Jake and I had a great time visiting my family at Christmas but it never is long enough! Once we arrived back in Louisville I quickly wanted to plan another trip back to Michigan to spend time with my family again. The end of February was a great time to go back and we were able to stay for several days between my hubby's work. Quickly after arriving, my dad asked if Jake and I would want to help him and the rest of the family collect sap. My parents are hard workers and have always displayed a desire to work hard and reap the benefits of doing so. My dad started his own syrup business the last few years and let me tell you...they maple syrup is amazing!
I also want to say how important family time is. My favorite memories growing up and some of my favorite memories now are times spent with family. Take time to cherish your family and make the most of the moments the Lord's gives you. Be intentional to have good and deep conversations that make an impact! I want to look back on my life and not see "waisted opportunities" but instead loving and sweet memories.
Here are some images from the family outing to collect the sap !
Nathanael had a blast finding barrels that were full of the sap. It was fun watching him. Abigail and Hannah using their muscles to take the large barrels to the trailer. Love these two cuties! I also love my sweet sister and spending time with her!
This was abigail's idea...she gave Bruiser a little break and comfy ride down the trail. Mom and dad make such a great team! The sap from the trees was pure white and tasted sweet! Crazy and not what I expected. What a big helper! Working hard!
This snowy pictures are taken just two days later when a blizzard hit! We got the sap just in time!