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....


and this...


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 


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!!)


then the tractors rolled out


and the fireman blew their horns


little boys were in awe





and little girls smiled...


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


and babies took it all in with pacies


and sweet toes

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



and the flying candy was overflowing



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.


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!