Thursday, September 8, 2011

Well, Hello there!

Oops! looks like I haven't posted since April (eeeks!) I got so busy with my dad and preparing (myself) for my middle baby to head to college that I just had to re-prioritize and, unfortunately, crafting/blogging/etsy-ing took a back seat (a WAAAYYY back seat).

But now summer is over...My sister and nieces headed back to VA, Shelby started her Jr. year at UW, Matt headed to UND in August...too early for my liking...my littlest turkey started 5th grade and my papa is FINALLY back home after being in one hospital after another for 9 months...nine friggin' months. Jeez, I can't even believe it!


Things are "getting back to normal" and we're getting used to only having one child in the house, if you can ever get used to that. We're enjoying the last few days of "summer" here in Minnesota before the weather turns ugly on us.


We did manage to get to the Minnesota State Fair...and we ate everything in sight...
Fried pickles...oh, so good!

A few Pronto Pups...not corn dogs, those are terrible...they have to be Pronto Pups...we also had Scotch Eggs, Bacon on a stick (mmmm mmmm good), Catfish and Walleye on sticks, fresh squeezed lemonade, Tiny Tim donuts, Kiwanas malts, Sweet Marthas cookies and Alligator on a stick (yep, alligator.) Oh, and Shelby and Chris had deep fried Oreos.


And I love the goats. It's a long-time dream of mine to have a little hobby farm with chickens, geese, two horses and a goat!






This is the gang posing in front of the Spamville booth...cuz you know Spam is a Minnesota product.
And you know how much I hate having my photo taken but I guess I have to suck it up sometimes otherwise my great great grandchildren will never know what I looked like! Hope you all had a wonderful summer!

3 comments:

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Rachel!
I'm so happy to see you're back. Has it been since April already?! Wow! The time goes by so fast.
I can remember reading that Shelby had just started college! It's her junior year already?! Crazy.
So... I haven't tried the fried stuff at the fair because if I like it, it will be bad news for me. I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff. I better not!
You did not have alligator on a stick. See? Now that I could have and be happy to never try it again. ;)

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oh! and I'm glad to hear your dad is home now! I'm sure he is relieved!

Auntie Cake said...

Oh my goodness. Totally didn't know you were posting again. Totally cut pic, btw and makes me wish for summer again.
Kate