Monday, October 13, 2008

I love my town...

My mom came up this weekend, and boy does she have good timing. It was our annual Harvest Fest Weekend here, and it's the best time of year to convince someone to move to this area. The colors haven't changed completely yet, but I think all the fun activities and the Farmer's Market more than made up for that.

I took this while my daughter was petting a baby bunny (is there a name for that? Bunling? Little bun?) at the petting zoo.

Speaking of my daughter, this is her as a kitty. Her little "meow" made my heart melt!
My son (ever so cool, of course) went with the black widow. I think it looks like he got punched in the face, but I didn't share that with him. ;)
Proof that I exist...
At 2:00, all the store owners came out and passed out candy to the Trick or Treaters! Because I'm a bad parent, my kids didn't dress up (we literally went and got their costumes that night).
However, the store owners became witches, bunnies, and princesses. It was fun to see!
And finally, I'll leave you with some North American eye candy.
I know some have their beaches, some have their mountains, others have their skyscrapers...
but I'm pretty darn happy staring at this all day! I hope you enjoyed the tour of what small town USA looks like.
I'll give you another tour at Christmas. Carolers and fresh roasted chestnuts...can't wait!

47 comments:

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Simple Life is simply the best.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Pretty! And cute spiders and kitties!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Pretty! And cute spiders and kitties!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Pretty! And cute spiders and kitties!

Sandy Toes said...

What beatiful pictures! Your kids are so cute...love small "towns" and festivals!

sandra/tx said...

Your kids are adorable, and so are you. :-) Gorgeous pics of fall in your area.

AJ said...

Looks like you had a great day. Apparently it wasn't as hot there as where I was in Michigan:)

Layla said...

LOVED THIS POST!!!
Very heart-warming and every single picture is AMAZING!

Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Barbara said...

Thank you for your small town tour....I live in a small town too and it is the best. Have a great week. B

Laura said...

Such pretty fall pics - now where are you from? And I'm a sucker for a cat - your daughter looks adorable!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Really pretty! I love fall and am a total sucker for changing colours!!

Darlene said...

What a gorgeous town!!! Great pictures and looks like you had a lot of fun!!! I LOVE living in a small town, there is always so many fun things the town does that you just can't do in a big city!

the undomesticated wife said...

That's fun! The trees are beautiful!

We live in the county seat, so we have a courthouse square with all of the cool antique shops, bars, diners, etc. They do "Scare on the Square" for the kids, similar to your area.

Nikki said...

What a beautiful town! I love the little festivals in the small towns. Your kids are adorable!

Rambling Girl said...

Thats the kind of life I like too! I live it everyday also. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see the Christmas Life.

You chillins are so cute!

Susie Harris said...

Oh great now I want to pack my bags.... Wish our town looked liked yours... need a neighbor?

Glitter and Bliss said...

Looks like so much fun!!!

Marie said...

SO pretty! I loved Michigan in the fall!! I hope it's as pretty in November when we are there...or at least a nice blanket of snow. :o) Your kids are so cute...your daughter is a mini-me of you!

Inspired Kara said...

Be-utiful!

Tausha said...

what a beautiful little town USA! I love it! I would move there-if I didn't love my great state and if my family wasn't here. Lets be serious-I don't want to move cause my family is here. I love and NEED my family WAY to much! It looks like you all had a great time! Candy YUM!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Those trees are gorgeous! I'm so jealous of those fabulous colors! Your kiddos are adorable.

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Chris ~ I'm so with you...the Midwest is so beautiful! I love the cute spiders and kitties! I got a few of the fall pictures this weekend too...just takes your breath away!

Hugz,
Michele

Kristin said...

Great pictures! We have lost almost all of our colored leaves already.

Bobbi said...

Wow, how beautiful is that! You should love your town! Awesome!




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Betsy said...

Beautiful pics! Wish we had a fall festival!

debra said...

Love it! Glad you had a fun day. I just love the changing leaves. Thanks for sharing.

Bama Girl in AZ said...

I want to pack and move!!

Stacey said...

Looks so festive...adorable kiddo's too!

Erin said...

beautiful fall pictures! The colors of the trees really makes me feel like fall!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That's the good stuff missy! Looks like something out of Normen Rockwell...we live in a small town...I grew up in a small town...ohhh who do I sound like? Oh yeah John melloncamp..rofl. Your kiddos are adorable....and YeS I will be voting. cherry

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a wonderful weekend! I love the photos and the gorgeous colors! Norman Rockwell indeed!
Carrie

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun! The kdis are too cute!

Liz said...

Oh wow. Your town looks like heaven!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

Natalie said...

I love this time of year... The leaves, the weather..
Gorgeous pictures!

AndreaLeigh said...

That is breathtaking!

Heather said...

The colors and scenery are breathtaking!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh you lucky, lucky girl! And North American eye-candy indeed. Thanks for sharing this with us.
M.L.

Saucy said...

Trick or treating this far away from the Big Day? You really do live in a cool town! Ever heard of Stars Hollow? (Gilmore Girls reference).

michelle @ sweet mady's said...

we live in a small town and i love it!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I love small town USA. Makes me really homesick for PA. Enjoyed your pix!

Connie said...

Love the fall colors. We don't have that here in So. California. Glad I could enjoy it through you. I love small town USA. I am a country girl at heart, I think! Love all things country but have been a city girl all my life. My mom grew up on a farm in North Dakota so I think she shared the love of country with me. Connie

Gypsy aka Tam said...

I love your Fall pictures. Sounds like you all head such a wonderful time.
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Julie said...

Oh, your little piece of fall heaven is making me jealous! No fall here in Houston, ever! Lucky you! Enjoy and have some apple cider for me, please!

Suze said...

Those pictures are great!
I would love to live in a small town again.
Right now we live in the largest town in Massachusetts.

Stephanie said...

What wonderful pictures! I need to start looking at my small town and appreciating it the way you do. How fun!

jessica said...

Hi... We just recently bought a house in the Grand Rapids area... I think we went to your home town for dinner... and we walked around the dam after wards... Such a cute town... want to go back when the shops are open..!

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