This has been a pretty special summer for us. The past two summers we have not really done a large vacation. It has been nice to stay local and to enjoy our own area. This is also the very last summer before Davis, the youngest, starts kindergarten. Now, that is a separate post on its own, but do not be sad for me. Just know that I am a believer in delighting in the new seasons of life.
One thing the boys and I have taken such joy in is spending time with my grandmother (Nanny). This summer she will be turning 93! How many young boys can say that they had the opportunity to know their great-grandmother? A woman that was born in the 20’s and has so much wisdom and a wealth of stories to fill a lifetime is hanging out with a 5 and 9 year old. We are so blessed to still have her with us. So, last week the boys and I had the special opportunity to take her to a brand new local produce stand. These are the types of little mini adventures we like to do in the summer. To see her eyes in that place is a look I will never forget. She had so much joy! There were rows and rows of produce for picking straight from the field as well as a few rows of gorgeous flowers that you could cut yourself. It was so much fun letting her pick out her favorite fruits.
Davis and I generally have the same taste in food and we were both instantly drawn to a gorgeous basket full of blackberries. I brought them home to add to my wild blackberry collection. Now we are overflowing with blackberries! I guess that is not a bad problem to have, right? Besides, it just brings up all the memories of picking those wild blackberries with Nanny (my grandmother) when I was a little girl. That was what summer was made of. All you needed was a blackberry patch, the creek and your bike. I’m so happy to give my boys that type of summer.
We’ve all been taking it easy and I have been enjoying more summer mornings and afternoons on my front porch with a glass of iced coffee. Iced coffee in the summer just hits the spot! You guys already know what a fan I am of International Delight, so it’s no surprise that I love the convenience of the Iced Coffee Vanilla. All I have to do is load a cup with ice, pour it over out of the carton and add a straw. I could sit and sip all day!
So, in honor of keeping life simple and sharing memories, I created a free blackberry iPhone wallpaper for you to download! I used that picture of those gorgeous berries up there! You’ll recognize it! I’m offering the wallpaper in 3 different phrases (berry happy, berry cool and berry thankful). Hopefully you will find one that speaks to you! So, grab your happy little iPhone, grab a cup of Iced Coffee and sit a spell. You’ll be glad you did it! Make sure to sign up for your International Delight coupon as well.
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