July 22, 2010

Brand New Blog #2 :)

For our convenience and yours, we have moved our blog to Wordpress. Thanks to Robert Staddon for setting us up! If you have already subscribed to our blog here, there is no need to resubscribe - you will automatically be transferred to the new site.

Please bear with us as we are still in the process of designing the new blog layout. :)

July 15, 2010

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!

July 14, 2010

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!


July 12, 2010

Bontragers Have Arrived!!

The Bontrager Family Singers will be singing here in Stratford right across from our house tomorrow evening (Tues, July, 13)!! If you can come, we'd love to have you join us...and feel free to bring a friend that needs encouraged in the Lord!

July 7, 2010

Bontrager Family Singers in Concert

We are very excited to announce the Bontrager Family Singers from Iowa!!! The Assembly of God church right across from our house is hosting their gospel bluegrass concert. We have heard the Bontragers sing several times, and have always been challenged and blessed. Anyone is welcome to come!

Honey Harvest

Last winter, our Granddad helped us get started doing bees. We now have 5 hives - 2 here in town and 3 at Grandpa's farm. Dad has taken this on as a hobby and is doing a great job! We extracted 8 gallons already this summer and last weekend we extracted again.

Benjamin helped rob the bee's honey

Extracting in Granddad's garage  
The Lord blessed us with 15.75 more gallons! *delicious*

Brand New Blog!!

Photo courtesy of Charity

Hey, everyone! Well, we've finally gotten us a blog. *party* We invite you to join us as we journal what God is doing in our lives. It is our prayer that Christ will be lifted up by everything we say. We hope you will be encouraged as you read. If you would like to receive automatic notifications when we update the blog, you can subscribe in the side column. ENJOY!!! (...and leave us a comment.) :)