Sunday, June 26, 2011


Well, all that rain was actually good for something. There is a bumper crop of wild strawberries in our field. Kelly and I picked and got the blue bowl full! The hard job was cleaning them all. I think I'll be seeing strawberries in my sleep!!

Berries almost ready to be made into jam.

Here is my reward...23 half-pints of homemade
strawberry jam. My sister-in-law bought me the
cute checkered lids. They will look awesome at the
craft show this fall! I kept a record of what I made
last year and it was 13 half-pints. WOW!!

And just when I thought I was done...I picked
some more on Sunday. There is still a zillion
of them out there. I better go buy some more
jelly jars!

Blessings to you all. I hope you are enjoying your summer!


Monday, June 13, 2011

The Wedding

On Saturday, June 11, 2011 Zack and Becky were married. It was a beautiful day, beautiful wedding, and a wonderful time with friends and family.

Dave, Jan and Sam Ellenbogen drove up from St. Louis, MO
and stayed with us. They went and played BINGO with us
on Thursday. Dave almost won $1,000 (enough to pay for
the damage a deer did to his vehicle on the way up to Minnesota).
Unfortunately the caller called the wrong G number!

Here we are at the Rehearsal dinner.

The wedding party!

A family picture with our Marine.

Grandpa Ray, Granny and the grandsons

Kara and Travis came and stayed with us also.
It was great to have them!

Lots of picture taking going on!

Shane and his girlfriend Alecia.

Eric, Zack and Shane...together again.
No picking and whining this time!

Uncle Shane taking Natalie to dance the
Dollar Dance with her daddy!

What a precious picture!

Last but not least...the bride and groom.

What a wonderful time we all had. Thanks to everyone who came and shared the day with us. I am so grateful for my family. I love you all very much! I am truly blessed!!