Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Day of School/ Road Trip Part 1

It seems like it was yesterday my kids had their last day of school, yet here we go again with the start of a brand new school year. Every September, I take a picture by our front door just to see how they have grown from year to year. Let's see how much longer I can get them to pose for this . Hayley is in 6th grade, and Jeremy is in 3rd grade, Oh my, where have my little babies gone?

I wish them a very happy and successful school year!


Road Trip Part 1

We started off our road trip in Strasburg, PA. We visited the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum.

Inside, there are numerous locomotives, and different train cars, that have been beautifully restored by volunteers.

Even if you're not a train fan, this is an incredible experience!

Across from the museum, is the Strasburg Railroad Company. You can take a ride in beautifully restored coaches, and dining cars, pulled by an authentic steam locomotive. The ride takes you through corn fields, and by Amish farms. It's very relaxing riding on this train.

An Amish farm:

I love the Amish Country!

And if you feel that you'd like to sleep in a caboose, you can always stay at the Red Caboose Motel in Strasburg:

These are really awesome in person!. We didn't stay in one of these. Instead, we headed to visit some good friends in Germantown, Maryland.
I'll continue with our trip next time.
Take good care,

Monday, September 1, 2008

I'm Back...And A Winner

Hello there,

We're back from our road trip, and after driving (actually, Vince did the driving) 1,358 miles, I feel like a pooped chic(ken)!

We visited many areas, I'll post pictures over the next few days. But I wanted to thank the lovely ladies who left me birthday wishes, thank you for making me feel very special. All were entered to win a birthday crown similar to this one:

I had two helpful assistants pick out a winner...

And without further ado, the winner is....

Congratulations, Maria Elena!

I'll create a crown for you with the colors of your choice.

Once again, thank you all so much!!

Big hugs,