Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Staycation 2013

This summer has gone by way too fast!  Not that we've really done anything...other than adopt!  :)  We spent some of our time at home enjoying our community.  Bike rides were a highlight and I actually took the time to take pictures of our unique area.  We live near the village where Martin grew up and it's easy to miss the everyday beauty. 

The village lane.

The local country church.

The old homestead....

...where Martin's folks still live.

The old corral.


Showing the boys the old sign from the years of being Dairy Farmers.

If you look very closely you can see Henry H. Peters written on the sign.

Some more of the beauty...

There is something about the village that takes one back in time.  It still has some old houses with the attached barns and well maintained yards, with a mix of dairy farmers and acreage owners.  It is a very peaceful and quiet place.  It is a place that is good on the heart and soul...and if you use enough of your imagination, you can almost make yourself believe you are in a different country.  ;)
I said almost...not quite!   lol!  Heh!  You gotta do what you gotta do.  If the only vacation available is home, one must make it interesting.


Patrick and Christina said...

How fabulous that you have "living history" to share with the kids!

Love the picture of Jackson and Raina in the chariot together! Malia looks too grown up on the big bike! :)

Looks like a beautiful day!

Kathy said...

Raina's cheeks are so pinchable on that first pic of her and Jackson. :) I love how you guys are able to bike to their grandparents home...that is VERY SPECIAL!! also LOVE The pic of Martin's parents...very sweet. And Jackson looks like he is doing GREAT!! can't wait to meet the little man. hope he'll be ready for Willow. ;)