Monday, December 10, 2012

a li'l bit of St. Louie for ye

These pix were supposed to upload closer to the bottom of this post. But all of these fancy church pix were taken at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

cool stained glass window

a confessional booth for your confessin'


Blessed ARE the merciful. all mosaic.
I bought this shirt last Christmas...It didn't fit too well last year.
I almost cannot even say joy without having to swallow back a big tear bubble.
Missin' our boy.
as pix uploaded out of order....

This was my view from the 8th floor...our hallway.

these statues were cool...but the museum associated with them was snoozapalooza and I'm usually all for historical museums...I think I was just tooo relaxed to truly enjoy it. (but in all honesty, it was a super dee dooper boring museum) no, really!

I was shooing the paparazzi away...

we never did really figure out what this artist was trying to convey. Liberty has had it's head removed?? nevertheless, if you're on Facebook, you saw the fun pix we took of us in this head.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Mosaic heaven.
this pic should have been first.
Naturally, it's NOT.

I want that window.

yes, these are all mosaics. to believe it, you'd have to see it.

holy water at the entrance. 

all. mosaics.
all. the. time.

yup, again. all. mosaics. innnnncredible.
These are all the pix I have for tonight....

A HUGE shout out to my sister, Beck, my momma, Joan, Aunt Sherry, My 3 eldest children, Chaunte, Roni, Melissa and Jordan, Dad, Tom, David (who got me a really snazzy Townie bike) and I could go on...and will, at a later date...for the amazing 40th birthday party they threw (unsurprisingly) for me this past Saturday. I won't technically be 40 till a week from tomorrow (Dec 18 if you're keeping track) you'd better believe I'm living it up till then. ha ha.

My brother took some amazing pix as did Mel and Jordan with the photo when I snatch those, I will be sure to blog them. oh, the fun we had.

I am truly blessed.


and Tory, watch out...I will have to blog your extremely creative and hilarious package that you and your parents lovingly sent to commemorate this milestone. It'd be hard to top what you did!

I stand amazed.
with my mouth gaping open.

night night. love and gratitude to all of you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, dear cousin for blogging at who knows what time! But, it was there for me when I couldn't sleep (I know very unusual for me). Just have something weighing on me...well, like you, a few things. The least of which is that thing that we share with yours a week away, and mine a month away. Oh well...moving on!

I love these pix of St. Louis. I had seen some on your blog, but must have missed the headless wonder ones. Guess my head isn't screwed on right. But, most of all, I love the shiny, glittery mosaics. I have always loved mosaics. I even have an aunt that makes them, and I am in awe. To think what can be done with often discarded pieces. It reminds me of what God can do, and we aren't even discarded. Truly humbling! So, once again, dear one, thank you for being you and sharing EVERYTHING!

I pray for you this week, and I do hope that you live it up!

Many hugs from our house to yours,
Tory (David and Linda, too!)

P.S. And, Shellee, wherever you are, I am praying for you and your family right now. I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas, and that God will continue to bless you and yours.