Europe 2018 Go Pro Video

It’s almost officially Fall, and that means I’m officially really behind on finishing up our GoPro video from our Europe trip last summer. But this week I finally had the time and it’s done! I love how casual these videos always seem in comparison to the photos, I hope you enjoy seeing it from our perspective!

Music — Mama’s Gun (Glass Animals),
Cherry Hearts RAC Mix (The Shins), Dreamers (Savoir Adore)


Fall Festivities

Happy October, friends! Last week we got an early start on Fall and headed to Eckert's to pick apples with our family in from KC. Dale and I have gone to Eckert's the past three years, making this one of our St. Louis traditions. Even though this trip was unseasonable warm, it still felt like the perfect way to welcome the season. Here are a few pictures from our day and my annual post-apple-picking apple pie: 

Letters Are Lovely | Fall Festivities
Letters Are Lovely | Fall Festivities
Letters Are Lovely | Fall Festivities
Letters Are Lovely | Fall Festivities
Letters Are Lovely | Fall Festivities
Letters Are Lovely | Fall Festivities
Letters Are Lovely | Fall Festivities
Letters Are Lovely | Fall Festivities

Rengo, Chile

The second half of my family's trip to Chile was planned completely around visiting my Dad's host family from when he was an AFS student in high school! He lived in Rengo, Chile for one half of his year, and we spent two nights at his family's home in the countryside outside the city. We had an amazing time meeting everyone and hearing stories from his time in Chile. They also treated us to some wonderful food and graciously allowed us to realax by their pool.

Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile

I especially loved walking around the plaza and the main streets of Rengo. There were still some New Year's and Christmas decorations up, which felt pretty strange with the Summer weather, but at the same time festive in a way we don't experience in the US. And as always I was a huge fan of thebright florals, palm trees and colorful homes!

Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile

This part of the trip was especially meaningful because it is what brought our entire family to Chile. Without my Dad's experience we would not have been able to spend a few days experiencing daily life with this family. During other trips I have purely been a tourist, so this was a nice change of pace and allowed us to see a more authentic version of life in Chile. Enjoy!

Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile
Letters Are Lovely | Rengo, Chile