Saturday, September 18, 2010

the quintessential family outing

apple picking. 

it just oozes with images of fall and families and fun. 

when i learned that there were apple orchards about an hour south of us where we could go and pick our own apples i was giddy with excitement. our family picking apples in the fall. it was like a picture from a magazine. we planned to go with another family, but their plans changed last minute. ryan couldn't join us either. that boy is busier than anyone i know. so, leah and i ventured off to the ranch by ourselves.

the apples were delicious. we picked gala and pippen...
 
 i got to spend the entire day with my favorite little girl...
we of course wore our fall boots...
and looked cute as can be...
we took breaks amidst the fallen, rotting apples. well, one of us did...
 and zonked out on the way home. well, again, one of us did...
my favorite pic of the day.
 
we've made apple crisp a few times and it was to die for. 
i'm building up some courage to make my own applesauce in october. 
i. can. do. it. 

what's your favorite thing to make with apples?

4 comments:

Julie Laughlin said...

need you to do a "leah fashion" blog post. because i love all of her clothes and hair bows and shoes. and want to know where you buy them and how you come up with her outfits!

nicole said...

where is the apple orchard? sounds like a fun day!!

mj said...

watsonville. gizdich ranch. they have the YUMMIEST lunch ever. you have to try their apple slush. mmm...

Rob and Marseille said...

I agree, leah's outfits are cute! I know if I had girls they'd never have cute bows. I like apple crisp (from the ward cookbook) and apple sauce. If we lived closer, we could do applesauce together. It's better w/a friend. And a pressure cooker. And either a peeler/corer/slicer or a hand crank applesauce maker. It's yummy! and you can count it as part of your oil in your foodstorage (for baked goods)