Wednesday, October 31, 2012


As a birthday present to Natalie, Juliet and I, Christina wanted to take us on a roadtrip. We spent a couple of weeks mapping out where we wanted to go, and the weekend before last, we headed out!
Our first stop was Branson, MO where we ate lunch and did some shopping.

The highlight of Natalie's day was getting to ride in the "Busytown" apple with Lowly Worm at the outlet mall. She loves watching "B-town" as she calls it. She definitely didn't want to leave. :(

Next stop was Springfield, MO where we stopped at Hebrews Coffee to get some caffeine! 

We stayed the night in Chesterfield, MO (right outside of St. Louis) and then went to a BEAUTIFUL butterfly house the next day. During the month of October they add orchids to the butterfly house and it was just breathtaking.

Lydia Noelle and I at 32 weeks.

Squealing and giggling on the swings at a playground.

Beautiful fall colors

We randomly happened upon a HUGE indoor carousel on the grounds of the butterfly house. It as SO awesome!

Natalie really did love it even though you can't tell by the look on her face. :)

Juliet was fascinated...


At the St. Louis Zoo the next day. That huge orangutan came and sat right up against the window in front of Natalie, which she loved. She adores monkeys!

Outside the zoo waiting on the trolley. Christina and I are huge fans of the movie "Meet me in St. Louis" so we were thrilled to get to ride a trolley in St. Louis. :D

The next day we drove to Illinois where we hiked to a waterless waterfall and let the girls throw rocks in a cold, almost non-existent creek. The leaves and scenery were SO gorgeous it was absolutely worth not getting to see the waterfall in all it's glory. Drove to Memphis, TN that night and stayed right outside the city in Olive Branch, MS.

The last day of our trip we drove to Batesville, MS and had a wonderful lunch and visit with my great-aunt and then traveled home. Jules represents how exhausted we all were, but we had a BLAST! 

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