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blueberry picking

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Last week we went with friends and braved the hot hot heat of end of July to pick blueberries. We are super lucky to have a no spray blueberry orchard nearby. We managed to leave with about 15 cups of blueberries, 12 of which went to making our pies.

in gratitude

in gratitude (1)…for a week with just the boys.

…for seeing growing independence.

in gratitude (2)…for more birthday celebration.

…for blueberry pie.

in gratitude (3)…for water colors and lots of painting time.

…for persistence.

in gratitude (4)…for fun times and friends.

…for colorful surprises.

in gratitude (5)…for marshmallows and campfires and night time fun with glow sticks.

…for peaceful rides home.