Archive for July, 2010

Today is Mom’s birthday!!!


Our lovely MotherHappy Birthday to our dear Mother!  Thank you for the sacrifices you make for us each and every day! We love you so much!

C omforting

H ospitable

E fficient

R oyal

Y oung :D

L oving

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Peach Festival and Rodeo – RECAP


Click on the pictures to view them larger and read a short description. Enjoy!

Enjoying a free BBQ luch at bank down the street.

Enjoying the Rodeo Parade!

Cute little girl in the parade.

All these people are in line for our booth.

Dippin' up peach ice-cream!

Burnetts sweep all 3 awards in the Peach Festival Cook-off!! (Teen category 11-17)Carinna made "Peach Leather" and won 1st place!!

Maggie made a Peach Pie and won 2nd place!!Charity made Peach Cookies and won 3rd place!!

Eating at the local BBQ pit with friends.

Dad playing with Andres while we wait for our food.

Part of our group at the Stratford rodeo.

Anna Morris, Hannah Stinson, and Abbie

Itzel and Hannah at the rodeo.

Calf Scramble!! Bejamin is in there some where!Rope them steers!!

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We had the wonderful privilege of hosting a lot of people last week! It was so fun to visit with each and every one of the folks who came.
First off, we had 3 members of the Jones family. They are filmmaker friends of John-Clay, who live in Texas.
Carinna and Katie J. making cookies

Playin’ games!

We so enjoyed having Robert and Esther Staddon! They came all the way from Chicago and West Virginia for a wedding. (Robert helped with the photography)

Our family with Robert (top left) and Esther (on the right in pink)
And, of course, you all heard about the Bontragers’ visit from Iowa.

The long distance award goes to the Cabreras from MEXICO! This sweet family hosted us when we went to Mexico as a family 2 years ago. Since then their daughter, Itzel, got married and had a baby. She now lives in Virginia.

Francisco and Margarita on the right, Itzel in black, and her son Andres, being held by Dad.
Carinna and Andres

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Peach Festival


That’s right, folks, it’s time for Stratford’s annual peach festival again! Games, contests, vendor booths, helicopter rides, peaches :) , and of course the highlight of it all is….OUR homemade peach ice cream!! :) 
People line up in the blazing summer heat to get a taste of this cold, creamy, delicious-tasting stuff. We’d love to have you stop by and sample some. But you’d better hurry, because we usually sell out by early afternoon!

Be praying for us as we run our booth. Our goal is to be able to connect with more people in the community and be salt and light to those around us! “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Oh, and if you want to see buckin’ broncos, calf roping, steer wrestling, the wild cow ride, barrel racin’, and ragin’ bulls…Stratford’s 75th rodeo is being held this weekend, as well. Yehaaawww!

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Fun with the Bontragers!


 We had such a great visit with the Bontrager family!! They arrived Monday evening and left early on Wednesday. Tuesday night, the concert went very well, and there was a good crowd. Enjoy the pictures!
    They sang together beautifully!
Quoting from Ephesians 6
THIS was a very impressive demonstration of working together!! 
An intense game of Dutch Blitz :)
Benjamin enjoyed having lots of playmates. :)
Pancakes….at Midnight!?!!???!   LOL!
Pancakes, chocolate milk, Settlers of Catan = good times!!
Thank you, Bontragers, for all the fun and fellowship! You all are a great blessing. Press on for HIM!

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