Monday, October 10, 2011

Apple Pickin' Time

Family outings are the best, aren't they? Taking a break from the daily routine to go do something together that is fun and memorable can strengthen your family relationships.  Every Fall we have a family outing to our favorite apple orchard in NC.  We have been going to the same place since our children were real small. We always have a great time.
Our children
 We were a little later than usual taking our annual trip and we missed some of our favorite apples but there were still plenty of fuji, granny smith and golden delicious apples to pick in the orchard.
 My husband and I always enjoy the chance to have all of our children together at the same time.  Having two in college now makes it difficult to all be together at the same time.  We dropped by our son's college on the way and picked him up so we could all be together.
Me and my handsome husband
 I can't believe our firstborn is 21 years old now. Whew! Where did the time go?
My husband and our firstborn

My husband and our middle child

Our oldest 3
We picked a lot of apples.  Once the baskets were filled nobody wanted to carry them back.  They were heavy with some of the largest apples I've ever seen.
Me with our three sons and a scarecrow
 It was the most beautiful Fall day with a crisp breeze in the air.  We love going to Stepps Apple Orchard and look forward to it every year.

I made homemade apple butter again this year with the apples we picked and even canned some using the Candy Apple Butter recipe from Sugar Pie Farmhouse.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! It looks like you have a lovely family!