Saturday, September 22, 2012

Apple Picking or Not

We have been blessed to make friends with a really sweet mom and her sons that live in our apartment complex.  We actually knew them from Peanut's school last year but they moved to our complex this summer and now Peanut and the oldest son attend the same school again.  This mom and I have spent a lot of time together at pick-ups after school.  We usually spend a couple afternoons a week together while the kids play together after school.  It is so nice to have a mom friend to chat with while we wait for our kids.  I am so thankful for this new friendship that is growing more and more.  It has been a huge blessing to me.
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During one of our play dates we decided that we needed to take our kids apple picking so we set a date and did it.  The problem is that when we got to the apple farm, well there were no apples to pick.  Our area was hit with a severe drought this summer and the implications are still evident with the lack of apples this fall.  I think we were more disappointed then our kids.  There were still apples that had been brought in from up north to buy.  There was still apple cider, fresh peanut butter, and apple cider slushies.  We bought some of this yummy stuff then we headed to a local state park to let the kids play since they didn't get to pick apples.  The park was awesome.  It was one that we had not yet been to in the area.  We will be going back as soon as we can.
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I am amazed at the friends that have been brought into our lives and so very thankful. I am so grateful too for the friendships my girls have. There is nothing I love more than to see them romping around with other kids and just having fun! DSC09698
We had such a fun afternoon...so much fun that we completely lost track of time. I say that is the sign of a great day! DSC09691

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