9.14.2009

oh..hello monday

oh...hello monday!




Yes...that is me.....gorging myself on an apple.....just like in the garden of Eden.......and like Eve....i broke the rules.....and ate an apple.


well....so did my kids.


darn those rules.....






this is our back yard.....i bet you didn't know that we had an apple orchard..did you?


I'm just kidding........


we actually drove about 35 minutes north of my home to apple orchard country.....home to more that 15 apple orchards.


There were a bunch that are huge.....and to me feel like tourist traps.....but i did my homework...and found a darling mom and pop place about 10 minutes off the beaten track.


It cost a bit more for a bushel but it was so nice to have the orchard to ourselves....


there were only 2 other families picking as well......which made it so nice.


















we broke another rule here.


no. climbing. trees.


but my rule was........you can climb a tree in order for mom to get a picture....just don't fall out....because if you fall out...then i will deny that i let you climb the tree.
{seriously...what am i teaching these kids.....eeek}














I don't know about you....but Autumn is my element.....and i like the word autumn.....so much better than fall....
but that's just me i guess.
autumn
fall
autumn
I {heart} layers...i {heart} boots....i {heart} crisp temperatures.

You are probably wondering where the oldest child is......oh...and possibly the husband?
Yup...they decided to forgo the apple picking adventure and go to a golf tournament....naughty boys.

I also forgot to tell you about my date night on Saturday.....yes...date night.

We went into the city to see U2 {the band}......they played a sold out show at Soldier field......it was incredible. I won't lie....i'm not the biggest U2 fan....but Bryan is....and seeing them live was so much fun...even though the beer was so expensive.

Do you remember the first concert you ever went to? I do.

It was Madonna......her 'like a virgin' tour.......and i was about 10 or 11.

My dad worked security on the side at Dodger stadium in L.A........so whenever there was a cool concert..he would take me and a friend.

I think i was the popular girl in 5th grade.

sheesh.

A 5th grader and her friends at a tour called 'like a virgin'.

xo

oh.....just an fyi.....i sent out the invites for my "open house" on October 3rd.....so if you didn't get it or would like to be invited to come shopping......just email me.

I'm thinking of having Denisa {the famous french crepe lady} coming to set up as well.










64 comments:

Lissa said...

Hi Kasey! What a perfectly fun day! My first concert was Whitney Housten.

Jill said...

My first concert was Shawn Cassidy but I also went to Madonna's "Like a Virgin" tour concert - in Chicago. I was not 10 or 11 - I was 16, I think....

Good Night!
Jill

Simply Me Art said...

We used to do that with the kids years back, strawberry picking too. How fun! Ive been thinking and can't remember my first concert? I have been to so many, hmmmm I think it was Rush very early 80's, but I do remember my first U2 tour was 1985 Los Angeles Sports Arena. Ive been to 3 others but I'm skipping this tour. Too Big, there playing the Rose Bowl here, too old for 60,000 people. Have a great week, Jamie

Julie said...

Wish I could be there...I'd love to shop in person. :)

What a fun day!

The Little Red Shop said...

Isn't apple picking the best? What fun with little ones...and what sweet pictures. Charlie Sexton was my first concert...well, as opposed to attending Vienna Choir Boys' concerts with my parents and things like that. It was in downtown Seattle and I attended with one of my older brothers. A couple of months later, I saw A-Ha at the same venue (The Paramount) with my very new friend Sara. I invited her to the show the day I met her at our friend's cabin. (The friend was not allowed to attend) Sara has been one of my best friends ever since...

: )

Julie M.

The Little Red Shop said...

ps In high school I won tickets to the George Michael Concert from a radio call-in contest. My mom wouldn't let me go... I LOVED George Michael!!!

Simone said...

I may also have denied giving permission to my children to do something they shouldn't have done...just once or twice... ;)

Great post Kasey....apple picking sounds so lovely.

Just caught up and read your last few posts.....loved the love letters (and laughed about "Homer"....and loved the "What I know....." post especially.

Happy Monday!

Federica said...

Really a fun day!

Martha said...

Love that you went apple picking at a small orchard...cute pictures of you three!

Oh...and yes...if you would extend your invitation to me for your open house I would be honored!

Susan said...

what a wonderful day.
I wish we had something like this close to us.
the three of you are adorable!!

Ashley said...

I heart the pictures they have such an antique feel to them :)

B said...

Hello cutie, what a lovely post! We have an apple tree in our garden, I went out to have a look yesterday but I've missed my chance; there was only 1 good apple left! Better luck next year. My first concert was the Like a Virgin tour too. Have a fun week. x

paula said...

now this sounds like fun. I would have so let my kiddos climb the trees for a photo too.

My first concert was the beach boys with my parents, but the big one was Janet Jackson. I think I was like 10 too. There is no way my kids could do that now, ha!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

My first concert was Def Leppard! LOVED them! I was much older than 5th grade tho, I was a sophmore in high school.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love autumn too! The apple orchard looks perfect!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Kasey...

