Thursday, September 23, 2010

PA: Part 2

The drive to Lancaster from Clarion was a really beautiful one. Autumn was in full force just a half hour or so east of Clarion and it made me so anxious for the leaves to change in my neck of the woods.

It's about 5 hours between our parents home and a drive that I normally dread, but this time around it wasn't bad at all. Maybe it had something to do with the way I've adjusted to being in the car!

When we got there the farm was looking beautiful.

A year or so ago, my in-laws did some major renovations to the inside of their old farmhouse and this was going to be our first time seeing it. W.O.W. It looked so amazing! Definitely a place where I can envision the whole family spending lots of time together. Even the barns got all spiffed up! (Sorry I didn't take any photos of the inside of the house this time.)

With acres and acres of grass and even a creek to play in, Mia was in doggy heaven. And even old Taffy (a 13-year-old Golden) seemed to perk up with all the puppy energy. (Oops, I didn't get her photo either.)

Although she loved her freedom, she didn't love the resident ram so much!

We spent most of our time playing with these 3 little cuties! Goodness, how they have grown since we last saw them. Although they didn't really remember us, it didn't take us long at all to win them over!
Chloe, Addie & Isaiah

On Sunday after church and before meeting up with our old friend Chris, we did manage to squeeze in a quick trip to the Pottery Barn outlet. Our mission was rugs and beds and we didn't come home empty handed. We landed a huge sisal rug (9 x12) for a killer price. Now hopefully it will fit in our dining room!

Glen & Ben wrapping up the rug for the long drive back.

And of course we found time for a dip in the pool before it gets closed for the season.
(Well, truthfully it was little too cold for most of us!)

Somebody loved her first dip in a real swimming pool!

Mia may have even met someone who loves the water more than she does.

He's a wild man,

jumping off the diving board with Cisco!

The whole trip was so fun, even thought it went by a little to quickly.
Most definitely the best part was getting to know was getting to know our nieces and nephews much better.

Although Charlotte doesn't quite feel like home yet, we certainly love having our other homes much closer by and can't wait to visit more often.

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