>We learned our lesson about apple picking last fall…you must come early in the season for the best selection! This year we went earlier and we checked out a different orchard than last time. This was Wilson’s Orchard in Iowa City and it was absolutely beautiful out there! We went on a perfect Friday night after Cory and Andrea got off work (Steve was off from having just had surgery) and we walked around the orchard picking tons of apples and followed it up with an apple turnover and Heyn’s Ice Cream while we sat on picnic tables overlooking the orchard. I can’t wait to go back for pumpkins!
"We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are always there for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.
-- Jeff Warner
"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you."
-Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons (talking to her daughter)
If there is any secret to this life I live, this is it: the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can, there is nothing more to it than that.
"The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."