The Farm Part I

One of my children's favorite places on earth is my parent's farm.

It has become our tradition that as soon as we finish school each year I drive with the three kids to Illinois and play with Grandma and Grandpa.

Did you hear me…I drive with three children from Colorado to Illinois.  I just wanted you to think I was Wonder Woman for a moment…I am only asking for a moment.



Seriously.  This is one tough state to drive through.

Me….after driving for many hours through Nebraska.

Not many Starbucks in that state.


The children were really pretty great the whole trip.  Benjamin was a little harder this year, but for the most part they were amazing. 

 We always stop for a picnic lunch, stop half way in Lincoln, NE for the night and they watch TONS of movies.

Greatest invention EVER!!!



My dad had a man make the kids a see-saw. 

The kids loved it and played on it everyday.




They love the tree swing. 




We all loved taking long walks with Lizzy the dog.  I think she likes our visits.



We even got to take a peek at the neighbor's chickens and goats.



Benjamin and Grandpa on one of the vintage tractors.


That smiled stayed on her face the whole visit. 

My little girl loves her Grandpa.  She was up with him every morning wanting to do "farm work".

She worked hard too.

Grandma and Grandpa just sent her a pair of overalls….because every farm girl needs the right clothes.

Tomorrow stay tuned for popsicles, tree houses and s'mores.

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  1. Elaine Power

    Oh can I have a go on the tractor, please ๐Ÿ™‚ what a gorgeous farm, how long did it take you to drive? All I can say is it looks like its well worth the trip just to see your dad’s face on the sea saw with his grand kids, enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ looking forward to hearing all about the popsicles tomorrow.

  2. Jennifer O'Brien

    What great pictures! And priceless moments!
    Your children will grow up to tell their children stories of these days and the fun they had at their grandparents farm, I guarantee it!

  3. Traci

    how sweet. what wonderful memories for your kids and your parents!! the photos are fantastic. the smiles on your childrens’ faces say it all!!

  4. Chasity

    there is something very special about a grandpa and his grandkids!!! it’s wonderful that you are giving these special memories to your children….
    have a wonderful weekend~

  5. Roberta

    Thanks for sharing these pictures of your beautiful family! You are such a great mom making precious memories for your children. Priceless!
    xo Roberta

  6. Tara

    can I come to grandma’s and grandpa’s next time? I like tree swings, smores, and tractors! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy weekend Jeanne!

  7. amy

    love grandpa’s gloves on the seesaw and ben’s face. love jack walking with lizzy. fun shots!

  8. Jackie

    What perfect childhood memories they’ll have of these visits – it’s exactly where kids should be!! I used to visit my great aunt and uncle on their ranch and those were some of the best times ever!! Love the sweet pictures of your trip and your babies!!

  9. Jan

    I love farms, kids and open space and even red tractors. What a lovely place that you can escape too with those darling kiddos. Thanks for sharing.

  10. LuLu

    Oh your kids are making the best memories with their grandparents! The farm looks magical! You are a super mom driving with the kids! Have a wonderful weekend,

  11. Sheila Payne

    Waht a nice trip. I too just got home from a trip and I was hoping to have some pictures up to show everyone….. nothing looks good compared to your sweet farm pictures. It was sooo hot and muggy where we were that I just did not get out on my parents farm to do any picture taking ๐Ÿ™ I planned on a whole lil photo shoot with my girls in their vintage crinolines and cowboy boots… I forgot the crinolines so I will do a lil shoot at home maybe in wine country soon. I like your site and your posts, please stop by mine and say hello.

  12. Nancy

    Oh what happiness and great memories. You can just feel and see their joy! Yes, you are Superwoman for doing that drive! What a nice traition though, memories that will forever be etched in your childrens minds for a lifetime. You’re a good Mom! Love the farm…thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

  13. Kjersten

    Your photos are ah-MAZ-ing. You captured your trip so beautfully. Your blog is great! (I found you on Farm Chicks.)

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