Monday, November 7, 2011

Amish, Corn, and the Mountains

Last week I had visitors. We love having people in our home for many reasons, but especially because it breaks up the monotony and allows me to speak with other "big" people during the day. Yay for conversations that don't include the words "T-Rex" and "Diesel". My mom and Aunt Jenny came for a week and, wait, hold your very own brother came to see me! 

I had a great time with my family. The first two days of the girls' visit were spent in Amish country, Ohio. Parker came with us and was such a good boy for all the shopping and eating. We also braved the corn maize in Milton, WV. My brother chickened out because he didn't want to get muddy. The mud didn't deter my boys. In fact, I'm pretty sure it was the highlight of the experience. They enjoyed all the slipping and sliding.

We also headed to the mountains one day for a beautiful fall drive. The leaves were as gorgeous and vibrant as ever. Graham even had the thrill of watching a coal train wrap itself around the valley at the Hawk's Nest lookout. He was mesmerized. I have to admit, it was pretty good timing.

Thanks for coming to see us, Mom, Aunt Jenny, and Jeremy!

 Have I mentioned yet how much I love Fall?


Mary V. said...

All of these photos make me miss you and fall leaves. Looks absolutely gorgeous, and everything y'all did is totally up my alley. I need to get in on that Amish action.

Anonymous said...

This was my best trip of the year! I think it should be an annual thing for velvet cake sounds good right now. I miss you guys. Love you all!
Aunt Jenny

Ashley | Sugar and Cloth Blog said...

... and no one mention how cute that cake is! I could go for some red velvet cake too, though. haha