We spent Dale’s last vacation week of the summer with a quick trip to Chicago to visit family and explore the city. My favorite parts were visiting The Art Institute of Chicago, making clover crowns and bagel breakfasts. I hope you get a chance for a quick summer getaway, too!
As per tradition, a few photos from our Christmas Eve Photo Booth. Enjoy!
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)
Thankful for sisters, Otto, Pumpkin Roll, Dale, loving family & friends, an amazing job, access to healthcare, opportunities to travel, and another holiday season in KC! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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:
Happy Wednesday, friends! This year I was lucky enough to spend Fourth of July at my family's lake house, Turkey Hill. The weekend was filled with food, family, friends, water balloon fights and of course sparklers. I hope your long weekend was equally as festive!
I finally finished our GoPro video from Chile! I love having another way to remember our trip, especially all the silly moments you could only capture on video. Enjoy!
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.
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!
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!