One of my favorite things to do in the summer is go to as many fairs and festivals as possible. Jared and I always hit up a couple local ones, and maybe even a county fair if we can find the time, but I'd never been to a state fair until this past weekend. You'd think that Ohio's would have been my first one, since I do live here and all but nope- I tore up the Indiana State Fair!
Jared and I got away for the weekend with our brother and sister-in-law to celebrate Kayla's birthday and we spent a good chunk of our Saturday exploring the largest fair I have EVER been to in my life. It was an absolutely gorgeous day- hot, but I was loving it. The sights, the sounds, the smells- yes, even the pig and cow barns. I couldn't get enough of all the cute animals and wondered (more than once!) how I could sneak something cute home with me. We even sat and watched some llamas and alpacas do an obstacle course for awhile and yes, it was awesome.
One of my favorite parts was the Pioneer Farm and Home Show. We got to watch people crafting beautiful things out of wood, churn fresh butter, sample delicious local syrup and watch paper get made. Really makes me long for a simpler time, honest to goodness. We live in such a complicated, often spoiled, time. Someone take my technology and get me a cabin in the woods- seriously!
|I liked his sign :)|
And of course a fair isn't a fair unless you eat something unhealthy/deep-fried and waste a little money playing games. Jared and Caleb both ate some gross looking doughnut burger and I had some deep-fried cookie dough that was one of the best things I've ever tasted! We also tried our luck at those rigged games- pitching baseball, using fishing poles and throwing some skeeballs. Let's just say between the four of us we only left there with one prize.
We had an absolute blast and it was awesome to get away for the weekend. Life gets busy for everyone and it's not always easy to find a way to spend uninterrupted time with our friends so we soaked in every minute of this weekend. And we were so busy enjoying our time that this it the best "group picture" we got the whole time haha!! :) Happy Monday!