On Sunday, I took the kids to a nearby town to do a little shopping. We don’t get to this little “town” often, but it is quaint and the street is lined with the most unique shops and little cafes……we should make it a point to get down there more frequently.
Our main focus of this little excursion was a trip to the bookstore. This is my FAVORITE bookstore in the area. Not only is it a bookstore, it is a cookshop, and a gift store as well. They really have it all, complete with a deli for a quick bite and a cup of coffee.
Nick was looking for a new book for his upcoming book report and Sarah said she wanted one too. We usually frequent B@rnes and Noble, so this was a nice change. Walking in kind of reminded me of the movie “Y@u’ve got mail”
We took our time and looked around taking it all in. After a little while both the kids picked out their books and we checked out. The kids practically skipped out of the store with their little red bags in hand. The cashier knew enough to ask if they each wanted their own bag…..of course they did:)
As we walked out, I glanced up and down the street and felt surrounded by old brick and cobblestown, I knew that this was the perfect place……..
The perfect place for what???
I don’t know about you, but for me this is a stressful part of the holiday season……even more stressful than the shopping. It is nearly impossible to get both kids looking in the proper direction at the same time. I can’t imagine dealing with 3, 4, or 5 children……
Last year was kind of trying and just when I was about to give up, I finally got the shot I wanted! When I saw my picture printed on the card, it was worth every minute of frustration and I was so excited to send them out to our family and friends.
I know I could make this task very easy on myself and just use one the hundreds of photos that I have taken over the last few months, but I would really like to go with something a little more festive….and in the moment.
I brought the camera along with me on Sunday because I have always loved this area. I kind of thought it might become a new hot spot for me……and now I am convinced!! I am getting really bored with some of the places I have been frequenting so it was in the back of my mind, but I wasn’t sure until I walked the streets with my camera and the kids.
Nick and Sarah were in such a great mood, they did let me snap a few photos as they explored the new area. The street is filled with amazing buildings, wrought iron fences, and stone everywhere…..ALL perfect backdrops for any photo!!
I have only scratched the surface with these photos….this place has SO MANY possibilities. I did want to leave a little element of surprise for our card, so I conveniently left out some of my favorite attributes of this location.
The fun is just about to begin…….I am hoping we get “THE ONE” by Thanksgiving.