WHERE DID WE GO? Berlin, OHIO -------------AMISH COUNTRY!
Yes, the AMISH countryside. Why did we go there? We visited Krista Kay. My very first friend that I ever had at 2-3 years old! We've been friends for a long, long time. She actually has a blog as well and recapped our trip. If you want to read her details....click here: Krista's Blog.
To sum it up...our trip was miserable driving there. Literally. We gave this trip ZERO thought and should have!! I'm pregnant and Luke is 2.5yrs old. Yep...sums it up. So, after getting there and finally settling in....Jonathan/I decided for me and Luke to FLY BACK. Seriously! Like...on a plane. We were both really nervous for Luke to fly and we called the Pediatrician to confirm if she thought he'd be ok. When she asked me 'why are you flying back?'. I responded.."to preserve our marriage and sanity". Enough said!!
Luke did amazing on the plane. I was so thrilled. Our little man can fly! whoohooo. Jonathan drove in the day before and got home the same time we landed in Dallas. It was perfect timing and we were all happy.
So, recap of the trip: After the drive up to Ohio....the trip turned out amazing. I got to see Krista and the kids/family and that was so fun. The kids were sooo, sooo, sooo good with Luke. Krista..you have done a great job raising those kids girl! They are so polite and compassionate. It was very touching. Krista's house is gorgeous. I was envious as we could never find that land for a house here in Texas. It was the most gorgeous house and property I've seen in a long time. Wished we lived there!
Overall, we had a great time and loved the Amish country. Blog family....that was an experience. The Omish people are like watching the 1900's in live action. Seriously. They wear these dresses with bonnets, men with beards, horse and buggies....etc. Crazy strange to us civilians that live totally in the 'now' and 'present' technology. The Amish do not like pictures taken of them so I was forced to sneak a few from afar in. You'll see 2 little Amish girls below strapping up their horse/buggy. Also, I took one from the car you'll see below as well.
I loved Berlin, Ohio. It was the most charming little town and so pretty. We got to eat fresh fruit that was to die for, homemade Amish cheese, jams, country bisquits, etc. It was so fun to eat such fresh food. Jonathan was in heaven as he found an Amish Beekeeper and went to his Amish farm to buy some bee equipment. It was so neat he went out there 2x. I loved it. Also, Krista took me to a real live Amish farm where an Amish lady named "Kate" had a beautiful green house with fresh flowers and plants that she sells. These Amish have a million children! They were scattered all over their farm property and at some point we saw an Amish boy asleep in the grass at the farm entrance! I was freaking out! So fun.
So...that was the trip. It was so fun and I was thrilled to spend some mommy/kiddo time with Krista. Things sure have changed in our friendship! We've gone from country bars to late night Whataburger breakfasts, to raising kids and in bed by 10pm. LOL.
Ok blog family. I'm so sorry to cut this short. My blog time has been limited with me working so hard. I'll try to blog way more this week.
Much love and so glad to be back.
P.S. I have gifts from the Amish country for my BLOG SITTERS! I hope they love it as much as I do.
Fun pics below! Our one and only family vacation picture!