Showing posts with label Ohio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ohio. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ohio Ritual

Every time we travel to Ohio, we make a trip to Amish country. There is nothing better than amish swiss cheese. And I'm a cheesehead by birth/blood! So we make the 30 minute drive each visit. I replenish my spices at the Ashery and pick up a wheel or 5 of swiss cheese. I do prefer spring or summer, but I'll go anytime we get a chance!

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You know it's a good place to shop when the amish also shop here!

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I love the countryside and although it can be hard to stop for pictures along the hilly roads, we went back for this picture. Something just drew it to me. Unfortunately, I cannot decide which version I like better! I love the color, but the vintage also draws me.

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No help around here either. Everyone like both of them. I probably should have asked the cat. :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Christmas travel

I really dislike traveling for the holidays. I know it's "necessary", but an hour into our trip, we had car trouble and sat on the side of the road for 4 hours. It worked out in the end, but I was grateful that my kids were not with us and I did not have to worry about the dangers we were sitting in. Funny how it doesn't seem "as dangerous" when it's just me vs when you throw kids into the mix! It all worked out, but the rest of the trip I worried about it happening again...which I why I hate traveling in the winter.

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We went to visit an air museum and the kids were in 7th heaven. Me, not so much. But I tagged along anyway and got some cute shots of them.

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Get inside a plane? Heck yeah!

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And that smile is why I went!

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And this is why I laugh each day!

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Please quit growing!

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He moved a lever, which moved a flap and the excitement was hilarious!

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Again, please quit growing!

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I couldn't tell you a thing about this plane that they are restoring, other than it's got a picture that's a cross between Popeye and Olive Oyl! Go figure! All in all, I'm always glad to spend family time together, even if it's not my thing. If you don't show interest in what your kids are in to, you will regret it when they are gone!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


We visited my husbands hometown over the holidays. I spent 3 of my high school years there and it was nice to visit and get some winter pictures...and KNOW we were leaving the snow/cold a few days later.

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Sleeping little town

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Many nights spent hanging out at the library. I wonder if my kids will ever know what a "card catalog" is?! This building has probably tripled in size in the last 20+ years!

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I will always be grateful for what I found in this church. It's not "us" anymore, but it started our journey and I will be grateful for where we have landed.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


We went out of town a few weeks ago...long trip for a short (sorta long) weekend. (Short when you drive 20 hours roundtrip and only spend 3 days there.) But that's how schedules work...and the way school is now, there's NO WAY I'm pulling them from school unless I have too. The last time I did that for a funeral, the amount of makeup work was astranomical. Crazy! Anyway, it was fall break and we went to visit family...and celebrate all 4 of our fall birthdays. :) Hunter got a new fishing pole and tackle box...we had to go try it out!




We took a drive down to Amish country...boy how I wish it had just been the 2 of us. I would have loved to stop along the road for some pictures. Fall was at it's peak. But I didn't want to inconvienence everyone. I did get a kid shot...and something I can't post that I'm going to turn into a Christmas gift! :)