A Roaring Weekend

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hi, I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend! On Saturday, Joel and I decided to finally go to the Zoo. We planned to go a few weeks back, but it ended up being a rainy day, so we took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed there. We were cracking up the whole time because we were the only ones there without kids. We definitely enjoyed the "us" time, so people had their hands full. 

While there, I reminisced a lot about how I always said I wanted to be a Vet when I was little. Well, thank you Right brain, I do not excel in science and math, so when I got to college I knew I'd never make it. But, I still have a desire to somehow work with animals one day. I even asked the zookeeper what she did to get her job... I know I'm the most indecisive person ever. But who knows, I've only been on Earth for 23 years and I still have dreams I want to chase! 

Enjoy the pictures! 



I think of all the photos I took, this is the one I am the most proud of. One, I achieved Bokeh, and I was so excited that I shrieked in the exhibit. Got some stares. For some reason, a butterfly has the effect of causing feelings of peace. Sometimes I question God and if he is for real, but then I see this beautiful butterfly and know how great he is. A butterfly has that effect on me.
How could this animal loving girl go to the Zoo without stopping at the petting zoo? Duh, I couldn't resist. I dragged myself in there along with 15 other 8 years old, yep, oldest one there and not ashamed. Although I did have some hard feelings with the goat tamer lady because she didn't give me a brush when I walked in. Guess you had to be 8 and under to score one of those. Oh well, me and tweedy had a good time even though I couldn't give him a hair brushing. 
This Guy was a beauty! But, I will say, he's got nothing on our Mike! (History) Most of you know that I went to LSU undergrad, and well, I was very lucky to have a tiger on campus and could go look at him anytime I want. It really was amazing. Love the tigers! 
Who doesn't love a prairie dog? Woof. 
Pride Rock, anyone? Everytime I see the lion exhibit, I just feel immediate fear running through my body that one of them is going to jump the guard rail and maul me alive. I know, I kind of have issues. Don't get me started on the feelings I get when seeing a Shark. 
So mighty they'd rather eat newspaper. 
Gentle Beautiful creatures. 
Happy Hubby! He's always the fun loving kid who still stays youthful :) 
After seeing Water for Elephants, I just get so emotional seeing an elephant. 
Aren't they just the cutest? 
Who doesn't love a pink bird? 
Alright, now onto my favorite animal, the kangaroo! I mean, they are just the cutest things. On Winnie the Pooh, Roo was my favorite character. I even had the stuffed animal that I slept with every night. Joel and I sat at their exhibit for probably 20 minutes just watching them and chatting with the kangaroo tamer. They are fascinating animals. 


So, cheers to being a kid again and having a blast at the Zoo! 


28 comments:

  1. You got some great shots!!! The butterfly one is my fave too! Glad you and Joel had fun! You looked amazingly adorable in your zoo time attire!! Rock that fedora!! You would be one stylish zookeeper! ;)
    xo,
    Shanna

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  2. Great pictures britt!

    I love the one of the lemur. Did you know that I am a lemur fan? They are so cute.

    And it's funny you posted a picture of a bald eagle - I just said to Steve yesterday how I had never seen a bald eagle in real life. They are pretty impressive aren't they?

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  3. I love love love LOVE the zoo! I don't think I've been to one in Bham yet, is that where this one is? If you're ever in Jacksonville (FL) you should go to theirs. It's the best one I've been to so far because everywhere you go, birds (the walking kind) are free to roam so you'll be chillin with a flamingo at the monkey cages. It's awesome.

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  4. Great pics! Glad you guys had fun!

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  5. The zoo is one of my most favorite places ever! Your pictures are beautiful!! The giraffes are always my favorite. And butterflies remind me that God can make anyone into a beautiful, new creation. Love your shorts, so cute!! Looks like an awesome weekend :)
    XO

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  6. Awesome post and photos :) Glad you had so much fun!!! And keep chasing those dreams!! Im 27 and still chasing!!! They will come true eventually ;) xoxo!

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  7. i love the zoo!
    i get emotional about elephants too! that was an amazing book & movie!

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  8. I like that "hubby" is in the midst of all the animals ;) Cute shorts!

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  9. Beautiful pictures! I love the zoo so much - I am always the "big" kid in the petting zoo too!

    Not Exactly What I Planned...

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  10. Amazing pictures!!! That one of the butterfly is stunning! Thanks for sharing girlie!

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  11. wow, you took some beautiful pictures! i haven't been to the zoo in years. this makes me want to go!

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  12. These photos are GORGEOUS!!

    I wanted to be an animal care specialist as a youngin' but decided against it for the same reasons as you - I am not a fan of math or science :(

    Honestly though, when I get stressed at work I always think, wouldn't life be so much more enjoyable if I worked with animals? Shoot even doing doggy daycare would be fun!

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  13. awww I love animals too! Seeing this post makes me want to go to the zoo.

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  14. These photos are gorgeous! I love the bald eagle one and the close-up of the butterfly.

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  15. all beautiful shots captured!! you are absolutely adorable! love your shorts! and those giraffes are too precious for words!
    xo TJ

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  16. i always love going to the zoo :)

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  17. Beautiful pictures and animals! )

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  18. So like everyone is saying, your outfit is so cute!!! I love it. You're lucky to have a mom who can sew and make shorts for you!

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  19. What a fun time! I love the zoo!

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  20. I love the zoo and I always go into the petting zoo. At first I think it weirded my hubby out, but now he gives me the 50 cents to buy the oats to feed them :)

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  21. These are gorgeous shots! I especially love the one with the giraffes. I feel like there is such a calm and happy expression on their faces. The butterfly one is also really pretty! Those colors, man! And and and I love your shorts! They're adorable. You be stylish girl, haha :)

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  22. WOW!!! Amazing pictures. Love the Bald Eagle.

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  23. I love those pictures! You may need to share some of your photography wisdom! I like playing with my
    Dad's dslr, but I have so much to learn!

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  24. just came across your blog and wanted to say hello :) all of your pics absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE the zoo, and I too wanted to be a vet when I was younger but after working as a vet tech I see what a stressful profession it can be but also so very rewarding :) please come check out my blog sometime!!

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  25. Just found your blog today! The pictures of all the animals are beautiful! Going to the zoo is a great date!

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  26. It looks like you had a blast at the zoo. I love going to the zoo. :) I specially loved the photo of the lion with paper in his mouth. He looks so cute! BTW thank you so much for visiting my little blog. I just joined your lovely blog :)

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  27. Well now I want to leave work and go to the zoo!!

    Are you going to share the deets on those adorable shorts??

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  28. First of all, I may need to borrow your lens. I need a zoomer! Haha. Second, I am tweeting this post right now, in honor of the fact that we are finally about to pony up for a membership at the Birmingham Zoo. Being home alone with my toddler all summer: I think this is a worthy investment.

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