Sunday, September 12, 2010

Small Town Boys

I never thought of myself as a small-town girl. As a child, we usually lived in fairly rural areas. My parents loved the space, the quiet, the nature. It may have just been the rebel in me, but I was sure that when I grew up, I was not going to continue that. I was going to be a city girl.

But boy, after a year in a small town, I must say that it's grown on me.

And my boys are definitely small town boys.

We had to make a trip up to the larger city north of us to get Hubster's suit. It's not huge by any means, only 130,000 in populations. Despite that fact, my boys instantly became quiet and big-eyed. "Look at all the buildings." "Wow, there are so many cars!"

It's my vacation this week, so as you read this, my family and I will be on our way to Chicago. It's only a few hours away. But I'm pretty sure for this now small-town family, it will feel a world away.

We've got some busy days planned. Skyscrapers, museums, zoos, aquariums.

But the thing that I'm most excited for is to see my boys' faces when that skyline comes in view.


  1. Hope you are having a fantastic vacation!! We went to Chicago on our Honeymoon and Cam was there for part of his mission. I loved it! We went to the Hancock building and sat at the bottom of all those tall buildings and listened to a group of gospel singers it is an unforgettable memory. I hope you have lots of those this week! We want to get out there again soon so our girls can see it too.

  2. Hope you are having fun!!! I am jealous - I love Chicago!

  3. Ohh Chicago! That is a fun city. I'm a city girl stuck in a small town life. To me, it just gets old. It has its charms but I'd rather hear honking horns for comfort than complete and eerie silence. Have a great trip!

  4. I love Chicago. It's only a few hours away from me, too. One day we'll have to meet up there. ;)

  5. Good for you! My parents never did anything like that with us (we were small town peeps too) so it was realy culture shock when I finally went to huge city in adulthood. I wont make that mistake with my kids. Have fun Katherine!

  6. I've lived in both small towns and suburban areas and I'm more a suburb kinda girl. I couldn't live in downtown Nashville...too much sidewalk and grit. But put me in an outer area of a bigger city and I'm happy! Small towns have their benefits, but I just don't like everyone being all up in my business!

  7. I hope you and your family are having a fantastic vacation! I'm sure they will just love the skyline:)

  8. Hope your vacation is great.