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Our summer this year is 180 degrees different than last summer! Last year, at the end of July, we found out we were pregnant. Now, we have a busy five-month old who fills up most of our time. Last year we went on a few fun weekend trips and get-aways, and this summer, we made it to the mall once to get smoothies and pretzels (seriously one of our favorite dates; don't judge), and felt pretty proud of ourselves.

(Seriously, I have nothing but respect for moms (and parents in general) who maintain a busy life with their kiddos. I pretty much never want to go anywhere because it's so much dang work. I hate nursing in public, so whenever we go somewhere, we're watching the clock for when we need to be back home for the next meal, and carrying around a car seat is super awkward and cumbersome... anyway, the list goes on. But some moms just get out there and continue having a life, quite beautifully, which I completely admire. That mom is not me.)

Actually, last summer we were s…
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Tomatoes (big and cherries)
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