We met up with Christy Ann, Gracie and Brian this afternoon at our old rental (her parent's property) out on the peninsula. I wanted to get enough blackberries to make a batch of jam tomorrow, but we went home with much more! It was great fun to hear the kids running around and N of course got another fruity piggyback in the sun. It's always a bit strange to go back to the place we called home for 3 years, where we brought our darling girl home and into our lives: She swears she remembers (being 10 months old) living there. I think she just remembers the video's she's watched over and over. Either way being in that same place with her was kind of sacred in a way, and then watching N teeter around on those same floors in that same air was overwhelming and beautiful. Christy Ann sent me home with bags full of veggies, and a beautiful school desk and Kindergarten curriculum for our upcoming first go at homeschooling. It was a very pleasant visit, and dragging E and Gracie apart was difficult, so much so that we were literally the last car on the overcrowded return ferry home.