Monday, October 15, 2007

Ali Inspired

Ali Edwards, from Creating Keepsakes magazine, is always taking such cool pictures of her house and surroundings... something I don't normally do. I love my house, so I thought I'd take a couple of pictures that I normally wouldn't take. Like below, of this lamp. It's in my dining room, and I love my dining room, especially at night. I turn these lights on (there are 2 one on each side of the buffet), and it just gives a nice warm glow when you walk in the door. So, here's my Ali inspired picture. Maybe I'll take some more and make a little book about our home.

Monday, October 8, 2007

What I did on my summer vacation!

We went to Amish Country for vacation. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We live on the other side of PA, near Pittsburgh.

It sure is beautiful there. We got lost and couldn't find the inn where we were staying, so we got to see a lot of the country side. And, a special thanks to Shelle's 2 Girls for helping me find the AC Moore! The most important visit of my trip!! (Just kidding!)

The first day we ate at this great Amish food restaurant. It was really, really good. Then we let the kids pet and feed some farm animals. We're not from the city, and you can walk behind my house and pet cows if you want, and it's pretty normal to see a horse galloping up our street, but, my kids still enjoyed petting the goat "kids".

The inn is fantastic, and totally reasonably priced. We had free breakfast at the inn every morning in the Bistro and it was great. They had everything, eggs, bacon, sausage, cereals. It was really good. The kids really enjoyed the pool, and spent a lot of time in there. What's funny is that this place was less expensive than staying at a Holiday inn, and way, way better.

We also visited an Amish farmhouse. They are allowed to use gas, so there was a gas powered kitchen aid mixer, which I thought was just hilarious. It must make a ton of noise. They also had a washing machine hooked up to gas. So, they're not as backward as you would think. They do talk funny tho. They speak Pennsylvania Dutch, which is a dialect of German.

There are other parts of the trip that weren't that great, like the part when our Expedition's starter died at Sonic... I'm trying to slowly erase that part from my memory. My husband thought I should have taken pictures of our truck being put up on the flat bed and then scrapping about it. Uh, don't think so!

I took so many photos, that I put them in a slide show (see below). I highly recommend visiting Lanacaster and the Inn if you are ever out that way.