Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sweet Country Longings

Yesterday we had a lovely trip out to a friend's house in the country.  The experience brings sweet country longings to this suburbanite soccer mom.  The boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  They ran barefoot in the yard.  They traipsed through the woods and climbed the banks of the creek.  They felt the water and mud of the creek between their toes.  They came home muddy, tired, and happy.  On the trip home, we stopped on the quiet country road and snapped some pictures to take home with us.  Now, when that urge for the sweet country life hits, we can pull out the pictures and reminisce about good friends and good country fun!



Hannah said...

...and returned home with more dirty socks. You should have named your blog "Dirty Socks and the Blessings that Cause Them." The pics are pretty pretty pretty...reminds me of growing up in Missouri...sigh.

Christine said...

As a kid, our little town used to be farmland, including, but not limited to, my grandfathers farm. Now most of the farms and the people are suburban. I miss it dearly. I guess that is the way it is, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone". Need to make some lemonade - there are lots of positives about the suburbs, like library, Kroger, Meijer, parks, soccer . . . .

Dirty socks, dirty shoes, dirty toes . . . all had to take showers after their romp, but it was worth it. Guess it's how you look at it - do you see the dirt or the fun?

~A nostalgic soccer mom

Linda said...

Hi Christine,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your pictures. It looks like some of the countryside her in PA.

Anne @ ModernMrsDarcy said...

I'm a city girl, but we have good friends who farm waaaaay out in the country, and our whole family loves to visit them. It's a whole other world!

Those photos are gorgeous.