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Happy Birthday, Mom!!!




We are so blessed by Mom. Our life can be pretty crazy at times with all of us going in different directions but somehow our dear mother remains organized, flexible and patient! She faithfully takes care of all of us and her parents that live next door, she scrapbooks on the rare free afternoons of lull in our lives, she is our go-to seamstress when we need help on a project, she is a very resourceful shopper and bargain finder, she has also worked hard on getting our flower beds filled with beautiful flowers (and personally, I think this spring we had the prettiest flower beds in Stratford!)
Yup, she’s pretty much the best ever!

We love you very much, Mom! Thank you for being there for us each and everyday!


Please leave a comment to bless Mom and wish her a very happy birthday!!!

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The Festival!


Before I tell you how the festival went, we had a couple days of fun before the real deal. First of all, our friends, the Nakatsus, who are from Arizona are responsible for making most of this happen! Mr. N owns a Poppin’ Johnny ice-cream maker and also restored an identical one and gave it to Dad!!

Well the question was how to get it all the way down here… So being the amazing family they are, they drove 15 hours and brought the ice-cream makers to help us at the Peach Festival!!! They were a huge blessing ALL weekend… mixing ice-cream, washing dishes, playing games, helping cook, and being moral support! =D

So here goes…


Thursday night was the rodeo parade so here’s our Model T riders. Don’t they look excited!

Thursday night was also the first night of the rodeo!


Friday was prep day. We got a system down and mixed up the base for 75 gallons of ice-cream! That included 37 dozen eggs and 112.5 cups of sugar!


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Friday night we all went to the best hamburger joint in town… McGee’s Café!


Saturday morning started bright and early and what a whirlwind day it was!


These folks are our dedicated ice-cream lovers!

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These my friends are the 5 gallon Poppin’ Johnny ice-cream makers. DSC_4149

75 gallons made and sold. For the past 10 years we make more ice-cream than the year before. And each year we sell out by 1:00. It never fails.

So next year… who knows, maybe 100 or 125 gallons! 

Saturday night we had about 36 people at our house for supper and homemade ice-cream then we all went to the rodeo!

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This is the team!

Except me(Charity), I was driving back to the house and store getting things we left behind.


It was a great weekend! Come see us next year!

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About to Go Crazy?!


You might could say that. About all we’re doing around here is seeing, hearing, smelling, talking and thinking about homemade peach ice-cream!
But we’re REALLY looking forward to this weekend!

Pray for us as we use this opportunity to be a light and witness to the hundreds of people we will be coming in contact with!


And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”

Col 3:23

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Happy Birthday, Daddy!


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One of Dad’s favorite books is Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer

We love you so much Dad! Thank you for all you do to provide for our family and lead us closer to Christ. Happy Birthday!

Leave a comment below to wish Dad a very happy birthday!!

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