This morning started early after enjoying a game night at Kevin and Candi's house with my sisters last night. We had a blast playing a lively game of Dutch Blitz followed by Pictionary and some delicious brownies as well as a game of Balderdash. It was one of those nights that you don't want to see end. But since I knew I was planning to walk early the next morning with Pam, we eventually had to call it a night (or early morning!).
At 5:30 this morning, Pam and I started our walk to Doug and Lori's to get some exercise (and blueberries!). We brought Pam's 1 year-old Joel with us in the stroller which doubled as a great berry holder on the way home. I had walked to Doug and Lori's house alone before, but never with a friend. The time sped by and the miles were quite enjoyable when spent talking to Pam. The mouthful of blueberries from their amazingly abundant bushes was satisfying like nothing else afer our 1.25 hour (4.5 mile) walk to their house. We picked berries for two hours and then headed back. After showering and eating lunch, I crashed - sleeping all afternoon. The weather was nice with a cool morning and cloud cover there for all but the last 30 minutes of the walk back. We are so blessed to be able to pick blueberries each year from Doug and Lori's bushes. We freeze the berries and are able to enjoy them year round.