Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hanging Out with the Salsa Family ~ Butterfly Conservatory

Earlier this spring I was excited to receive a text asking if we’d be in town mid-July.  Ummm….YES!!!  I was thrilled to hear that M3 and her family were planning a trip to Ontario and Michigan and we quickly made plans to get together for a couple of days!

Monday we met up with our wonderful friends at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.  It had been 2 years since we were together  but we quickly picked up just where we had left off.  I love friendships that are like this!!IMG_0947


The girls were excited to see one another too!IMG_0955

The conservatory had over 40 types of butterflies and there were more than 2,000 in the room.   What fun we had…especially our 3 budding photographers!


Between the 3 girls I think they took over 500 pictures!  LOL so thankful for digital cameras!  Here are some of my favourites that Hannah captured.




Some of the butterflies landed on us just as we were walking around.  On my head,IMG_4774

Rod’s armIMG_8102

and Ree’s back.IMG_8107

Hannah desperately wanted a butterfly to land on her and she did her very best to sit still and patient (as still as a busy 6yo can! Smile) and hoped that a butterfly would land on her.  She was adorable!!IMG_8096



As we were preparing to leave, one of the guides noticed Hannah’s efforts to have a butterfly land on her and she found one to share with Hannah.  She was in her glory!!  I am so thankful for this guide who took the time to share a butterfly with Hannah as she had been a pretty sad little girl having not held one in spite of all her efforts.  But that all changed!IMG_8118


If you have an opportunity to visit the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory we highly recommend it!IMG_8124

What a treat to spend this time together and the best part was that our visit had just begun.  It was going to be a quick visit but we were going to make the most of every single minute!!IMG_8111


  1. I'm glad you guys got to catch up! The butterflies are beautiful! The pics of Hannah trying to get one to land on her are so sweet! Can't wait to see all your GWL pics!!

  2. Thank you, Catherine!

  3. It is nice to see the Salsa family again. I used to love their blog and then all of the sudden they stopped posting. We started our adoption journey back in 2007 and waited and waited. We finally adopted our little girl this year. I enjoy your blog too. I have been reading it for along time, when you started your journey. I hope you continue with it. The butterfly outing looked like fun.

  4. What a wonderful,unexpected surprise to check in on you,Catherine and Hannah and find the Salsa family! Fun to see how Ro and Ree have grown and nice to know that your special friendship continues. Thanks for the surprise. The butterfly exhibit was a fun place for all!

  5. What a great experience. We have been to SF in one of the museums where the butterflies land on you. Our girls loved it. What a great time you all had. SO nice to see the Salsa family Miss reading their blog. The girls have sure grown. Looks like all 3 girls had a great time together. So nice seeing all of you together.

  6. It's wonderful to see your connection as families continue.....I also miss their blog! Have followed them for several years. Looks like you all had a fabulous time!

  7. Beautiful pictures. I love all the colors of the butterflies and how wonderful that they weren't shy about sitting on humans! :) Thank you for sharing.

  8. What a great Summer getaway! And you it looks like you all had a FUN-FILLED 2 days!! Butterflies and GWL, how much better can it get! Your photos are absolutely beautiful just like Lil Hannah! She is growing up so quickly! TR

  9. Those girls were cracking me up with their extremely-serious-professional-photographer quests. They sure did have fun together. Now how many sleeps till I see you again?! XO.


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