I feel like this blog deserves a major life update on what's been going on over the past month or so. But to make a long story short....we moved to Utah at the end of July (!), and last week we hopped on a plane and flew out to Ohio to visit my parents and have a little family vacation—probably our last one as a family of 3, before our babies (!!) are born. We've been in Utah for over a month now, but we are living with family until we can move into our new house at the beginning of October. All of our things are in storage, unfortunately, so I didn't have my "real" camera to take with us to Ohio, which I was pretty bummed about. But we had such a wonderful time on our trip and I made sure to snap some pics with my iphone. I haven't blogged phone photos in years, but desperate time all for desperate measures....this trip had to be documented! iPhone pics it is!
Anyways, we started our visit with a trip out to Amish Country, which is always a tradition when we go home to Ohio. We hit up a furniture store, then went to the Ashery (spices and other snacks), Heini's (cheese factory), Lehman's (hardware and miscellaneous store), and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. We do the same thing every time and it just never gets old.
We also went to Szalay's, which is a corn farm and a little farmers market type of grocery store. We got fresh grilled corn on the cob and picked up some goodies at the market...
Photo with my Mom & Dad at a new restaurant we tried called The Rail. We are all suckers for sweet potato fries, and this place did not disappoint. It was delicious!
We went to Country Maid to get some ice cream, but ended up skipping the ice cream and going to the their orchard instead right next door. My mom picked up some apples and Wyatt almost got away with nibbling on a few in the store.
And then there is Swensons! It's a drive-in diner type of place, and their Galley Boy burger is pretty fantastic. Just meat, cheese, and sauces—all the best parts of a burger. We ordered our burgers and potato teasers (cheese & jalapeno tater tots!) and gobbled them down in the car. Soo delicious.
Tuesday night was our last night in town. We hung out outside for a little while, letting Wyatt run around in my parent's backyard (he was in heaven) and enjoying the beautiful summer evening. A couple nights we also made a fire and stayed up late talking and star gazing and making dutch oven peach & blueberry cobbler. My parent's backyard is some kind of dreamland. They've done a lot to it since I left home 10+ years ago (what!!), and usually when we go home to visit it's during the holidays and very, very cold, but this time we got to spend a lot of time outside enjoying it and it was just really wonderful.
There was a lot of other fun things that we did, but this is all I have photos of. My sister Staci and her husband Kraig also came out for a few days, which was a dream come true. Wyatt was having the time of his life with all the familiar faces he sees on FaceTime all the time. It was so fun seeing him interact with everyone, especially now that he's talking and communicating and being all-around incredibly adorable. He is the best.
The photos below are from our travel day from Utah to Ohio last Wednesday, which surprisingly went sooo well. We flew Southwest and our flights were not fully booked so Wyatt got his own seat (game changer!!). He even fell asleep in my lap while we were staring out the window watching the clouds pass by, and I can't even remember the last time he fell asleep in my arms, so of course I was loving it. Our flights yesterday coming home unfortunately did not go quite as well. (Ha.) The flights were all completely booked, and it became very, painfully obvious that a 22-month old should never, ever, under any circumstance, still be allowed to pass as a "lap child"!! haha. (Especially when there's a pregnant-with-twins mama involved.) Aaron really saved the day though keeping him under semi-control, and luckily we all made it home in one piece!
Til next time, Ohio! <3