Saturday, June 15, 2013

Downtown Doings

A couple of weeks ago, a very kind cousin of ours
treated us and some good friends to a Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert!


After the concert, we went to lunch at The Whitney just down the street.


We ate lunch in the music room

Now there's a great table for 22!

These ladies have had an enjoyable time together.

"This is so wonderful!"

"We are so blessed!'

A cutie pie in a heart

A gaggle of girls

The Whitney is a 21,000 square foot mansion
with beautiful woodwork throughout.
Some of the lighting was actually installed by Thomas Edison.

The staircases are exquisite

Many blessings lined up here!


Not long after, the Alessios and most of our family
went to a baseball game
between the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays.

Comerica Park is a great baseball stadium.

Aren't we having fun!

"Take me out to the ballgame..."

This was Mary's first game!

Dear friends

Cabrera mid-swing - can you find the baseball??

This was also Lydia's first Tiger's game.

We won!

What a great time we had in downtown Detroit!
It is always encouraging to spend time with good friends
thanking the Lord for His goodness.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Strawberry Time!

Let's make strawberry jam!

We picked 155 pounds of strawberries over 3 days!

Into the oven you go!

We love strawberry jam!


Organic sugar and Pomona's Pectin - what a great combo!

Messy but yummy!


Final count:
86 pints
23 half-pints
3 quarter-pints
Plus several quarts eaten, frozen, or made into pies!


"While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease."
Genesis 8:22