Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Family Jaunt

A couple of weekends ago we went for a drive over the mountains to the east side of our state.  A very different environment exsists over there and it's great fun to drive for just a little while and find ourselves in a completely different habitat.
 It's very dry and desert-like.  The main occupation is farming (my kind of place!!).  We has such a fun time.
Enjoying our picnic lunch
We did have a destination in mind - this was fun day with an agenda :0).  So after our picnic we set about business - getting our fruit for the winter.

Blueberries for Abbie
Kerplink, Kerplank, Kerplunk!!!

We gathered more yummy fruit:
Then we headed home over the beautiful Mt. Rainer.  Such a beautiful drive!!!
Beautiful - even for the chicken-hearted Mama who hated driving next to very steep cliffs!!  I'm quite sure I left imprints of my hand on the door handle - much to Hubby's amusement :0)

An alpine meadow we stopped to hike through
We are so blessed to be able to do this - fill up our van with fruit to prepare for the winter!!  It's one of my favorite things to do - fill up my pantry with delicious homemade foods to see us through the months when fruit is difficult to afford.   And build family memories at the same time!!  What could be better?!!!



BECKY said...

Hi Christine! You have been one busy gal, huh? Me too! Love your coast shots and I know you had a delightful time! The little miss krinkle absolutely precious is she?? Love your little man being powder boy, just loved it all!!!

And your delish fruit for winter! You are one smart Momma!

I am finally getting to visit a little more! Trying to keep creating for my shop and it has been a challenge! Gotta get on a strict schedule!!

Love and hugs to you sweetie! So wonderful to see what you and yours have been up to!!

Valerie said...

What a fun day! We enjoy outings like that too! It's been YEARS since I drove over the Rainier passes, but I agree...I am clutching the door handle and seat the WHOLE way too, much to MY hubby's amusement as well. Such beautiful pictures of a VERY beautiful part of the country. Have fun filling your pantry..I'm in the midst of that too. :)

Cinnamon said...

How fun!!

I love the picture of ~you~ :-)

How is Daniel doing and hubby's new job? Well I guess it's ~old~ by now but I think of it as new :-)

Miss you!