Tuesday, October 16, 2012

♥ Catch-Up ♥

Have you ever visited an Amish community? If you haven’t and you get the chance, you should go! We were able to visit an Amish community in Tennessee when we went to my brother’s house for an extended weekend vacation last week. It was a very cool crisp day for the buggy ride through the Amish community. The driver was very informative and stopped at several of the Amish homes for us to visit their shops and purchase wares if we desired.

We watched them make sorghum molasses. We bought delicious peanut brittle that never made it out of the buggy. It was gone before we ever returned to our car! I saw the most adorable little Amish boy in his straw hat that I would have loved to scoop up and hug. I saw a little Amish girl cracking walnuts with her bare feet on her front porch, and eat them. And I had to buy this basket. I have a weakness for baskets in the first place, but this one was made by Amelia, a 12 year Amish girl.



On the bottom of the basket:  Can you see the handwriting -  Made by Amelia age 12

Monday night, we celebrated Jason’s 52nd birthday.

 

And we’re still enjoying the ice cream bar cake. It needs to be gone because it calls to me from the freezer.

 

You don’t get to see Colt (our oldest) very often. I was so glad to have him home for awhile last night, along with Amber. He told Amber he couldn’t believe I only took ONE picture of them. He knows me all too well. :)



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For Sandra’s 31 Days of Fall Challenge, here’s another photo by Joy. She’s keeping me stocked, isn’t she? Mums definitely say fall.




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And last of all, but definitely not least, I hope you’ll join me tomorrow on the sunporch for a chat with Lois of Walking on Sunshine. I’m pretty sure that Lois and I began blogging the same year. She’s a long time blogging friend and I know you’ll enjoy getting to know her a little more! Come join us!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! :)

14 comments:

Laura Lane said...

It sounds like you've been enjoying life. I am purposely choosing NOT to be envious of you about that basket. ~smile~

What a handsome couple.

Blessings,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy...I would love to visit the Amish, wonderful way of living..The jars look wonderful in the basket... That cake looks so good to....Can`t wait to see you on the porch tomorrow...Hugs Francine.

Karen said...

Morning Tammy,
How fun you got to get two trips out of one..family and sight seeing in Amish country.
What a great basket and I love the inscription on the bottome...this is a keeper for all time.
Happy Birthday to your husband...Yummy cake for sure.
I love this photo of Jay and his girlfriend
Karen

Maple Lane said...

A buggy ride thru the Amish community would be so enjoyable. Your basket is very sweet and a great reminder of your visit. Great photo of your husband and oh, that ice cream cake looks so delicious. Lovely photo of your son and his girlfriend. Wishing you a wonderful day.
Tell Joy her Autumn photo is great!

Holly said...

Now I want to go to Amish country again! Wasn't it fun? Love the basket. That cake looks delicious. Great looking family as well! Have a great day!

Shelley said...

Your trip through Amish country sounds wonderful...someday I do hope to visit an Amish community. I love your pretty basket...blessings

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mama,

The Amish community was fun!

Well, well, there's so much fall loveliness to take pictures of! I can't help it. :)

Love you! 8!

Love,
Joy :)

bettyj said...

Do you know I have never been to the Tn Amish community. We have a Mennonite community not too far away and I have been there. Grew up with Ohio Amish and have been to Lancaster,Pa. I should be ashamed. Enjoyed the visit and will see you tomorrow.

Kim said...

Hi Tammy,
Your trip to the Amish community sounds wonderful! That is something that I would love to do :0)

Happy Birthday to your husbands! That is a great picture of your son and his girlfriend, and Joy is doing such a terrific job with her photos!!
Kim

Tina Leigh said...

Where about in Tenn did you go? Ive always wanted to visit an Amish area. I go to the mountains every other year or so...just wondering if its near.

Im very jealous of your trip!!

Cindi said...

Hi Tammy, What a neat picture of Colt and Amber. Why take more when you got such a good one? I know I always take lots too. The candy bar cake looks delish! I was already to go on a Amish community trip and I got sick so it is still on my bucket list!
Thanks for sharing, will be back tomorrow.
Be blessed,
Cindi

cucki said...

hello deary, me too..i so much love to visit the amish...lovely way of living..
the jar are so beautiful in the lovely basket..
yummy cake..
hugs xxx

Robyn ♥ said...

Happy Belated birthday to your hubby!
Lovely basket!
Colt and Amber are adorable.
Lovely photo by Joy!

Jenny Bruner said...

Morning Tammy, How fun you got to get two trips out of one..family and sight seeing in Amish country. What a great basket and I love the inscription on the bottome...this is a keeper for all time. Happy Birthday to your husband...Yummy cake for sure. I love this photo of Jay and his girlfriend Karen