We got Rachel and the littles in the van and headed out. We just drove around looking as we didn't have a huge agenda for the day or anything in particular that we were looking for. We drove by a local shopping center that has a remote controlled race car track! This is a very cool place! Of course my guys had to watch for a while - so we stopped and enjoyed the amazing jumps these cars can do!
We then found a yard sale that has some toy trains for 25 cents a piece - guess who got some new trains? Rachel found a neat red leather jewelry box for a $1 and Sarah got a container of rubber butterflies for 50 cents. Treasures all around!
We also found a place nearby that had a tulle skirt with lots of layers that Sarah had to have right away? Price $1. Rachel got two pairs of cute earrings for 50 cents and we bought some wooden bowls and a bread maker for $20. We were having a very good day!
We remembered that there was a home coming up for auction that we wanted to have a look at. We are in the talking stages with my parents about either adding on some living quarters for them here at our place or possibly finding a place together. So we drove by and found the paper with the information. Guess what? Open house today! Amazing. We gave a call to my parents and arranged to meet them later during the open house. It turns out it was an Amish farmette - 6 huge bedrooms, open living spaces, 2 1/2 baths. A barn with 7 stalls and 4 fenced pastures. Fruit trees, garden spaces, beautiful location. Problems? No electricity - now we are all for living off the grid, but there is no electricity at all....bathrooms and kitchen need to be updated. So do the floors in those rooms. A lovely dream, but not likely due to the prices these places go for...for another Amish family it is move in ready!
We hit the grocery store for a few needed items, made dinner for the family including my niece Kaitlin who is here on her annual visit from CA and Nate's friend Jon. The menu - burgers on the grill, pasta salad, applesauce. Yummy! Oh and homemade cookies and cream ice cream with double stuff oreos!
A nice visit with my folks, the older girls out to have some fun, baths for the kiddos. Now I am making a meal for tomorrow's fellowship meal at church and cookies to take also.
These kinds of days are a joy to me - simple yet beautiful, time together, gorgeous summer weather...
I hope your day was as lovely.