Fresh Off The Farm {The Depot}


While Kelly, Benjamin and I would sleep in every morning…..Jack and Madolyn would wake up early and go with Grandpa to get coffee and donuts at "The Depot."

The Depot is just the local gas station in town (VERY SMALL TOWN) that has a cafe and grocery store attached. 

Yes, I allowed my kids to drink coffee.

Don't judge me…they are doing hard farm work and need to keep their energy up.


They love this time with my dad and truth me told…I think they like the locals too.

Madolyn spent a week alone with Grandma and Grandpa before the rest of us arrived.

When we got there she gave us the run down of all the action that had gone on at The Depot.

She told us about PBR, Big H and even ….The Hammer.

It was quit amusing and even funnier when on one of our last days Kelly, Ben and I joined them for coffee and met the locals for ourselves.

While we were paying for our coffee Madolyn ran up to me so excited, "Mom, Big H is here….and he is NEVER here!"

I think the real reason they like The Depot is because they got donuts….every morning.


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  1. Amy

    When we visit my family, my children love to go with my dad to the bank to make the deposit for the church. And sweets are a motivating factor…lollipops and cookies!

  2. Traci

    i am so glad you told that little story. i love it. i think i laughed again just as much as the first time i heard it. you gotta love small towns and nicknames.
    and i would love donuts every morning too!!

  3. Suzen

    Grandpa must have had such FUN showing off his grandkids. Now they will have something to talk about at The Depot for the next 6-8 months. Personally, I’d prefer to take a bite of any one of your sweet, fresh-faced kids over one of those donuts any day!! You’re such a good mom to let them have their coffee and donuts for breakfast. Lifetime memories, kiddo, lifetime memories, it’s what we’re all about, right?!

  4. mcm538

    PBR, Big H, the Hammer and all the guys at the Depot are missing the kids. Grandpa and Grandma are especially missing them!!!!! Love the photos:)

  5. Alicia

    Aaah, gotta love those grandparents! MY Jack told me the other day…”you know, mom, Grandma Kelly just lets me do whatever I want. I love it!!” I’m sure you do, hon. 🙂
    God Bless!

  6. Leah C

    Oh yum! Who wouldn’t love to start their day with donuts, a little coffee, and chats with the locals?! Small-town flavor:)

  7. jackie

    I love donuts to…………while I was pregnant with our now 31 year old I would eat donuts every saturday at the local donut shop. After he was born my sister and I would take our toddlers to donuts every saturday……..traditions are great to have. Your children are precious.

  8. Brooke

    It’s 9:30 pm and all I’m doing is thinking about donuts now :/ But seriously, your kids are cuties…and what a great way to get a day started (coffee and all :)).

  9. Tricia

    What cute kids…and yummy looking donuts. Cute story! That will be a good memory for your children…donuts with grandpa and grandma 🙂

  10. Sharon

    Charming snaps. Your kids will say “remember when Grandpa let us drink coffee with our donuts?” for a long time to come.

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