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Hello Monday: County Fair

Hello Summer Fun List.
Namely the Ventura County Fair.

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Hello to a milestone day.
Where my Wes-man rode his very first amusement park ride with NO fear.
And then he rode another…and another…and another.
And this Momma beamed with pride.

first ride

Hello to best buddies giving each other the courage to try new things.

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carnivaltrain

Hello nostalgia.
The smell of fried food and farm animals.
The feeling of dust clinging to your clothes.
The sound of carnival games being played and rodeos being won.

Hello to the taste of powdered sugar and battered dough.
To prize winning pigs and the quintessential ferris wheel.
Hello to watching my own childhood memories relived through my children’s eyes.
Man, do I ever love the way nostalgia feels.
Second (and third and fourth) chances to relive some of life’s favorite moments.

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carnivalride
funnelcake

pretzels

icecream

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Hello to sticky fingers and salty kisses.
And two boys who slept long a hard after this fun day.

What are your favorite moments of nostalgia? 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Stephanie M.
    September 16, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    How absolutely and utterly precious! There is nothing like funnel cake at a carnival. I mean, really, there isn’t!

    XO,
    Steph
    http://www.newlymynted.com

  • Reply
    Chelsea
    September 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Oh so precious! My favorite moment of nostalgia is heading up to the lakes in NH where I spent many of my teenage years. It’s always so serene and calming and carefree; we never have to do anything to dig up the memories and feelings that accompany them. The nostalgia comes naturally. And it always hits me like a wave, but I let it knock me over.

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    steph
    September 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    LOVE the hat!!! Where did you get it? Also, the funnel cake just made me decide to find a fair.

    Steph
    Tailgate Queen – game day dresses

  • Reply
    Melissa
    September 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Aw great pictures! I just adore the fair! The people, the smells, the FOOD!

  • Reply
    Mindy
    September 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    ha, love that enormous soft serve!

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