Friday Favorites: Berry Picking

Last fall we found this cute berry farm, with a great brunch place, cute stores and a ‘u-pick’ for all sorts of berries. The only thing was… we missed berry picking season!! So all year we have been set on going back this summer at the right time and doing a bit of berry picking!image

This past weekend was the weekend. Berry picking time! Now with all the rain and hail we’ve been having the only berry option for picking was sour cherries. We’ll take it!

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After brunch we got ourselves some berry picking buckets. Worked our way through the maze of bushes and eventually managed to find the sour cherries. Follow the cherry signs!

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Let the picking begin!!

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In no time our buckets went from empty to overflowing! image

Before and after 🙂

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One successful group of berry pickers!

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Now to baking everything sour cherry!

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Christmas at the Farm

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The first half of our Christmas celebrations have passed. So sad!!

Our road trip to visit family began on December 24th, and we arrived back home last night.

The days in-between were packed with family, friends, fun and games, cute little nieces and nephews, lots of sweet treats, 3 turkey dinners and so much more!

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There is something so peaceful and quiet about getting out of the city. The open fields and big skys are so beautiful! And despite it being a bit chilly we did manage to fit a walk in to enjoy it 🙂

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My sister-in-law’s cute little family just got settled into a new home this past fall, so it was so fun to spend time at their new place, chat and catch up, play with the kids, and make some more memories!

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Well, that is just a small snip-it of our time away!  I can’t believe how quickly the holidays are flying by!image

Christmas Part 2 with my side of the family starts on the 31st!

We’ll be using these days leading to digest all that good food from our trip:) and get ready for more holiday fun!

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Winter Family Photo Shoot

Are weekends the best or what?!

Yesterday my family braved the cold to get some nice family pictures!!

It looked so beautiful with the little bit of frost and snow and the covering of fog… and you can’t even tell we’re cold 🙂

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I think we are all super happy to have my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew back in town!!!!

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Such a cute little family!!

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And these love birds!!

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Photo credit goes to my sister!! And she even kindly braved the cold to take a few more pictures of Mark and I 🙂

I’ll be sharing more photos later!!

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Happy Sunday!!

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