Happy Monday friends! I am officially BACK and hoping to get back into routinely writing in this space. I am so pumped because I have truly missed my online community and enjoy writing here. Thanks for sticking with me through the thick of things! I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day yesterday and were able to celebrate all the moms in your life. We spent the weekend in St. Louis and it couldn’t have been more perfect.
Saturday morning we had to drive up to STL to drop Chris’ mom off at the airport. We had planned on making it a weekend since we are about a 2 hour drive away. So we got up early, dropped Yon off, and headed straight to the zoo. One of the things I love most about about STL is that there are so many free things to do and the zoo is one of those things. We paid $15 for parking but considering the fact that each adult at the Phoenix zoo was $18 we figured this was a small price to pay. Tip: there is plenty of free street parking around the zoo so if you get there early in the day you can definitely score a spot.
We were pretty impressed with the zoo itself. There was a wide variety of exhibits and the zoo itself was very clean. Emmie’s favorite was the elephants and mine was the penguins. We even had a tag-along for our ice cream when a duck family came along.
We spent the night in town and got to watch the Kentucky Derby during dinner. Yesterday morning we got up, ate breakfast at the hotel, and headed back home. Chris hung a ton of stuff on the walls for me and the girls kept talking about Mother’s Day. I am so happy to be spending my weekends not worrying about studying and instead soaking up precious moments as a family of four. I am reminded every day how quickly these years are going with my girls and I plan to make them count.