I wanted to thank you for coming by and your thoughtful words for my Dad and I. I guess I am praying for a miracle...then again, cancer is rearing it's ugly head again.

This post is great. You took some great photos. I love the one of the apple in the tree. Your kids look like they are having fun!

Have you ever heard of Wick's Apple House in Dowagiac, Michigan~near Sister Lakes? It's about 1/2 hour from our Lakehouse. It's a very cool place with a restaurant and gift shop to boot.

I too, saw Madonna during the Like A Virgin Tour. I was more like 22 And...I brought my 16 year old niece!! I lived in a little studio in Lincoln Park and used to walk down Clark St. decked out in my crusifixes and gloves! lol!!

Would love to come to the 10/3 party...I'll let you know...

Thanks again for caring.

xoxo
Jane

Farmgirl Paints said...

Do you remember the country group Alabama? My brother took me to see them when I was little.

Loved the orchard pictures. That looked like a fun time with the kiddos. I agree Autumn sounds better than fall.

Love to see your thought process and just hear your heart when you blog. Thanks for being you!

paperbird said...

Hi Kasey- it looks like it was a wonderful day spent with your little ones- I heart Autumn too!

My first concert was Bruce Springsteen!

littlebyrd said...

Ha! That was my first concert too! A group of girls went and we were all dressed up in neon and lace - completely hideous of course but boy did we have the best time :)

paige said...

i made it through the wilderness....

ummm...yeah, but i think i was in the 11th grade.....
darn i forgot i'm so much older than you!

one of my besties's moms was head of ushering at the atlanta venue so we frequented the concerts too -
loverboy baby!
how 'bout the 80's

LOVE the apple shot of you & the babies...way too cute!

enjoy your oatmeal~

The Tattered Cottage said...

Oh how I miss going to the orchards....In Cali about a 30-40 minute drive from my house was Apple Hill. There were several farms that you could go to and pick apples and each of them had other specialties too. It was always the highlight to the start of autumn. I'm a bit older than you, my first concert was when I was 14 and it was a Dave Mason concert. Only someone my age who listened to rock 'n roll would remember him. I might be considered antique or at the least vintage LOL.
Toni

The Flying Bee said...

Autumn is so much better, but I always say Fall.

My hubby and I are U2 fans and wanted to see them in Houston, but it didn't work out. :(

My first concert was to a MTV concert tour with Color Me Bad,(Remember "I wanna sex you up") C&C Music Factory and Gerardo(Rico Suave)!!! Ha Ha!! I was in Junior High... What was my mom thinking???

Trying to plan my trip to see you, I think I'll email you with my thoughts. How can I not go now, shopping and crepes! Perfect!

Happy Monday!

Adrienne

blue moss said...

i love apple orchards!!!
embarrassed to say...i went to a barry manilow concert....my older sister was going and it was a chance to go to a concert......
but totally embarrassing anyway

tara said...

Oh why does Monday come so quick? Apples, hmmm, sounds familiar! :) Love the photos, but one question, if Bryan was gone and your oldest who took the photos of the three of you?

Glad you had a good time at the concert, I bet it was amazing!
xo

Kacey said...

We went apple picking this weekend, too! Our trip was a bit of a disaster, but yours sounded like fun.

First concert: New Kids on the Block. Yup.

Alison said...

Oh, I agree, autumn sounds way better than fall! Love apples too, sounds like you guys had a great time. What do you plan on doing with those apples? Now you've got me wanting some apple butter! It's been so long since I have attended a concert. I am thinking of taking my 13 year old to something really cool soon. Take care.

Laura said...

must put picking apples on my to do list for autumn.
we call autumn "season of love":
it is when my husband and I met
then got engaged
then married

it is hard to fully enjoy the season here in LA
this is when I miss"home" the most
the mornings are trying to fool me here...
every morning I wake up to a chill, and I say to Luke, "Today mommy gets her pumpkin spice latte!"
and by the time we are dressed, it is hot as hell.
back to iced vanilla latte

have a wonderful autumn Monday...stay out of those trees

LuLu & Co. said...

The Police when I was 12... their last tour together. That began my secret love affair with Sting... and he just gets better with age if I do say so myself!
love the apple orchard!!!
xo,
LuLu

Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous family day and with apples to take home at the end of it and some lovely photographic memories.... I am the oldest one commenting, but I think you will have heard of the band at the first concert I went to....The Beatles. Yes, I am that old and I saw them live twice !!!! XXXX

Tracey said...

Looks like a wonderful place to go...are you going to make me some apple butter with those apples, I do love the stuff?!

4 days and counting...

:) T

Pretty Little World said...

I just love wandering around apple orchards and cider mills in the fall -- it's one of my favorite parts of the season!!

Rue said...

That really looks like fun! I wonder if we have an orchard here... hmm...

First concert was U2, ironically enough.

xoxo,
rue

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I'm finally embracing Fall/Autumn myself and LOVE going Apple picking. Wonderful photos--especially the tree climbing one. :)

apriliniowa said...

Wonderful photographs. I would love to see U2 myself... :)

Aimee said...

