Livin’ in the Summertime…

August is almost over and it’s back to school for my kiddos. As I sit here writing this blog post I am amazed by how quickly our summer went. The funny thing is that my kids were so excited for the first day of school! For the last few weeks or so my daughter has been sneaking school supplies into our shopping cart because I have been avoiding the realization that the first day of a new year was slowly creeping up on us. I did not want our summer to end (sniffle) and although I tried to disregard the circled date on the calendar, it still came. My little bookworms, who are actually not so little, loved their first day and both came home with lots of stories to tell. I guess I should count my blessings that both really enjoy school even if their mama would rather homeschool them (insert a giggling daughter who thinks I have lost my mind with that suggestion).

We did not go on vacation this summer instead we did fun little day trips. Visited an art museum, took in a baseball game (Go Indians) and we went on our usual exploring adventures. Adventures that always start with no plans of where we are going and end with an ice cream cone or a “Speedy Freeze”. Overall, I would say we had a fantastic summer and I am sad to think about ushering in Old Man Winter. Maybe I shouldn’t have celebrated Christmas last month because now that summer is almost over I am feeling nostalgic. I want June back! How did you and your family spend summer break? Did you travel or stay close to home? Did you take lots of pictures like the ones I am going to share?


I love these flowers. They are so vibrant and full of life. The red barn peeking out from behind makes this picture pop!


I realize that I share a lot of horse pictures, but I do live in Amish Country which means horses are everywhere. Aren’t they lovely? Soon this field will be covered in snow (another sniffle followed by a sob).


If you are familiar with Walnut Creek, Ohio then you will recognize this porch. It’s Der Dutchman and the hanging baskets were calling for me to snap their picture. Summer beauties for sure.


Red barns are my jam and this one is the epitome of summertime. Surrounded by wildflowers which to some may look like weeds but not to this girl. I say they are prettier than a dozen red roses but that’s just me.

Whether you traveled far or stayed put, I hope your time was well spent “livin’” in the summertime . . . . 

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Michelle Dawn (17 Posts)

Michelle Dawn is a coffee-addicted, donut-loving gal who enjoys all things Amish. When she is not immersing herself in the latest Amish fiction read, you can find her and her awesome hubby with their equally wonderful kiddos eating their way through Ohio’s Amish country. She started Destination Amish with two goals in mind: to share her love of Amish country and spread the word about Amish fiction. Destination Amish has become a popular place for many authors to visit and is known for really fabulous giveaways. Working with the motto Destination Amish…a place where books come to life…Michelle brings the pages of your favorite books to life through pictures and ramblings about consuming vast amounts of Amish pastries.


  1. Beautiful pics! Love them. I love to take pictures of stuff like this – but didn’t take hardly any this summer. Your post is inspiring me to get back out there and start snapping them again. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pictures are great Michelle. Just you wait. Before winter comes beautiful autumn. My favorite time of the year. In fact I think every season is beautiful. But I love the colors and scents of Arthur. I like to decorate with scare crows and moms and pumpkins.

    • It’s my favorite time of year as well Shirley. We have a lot of harvest festivals here and I am super excited for pumpkin everything!

      • I love pumpkin pie , pumpkin roll ,and especially spiced pumpkin coffee. Here in Ohio we have Bath and Body Works, and I really love to use their Sweet Cinnamon and Spiced Pumpkin shower gel and Body lotion and the body spray.
        In a few weeks my husband and I will be heading out to Sugar Creek Ohio. There’s a big Amish community there and Wanda Brunstetter is having her Fan- Filled Weekend there and we will be having a day to shop and help work on a quilt if we want to . Saturday night we will be going to see the live performance of The Half Stitched Quilting Club , so looking forward to getting to meet Wanda and attending the Fan- Filled Weekend. I’ve been waiting for this all year. We usually take a fall trip so when Wanda let her fans know she would be having a fan weekend I thought well let’s go!


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