Tuesday, July 9, 2013

All American Week (7 Random Things)

1. We've been cherry picking!  We picked enough cherries for 3 homemade cherry pies.  They were so tasty that they lasted less than a day.

We spent several hours taking the pits out. It's a sticky job!

Homemade cherry pies are a LOT of work, but they were TOTALLY worth the effort!

2. We've been festivizing! We had visitors from both sides of the family join us at the 4th of July parade, rodeo, and fireworks display at my in-law's house.

3. We've been Super Fans! The family has been in the bleachers, cheering on our All-Star baseball and softball players.

Our first baseman in action. His team is undefeated and headed to the next level of the tournament this week.

Our pitcher is concentrating hard to strike out the batter. We had to travel several hours to Winslow for her tournament.  It was 100 degrees in that town, and it's been around 80 degrees at home. We were all roasting!

4. We've been fishing and frog catching! Tonight's dinner will be rainbow trout, compliments of my son and his insatiable urge to fish every day.  I draw the line at cooking frog legs this week. I just don't have the time to do it.

5.  We've been sewing. My daughter made me this gorgeous apron all by herself!!!I'm so proud of her. Her sewing skills are getting better every day. She's going to be able to sew anything she needs when she grows up. 

6. We've been trail riding all over the mountain.  We're practicing for a big 4-H trail ride that's coming up in a few weeks.  

7. We've been earnestly praying! We have so much to be thankful for, and at the same time, so many things to be on our knees about.  I can't remember a time when life has ever been so stressful.  

I hope you are all enjoying your summer! It's flying by so quickly!



  1. OMG! those cherries look so so good I have a belly ache just looking at them! :) Love the freckles on your young lady. Great job on the apron, very pretty. Congrats on the great baseball/softball teams!!! You all have been busy! But looks like fun!

  2. Wow! So much indeed! You guys are amazing! And so is your God!...Glad you know where to turn for the Thanksgiving and the stressful part!

  3. You have been very busy bees!!! Looks like your summer weather has been nice enough to enjoy all sorts of fun activities.

  4. I have never had fresh cherries... yum!!
    Sounds like fun times around ya'll's place!

  5. Yum. Cherries! Where did you guys go to pick those? I think my kids would love that. I love your baseball/softball pictures. So fun! Go BR :) xo

  6. Love love love all the pics! Your kids look like they have grown so much this summer! Looks like you have been BUSY!
    Fresh cherries...are so wonderful. I just LOVE your apron too! I have been wanting to make myself a new one, can't seem to find the time to sit down and make it happen...tell your daughter GOOD WORK!
    Take care, praying for you and your family...don't stress...enjoy and hand it over(I know...sounds easier than it is!)God has gotcha covered!