Creating Family Memories of Apple Picking With SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/15/2016

“Right then, I had better get started with my Saturday morning chores,” I thought to myself as I took the last sip of my Kemosabe French vanilla gourmet coffee. A few minutes later, while sorting the family wash between whites and colored clothes I called out to my husband, Bill, who had already “anchored” himself in his favorite recliner in the family room, “What are you doing today?”

“There’s a good football game on at eleven that I want to watch,” he yelled back.

Picking up the laundry basket of white clothes I started to make my way towards the laundry room, first passing Becky’s room where she was sitting in front of her computer scrolling the Face book page of a young boy she told me she “liked” at middle school with one hand, while holding her cell phone with the other talking to her best friend, Carly. Next I passed my seven year olds room-Kyle-where he and his 4 year old sister, Carolyn, were playing a video game each focused intently on the TV screen and moving their fingers on the control panel as quickly as possible. Just as I opened the door to the washing machine I experienced a flashback to my childhood when I went apple picking with my family. After pausing for a moment to re-live the experience, and taking inventory of my family’s current activities, I loudly announced, “Be ready in an hour everyone! We’re going apple picking today.”

One-hour and twenty minutes later, amidst the protests of all, we were on our way to the Harvest Moon Apple Orchard just twenty minutes from our house in North Salem, NY. Over the next two hours Bill and I watched as Becky, Kyle and Carolyn ran from tree to tree, Becky and Kyle climbing many as they picked apples from the tallest branch of each with Carolyn atop Bill’s shoulders adding her selection of apples to the basket. After our baskets were full we brought them to the country store where Bill and the boys went inside to pay for them and get some refreshments, while Becky and I waited outside on the patio swing.

“Thanks for making me come with you today, Mom,” Becky said as were made ourselves comfortable on the swing. “That was a lot of fun. Can you teach me how to bake an apple pie tomorrow?”

For the next ten minutes Becky and I bonded, as I re-lived my childhood memories of coming to the Harvest Moon Orchard and doing what we did today. Our bonding moment ended when Kyle and Carolyn emerged from the store each holding a container of hot chocolate and Bill holding a white bag full of freshly made cinnamon donuts and three containers of chocolate cinnamon hot chocolate.

P.S.-Create the memory-get out of the house and enjoy your children. They grow up so fast.

Written by Susan Jenkins, Co-Founder, Southwest Beverages

As a founder of the company, and a key member of the team, Susan has set up all systems and procedures that efficiently receive and process all orders. Passionate about what she does, Susan provides that critical administrative link between our customers and the company by answering all customers inquires, supplying product information, price quotes, processing orders and investigating, evaluating, and resolving any customer complaints. In addition, Susan maintains a close working relationship with all company employees, vendors, wholesalers, retailers and fund raising organizations to ensure that their needs and requirements are meet.

Southwest Beverages is a manufacturer and marketer of two brands of premium quality dry mix beverages: Sippity hot-cocoa mix and Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee. All Southwest Beverages products are uniquely blended flavors that contain all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and enjoy.

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