20 October 2008

Abundance

This weekend can best be described in one word: abundance. We are blessed to be surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, an abundance of good friends and an abundance of great food. We started the weekend off with a drive over to Leavenworth to follow in the footsteps of my friend Lynn and visit the fruit barn that she finds worth the drive. Once we got there I eagerly pronounced to Cameron, “I love this place” Who knew apples could make me that excited. I eagerly selected a few bags only to be coerced into buying 25 lbs. yep you heard right 25 lbs…… that sure sounds like a lot of apples for two people. So the baking and finding endless uses for apples begin. I like to think of the basket of apples from Lynn as the gift that keeps giving. After a wonderful day of hiking through the sun drenched trails and bursts of autumn color we headed to my good friend John’s home to celebrate with his family. John is not only one of the kindest, sincerest people I have ever known, but has the dearest family. His kids are adorable and his wife is so sweet and kind. John is also a soup and bread maker extraordinaire and after a day of running around and hiking the food and company was perfection.

Sunday was an equally busy day as we were lucky enough to share in the joy of having our friends Elizabeth and Ryan’s baby christened. We felt touched and honored that they would want to share this with us and left feeling blessed to have such good people in our lives. After church I decided to tackle the mound of apples and make my first ever two crust apple pie. I think all in all it was a success, but as with everything I learned a few things for next time. We ended the weekend on a high note as we spent time with my family who always makes us feel important and loved. This morning I enjoyed the monster cinnamon rolls my Mom sent us home with and am still licking the cinnamon from my lips. Aaaaahhhh life is good.





















9 comments:

Erin said...

Is that the dress?? it looks adorable on you! i love the tie on the neck!

Lisette and Cameron said...

Yes this is the dress that I specifically kept on so that you could see me in it at the luncheon, alas you stood me up and i was really disappointed. I was looking forward to having lunch with my blog buddy. I can always count on you and Lynn to leave a comment when my other readers decide to forgo it.

Erin said...

ok... to be fair, i didn't think you and cameron were even going to be at the reception -- i was told that you would only be at the church ceremony! had i known that my favorite blogette was going to be there, i would have made a better effort to come!

CJ said...

I am eating a cinammon roll right now!!

ps. you should get rid of the annoying word verification and I might feel more inclined to comment.

Lisette and Cameron said...

consider it done

Steve, Lynn & Brian said...

what a great weekend! Beautiful pics and such a fun write up. Apple pies are the best! Can't wait for dinner tonight...

CJ said...

thanks!

cindy said...

Lisette- going to Leavenworth for apples is a fantastic fall tradition. I am a big fan of it and our family used to always go on the saturday of General Conference until we became more devoted to truth and light! Now, we try to get there every year - other than the first weekend in October. The leaves are....breath taking. Love your photos too.

Laursen Family said...

Thanks again for making it to Nathan's baptism & reception. Erin is jealous that I've made it on your "infamous" blog before her. =)