Thursday, June 4, 2015

You pick, Cherry Picking

As we were driving the 25 minutes south to pick cherries at a local cherry farm, I realized just how happy I was in that moment! I had a perma-grin on my face, and a carload full of my favorite people- my children!  
If someone asked me what makes me happiest in life, that would be it: Going on fun outside adventures with my kids. Nothing else makes me smile like the prospect of being out in nature, exploring, and watching my children thrive in the beauty of mother nature.

Several days ago we sat down and made lists of all the fun things we want to do this summer. Everything was included from hiking Zion National Park (which we just did on Mothers Day but will do again and again), finding frogs in Kolob Canyon, climbing rocks at Three Peaks, swimming in the lake on the hill, going camping, going hiking, visiting animals at Red Acre Farm, hiking in Snow Canyon, splashing at a water park, going to the St. George Children's Museum, looking for caterpillars, collecting more bugs, building sandcastles, going fishing, picking cherries, and resting in between (that was Odin's idea). 

Today we decided to check cherry picking off our list. I feel so lucky that we have farms like this so close by. I realize that this is an opportunity that not every family can experience, because of where they live. We felt very blessed today to be able to take from this local farmer's bountiful harvest. 


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