The trip started off w a BANG at the Indiana State Fair! Ken's sister graciously offered us to stay at her house for 2 nights & we visited the fair all day Saturday, August 3rd. The kids had so much fun! The Indiana State fair has become a tradition for the Stoner family :)
Sunday Jackie, me & the girls loaded up in our van & headed to Valpo while Ken went back to Peoria for work.
Monday I took my friend, Jenna, to her first chemo treatment. She is fighting her battle against breast cancer like a warrior. (This is why there is a "Donate to Jenna" tab at the top right of the page)
Tuesday & Wednesday I processed 3 bushels (yes, 6 half bushels) of Peaches! Ah, my absolute favorite thing to preserve! Visit this post on how to freeze peaches. I froze a bunch, canned halves, canned peach salsa & peach butter. I also put up 20lbs of blueberries & approximately 20 qts of sweet corn.
Thursday my mom, sister-in-law, her girls & me & my girls spent the day in Shipshewana, IN aka Amish Country! I love going- we never seem to have enough time though! We spent about 2 hours in a bulk food store. And honestly I could have stayed longer ;)
Friday & Saturday I prepared for a Pampered Chef show!
All & All it was a great week! Looking forward to next year!
|In front of the beloved Dairy Barn|
|Cora's favorite, the carousel|
|So glad they had each other|
|Cora's 1st elephant ear! She loved it!|
|Watching the sheep show w Daddy|
|On the trolley that took us all around the fairgrounds|
|Evie had dinner at Grandma Stoner's aka Gma Evie :) This picture is priceless to me!|
|Cora had a blast w all of her IN cousins. Maybe too much fun "cleaning" the brownie pan?!?!|
|Shipshewana. Rise N Roll bakery! YUM!|
|Ooops, sorry Evie, just now realizing I cut you out of this picture!|
|My E & S goodies!|