Here are some pictures from our time in PA. We had such a great time reuniting with family, and the farm.
the Brown barn in the sunset
It’s a family farm, to be sure; my mom grew up with dairy cows, but the pastures are full of wildflowers now. Some hay will be harvested by a neighbor, but there are 80acres of nature to roam through. Being there reminded me why I have this urgency about getting our family out in the country. We have a lot going for us here in the city, but the way the girls were free to explore and enjoy the things I remember enjoying myself, that is what I dreaded leaving even when I was a kid. It was hard to pull them away and drive the 10 hours back…
picking wild berries
wearing wildflowers and hiking
reunion attire designed and printed by my mom & I.
Naomi kayaking on the pond by herself!
paths on the farm.
sunset over the fields
Activities not pictured:
hobo pie making
sleeping over with cousins
yard sale-ing (we were like American Pickers up there!)
riding through Amish country
good food enjoying
stepping back in time
visiting, loving and being loved
It’s amazing how many memories you can fit into a 3 day period. Thanks to my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandma for all that you planned!