Elkhart, IN Fair

At the end of July, my sister and I took a road trip to Northern Indiana to visit our dad, stepmom and 3 half brothers.
Just for a little background, our dad moved up there a little over 4 years ago because that is where our stepmom is from and she wanted to be closer to her family.
Prior to that, they lived in the suburbs of Atlanta, in Lilburn, GA.
This trip was the first time we had seen all of them since their move 4 years ago.
It's a long story as to why...I'll share more about it in another post.
We spent one evening at my stepmom's parent's home, where we shared dinner and great conversation.
We have always loved our stepmom's parents and consider them our grandparents, too.
This is us with Ceil, my stepmom's stepmom.
(My stepmom's mom passed away from cancer when my stepmom was a teenager.)
Ceil was so sweet and bought us all unlimited ride tickets to the local Elkhart County Fair, which is a pretty big deal in those parts. 
So, on Saturday we spent the day at the fair.
My sister thought it would be cute to pose behind this creative flower pot, and it was cute for sure!
An Amish hearse. The clear glass trips me out a little.
There are always interesting people and things to see at any fair.
Some of the family walking into the ride section of the fair.
My sister and I are typically "clean eaters," but on this trip that all went to pot. 
We shared a funnel cake, fried Oreos, cinnamon rolls and more. 
I wish I had never tried the fried Oreos. They were much better than I hoped they would be.
Our youngest brother, Samuel, and our stepmom, Sarah, on the ferris wheel.
Tiffany and me on the ferris wheel.
One thing to know about my dad's side of the family is that we are all up for a good adventure and we love rollercoasters and pretty much any ride. 
We will ride it all, which makes it fun.
Unfortunately, my dad tore his rotator cuff two weeks prior to our arrival on a horseback riding excursion in Glacier National Park and was scheduled to have surgery the week after we left their house.
Due to his injury, he was unable to ride anything at the fair. 
But, he was such a trooper and stood with us in line, talked, and held our purses and cameras while we rode.
I did not sample the "Southern Style" sweet tea slushie, though I do wonder if it was legit considering our location.
All of us, minus my brother Ethan. The Farris family in front of the ferris wheel.
Samuel, Tiffany, Dad, Sarah, Jacob and me.
Since my sister drives a black Hummer (H3), she just had to have a picture in this mini Hummer.
Cutest thing ever!
I had to have my picture with the pink John Deere, of course.
We had a great start to our trip at the fair with our family and spent a lot of quality time together just having fun.


  1. You and your sister are like me and mine! Similar face/smile but a blonde and brunette;) Both beautiful! Glad you had a great time visiting with your Dad and family! Love that the fair had a sweet T slushie! lol!

  2. What a fun time! I generally don't care about pink things, but that John Deere is too cute for school. :)

  3. Looks like you had fun! LOVING the pink John Deere tractor!


  4. Love all of the pictures!! Looks like yall had so much fun!

  5. Fried oreos...they get me every time! Why are they so delicious?!!!

  6. "i do wonder if it was legit" haha, prob not.

    1. Ha! Yes - I'm pretty skeptical myself. I was in California once, and the restaurant offered "sweet tea" .... well, it was sweet, but it had big ole chunks of watermelon and peaches in it! Hmmm ... no thanks, shugs.


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