The mosaics are made of such tiny tiny little tiles - I cannot even begin to imagine how long it took to complete this project.
The pictures cannot do this place justice. If you're ever in St. Louis, I highly recommend checking the Basilica out - it's incredible. And if you have the time, the tour is really great, you even get to go down into the crypts below the cathedral.
After a long day of being tourists, we headed back to my place and took a little power nap to recharge. I forced Ally to watch one of my favorite movies ever, Mermaids, which she'd never seen. How can you not love Cher and Winona Rider? Awesome movie - hope you liked it Ally.
Do those not make your mouth water?
Is it bad that I wanted to dip them in a vat of sour cream?
And then came dessert.
And oh, what a dessert it was.
Kahlua Fudge Brownie bites. I thought I died and went to heaven.
I will most certainly be making these again.
It was such a fun class! Thank you Dawn!
The next morning we spent a good couple hours watching TLC's Say Yes to the Dress in our pajamas. Man, I love that show. It's like a train wreck - I can't turn away. I still can't believe that brides would ever want see-through dresses? Really? Anyway, we finally made it out of the house and over to Forest Park for a little ice skating.
I even look uncomfortable!
Ally, on the other hand, was a natural.
Ok, I lied.
We both sucked.
We spent most of our time on the railing watching everyone else and trying not to break any bones.
I did impress Ally with my mad twirling skills.
We spent the rest of the afternoon pigging out on Indian food, shopping, shopping and more shopping (including some wedding dress shopping - we couldn't help it - but no see through dresses). And before I knew it, it was time for Ally to head home. So sad. Big tears.
But it was such a fun weekend! We miss you Ally! I can't wait to come visit you in Dallas in April for the Royal Wedding!