Monday, October 3, 2011

Apple Picking!


A tradition that my family and my mom's best friend's family has shared for over twenty years is apple picking. My mom and her best friend met in one of those baby groups. Her son, C, and I have known each other since before we were one and continue to be friends now. 

My very strong man 
        Even after we've graduated college, our families are continuing to keep up the tradition. Our younger siblings are still in college, so C and I represented, along with our parents, C's cousin, and M.
The whole gang
After we had too many apples to count, we grabbed some fresh doughnuts and apple cider. Recently, we've started having picnics post-picking. We bring wine, cheese, crackers, veggies and dip to chow down on before making the drive home. It's a great time had by all, and I love that M is now part of the tradition too!

17 comments:

Lauren said...

Appple picking is something I so miss about CT. I want to go to Lyman Orchards for an apple cider doughnut right now!!

Megan said...

oh my goodness, this looks awesome!I would love to pick apples! It looks like you had a great time!! :)

Kathy S said...

That looks like so much fun. My family goes strawberry picking every year, but we haven't tried apples yet.

Natalie said...

Can you believe I've never been apple picking?! Yes shocker I know. I'm glad you have this tradition and that M is taking part! :)

TV's Take said...

Looks like such a great time! How fun that your man is joining in on the fun.

ashley said...

It looks like so much fun! I've never gone apple picking!

little miss southern love. said...

This is so cute and looks like so much fun! I am so jealous of everyone in the north right now that are going to the pumpkin patch and apple picking! I wanna go :(

xoxo.

sherri lynn said...

What a fun tradition! We have been meaning to go to the apple orchard and get some apples. I have so many apple recipes I want to try this fall!

p.s. I hope your first day has been AMAZING so far! :)

Leigh said...

I am jealous of you going apple picking! Where I grew up, there was lots of orchards around and we used to go every fall. But now, where I live there is no orchards :(

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

What a sweet time! I remember doing that with my family when we lived in the blue ridge mtns. Great memories!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

What a fabulous fall tradition :)

Can't wait to see what you do with all those apples!

Sarah said...

I love apple picking! I need to get to that sometime this season!

Amy said...

We've been once already and it's almost time to go again! I just bought one of those spiny apple corer things and it makes preparing the apples much easier.

Elizabeth said...

Apple picking is such a fun part of fall! How neat that this is a family tradition for you!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I seriously love apple picking. I always go home to Michigan to go picking with my mum!

xo

Krista said...

This is such a lovely tradition! And it's wonderful that you and C still participate. I think it's so sad when kids grow up and go their own way and family traditions get lost. I'm sure your mom and her friend are really glad you guys still participate :)

Mademoiselle Michael said...

I love that you guys still do this! I always went apple picking when I lived in Boston & then we would have a "feast" afterward (obviously with apple pie)! I love the picnic idea with wine and cheese...sign me up! :)