Sunday, December 23, 2012

Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the last several days we've been enjoying a whirlwind tour through our old Midwest stomping grounds and loving every minute of it. Right now we're at TK's parent's home in Princeton and we took a little trip yesterday to Bishop Hill, an historic Swedish settlement in western Illinois. I've been wanting to go for a visit ever since I heard about it's existence to check out the gift shops and bakeries full of Scandinavian goods.
It of course didn't disappoint! Our first stop was the Colony Store which I'll gladly accept a gift certificate to at any time. Just feast your eyes on all the Swedish food, tomtes, and linens!

We had a scrumptious lunch of Swedish meatballs and lingonberries at one of the old restaurants in town...true to form, Sawyer enjoyed sucking on his water's lemon as an appetizer. The local bakery wasn't too shabby either!

We picked up at few items from the store for the kiddos (one still en utero with an undetermined gender)...a Christmas tree ornament for Sawyer and an awesome bib from Grandma for the baby. I'll admit that  unashamedly love Scandinavian anything, so for me our visit was a real treat. I can't wait to head back to Bishop Hill this summer for their Midsummer festival in the end of June!


Erin said...

A baby on the way?! YAY! Very excited for your family!

Jessica said...

so cute!!