Today we took a trip out to a local farm to gather baskets of blackberries and peaches for summer desserts and preserves. This has become one of our favorite family activities to do during the summer and it keeps us busy in the kitchen for week or two, making sweet treats and canning goods to enjoy through out the cold months. There is nothing better than picking your own berries straight from the bush and i think our kids would agree, they put more berries in their mouths than in our baskets! By the end of the morning they were all stained with berry juice and sticky but their little hearts were so content. Days like these remind me how simple and breezy childhood can be. No need to plug in or over do it with toys. Their hearts were so full just being outside, feeling the sun shine on their skin, filling their bellies with warm berries and peaches grabbed right off the tree. I hope these are the days they remember when they grow older.