The Gateway To The West: Our Trip to St. Louis (With Pictures)

We had the opportunity to spend some time in St. Louis on Monday and enjoyed a trip to The Gateway Arch. I’d been there before but not since childhood and this was the first time either my husband or my daughter (that goes without saying) had ever seen it up close. My husband didn’t believe me when I told him that the Arch sways when it’s windy but he got to see first hand what I meant during our trip….Here are some pictures that I took.

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It’s Just Pictures Series: The Toddler

I thought I would post some pictures I took yesterday evening of C. A little back story…I was making dinner and she climbed up onto the kitchen table and started drinking out of my water-glass. Instead of getting upset and making her get down right away, I embraced the moment. It isn’t often that she actually sits still long enough for me to snap some good pictures so I’ll take what I can get, know what I mean?!C will be two in less than a month, hard to believe time has gone by so quickly! Don’t you just wish it would slow down sometimes?!

On an unrelated note (before I forget)…I got special mail today from Nature Box, an awesome California-based company. I was contacted by them to do a review on their products and am so excited to share my thoughts with all of you (and to offer you a special surprise) so be on the lookout for that post the first week of February!

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A Trip to the Zoo: Nashville Edition (with pictures!)

We are so blessed to have friends and family spread out throughout the country which awards us the opportunity to travel from here to there and there to here. My brother, who lives in North Carolina, was married this past spring and so we drove through Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina on our journey. Along the way we were able to meet up with some friends in Nashville and spend a little time at their zoo. Here are some pictures I took during our trip:

Of the zoos you’ve been to, which is your favorite?

It’s Just Pictures Series

A couple of days ago I posted the first of many in my “It’s Just Pictures” series. I thought I’d post a few more tonight. These pictures were all taken in the same antique shop. Please keep in mind that I am not a professional photographer so these photos aren’t perfect. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy them!

Antique Doll Photos

Antique Camera

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Antique Tricycle

Antique Baseball Gloves

Vintage Camera

Antique Doll

Antique Santa Decoration

Antique Wheel

Antique Doll

It’s Just Pictures Series

Some time ago I took a bunch of pictures for a craft project that I didn’t end up using and, to be entirely honest, I don’t want them to go to waste so I thought it might be nice to share them periodically on here. I don’t claim to be a professional when it comes to photography so please excuse the quality of these photos.

History holds a very special place in my heart and here in Kansas City it’s never in short supply. The following pictures were taken just outside Kansas City in Independence, where President Harry Truman and his wife are buried. President Truman lived in Independence for several years and worked in the building where Clinton’s Soda Fountain (pictured below) has been in business since 1908. Additionally, the Church of Jesus Christ Of Ladder Day Saints believes that the Garden of Eden existed in Independence. Presently, Independence is host to many of the LDS/RLDS/FLDS visitors centers, the Truman Memorial, and an annual event called Santi-Cali-Gon days.

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Jasmine Tea Infuser

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Farmer's Market Produce

Farmers Market Peppers

Coffee Shop

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Clinton's Soda Fountain

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