We did that with our kids last fall. Isn't it the best? Your pictures are gorgeous!
Have a great week,
Aimee

A.Love said...

i wouldn't mind a little apple picking and some weather that required toasty clothes. poor me, i live in california, right?! :)
my first concert was the Beach Boys :)
thanks for thinking about me--hanging in there---by a thin thread :)

jules said...

I drive by a darling apple farm everyday in Santa Ynez, "Apple Lane Apple Farm". Fun. My first concert was in 1980, at UCLA, The Rolling Stones. My parents actually let me ditch school to attend. Guess who opened for them, and was booed off stage...Prince. Mick Jagger had to get on stage and convince the crowd to give him a chance. I was a skinny freckled faced 10th grader amongst all these rockers...if my parents had any clue, there is no way I would have been allowed to go.

Amy said...

my first "real" concert was good ole' backstreet boys! :)

I love the orchard pictures, especially the one in the tree she's not supposed to be climbing! and I'm with you on autumn vs. fall

Gigi said...

Oh, autumn is my absolute favorite time of year, and your orchard pictures capture the reason why so beautifully!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'll definitely be back to visit yours often. It's lovely here.
xo Gigi

Jerri said...

Oh what a fun day! Now what was that...that happened after Evenate the apple?...she discovered she was naked! Yikes! :)
Wish we could come shop again but glad we made it at least once!
My first concert, Kool & the Gang...you probably don't remember them since I am "old" woman!

Tattered Goods said...

My first concert was The Rolling Stones... I was in 5th grade my dad took me my Mom was sick. my very fisrt by myself as a teenager was Billy Idol at the Del Mar fairgrounds in my town of San Diego, CA oh.... what fun

Sheila

vicki archer said...

Love the pics of you and those darlings picking apples...so cute, xv.

Leah C said...

I was just telling my hubby we needed to go back to the apple orchard this year...the girls really love to pick their own apples:) Great photo of Lola in the tree (some rules are made to be broken, right?)!

Dallas Shaw said...

going apple picking soon and cannot wait
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Andrea Villarreal said...

Looks like alot of people went apple picking over the weekend. What fun:) Too bad it was still 100 degrees here and the last thing I felt like doing was going to Oak Glen. We really have to wait til Halloween!!

Marci said...

you are a total rebel...;D
i love u2...and you suck for getting to go on a date night to u2. ha ha ha jk
bon jovi honey, rock on!....
and why oh why do i never get to go to the cool shows in places outside of utah? all cool shows are outside of utah...no offense, utah...i love it here.

and i thought that about those two but just hoped that there was no way anything could ever happen between them. they are truly bff and there aren't very many of those around...so i surely hope there wasn't any problems.

did any of that make sense?!

Marci said...

oh and autumn is so much nicer than fall...

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Will we be having hot apple pie soon?

Alyssa said...

You and Jeanne are on the same page! Apples everywhere - and for good reason :) Which orchard did you go to? I'm off to ours in a few weeks - can't wait!

U2 - so jealous...I went a few years ago and it was so worth it!!

And, Denisa...love her crepes ;)

Janet said...

I want to go apple picking! I also want to come shop at Lola B's.
There is not much for apples here in Arizona....dang.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

My first concert was Petra - a Christian rock band. Ha! (Did I mention I was not the popular girl in 5th grade?)

Also - does your open house coincide w/ Kane Co? Tracey thought it might...

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

My first concert was the Beach Boys - they played after a USC game one year, I was still in elementary school. My first real concert was my 1st year in college - in Dallas - and it was Sting. L.O.V.E.

sigh...would LOVE to be at your house on the 3rd. Crepes? now that's just mean. ;)

xoxo

PS Apple Butter is my most FAVORITE thing to make with my gma in Napa. lots of work, but most delish.

Simply Colette said...

Apple picking! What fun. My first concert was Color Me Bad in the fifth grade. Almost just as bad... ;)Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Anne Marie said...

thanks for stopping by the farm this morning, and letting me know about the sacks - no one had told me that until now......

have a great day - and cute picts. of the kids and you....

Julia said...

I loved all your apple picking photos! Breaking the rules is just so much fun, especially in an apple orchard!

Kristin said...

I needed a smile today and came here and found it.....not unlike any other time! You make me smile much Kasey...thank you!

Jeanneoli said...

Cute pictures...great minds think alike:-)

Serena said...

Def Leppard and Kiss. And I wasn't even a rocker girl. : )
xo,
Serena

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I am sure you are going to have a lovely time at the fair. Wish I was going with you! By the way...did you grow up in the Los Angeles area, if so what nieghborhood? I did...San Fernando Valley...in fact most of my family still lives there. Nice to meet you!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Louise W. said...

fun time.

PS~Erin said...

Sounds like some great times all around. Love the last shot of you with two of your kiddos. Awesome date night. My first concert was George Michael when I was 16. I'm old. My fave concert to date was one of the Chris Isaak ones that we went to.

Kristin said...

Rules were made to be broken no?

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Just wanted to stop by. How fun in the orchard. Beautiful apples.

cindy@stitches

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! Looks delish!