting ready for lunch!

Preston and Rachel..I think they like each other! ;)

Todd at Lone Elk Park!
On the way home we stopped at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where Todds Dad is buried. We drove around and looked all the grounds and the part of the grounds that overlook the Missouri River.

Statues and markers for the Unknown Soldiers.. sad.

We came home and had some strawberries and cake and then drove down to the Arch to watch the fireworks. I could not for the life of me get a good picture of the Arch/bridges and fireworks... but did capture a couple of the kids! I do have to say it was the worst display St.Louis had ever had. I felt sorry for building it up to Dad and Rachel. What a let down. The upside, we were all together and then went to dinner afterwards and had a great time!

Preston, Rachel, Hunter {his fingers in his ears almost the entire weekend-he HATES loud noises!} and Justice.

Yesterday Preston and Rachel headed back home, but Dad stayed behind and we got to take him on a little road trip up to Carlyle Lake and down to Nashville and Washington County Wildlife Area. {where Todd hunts every year and where we camped earlier this year}

The lake at Washington County.

Some of the black-eyed-Susan's we saw tons of them throughout our drive.

Now for one last tidbit of news... I was chosen to be Guest Designer at Creative Scrappers for July 2009 reveal!!!!! I am so excited and proud! Here is the layout that I did for the reveal. I'm so happy to be a part of that Forum, Ive met such good friends and gotten some awesome inspiration from all the girls over there!I hope your weekend was equally as fun... thanks for taking the time to look at my moments this week and always! ;o)


Gina said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend . . . I didn't get that great of pics of the fireworks either, not to say that I didn't try though! :)

Congrats on your guest design gig! I think it was July last summer that I was their guest designer. I really need to try and make more time to get back over there!

Kimmy said...

aww i love these pictures.

Jenn K said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

So cool!! Congrats on being chosen to be a guest designer over at Creative scrappers....

Brooke said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot!

I enjoyed looking at your pictures. It must have done your heart good to have all your boys together. I would love to visit that bird sanctuary. That owl is so pretty!

Cat said...

You guys had a good time! YAY! Congrats on the Guest DT spot....what a great LO!

Amie said...

grrrrreat pictures!

Jenny B in Indy said...

GREAT pics girl and I loooooove your LO!!!

Jemma said...

Awesome LO and it looks like you guys had a fantastic weekend!!

Congrats on the GDT position thats great news :)