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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Jason 2012

Jason's a lot of fun and at ease with getting pictures taken.  This is the first set of his Senior portraits.  Will be doing an outside session soon.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Walking in the Park

John had Friday off and what a better way to spend the day than a walk in the garden in Spring.  The weather has been bizarrely warm lately.  Way too warm for March.  What does this mean for July??  I wouldn't mind some 60 and 70 degree days before summer actually gets here.  It's decision time again...we are considering the financial consequences of selling our house here in O'Fallon to move across the river to the St. Louis area.  There are so many things to consider and I had hoped that this would take place not until at least next year.  We are only going to go through with it if we don't go into the red with the sale.  I am torn about moving.  This house has grown on me and I can hardly imagine leaving now.  But change has always been good for us.  So our seasons are changing again! 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Zion National Park

John and I got to go on an amazing little adventure to Utah recently.  It was only a couple days, but it was awesome.  We started out in St. Louis with 2 1/2 hour delay at the airport due to severe thunderstorms in the area.  So, we were late getting to Las Vegas where we planned to drive from to get to the park.  However, there was a winter storm advisory up for the Utah area, so we stayed the night in Las Vegas and headed up the next morning.  It's a gorgeous drive entering the mountains.  As you approach the park, there is a little one road town you enter towered by mountains on either side.  We stayed at the Desert Pearl Hotel and will stay there again...loved it.  It snowed while we were there, so I was able to capture some pretty amazing shots of winter in the mountains even though we had planned on it being in the 60's!  We only had 2 1/2 days to visit, day three finally broke out the sun and started to warm up a bit.  If you are interested, you can view the whole set here.  It was so hard choosing which ones to use on the blog!

Click on picture to view as slide show

Monday, March 5, 2012

Orchids Show

One of my favorite times at the St. Louis Botanical Garden is when the orchids are put on display.  This year's display was designed around the Chinese theme.  Click on first picture to view in slide show!

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