Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Small Town Americana

Have I ever mentioned how in love I am with our town?  We are so lucky with the beauty around us like this....

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and this...

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There is a university in our town that brings in tons of great shows, concerts, and activities for adults and kids.  Our new house is now in a small town on the edge of the bigger town.  It has quickly found a warm place in my heart.  There are local coffee shops, yummy wine cafes, parks, peach orchards and just amazing stuff in our itty bitty town.  I mean really come by, but don't blink because you will miss it!

Last weekend we had a celebration for the itty bitty small town fire department.  Families gathered on the streets, of course next to the local mexican restaurant 

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to celebrate 100 years of the fire department, which Bradley thought was amazing.  Ellie was a fan in her star headband, but then the fire trucks decided to have a siren competition and she thought that just wasn't cool.

husbands checked their phones for scores of the game, while still participating in family stuff (gotta love them!!)

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then the tractors rolled out

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and the fireman blew their horns

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little boys were in awe

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and little girls smiled...

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OK, so it isn't really a smile, but she still looks adorable!!

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and babies took it all in with pacies

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and sweet toes
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and daddies bonded with their boys, over big trucks, loud noises, and American heroes

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and the flying candy was overflowing

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I love finding out new and fun things about this little community.  Like the town store that has live music on Saturday night and the most insane brownies I have ever tasted.  Or our new Friday night tradition of dinner at the burger (and veggie sandwich-for me) place with homemade ice cream to wash it all down.  

Each week we try a new place to eat, or a new running path.  Making this little itty bitty town, our town too.

3 comments:

laura said...

seriously?! seriously?! was this post really necessary???? you are killing me with all this cville/czet love.

that's it...you've convinced me...i'm leaving d-town and moving "home"! ;)

Kristen Andrews said...

beautiful for sure, such a great place to live and raise a family.

aimee said...

I love a good parade. Our town has a Thanksgiving parade and it's so much fun. This year, I'm looking forward to it even more than I typically do! Don't you just love finding fun places where you live? We certainly have our favorite spots that we would definitely miss if we moved away. I could go for a brownie right now!