A little life lately, sharing our end-of-summer Ohio family farm trip.
With the end of summer and the beginning of fall, we love to visit the Ohio Family Farm.
The farm has been in my husband’s family since the early 1900s and it’s a family tradition to visit the farm at least once every summer.
Roger use to spend weeks every summer up on the farm and this year we were blessed to be able to take baby Roger to visit the farm for the first time.
Just thinking about how special it was to have 4 generations of Millers on the farm this summer makes me tear up.
It’s a dream I’ve had since coming into the family over 10 years ago and this photo of baby Roger and his great grandfather is going to be cherished forever.
The long weekend was spent with a trip to the fair on Friday, relaxing and talking on Sabbath, and then driving home on Sunday.
It was a short little trip, but a very memorable one.
They have several apple trees in their backyard (although my favorite one seen here died a few years ago) and we love to pick and enjoy them together as reminisce about summers past and daily life.
We love spending time with Roger’s grandparents and try our best to visit them at least 3 times a year and so far we’ve been able to keep this tradition going with baby Roger.
This trip always signals to me that summer has come to an end and fall has begun.
Something about the cooler weather and apple picking makes me eager and excited for all of the fun fall adventures that are about to be discovered.
RoRo woke up crazy earlier Friday morning so we got ourselves ready for the day and left the hotel to go for a walk (seen here) and he absolutely loved it!
This kid loves to go on little adventures just with mommy and daddy.
At the fair on Friday, we loaded up on french fries (I love sea salt & vinegar), lots of fresh squeezed lemonade, a burrito, homemade ice cream, a hot pretzel, and funnel cake.
But don’t worry, most of this was split between 2-10 people.
I kept giving RoRo water and food throughout the ~2 hours we were at the fair, but he was acting a bit lethargic and I was starting to worried he wasn’t feeling good.
So we split off from the rest of the family and took him back to the car and the moment we were away from the (minimal) crowd at the fair (it was the first day so there weren’t that many people there yet) he was instantly a different person.
It looks like we have a homebody and too many people exhaust him after a while.
Let’s hope it stays this way in high school! 😉
We spent Sabbath on the farm relaxing, eating (we do lots of snacking on the farm – from freshly picked apples to cake loaded with frosting), and catching up with family.
Speaking of cake, Roger’s shoes got creamed by it!
There was a big rainstorm in the late middle half of the day, right when we were finishing lunch, so we all scrambled into the barn.
Near the end of the day, we snuck away to go on a little walk with RoRo on the quiet backroad that they live on.
It was a wonderful weekend and I hope and pray that we get to spend many more summers up there making memories together.
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With love, Giusti
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