Thursday, July 21, 2016

and the summer continues

Oh My Goodness, it is so hot and humid here and the older I get the more I can't take the heat. Except of course at the beach. (smiley face) (which we will be going to soon.) But even though it is hot we are still extremely busy. What with fixing our own breakfast.....wait what? Isn't he too young?
 Some brother and sister time.....
Fun Camp Victory time.........
 and of course nap time with your aunt's kitty....
 at the park. Now you are getting too big as well. Could you all stop growing up so fast.
 Learning to kayak with a friend.....
 relaxing at an all church fellowship waiting for a wonderful fireworks show
 cooling off with a freeze pop....
More kayaking
Fun times on the town square for the Fourth of July celebration....
Chilling out on your phone at your other aunt's house..................
 Riding your brand new birthday bicycle....

 finally getting your very own library card because you are finally 6......
Gathering even more yummy tomatoes........
 and just gathering the mail.
Yes I know.....my world revolves around my family but is there anything any better than family and enjoying being together. We love it.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Brownstone Farms

I think this is something I haven't blogged about before and probably should have. Our little farm....Brownstone Farms. It is actually run mainly by Jamie and Kacee but we help and like to claim it too. I never would have thought Jamie would be such a good farmer but him and Kacee are doing great. They have lots of goats, chickens, pigs, dogs, kids and a huge garden. I have in the past had a pretty good sized garden for me which eventually turned into just a container garden which produced maybe four tomatoes a year but this is as big or bigger than my dad's gardens which produced tons of veggies. They have all kids of veggies but mainly tomatoes like 400 plants. OMGosh! Gary and I keep the kids while Jamie and Kacee take a lot of these veggies to the Greenwood Farmers Market. They also make bread and cinnamon rolls and I make jam. Everything is selling very well. We are all loving this very blessed farm life.
Plus so far we have made salsa......
and spaghetti sauce. Keep those tomatoes coming!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Birthday doings

Well, this little guy is growing up way too fast. He turns 6 today, will start 1st grade in the fall, is smart, funny, lovable and is his own person. To say he has my heart is just a little of what I feel for this young man. He loves Jesus and sings about him all the time. Thank you God for adding this precious guy to our family. He is such a blessing.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Camp.....2016

Church Camp is a big thing in our family.....very big. Jessica is the director, Jamie helps with the cooking at both camps and with activities for the teen camp, I head up the kitchen for both camps (and I have lots of really good help that I couldn't do without.) Gary counsels, talks, watches, prays and runs errands, the grandkids have been going to camp since before they could walk. So yes camp is a very big deal. Now don't get me wrong, when we get back we are totally exhausted for the next week but we wouldn't have it any other way. Our sweet DIL doesn't really do camp but someone has to take care of the home front especially with as many animals as we all have and I am so glad for her help in that way. We don't have to be concerned with it. And this year when we got home, the house was all cleaned up. What a blessing this was.