Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Apple Picking and Cider Pressing

Now, we do live in the apple state, after all. The past two years we have gone to this orchard with some dear friends from church. This year we thought it would be the perfect place to meet with some favorite cousins- the Dertings. The Dertings are actually my aunt and uncle and their kids are my cousins, however they have adopted three additional kids that are the age of my own kids. Anna is from Madagascar, she's 8 and Kassie is a foster adoption, she's 7 and Jayson is a foster adoption and he's 3, like Lindy. These cousins live in Clarkston- 2 and 1/2 hours south of us. Bishop's Orchard is somewhere in the middle, so with the Mosers (Ella's family) and my parents, we made the trek down. After a few hiccups in the plan that morning, we were off with creamy tomato soup and cucumber goat cheese sandwiches to go. And yes, Corbin was with us, but he is elusive. And, I didn't take pictures- these are Jill's. (Thanks Jill, and thanks Grandma for the cute baskets!) We would like this to be an annual tradition- fall fun for the whole family! Even Kent and my dad enjoyed the day.


Kari said...

Such cute kids! What a blessing that your aunt and uncle adopted those wonderful kids!

Kent and TerriLyn said...

What fun! Our first big activity after moving back to Washington was to join my parents in an apple-pressing party. My dad built a press and each autumn he and my mom invite the congregation from their church and the congregation from farther up the valley where they used to live to make cider with them. It is great fun and a good excuse to get together with old friends.