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End of Summer…

Oct
04

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!!!

Here’s the last of the pictures from our summer…Enjoy!

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We were blessed to attend the Family Connections event in OKC! And also to have the team come to our house for supper, games, fellowship, and fun stories from living in Mongolia!

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It’s always super fun to meet new families! We met this family through the blog and they drove all the way from Kansas!

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Carinna has fun coming up with new things to do with “her kids”. You can’t go wrong with making flubber…unless you play with it in the kitchen and get it everywhere!

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Dad and Mom took a Saturday go to an Amish auction together.

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Carinna, has been working hard brush hogging and getting things ready for deer season. She loves it!

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Our friend Barrie from Alaska came to visit for several days and helped Maggie and Carinna clear out shooting lanes at the deer stands.

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We helped out with a project at Abbie’s school gathering items to take down to the flood victims in Louisiana.

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We’ve had so much fun getting to babysit these 2 little guys quite a bit lately!

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And loving every minute with little Eric!

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“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

-  Colossians 3:1-3  –

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Peach Festival

Jul
25

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On Friday, we spent all afternoon getting all the ice-cream bases mixed up and putting “Think Jesus” stickers on cups. LOTS of prep goes into the festival, Mom does so much planning and calculating to make sure everything turns out just right!

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Saturday morning we finished setting up the booth and started selling at 8:00. Lots of folks love to talk to Dad about the “poppin’ johnny”. It sure draws a crowd!

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This little guy got to hang out for awhile!

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Our never ending line of faithful ice-cream lovers!

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At one point during the day we had our whole family out there helping! Babies and all! We are so happy we can still have everyone here to make this all happen.

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Carinna did some amazing artwork for our sign this year! Give her some chalk and a board and yep, she’s good!

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Keeping with tradition, we all went to the rodeo Saturday evening! You can’t beat small town rodeo!

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Festival always brings wonderful time with friends!!

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Not much keeps us from making homemade ice-cream!

Our 11th year was a success! We sold 102 gallons and sold out before 2:00.
I guess we’ll be making even more next year!

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It’s Peach Festival Time!

Jul
03

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In just less than 2 weeks it’s the 40th annual Stratford Peach Festival! This event is hosted by the Stratford Little League Foundation and features fun activities for the entire family. Starting off with a 5k fun run/walk and free pancake breakfast, followed by live local entertainment, local food and several retail vendors, the Peach Idol singing contest, and much much more! 

Time:   Saturday, July 16 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

                        Location:   Stratford City Park
                                          8th St. and Hyden
                                          Stratford, OK 74872

                           Pricing:   FREE!!!

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We will be making homemade peach and vanilla ice-cream again. We usually sell out by 1:00 so come early!!

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When you come, you should stop by McGee’s café and enjoy an amazing hamburger!

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Also, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 will be the 81st annual Stratford Round Up Club IPRA-ACRA Rodeo!

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We hope to see you all there!! It’s going to be a great day!

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Set-Apart Girl Conference

Jun
22

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We had the wonderful opportunity to host the Set Apart girl simulcast at our house this month! It was a wonderful conference for girls/women held on the Ellerslie campus in CO, that we got to watch live in the comfort of our own home.

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It was so much fun planning fun food and snacks for the weekend, there were lots of willing helpers in the kitchen.

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All gathered around and cozy upstairs…we were so blessed to have some of our dear friends join us, along with some newly made friends – a mom and her daughter, who we’d never met, saw there was a Simulcast host near their location (us =) and were able to join in and even spend the night with us! We thoroughly enjoyed sweet fellowship and discussions together.

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Fun food and drinks. And there may or may not have even been a quick trip to Sonic just once – for fun ice-cream. =)

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Mom’s flower gardens are gorgeous this year! I went outside to pick some flowers and felt like I was at a flower buffet. =)

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Maggie was a tech-specialist for the weekend and Charity our coffee/hot drink connoisseur.

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We had our own time of worship Saturday evening.

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Our sessions were filled with many good messages reminding us that Jesus is faithful, encouraging us to be intentional in our relationship with him – including purging our schedules and lives from things that distract or hinder our fellowship with him, and to TRUST him fully, He will never fail!

He has called us to be IN the world but not OF the world. The world will reject the message of the cross, but we are not to live to please them, we are here to shine Jesus and live for His applause alone. LORD help us.

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A Visit From Our Next-of-kin!

Jun
01

We were so glad it worked out for this crew to stay at our house for a few days!
It has been over 1 1/2 years since they were last here…back before
anything was going on between John-Clay and Sarah…although there were
definitely some suspicious siblings.

Our time was filled with the usual, good fellowship…
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Lots of different games! Occupation telephone always makes for some
good laughs and very interesting pictures : )
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Especially the denture maker round… : D
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It was fun for John-Clay&Sarah and Dustin&Hannah to be here Sunday.
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There sure were some weird sounds coming from the kitchen when the game “Snorta” was being played. If you have ever played this game you know what I mean. ; )
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There was a ton of basketball going on randomly.
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We finally pulled the instruments out on the last night and jammed it up.
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2 Peter 3:18  “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”

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