You ever feel like "well, if I only lived with place like this near by, it would make things more interestiing." No? Just me? I have imagined this "middle America" where there are farmer's markets on every corner, firefiles that illuminate the hot summer nights, small neighborhood coffee shops where coffee is only served with mugs and they have the orange couches just like our old friends, and hole in the wall ice cream shops that are a neighborhood staple.
But instead, what I need to be inspried to dig deeper into my own backyard, and find the hidden treasures that lie within.
Enter my friend Jackie. On Tuesday, she gathered a group of mommies for a playdate at this special place.
It was exactly what I was wanting. And it is so close, we're going to make it a habit.
(Why yes, that is my kid, and only my kid, crying over the fake chicken show.)
Jenny and Jimmy and baby Mannley.
Look at the produce, people!
Next time, we are picking roma tomatoes and whatever else is in season.
And the truth is, I need to be grateful for where I am, because this is in my backyard as well.
And, for now, I wouldn't have it any other way.
God has you right where you are, this weekend, find joy in it. Find joy in Him.
happy friday love,
Happy Brithday Jackie, I love you.