Monday, July 18, 2011

City Girl or Country Girl?

Living in Chicago is great. But it was time for this city family to have a break from all the color, the noise and the crowds in Chicago. Oh . . . and the traffic.

So off we went . . . to visit our family at their beautiful farm!





Are you a city girl or a country girl? . . . an adorable conversation between our daughter, Christy and Devin, age 5, on the differences in city and country life.

Christy: "Devin, what do we see when we go outside in the city of Chicago?"

Devin: "tall buildings, cars, lots of people"

Christy: "And what do you see when you visit your Grandma in the country?"

Devin: "cornfields, barns, animals"

Christy: " So you see, Devin, you and I are both city girls."

Devin: (after a minute of pondering this information)
"No, Christy, I am a country girl because I am from a country . . . the United States of America."

Are you a country girl or a city girl?

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Linked to Jen and the lovely Soli Sisters, who live in the city and the country.

31 comments:

  1. This city girl has just returned from her country vacation. I must say: I love being a city girl and a country girl!

    The farm looks stupendous!

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  2. The farm looks fabulous!! I love the city but am a country girl at heart.

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  3. maybe a little of both? I've never lived in a big city before...just the suburbs..so maybe I am a little suburban and a little country?
    love love love that house...reminds me of my grandmas:)
    xo

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  4. Cherylb ....
    As Donny and Marie once sang..."I'm a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll!"

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  5. What about a beach girl? Or a close to both girl? For sure I'm a "love space" girl!
    Anne

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  6. I do live in the city, but I think I'm a country girl at heart -- within driving distance of the city, maybe.

    Your pictures are a breath of fresh air!

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  7. Hi Glenda, I love Devin's conclusion at the end of the discussion. Sure did brighten up this country girls day!!! God bless. With love and care from Kerrie. xOX

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  8. I'm definitely a city girl, though I like getting away from it on occasion.

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  9. I am for sure a city girl but I wish I could have a country girl's house with a wrap-around- porch, swing & Magnolia tree smack dab in the middle of the big loud city.

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  10. I am a city girl with a country girl's heart... beautiful farm!

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  11. Oh, this is a tough one. I like the benefits of a big city, like to be near one, but long for the spaciousness of land and more green.

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  12. I'm a smallish-village-outside-of-a-very-large city girl! Re the heat: It's summer in Chicago--one of those summers that make one look forward to winter which, in turn, will make one look forward to summer! I am grateful for ac and plenty of inside activities.

    Keep cool.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  13. I grew up in Brighton on the South Coast of England, which is a city...but it wasn't until we moved out to the country to live in a market town that I realise I LOVE living nearer the country side. Possibly not in the very rural parts but near the peace and quiet of the country is perfect for me!

    Sarahx

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  14. I have lived in the city my whole life but, I am really a country girl at heart. I have spent the last two nights in Wisconsin on my cousin's farm. Its been crazy hot but, that's okay. There's nothing better than the smells, sounds, feels, and lush green of living the farm life!

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  15. I am a city girl, but I love to visit my sister in the country, she is a country girl!

    Barb B.

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  16. Nice blog. And I like your pics. I grew up in a farmer village but now I'am a city-girl.

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  17. I'm definitely a country gal...there is not enough money in the world to make me live in a city. We live in the middle of the beautiful desert of Arizona...home is where the heart is!

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  18. Hilarious! Lovely bit of laughter for a hot day!

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  19. I was a city girl for many years but carried a country heart. We finally after 25 years were able to move to the country and I LOVE it! So peaceful out here with occasional sounds of the cows down the way mooing, and a rooster crowing off in the distance. The air is cool at night and the stars are brilliant and thick. I am definetaly a country girl! :)

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  20. I am a city girl...although I am also a country girl according to Devin's sweet conclusion. :-)

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  21. I am a country girl at heart, but I am playing the city girl right now! Where is the family home? It looks like my Mom's hometown of Virginia.

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  22. This country girl was just in your city! Took my son for college orientation. A little overwhelmed and intimidated by how big Chicago is, but found my way around by train and bus. Spent some time floating in Lake Michigan on a gorgeous summer day.

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  23. Ohhhh, good question.

    I used to be a city girl, a Chicago city girl, in fact. I loved the pace. I talk fast. Love the art. Love the music. Love that everyone talks about food and new places to eat...a lot. And then,I moved to the mountains, and something magical happened. I discovered the beauty of quiet.

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  24. I'm a small town girl. :-) It's kind of inbetween the city and country. Close enough to get to town in 5 minutes but far enough that it's quiet. When we moved to where we live now Emily was amazed because she could look up and see stars. I really can live anywhere my family lives because after all, "home is where the heart is."

    Love that farm house. I wonder how old the tree is out front.

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  25. love the way that girls mind thinks. :)

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  26. Although I love the peace and quiet of the country, it sometimes gets boring and I long the excitement and energy of the city...therefore, I live on the fringes so that I can enjoy both :)

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  27. I live in the city(a small one) but my heart has always longed to live in the country! What a beautiful farm!

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  28. I'm a city girl wishing I were a country girl. I would love the quietness of the country and the wonderful scenery.

    Jean S.

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  29. I'm either neither,both, or somewhere in between. I grew up in small towns, but no where near your home-grown country girl. I love big cities, but wouldn't want to live there. I'll take the country life-style with the city fashion-styles.

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  30. Hello my sweet friend! I have internet tonight, so I'm popping in on my favorite bloggers. I just had to say that I was a City Girl born in the country. I grew up on a farm (much like the one you pictured here) and could not WAIT to get out of there. I needed neighbors, friends nearby, and the busyness of city life. I have never looked back. I love where I live. :)

    P.S. I miss you and can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

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  31. Well then that makes me a country girl, too, for I am from a country, too!

    My 5 year old son when asked by someone on our 3,000 mile trip from TN to MN and back again where we were headed. He answered, "America." So that proves that I am a country girl!

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