Tuesday, October 7, 2014

apple picking simplified

like many new englanders we usually plan apple picking 
for a perfect fall saturday.
we look forward to the annual road trip to our favorite orchard for 
hay rides, animals, candied apples and warm cider donuts.
unfortunately soccer, naps, weather, a sick mama and busy calendars
these past few weeks have made it a bit tricky to schedule.
so friday after school it was.
a quick trip to the farm just down the road.
there weren't any orchard bells and whistles, 
but we had the entire farm all to ourselves.
to run and play hide and seek amongst the the rows.
to climb, jump, sit and eat apples to our heart's content
oh what fun we had.
oh how we needed that.
and oh how i needed this reminder of the good that 
happens when we simplify.
 instead of waiting and scheduling for that perfect weekend,
we simplified.
and in the end that was pretty darn perfect too.

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