Return To Amish Finale.

Screen Shot 08-27-16 at 07.09 PM Return To Amish has aired it’s finale and here is the latest on what the cast is up to:

Kate was working as an intern for a designer and participated in Fashion Week in L.A and did a good job and now continues designing her own clothing line and continuing her education in fashion and lives in NYC. She no longer has any communication with Jeremiah since at Christmas he accused her of thinking she’s “better” than the rest of them, and of being “ashamed” of where she’s from and of “abandoning” her former friends.

Mary has decided to return to her husband Chester and the town she used to live in, even though she was banished from the Amish and shunned by the community(I was expecting she’d stay in Lancaster and join the New Order Amish church) but her friends who have become her “adopted family” continue to stick by her.

Rebecca and Abe continue to work on their marriage, which is strained by Abe’s job as a trucker with long times away from home on the road. He has also decided to get his teeth pulled instead of costly dental procedures that they can’t afford. Rebecca is home raising the kids.

Andy is out of jail and now living back at home with his mother Mary, staying clean from drugs and has no contact with his wife, Chapel, since her arrest on drug charges, as he is making an effort to stay out of trouble.

Esther, Abe’s sister, has left the Amish, despite Mary’s objections, and has run away with her boyfriend.

Jeremiah has gotten  married! He surprised everyone by marrying a sweet girl named Carmela that he met online. She has 3 kids and this is his second marriage. He had invited Kate to the wedding but she never came but all the others did as they are all like family. Sabrina questioned whether this was a wise choice for Jeremiah and is worried how it might affect their close bond but wants him to be happy.

Sabrina is clean off drugs, has done her counselling and court-mandated therapies and treatments and was awarded custody of her daughter! She also dropped a surprise bombshell at the very end of the show that she’s pregnant….but WHO is the father? I’m thinking it must be Jeremiah since they’re so close and there was never any indication she might have been with anyone else,and if so, then what happens now? How will that affect Jeremiah’s new marriage, esp. as it would also mean that he was cheating on Carmela during their engagement with Sabrina, and what does that mean for Jeremiah and Sabrina now that there will be a baby? We’ll have to wait until  next summer now to find out…..

Return To Amish.

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Return To Amish is back again this summer and since we last left the cast last YR here’s what they’ve all been up to:

Kate is still persuing fashion in NYC and has taken on an internship with a designer but it’s demanding work at a breakneck speed and her co-workers are extremely nosy prying into her personal life,snooping around trying to see if she’s dating anyone. Jeremiah had returned to the Amish when we last saw him in an effort to avoid bad influences and to stay out of trouble but he has since left and now has an Amish donut business where he makes these gigantic-sized Amish-style glazed donuts. He has also been keeping in touch regularly with Sabrina, as she has been struggling thru a heroin addiction. She and her baby had been homeless and were living in her car for awhile until the baby was taken away from her and then she went into rehab and is currently in counselling trying to get her life back and trying to get her baby back.

Mary,Abe’s mother, had previously been shunned by the Amish due to her going to NYC and being “wild” has now been banished which is even more severe, and found she could no longer live in the community so Jeremiah and Sabrina found her a house in another town to rent but her husband Chester loves being Amish and didn’t want to leave the community so he stayed behind and just Mary moved there with Abe, Rebecca,and their 2 daughters. Rebecca is home with the kids but finding it hard with Abe away so much for work. Abe drives a truck for a living is on the road alot which puts a strain on their marriage and makes Rebecca feel like she is a single mother. This causes alot of tension and discord between the two.

Abe’s brother Andy will be released from jail soon but Mary told him not to go back to his wife Chapel as she lies and is a bad influence and for him to stay away from drugs and out of trouble she will only drag him down and if he goes back with her then Mary(his mother) will be out; he has to choose between them, so he chose his wife, whom he says he loves and wants to be with.(I have since heard thru another source that in the meantime she has been arrested with drug trafficking) Sabrina is feeling lonely and lost, like Jeremiah is the only friend that supported her and feels hurt by Rebecca and Abe who she feels thinks are “better” than her and  don’t support her, but they say they have but she just keeps messing things up over and over and they’ve had enough…..

It’ll be interesting to see what happens for this season…..

