Tuesday, July 10, 2007




Sweet Nostalgia...

The girls love to go to Ohio and hear the stories of when daddy was a little boy. The Millers have been in the same house since their oldest daughter was born, so it is full of memories and stories to tell of Jamie's childhood. But my family has lived in a couple of locations when I was growing up and now live in a house that I never actually lived in (believe me-- I am not complaining...the new house has a pool!) and I tease my mom that she doesn't really remember much about us as babies or little kids except that we were angelic (again not complaining--I was an ANGEL- that is all you need to know). But no matter how much the scenery changes there are certain things that are still the same and evoke in me warm fuzzies of my yesterdays. So this visit the girls got to experience some of these things...First, Granny's Sweet Freeze shop where I first fell in love with the cherry dip cone....mmmm...yummy! And second the playground I used to play on at Altoona Elementary. They have redone the playground and added all the fancy new equipment, but they transferred the old slide and the swings. So, I had Tori and Isabelle slide down the same slick metal slide that I slid down when I was a little girl. I know amazing stuff. I'm from Iowa- we enjoy the simple things of life.

5 comments:

Chuck said...

Thanks, now I want a cherry dip cone!!

Tara said...

Well, I'm from MA and I also enjoy the simple things. Those pics are GREAT! Funny about Slate Run Farm too cuz Katie was just telling me that she needs to take me and the kids there.

Fresh Footprints said...

I love that you love the simple things in life and that your girls can experience things you loved as a little girl! "Sweet thing"!

Amy said...

wow, Granny's....Brian was actually talking about he went there the other day and I was surprised to hear it was still around! I have faint memories of the Altoona Elem park with you....oh your cute yellow Altoona house where you and Leah shared a room. Didn't you have matching heart comforter bedding that I copied or did I make that up?

gretchen said...

I do vaguely remember my heart comforter, but I don't think you copied, unless you did it secretly. And Granny's has not changed one bit and it is always mobbed. You should take Josh there when you are in IA. Remember you wanted to work there and thought the girls that did were soooooo pretty.

Also, we did not get a picture together when I saw you..that was dumb.