Our "big-rig"

Traveling…. we seem to be doing a lot of it this summer, and what a joy it is! A few weeks ago we were headed to South GA with great anticipation of the trip’s plans. Visiting friends and family, working together, singing together….. it was going to be a full, but wonderful weekend.

We stopped to see the Whiddon family on the way, and enjoyed a delightful evening together, which included a delicious supper.

IMG_0031Sweet fellowship

The Whiddon family string quartet -- so beautiful!!


We arrived at our final destination at 1:30am. After a few hours of sleep, we started into a big, red project….. tomatoes!!


Delicious abundance --- tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes!!

An extended family member gave us ten boxes of tomatoes, which we were very excited about, and made them into spaghetti sauce and salsa. Mmmm…. But what a joy it was to work together on the project! I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Many hands make light work.” Can you imagine doing 250 pounds of tomatoes by yourself?? That would take days… but when everyone pitches in, the project can be done in only a few hours. Another quote I heard recently is, “The job can be as fun as you make it.” Decide to embrace the task at hand with gratitude and cheerfulness, and you’ll be amazed at how much easier it becomes!

IMG_0086Happy helpersIMG_0089Dad helping with the canning process

TeamworkIMG_0128Placing the last tomato in the potThe stack of empty boxes --  over 7 feet tall!!

Watermelon... so refreshing!!IMG_0145Storytime

Swinging with "Uncle Fudge"IMG_0157

By the way, 250lbs of tomatoes + 7 hours of teamwork = 84 quarts of tomato sauce and 44 pints of salsa.