I’m excited to share today’s post with you. It’s full of fun photos of my home town. I live in a sleepy little village in northeastern Ohio. My town is not the most exciting, but it is home none-the-less and I’m looking forward to introducing you!
I feel like I should state for the record that I never planned on living here, the town I grew up in, as an adult. My husband and I moved back here after college when we were in between jobs and one thing led to another (or didn’t, depending on how you look at it), and here we are! With a house and a mortgage and 2.5 kids.
Life is funny.
I didn’t get around to all the places I wanted to photograph because, well, at an almost 33 weeks pregnant, I just couldn’t muster up the energy to do that much walking. And let’s not forget, I had the boys with me (Oliver in the stroller and Theo walking/running/sometimes crawling) which added an additional struggle. But, all in all, I think I got enough to give you a good feel for the place. Enjoy!
He always has to stop to pick up a nut or two (or a sock full) along the way.
My boys love our park. Can’t you tell?
This was Oliver’s first, solo attempt down the big-boy slide. Hilarious. He wasn’t amused, but I couldn’t stop laughing.
Our town looooves their history. It can be a bit of a drag to be so past minded, especially as a young family. But they are proud of their history and they do a good job of maintaing this cute little historical village.
Historic Church of God
Historic Church of God. This place has such a beautiful entrance with lovely stained glass.
We have a little depot set up in town right about where the original depot sat many moons ago. My boys love climbing on this train and pretending they are off on a grand train adventure. Note: This photo accurately depicts the two boy’s personality; Theo is climbing up the ladder while Oliver chills casually by the door, taking it all in. So funny.
My baby-O isn’t such a baby anymore! (sad face)
Monkey see, monkey do.
The lumber mill
My favorite building in town: the hardware. Truly a step back in time. I love going in there whenever I get the chance.
A local institution. I do not eat there.
Oliver loving this moment…
…and Theo loving this one.
Behind the hardware, at my “bloggy wall.”
Just another pretty entrance to a local church.
Main Street, and my main man Theo.
Fall! On Main Street.
Our town’s square recently received a new coffee shop. I enjoy taking the boy’s there for smoothies. They have a nice patio where we can sit and watch trucks. Well, the boys watch trucks. I sit in a rocking chair and try and fall asleep.
Antiquing is really the only main type of business in my town. But like I said, we are all about the past here…Cute store though!
I love, love, love this house. It used to be a Hungarian pastry shop when I was a kid. I can still smell the warm, buttery scent that hit you as you’d walk into this place. It is a private residence now, but I still get the urge from time to time to walk in and order a treat. Who knows, maybe the current owner can bake…