Aaaalrighty folks, time for an update!! June has been super fun and busy, and July is going to be even busier, but, let’s not get ahead of ourselves!
We are about to go peach crazy around here!
Normally the peaches have some kind of problem from either.. wind, hail, frost, heat, drought or bugs, but this year we’ve got to experience a new problem…
too much rain!!
See the lovely peach below?
Well, this year the majority of the peaches from the peach orchards have this fungus (brown rot) that rots the peach from the outside, to the inside.. and eventually the whole peach.
It makes for a very, um, interesting experience!
On average, a good, solid, WHOLE peach gives us about 1/2 cup.
Overall, we’d cut up about 700 peaches for 80 quarts.
But, since half of the peaches are half rotten.. it is taking a little longer.
Like I said, we’re about to go peach crazy! But we’re having fun, right gang?!
But it will all be worth it when we see people enjoying our homemade peach ice cream at the Peach Festival!
Cutting up peaches!
Playing 42 with Granny and Granddad. We love having them live so close!
Granny giving some of her great-grandkids a fun ride!
J-C & Sarah’s wedding is coming up fast!
We girls and mom went shopping for dresses.
Here we’re looking through patterns, and patterns, and more patterns.
(And laughing at the ridiculous styles that some people come up with
*baby swallows on the porch*
Some of us kids have been fishing some! This is Abbie’s keeper one day!
Our garden is coming along!
It’s a little stunted, but it’s producing very well!
This little guy celebrated his 1st birthday!!
He REALLY enjoyed his chocolate cake!!
We were blessed to be able to attend the 100th anniversary of Broadway Baptist Church in Sand Springs Oklahoma!
Here’s a little history, Dad and Mom got married in ‘81.
Dad was the youth minister at Broadway from ‘80 to ‘83.
It was neat to meet the people that they impacted during their time there!! So many people were thrilled to see them!
The church had a “museum” area set up with old pictures and such.
It was really fun to see pictures that we’d never seen before of Dad and Mom!
Aren’t they cute!?
This is Mom in the hand bell choir! She’s standing 4th from the left.
She played good too!
This was my favorite that we found!!
This is Dad singing Bicycle Built For Two for Mom at a Valentine’s event!
Catching up with old friends!
John-Clay & Sarah came too!
Speaking of these lovebirds.. they are going to be Mr. and Mrs. in approximately 1,272 hours! We’re so excited!!
The couples when we all gathered for Father’s Day.
What’s the matter Evan, can’t you eat when you have aunts and uncles tickling and pestering you?! We love this little dude!
Going for a Sunday drive in our favorite old car!
We see such gorgeous scenery while we’re chugging around in the Model T!
Since John-Clay is getting hitched and moving out of the du-plex that he and Caleb shared, the boys, Dad, Carinna and I got to move some furniture this past weekend.
J-C and Caleb treated us to pizza after all the moving was done!
We are thoroughly enjoying the zinnias that are lining the border of our garden!
And gracing our table! =)
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”