Hi honey, I'm Home!

I went "down south" for 2 weeks. Two weeks is a looong time to be away from home. I don't think I can do 2 weeks again next year. It is also a lot of responsibility for those who are coming to my house to take care of everything. Although those people do know how much I appreciate it. Also there is so much to catch up on when I get home. My table was covered with mail. It took me an hour to pay bills and sort through it all. I think I will be catching up for the rest of the summer.

One of the things I did while on vaca. was go to the TN Aquarium in Chattanooga. This was awesome! Definitely a place you want to take the whole day doing, not just a few hrs like we did. I told my mom I would like to go back and not feel rushed because of closing time. One of my favorite things was the butterfly house. I know! I go to an amazing aquarium and I like the butterflies??? But seriously, this was awesome. It was a large greenhouse type room filled with all kinds of exotic butterflies flying all around you. They even land on you and you can get within a foot, no, inches of them! I could have stayed in there all day.

The pictures did not turn out great because it was very dark. I tried to doctor them up when I got home and downloaded them. So here are a few.

These were real penguins behind glass. I love penguins!
 And this is a real shark! They were in this large tank and would swim by you. It was real intimidating! Even though you knew they were behind the glass.
 These were the coolest little things! They are called "upside down Jelly fish"!
 And isn't this jelly fish beautiful?
 Little white seahorse.
Huge fat starfish, maybe the biggest I've seen!
Lots of little poison frogs. Aren't they so cute? Don't you just wanna hold them? DON'T!

 Alligators, a little one...
 And a big one! This one was probably 10' long.
 This Sea Turtle was so sweet, just lying his head there. I think this was one of my favorite pictures! I just wanted to take him home. Sea turtles are very big by the way! He might just barely fit in my bath tub.
Is this the ugliest thing you have ever seen in your life?
 And are these the strangest things you have ever seen? They are "Side necked Turtles".
 This one is pretty scary! Hahahahaha, no! that's just my mom! I actually really like this picture of her. And that's a sea turtle next to her.
 I love this fountain! I want to make one for my front yard. How cool would that be?

We also went and toured "Mayfield Dairy" if you have never heard of this, its because they only serve 7 southern states. Their ice cream is delicious!
 This is my mom and step-dad.
 And I got to kiss a cow!

I had a great time and thank you everyone!

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  1. Great pictures except of the ones of me...i hate my pictures. I really do need to work on getting that 10 lbs off!
    I too would like to go back to The Aquarium. It is awesome!
    Glad you had a great time. I know what you mean when you get back. NO fun trying to sort through everything.
    Loved every minute of having you here.

  2. TURTLES!!!!!!!

    The side necked ones were awsome, I've never seen them before...

  3. Fantastic pictures! I see your mom saying her pics aren't good - they are so! You look great! Those side neck turtles are so strange. I've never heard of them before.

    I would have hung out with the butterflies too. I love them. We barely have any flying around this year. Of course that could be because of all the rain. Anyhow we have this place out of the city that is a home just to butterflies. You go into this, I guess like a rainforest maybe, and they are just flying around. It's really incredible. I wish I could remember what the place is called but can't right now.

    Glad you had a good trip Wendy but it's nice Ti have you back!

  4. Here you were right here, and again we didn't meet. I fully understand. Just had to put that in. I go to Georgia and don't get to see all of my family.

    You did get some really wonderful photographs. LUV the first butterfly.

    You said to let you know when I put the sundress pattern on Ravelry. It is there, you just have to do a search for Leedra under the designers. Hey, while you are there, add me as a friend.