Memorial Weekend

Now that it is officially summer vacation, so far we have slept in, broken in the pool, had a couple lazy days and started talking about what this summer holds for us.

This weekend we started off with a little baseball. Both my daughter and my husband had games on Thursday night.

Friday…A little family fun at the StL zoo. All the usual attractions… stingray exhibit, children’s zoo, train ride, and of course, the carousel (their favorite!) We are very excited for the opening of the new area coming soon, the sea lion arena!

Stingray exhibit

Carousel ride

My little animals

This is how we do lunch at the zoo: we pack our own, park near the shade and have ourselves a little picnic!

Lunchtime!

Very excited for the new exhibit coming this summer:

Saturday…a haircut for me…woohoo! It had been 3 months since my last one…yes my hair grows painfully slow. Just a quick trim…I’m a simple gal. Oh, and a graduation party for a friend later that evening.

My ‘do!

Sunday…A longer family trip to a graduation party for our cousin. Every time we travel to this area of the state, we pass by the “world’s largest cross”. It is outside Effingham, Il and stands 198 feet tall. It is at the crossroads of I70 and I57 and can be seen for miles. It is a beautiful reminder that our faith can stand so tall. Here is my pic as we drove by:

World’s largest cross…Effingham, IL

Here are the girls in the car on our trip…we splurged on these headrest DVD players one year ago and they have been wonderful! Keeps them entertained pretty well. We still have interruptions, emergency pit stops, arguing and all that fun stuff goin on, but these at least allow us to go a few hours without pulling our hair out!

Also on Sunday was my father-in-law’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mike! We love you!!

Monday…sometimes we go to the parade in town, but after a long day on Sunday, this time we stayed home and enjoyed a little pool time, grill time, kickin back family time! But we have not forgotten our veterans who fought and for the service men and women who fight today for our freedom! Thank you to all of you who have served and are serving our country; including the families who sacrifice their loved ones!

Happy Memorial Day!

On another note, we are now on baby watch! Our little niece or nephew will be born any day!!!

We are very excited to meet her/him!

C’mon baby, everyone is ready for you!

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