Precious Moments

A few weeks ago on the way back from visiting friends I stopped at the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage Missouri. Now the funny thing is that I went to College not even an hour from this chapel and during my years at college NEVER made it down to see it. I wanted to, it just never happened.  So I figured I had time that day, so I stopped.  I’m so glad I did.  It is such a beautiful serene quiet, dare I say Holy place.

When you first walk up to the building (that actually hosts the store, not the chapel – which I didn’t know at the time) you are greeted by a beautiful fountain with life size Precious Moments figurines.

DSC_0880

DSC_0874

DSC_0875

DSC_0876

DSC_0877

DSC_0878

DSC_0879

DSC_0881

In this building is a beautiful little cafe’ area where they serve a few different things to eat. It looks like a little town. Of course they had the famous animal train in life size height- I think they were around 4-6 feet tall.

DSC_0869

DSC_0870

DSC_0871

DSC_0872

DSC_0873

Then you head out the back doors down a beautiful path lined with Angels blowing trumpets  towards the Chapel.  The first thing you come to is a lovely little rock garden – so peaceful.

DSC_0798

DSC_0799

DSC_0800

DSC_0801

Then you see these lovely little angels lounging in the amazingly gorgeous landscape

DSC_0802

I saw these flowers and they always remind me of my mom and her mom, and her mom’s mom, and her mom’s mom’s mom – because we have heirloom Iris plants that have been passed down through MANY generations. I can’t wait to have a house of our own so I can ask my grandma or aunt for some of these flowers! I love that tradition and want to continue it! ….oops – Bunny Trail! DSC_0803

DSC_0804

DSC_0805

DSC_0806

DSC_0807

DSC_0808

DSC_0809

DSC_0810

DSC_0811

This fountain was so beautiful

DSC_0812

DSC_0813

DSC_0814

Then you start down the path to the Chapel….again GORGEOUS Landscape!

DSC_0815

DSC_0817

 

DSC_0818

DSC_0819

DSC_0820

DSC_0821

DSC_0823

DSC_0824

DSC_0825

DSC_0826

The woodworking on the doors was so beautiful!

DSC_0828

DSC_0827

These windows were BEAUTIFUL!!!

DSC_0830

DSC_0831

DSC_0832

DSC_0833

DSC_0834

DSC_0835

DSC_0836

DSC_0837

DSC_0839

DSC_0840

DSC_0841

DSC_0843

This was the ceiling in the chapel….so beautiful!

DSC_0844

DSC_0845

DSC_0846

DSC_0848

DSC_0849

DSC_0850

DSC_0851

DSC_0852

DSC_0853

Some more shots of the door….gorgeous….

DSC_0858

DSC_0859

DSC_0860

 

Looking back towards that fountain – this is the main walk up to the chapel – the grounds were just SO beautiful and well taken care of.

DSC_0861

DSC_0862

DSC_0863

DSC_0864

Looking back towards the store/cafe’

DSC_0865

DSC_0866

DSC_0868

 

I loved my quick tour at the Precious Moment’s Chapel – I highly encourage you to visit if you get the chance!  Did I happen to mention it’s FREE??

Make it a GRATE day!

Love,

Christy

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s