Tuesday, August 9, 2011

miscellany monday...err, Tuesday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Whew...a week of VBS and then a weekend of company wore me out!  I am a little late with my miscellany monday, but better late than never.

1.  THE Ohio State Fair.  Well, fair time has come and gone.  This year was fun, but really, really hot.  Usually we go in, we eat, we leave, but this year we planned for a little exploration.  We did not get as far as we would have liked because of the heat, but it was still a good time.

My cousin came back this year (without her BFF, sniff) and this time she brought her husband:
They are so cute...almost as cute as their ham of a daughter:
Amber has been coming to visit every summer for the last eight years (you can see here and here where we have gone to the fair before).  It is a tradition I hope will continue for years to come :)

2.  Sweet Friends.  This year we also got to take a special friend to the fair with us...my friend Marja's daughter Mila.  We adore this little girl and she fits right in when she is with us.  
This is a sweet picture of Mila and Jamison at the fair.  The true bond however is between Mila and Caleb...they are so cute together & play well together.  While at the fair I took a picture of them holding hands on my phone (and as soon as I figure out how to post it I will!).

3.  Date Night.  Our church is not close to our house, so while the kids were at VBS last week Rondell & I took advantage and went on a date one of those nights.

Rondell really wanted frozen custard so we went here:
I must agree that it was a good choice!

4.  You know you have been married a long time when...

Your husband lets you take tons of pictures of him so you can play around with your camera...look at his patience:
AND you can eat things like this and not be embarrassed:

Happy Tuesday :)


Rach said...

Brien is insanely patient with me as well. :o) It's nice to be married to such a good man. :o)

That chili cheese dog? I'm SO into that right now. Mm. And that frozen custard too. Yum!!

The photo of the girls is beyond precious. Don't you just love having family traditions?

Happy Tuesday, friend! :o)

Nancy said...

Oh the fair. I love the fair. It is ALWAYS hot at the fair. Sweat goes along with the whole atmosphere, I think. Part of the whole sensory thing. My favorite part... anything fried. Yumm. That chili dog. Oh my, delish! :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

The fair is so much fun...and fair food is so yummy! That hot dog looks so good and cheesy:) Yay for date night, and I totally get what you mean about being worn out after VBS!

Sarah said...

Haha, it is true that you know you're really comfortable with someone when you can eat the worst messiest things right in front of them and not care :)

Joanna said...

It is so hot! Ya'll are very brave to hit up the fair. :-)

I'm so glad y'all had a great time though, regardless of the heat. Your right...their daughter is beautiful!

How much fun that Jamison got to bring along a friend!! That is always fun. I remember loving to bring along my friends whenever we did something like that.

So happy y'all got a little date! Those are few and between so it's great to grab the chance when you can.

Angie said...

I can't wait to go to the fair this year! And I am loving your camera skills! you are taking some wonderful pics!

carissa said...

what fun memories you made! we used to have a frozen custard place... it was so good!

Hershey's Moma {amy} said...

Oh me oh my. That chili dog looks scrumptious. Is that what you got at the custard place or the fair. I want one!
Love this set of pictures. You're doing great. :)

ohio12 said...

booo we missed the fair this year :(. i can totally relate to your sentiment about marriage though. it is great to be able to eat "whatever." unconditional love and friendship is the best.