October 03, 2020

Family Fun at the Farm

I've been feeling bad that I haven't been spending much time with Luke and Riley (I'd been so busy with the garage all summer) so I asked Becky about taking them to the Metropark. She said that she'd been thinking about taking them to Kackleberry Farm (your typical corn maze/cider and donuts/games/farm animals/etc farm). 

I ended up going with them, along with Jerry, Eli, and my mom. (Noah had other plans today.)

I just noticed that Eli and I are both wearing squirrel shirts :)

I went for a walk this morning (nearly five miles) and felt good. And then when I got home, my anxiety hit me like a ton of bricks. I had no reason to feel anxious about anything, so I didn't know where it was coming from. But I was near panic-mode. I didn't want to cancel on Becky, so I just hoped that I'd feel better once I got there.

Right before we left, I was brushing my teeth in the bathroom and noticed that I'd forgotten to take my medication this morning. I never forget to take it! I don't know what happened, but I'm assuming that's why my anxiety was so bad. I took the meds right away--I still have some anxiety now, but it's not that panicky feeling I had earlier.

Anyway, it was great to spend time with the kiddos. They are at my FAVORITE age right now! Luke is 3-1/2 and Riley just turned 2. (Luke definitely looks like he needs a haircut, but Becky said that he won't let her cut it because he wants to have curls like Riley, haha.)

Almost everything at the farm is geared toward kids. Luke and Riley rode behind a tractor in some barrels (with Becky and Jerry). They played on the couple of playgrounds there, played in a huge sandbox, watched a pig race (three little pigs run in a large circle as a "race" to the finish--it's so cute!). We ate some delicious doughnuts and cider. We did the "beginner" corn maze.

I just focused on spending time with the kids--I miss when my boys were this age, and I don't want to miss this with them!

Luke's shirt: "ADVENTURE IS CALLING AND I MUST GO." So perfect for him.

Riley LOVED the chickens and the goats. We spent probably 20 minutes next to them while she just watched them and asked questions. 

Jerry wanted a photo of the two of us, and after how much I hated our anniversary pictures, I really didn't want one. However, someday I'll wish I'd taken more pictures, regardless of how I look now! Nobody is forcing me to post them anywhere.

And honestly, I like this photo much better than the anniversary pictures. I couldn't fit into those jeans when I started 75 Hard, and now they fit pretty well. I also avoided wearing that squirrel sweatshirt, knowing it would be small. It's definitely not baggy, but I'm glad it fits well enough to wear it in public!

Despite the terrible anxiety I felt this afternoon, today ended up being a pretty good day! I'm so glad I got to spend quality time with Luke and Riley. Tomorrow morning, I have a date with my mom to watch a movie we've been wanting to watch: 'The Secret: Dare to Dream' with Katie Holmes.

My sister suggested that we watch it, and we are actually planning on watching it super early in the morning (like 6:00!) which I think is so funny. Who makes a movie date at 6:00 AM? We do, apparently ;) It just worked out well for both of us. I'll go for my walk after the movie.


  1. You and Jerry are the cutest - no matter what!

  2. I love that you and your mom have a 6am movie date! Thanks for sharing your pictures! Looks like you all had a great time!


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