Friday, February 8, 2019


I had a day off from my job training today so I tagged along with Jim to the other farm when he went to feed the heifers.  Settlement is next week, so we took what will likely be our last opportunity to walk through the apartment where we lived for nine months when we were first married.  We lived on the second floor of the farm house (our kitchen was inside that huge bay window), Jim's Grandma lived on the big side of the house, and another family lived directly below us.

Here's our trip down memory lane... 

We entered off the porch and headed upstairs...

Our little kitchen table was inside those windows.  This faces south and east, and was a beautiful warm sunny place for eating breakfast and keeping my African violets blooming!

The tile back splash and cupboards have since been painted, but the tile was a bright aqua blue and the cupboards were a natural wood twenty five years ago...

Sycamore trees really make a mess in the yard, but this beautiful landmark is huge, old, and such a familiar sight outside our kitchen windows...

Older and hopefully wiser...

Our pretty little bathroom with the huge linen closet...

Checking out the heifers in the barnyard from the bathroom window...

On the north east side of the house was our bedroom.  When we got married, the bedroom suit that we had ordered from an Amish carpenter, wasn't ready yet.  So, we put our mattress and box spring on the bedroom floor and borrowed a dresser from Grandma D.

The tobacco shed out the spare bedroom window...

We lived here during the fall, winter and early spring months, so we didn't spend much time on the balcony, but it was so warm and sunny today!

Here's Jim almost exactly twenty five years ago, with the balcony behind him, holding our very first milk check!

Jim will be feeding heifers here for a little bit yet and then we'll be bringing them home to our farm.  The gorgeous blue sky against the beautiful white barn and tile silo today was just begging to show off in a photo, so here you have it!

Thanks for coming along on our trip down memory lane!  More coming soon on our new jobs and how that's going!


  1. Alicia, I loved seeing a brief peek into your history, thanks for sharing :)

  2. The house looks huge and your old apartment looks beautiful. Nice trip to mMemory Lane. I love the big smile on Jim's face for that first milk cheque.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. Dave remembers seeing the new year in with you at that apartment as we played Phase Ten.

    1. That's right!! Lots of memories with you guys. Love you, friends!

  4. Loved this post! Thanks for sharing your memories and pictures with us. You guys are adorable, and I am so excited for you to have new adventures and new happy memories to make :)


  5. It is fun looking back at what builds a marriage. It sounds like some great memories.

  6. How fun to read your trip down memory lane! We've lived in three places during our married life, but the bulk of them have been where we live now - 33 years. (I need so badly to start going through all the stuff we've accumulated, but I always seem to find something else to do.)

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  8. Alica, what a lovely post! It gave me the shivers! So, you will still have some cows around, just not milking...


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