Monday, July 16, 2012
Every Day Were Shuffling
We just got home from our summer vacation to the farm a/k/a Heaven on Earth... Here's a run down of our visit: 4 days traveling.... swinging, shopping, swimming, fishing, county fairing, antiquing, auctioning, gun fighting, lounging, dog loving, fire cracking, no sweet corn eating:( paddle boat riding, pig kissing, fish kissing, gator riding (john deere), veggie picking, ferris wheel riding, 40th birthday celebrating (not me:) FUN FILLED FARM LIVING and did I mention TRAVELING? Libbie loved her first trip to the farm. The Trum's are probably still exhausted and recovering. We had a blast as always. just hate that its so short. We drove to Sikeston Missouri the first day, ate dinner at Lambert's Cafe and spent the night. We arrived the next day and hit it full steam... Lambert's Cafe Home of the Throwed Rolls Let the swinging begin... we could have done just this and the kiddos would have been totally satisfied Granna scored these awesome transformer helmets.. they were a hit.. so much so we "HAD" to bring them home:) thanks Granna Hoot is obessessed with the word.."Hillbilly" not sure where he heard it, but he wants to be one.. really bad The newest addition to the farm family, Buddy Libbie loved the fair So much so she kissed this pig right on that dirty snout He snorted all over her... see any resemblence here? We cracked up! Isn't this the sweetest... They looked right into each others eyes. Hoots favorite part of the fair was meeting a REAL LIFE ARMY SOLDIER. He was puffed up with pride all night. the soldier gave him an Army laniard to wear and he wore it proudly. It made me proud too. Then we rode some rides This was taken from the ferris wheel cart at the very top I was a little nervous... heights!! and played some games... and ate fair food... we did not eat this, but I thought it was hilarious. I've never seen a "oriental" trailer at a county fair before We got up early the next morning and hit Shippshewanna (i know I mispelled this) this was the best amish ran bakery and deli ever... YUMMY it was soooo good we went back for lunch on the way home The Trum's took us to an amazing auction. we bid right against the amish folk. it was so much fun and the treasures were out of this world. the prices were incredible. I wish we would have brought a trailer I sooooo wanted to bring this home! not sure what it went for, but I can tell you it would sell for 3 times what the person paid for it! I could not beleive what great stuff was there! Do you know what these sell for?? Then we headed back to paradise to swing in the breeze I HATE cats... but this was a sweet cat.. She made her way to the farm a few years back. she was in pretty bad shape... her name is Lucky... and boy is she ever. This zuchinni is straight from Granna's garden... no pesticides, no 18 wheeler fumes.. just pure goodness and that's farmer trum... my dad.... We stopped at Boomtown on the way up and bought the good sparkerlers.. they are outlawed in Texas.. but they were pleanty in Boomtown I'm taking a photography class right now and attempted a photo session with The Doll. It was a complete disaster. She was totally NOT interested and completely distracted with the tire swing right in her view. We took a few shots, got her out of the heirloom gown and she got back to her swing... This child is FEARLESS. She will ride anything, do anything and attempt EVERYTHING. She hopped right on the tire swing and we never could push her high enough or fast enough. The kids slept almost the whole first day of the car ride back... I think it caught up to me today. I had a ton of unpacking and putting away to do yesterday. My grandmother passed on some family treasures that I adore. So I've had to rearrange and make room for LOTS of wonderful herilooms. I'll share those soon. The pictures tell a pretty great story, but I can't express how much I love the farm and the family in Indiana. Maybe someday... we'll call Indian home! A girl can dream. I don't know why the wording is wrapped around my photos all crazy and not spaced the way I layed it out in the draft.. Maybe my friend Kim,,, the real blogger can help me when she gets home from her summer "happy place"