Cherries Galore

First thing this morning Mark, Amelia and I headed up to Hood River to get some cherries! The stores around here sell cherries for more than $2.00/pound and even some of the produce stands sell them for $3.50/lb over in Hood River... crazy prices! Years ago my parents found this little orchard that sells them for under $1.00/lb so that is where we went. I wanted a lot! 40 pounds will do just fine for cherry jam and some breads, among other things. Amelia and I have been pigging out on them... delicious! 

We were going to head straight home from the orchard but then we saw a sign for the beach, and it was incredibly beautiful out. We got Amelia a kite from the toy shop in town and headed out to enjoy the nice weather. It was a lot of fun. We played in the water, flew the kite and let Amelia get super sandy. Good times.

She had so very much fun!

Yay for family hangout time

Amelia flying a kite for the first time

Our Girl

It was an incredibly beautiful day up in the gorge

Well, I have pitted quite a few cherries so now it is time to hit the gym. I think there is an elliptical there with my name on it. I hate how it is always so hard to drag my butt to the gym, but I never regret going once I'm there. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 
Ashley Elizabeth


  1. Wow, so many cherries!! I loooove cherries, but stores sell them for over 3$ per pound here as well and when they go on sale, they're still usually around 2$. I wish there was a place to pick them here, I'd be all over that!

    1. This guys picks them for you, and each bucket is 20# so we got two. I love them so much. I don't know how he can keep his prices so low when everyone else is so high.