This. Was. So. Much. Fun. Josh came up with the idea months ago, but only recently have we put it into practice. We'd played twice before, but last night was the first time that a group of people got together with the express purpose of playing Survivor. Barry was our Jeff Probst, and he split us into two "tribes" to compete against each other until the merge, when it became every-man-for-himself. There was a hidden immunity idol (a ketchup bottle), a fire-building challenge, alliances and backstabbing, double eliminations and multiple twists. They made for a great game. I made it to top 5, Josh made it to top 3, and little Madeline took the $5 Starbucks gift card prize home. I don't really know how to adequately describe the experience.. just know that it was a stinkin' blast.
There is nothing better than fresh, local strawberries in season. Okay, so this picture was ripped from my instagram feed, taken two weeks ago - before our CSA started - so those aren't actually local berries. But I think it illustrates the point beautifully. I thought those strawberries were good, and they were from the supermarket. But our farmer has given us a generous portion of strawberries the last couple of weeks, and nothing can compare to the heavenly sweetness of perfectly ripe strawberries. I seriously wish they could last forever. At the very least, I hope we get a few more weeks of them. So, so good.
The Wonder Years
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