Labor Day Apple Picking

2010 Apple Picking Collage

We enjoyed our long weekend; DH and I had a nap every day. How amazing is that?!?

Monday we went apple picking; only Macs were ready so these are just eating apples {or apple sauce}. Thanksgiving Monday our whole family will go out picking and we’ll get our baking apples then.

I’m thankful for fall; crisp days, beautiful leaves, cozy sweaters, toasty homes, chili, apple-picking…family memories! Memories are something you make whether intentional or unintentional. I want mine to be good, intentional, strengthening.

It’s Tuesday. Today, I am tackling my kitchen. It seems like I do that a lot. Let things slide on the weekend and deal with it Monday (or Tuesday on a long weekend). Maybe next weekend, I’ll do it differently but today, look for me in the sink!


Where can I find you today?


  1. Love it! That photo of your kitchen makes me feel better about mine, though it’s just as messy. After getting cavities filled this morning my kitchen will be getting spruced up too. We were canning over the weekend and put all the dirty dishes in a laundry basket (and in the living room, and on the counters not being used for canning)…groan!

  2. Visiting from Steady Mom. I was able to get most of my housework for the week done yesterday while big kids and hubby were home, so spending today making playdough, reading books and snuggling babies. Which reminds me to get off the computer and go snuggle!

  3. Visitng from Steady Mom…I love the collage of photos, it makes me long for cooler days and sweater weather. Today, it was 90 degree F in my neck of the woods! Also today, I tackled my kitchen and cleaned out my refrigerator after being gone all weekend. It was fun, but I am glad it’s done!

    • Heat + Kitchen doesn’t equal my favorite thing but what a sense of relief and accomplishment when everthing is back as it should be 🙂

  4. I am SO jealous. I miss apple picking with a passion. Here in FL, now I pick oranges and grapefruit but not until mid-November. There’s nothing like picking apples and eating them direct from the tree and transforming them later into luscious pies! YUM!!

    • I know!! I’m generally not a nap person since I have trouble laying aside the to-do list and end up taking it to bed in my head but somehow I overcame this weekend. Awesome!

  5. Our kitchens could be twins! Love the apple picking collage – nice to imagine being somewhere like that while it’s still in the 90’s here.
    Found my way here through Steady Mom!

  6. We have three pear trees, which start coming ripe early to mid-August, and they’re still going strong. I greatly reduce the amount of other fruit that I buy during pear season because we eat so many pears. It is a season that I look forward to in July and am tired of by mid-September. Nothing better than fresh pears, home-made pear sauce, pear pie…pear, pear, pear. When they’re done I start indulging in apples, but I don’t think we have any orchards nearby…I’ll have to check into that.

    • Wow, that is so amazing that you get so many pears. I would love to have some fruit trees; I hold off on planting because I think that our home is temporary but maybe we should think about planting some…even if for the next owners…

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