Hello Monday: County Fair

Hello Summer Fun List.
Namely the Ventura County Fair.


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.






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.







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? 

Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. How absolutely and utterly precious! There is nothing like funnel cake at a carnival. I mean, really, there isn’t!


  2. 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.

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

    Tailgate Queen – game day dresses

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

  5. ha, love that enormous soft serve!

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