Fun Stuff

The family was going to go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art yesterday – my choice to celebrate my birthday. But the Philadelphia marathon was today and there was a health fair on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway so we decided it would be too crowded.

Instead we went to Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania – a quaint 18th century shopping village. Katie and I were very much looking forward to it, but Todd and Taylor weren’t quite as enthused. Since the outing was all about me and not them, however, they kept blurting out how much fun it was.

Todd – This place is great!

Taylor – I know! Can we stay all day??

Todd – Oh, I hope so!

We did have a good time, though. We made fools of ourselves in the hat store:

Taylor the Jester (very appropriate)

Katie the Astronaut.

Shopping. Eating. Good times.

And along with the B&N Gift Certificate, Taylor gave me a Gift Certificate to Starbucks and Katie gave me a YA book called Pirates! by Celia Rees, a book mark and a pretty bracelet.

Tomorrow Katie and I are going to New York City for the day. WOO HOO!!!


  1. Tara Marie on November 20, 2006 at 9:13 am

    I love Peddler’s Village!!Hope your day in NYC is wonderful, post about it soon.

  2. Kris on November 20, 2006 at 9:28 am

    It sounds like you are having a blast, that is great!! Have a great day in NYC.

  3. Devonna on November 20, 2006 at 11:39 am

    I really wish I was on the East Coast ~ you’re close to so many amazing things. Have fun in NYC ~ Color me jealous.

  4. Zeek on November 20, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    Love NYC and this year bf and I went to see Les Miz in Philly and made a pitstop at the museum! I LOVED the armor section and wish we would have started there!Lahaska? Wonder where that is? I’m in Lancaster PA where all the Amish are- seems like a place called Peddler’s Village should be close by …

  5. ames on November 20, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Love the pictures. Have never been to any of the place you’re talking about. Canada is boring. Ha! Just kidding. 😛 Sounds like you’re having fun and Happy Birthday. 😛

  6. Angry Woman on November 20, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time on Saturday. Have a great time with Katie in the city.Aim

  7. Dance Chica on November 20, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    Aw, sounds like you guys are having a great time! Cool pictures!I added Pirates! to my wishlist a little while ago, so be sure to let us know how that was when you read it!I’ve never been to NY (though I’m not far away). I’ve always wanted to go, so have fun for me! 😛

  8. Jenster on November 20, 2006 at 10:52 pm

    Tara – Isn’t Peddler’s Village fun? It’s decorated for Christmas right now and is gorgeous!Kris – Thanks!Devonna – We’re having a blast living in this area.Zeek – Lahaska is in Bucks County – East of Philly. Peddler’s Village is a lot like Kitchen Kettle Village only much bigger. Didn’t realize we’re practically neighbors!Ames – Canada can’t be boring! It’s on my list of places I want to go. lolAim – Katie and I had a blast! My feet are killing me. I thought of you as we drove up the Jersey Turnpike! :o)Dance Chica – I highly recommend you make NYC a plan. It’s so amazing – can’t even begin to describe it. I’ll let you know what I think of Pirates! – though it will be a little while before I get to it.Jen

  9. Jen on November 21, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    I have never been to NYC or Philly. I will have to get there sometime. I have always wanted to visit. Looks like you all had a great time – I love ‘happy family’ pictures! Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Dylan on November 21, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    Oh you have great looking kids Jen! And those are awesome pictures of them because they look so happy, you should be so proud! Awww, too cute!Looks like you had a great time in PA…lucky duck! Ooh make sure you let me know how you like Pirates! I’d like to start reading YA books.

  11. Zeek on November 27, 2006 at 11:05 am

    HA! Kitchen Kettle! Know it well- (my po box is in Intercourse!) Although I usually leave KKV to the tourists!

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