Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summertime Moments II

Would you believe that one of my favorite moments this summer was picking cherries with my children at their grandparents house, which used to be an orchard? Well, it actually was. There were millions to choose from and I think they may be the most beautiful fruit! The kids loved it so much that I offered to send them to the fruit farms to earn us some summer cash. I think they would have! :) Even though this was back in June, I have cherri-ished these pictures of my kids and the week we spent picking, eating, pitting, and bottling cherries.

I love when I see bottled fruits and veggies in someone's cabinet. It just feel so homey. So, I am pretty proud of my little candied jewels that now sit in my pantry. And they make the best pie and cherry limeades. I think this will be a yearly tradition. Any one who wants to join me next year in late June, let me know. There are more than enough cherries to go around!


Charis said...

Oh I just LOVE how your scrapbook pages turned out! It looks like it was the perfect summer activity. I wish you lived here - there is a fabulous place where you pick your own blueberries and strawberries (though I am sure you have that too) I don't love cherries, but your 'canned' cherries and cherry pie makes me want to reconsider my dislike for them ;-)

The Lowerys said...

That looks like so much fun! And I love canned things. My mom use to do all sorts of fruits, salsas and fruits. Glad that you had such a great summer with your cute kids! :) Your scrapbook pages are so cute too!

Ace said...

This post really screams SUMMER--

and I must agree with you that cherries are quite possibly the most beautiful picturesque!

I can't wait for my tutorial on digital scrapbook pages, especially after seeing what amazing things you do with yours:)

P.S. I'd LOVE to join you next year for the cherry picking gala..put us down for seven--

You bring the bucket, I'll bring the Imodium!

Neika Boulter said...

Okay every time you post something I wish we lived closer but especially this time for 2 reasons:
1. that looks like so much fun and I love cherry pie, and the pics
2. I want you to walk me through making those cute scrapbook pages! Someday when you have HOURS to teach me!

Lori said...

Okay, I want to digital scrapbook now. I never thought I did, but after seeing these adorable pages I think I might check it out.