The Pianos.

Pianos The neighbours across the street have 6 pianos outside in their parking lot next to their house( pictured here) that they are sanding down and restoring, I presume to sell and make $$$$. The 19 YR old wandered over and was playing piano on them for a good 2 HRS; she’s in grade 10 piano and will be taking her next exam next month. The neighbours were impressed with her skill but she’s always had a natural gift and been a piano prodigy. The neighbours themselves are in a band and we can often hear them rehearsing and get a free show! I thought it looks pretty curious with the pianos all lined up out there; like airplanes lined up along the runway waiting for their turn to take off. I guess they don’t have to worry about them getting stolen though as they’re too heavy to carry down the street! It rained later as well so they arranged them all under the canopy seen here and covered them up with a tarp.

As well, “Aunt Flow” came, 3 days early, and took me by surprise as I never had any cramps although my lower back IS sore and I wondered why, but now I know,  and poor Buddy’s in pain(I suspect his back trouble again) and he yelps in pain now when he’s touched, picked up, or even when he moves or changes position himself, and he’s not moving around too much and just lays around and it worries me and I just hope it’s nothing serious and that he’s not dying or anything, and speaking of dying, I have this feeling that last Christmas was my last Christmas and that this summer now is my last summer so it will be interesting to see if it’s true…. I also found out the finale of “Return To Amish” is on tomorrow and I never even knew the show was back so I found the other 7 episodes I missed online and watched them all in a marathon binge-watching and so now I’m all caught up!

Return To Amish.

ReturnToAmish The cast from “Breaking Amish”  returned to a new summer series called “Return To Amish” which has just concluded after 7 episodes. Kate is still modelling in NYC and is also trying to launch her own fashion line and came to visit Mary and to see Rebecca as she has her new baby and also Sabrina who was also expecting a baby. Jeremiah also showed up (they were all there for Christmas) and continued to stay on as he had nowhere else to go and considered Mary to be family. Rebecca and Abe had their second baby girl she named Malika and Kate returned to NYC but returned later for more visits. Mary and Katie Ann also soon went up to NYC to give Kate a surprise visit which resulted in both Mary and her husband Chester being shunned from the Amish church which devastated Chester as the church and the Amish identity is his entire life. From that moment on they’ve been trying to be re-instated back into the church.(Katie Ann wasn’t shunned as she hadn’t taken her kneeling vow and become a member of the church yet)They were told in order to do so they must shun their children who have left the faith but Mary refuses to do so and won’t give up her kids no matter what.

Sabrina was pregnant all on her own, not with the baby’s father and with no support from her own family so Mary took her in and she and her friends became her new family and support system and were there for her as she gave birth to a baby girl she named Oakley. She later reconciled with the baby’s father Harvey and moved out of Mary’s house and her parents came to accept her child. Jeremiah continued to get into trouble, incl. being arrested for getting into a fight and decided that things had to change. He and Mary set up a store where they sold her Amish goods such as knitted afghans, quilts, dolls, and baked goods as with Chester being shunned he was no longer able to conduct business within the Amish community and they had to make money somehow. Jeremiah later decided that he wanted to go back to being Amish again as he wasn’t doing well in the “Englisch” world; there were too many temptations for him and he was lost; he needed the structure and sense of community and family that the Amish had to offer,that would keep him grounded and out of trouble.

Katie Ann was finding her parents’ shunning within the community hard as people also judged her and she found it hard to find guys that would approach her but she went to a hut party with Jeremiah hoping to meet guys but was quickly turned off by the wild antics there such as drinking, drugs and making out but did meet a guy and they started dating. She’s still undecided if she’ll stay Amish or go “Englisch” but Mary said she’ll support her either way, and Abe and his brother Andrew are working on mending their broken relationship as Andy was in jail yet again and when he got out his girlfriend Chapel urged him to straighten his life out and he promised that he would for her. Chapel’s cancer then came back and Andrew promised he’d stay with her every step of the way like he did before and asked her to marry him and at first she refused not wanting to put him thru that but later accepted when she realized how much he loved and cared for her. Abe, Rebecca, Mary,and Chester said they weren’t going to go to the wedding which broke Andrew’s heart but they later changed their mind and did the right thing and went.