Berry Picking + Father's Day

For Father's Day weekend we decided to go pick some strawberries!
We drove to Carnation, WA which was about 40 minutes away from Seattle. Carnation is a small farming community that is absolutely gorgeous! There are a lot of "u-pick" farms in the area, which makes the produce cheap and gives us something fun to do on the weekends.

The strawberries were only $1/lb so we ended up paying only $13 for 13 lbs of strawberries. And it only took us about 30 minutes to pick them all. It was a really fun way to spend our Saturday morning and now we have lots of strawberry jam and frozen berries for smoothies.

After picking strawberries we came home and relaxed for a few hours. Aaron finally had a chance to play some video games--between his internship and studying for the next actuary exam he has little time to spend for himself. After playing for a little while he said "Video games just aren't as fun as they used to be."
I think the whole Father's Day thing really got to him ;)

We're trying to keep a good balance between enjoying our summer and remaining under budget, so we settled on eating out once a week. Aaron got to pick the restaurant for this weekend and he chose barbecue! The restaurant was in a creepy part of town and would only accept cash. Yeah, it was a little sketchy. But oh my goodness the barbecue was amazing! My pulled pork sandwich was delicious and the baked beans were the best I've ever had. No joke. If you are ever in Seattle you must try the Barbecue Pit. It's in the Central District.

On Sunday I made an array of Aaron's favorite dishes: Maple salmon, strawberry spinach salad, and baked sweet potatoes. I also gave him the Father's Day gift I had been working on for the past week. He seemed to enjoy his first Father's Day!

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