As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Sunday Snapshots: The Inaugural Ice Cream Party




Yesterday was the day. 

The day that we kick off summer with the first homemade ice cream of the season! That's how we know it's summer around here. (Well...besides the heat and oppressive humidity...)

It was a picture perfect day for the inaugural ice cream, too...sunny, warm, low humidity (that is key!), light breeze. Yep, it was perfect.



The dads churned, but the children all wanted to get in on the fun!

They used hammers (!) to break up containers of ice...


...they added rock salt...


...and they helped with the churning. 


Then they waited...for the ice cream to get firm and for the guests to arrive.



It's ready!!



The dads served up cups of ice cream...strawberry or chocolate (or both)!



We ate and talked and ate and laughed, and moved from the sun to the shade to the sun again! And the weather was so perfect that a pot of coffee was just right to wind up the afternoon/evening.







12 comments:

  1. Good morning! LOVED everything about this! Made me hungry for homemade ice cream...soo good! And the conversations and moments as well! Enjoy your day!

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  2. Joy! All joy! Your photos so perfectly tell the story. The kids all seem to get along so very well, too. (We don't always have that joy around here. )

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  3. Looks like the perfect day... and the ice cream looks AMAZING!

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  4. We have to take full advantage of the days that are perfect for both ice cream in the afternoon and coffee in the evening. Those days are RARE! I love how you love your family and the traditions you've created with them.

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  5. Looks like the perfect day for the ice cream inaugural party! How fun to enjoy the process and the final results!

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  6. Do you realize all the turquoise and red in these photos and how good it makes them look (as well as being good already!) That last photo makes me want a cup. It's amazing what a huge difference it makes with low humidity! We who usually have otherwise really take note and appreciate. It looks like a LOT of fun on a perfect Sunday afternoon.

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  7. Yummy!

    The weather WAS perfect on Sunday! Looks like everyone had a great time!

    Deanna

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  8. Thanks, Cheryl, now you've got me hungry for ice cream! lol! Looks like a perfect day and a happy day, too!

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  9. This looks like so much fun, your photos tell the story so well. Kind of makes me want to look for an ice cream maker...great family get together

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  10. How wonderful! I love making homemade ice cream - and to see the whole crew getting in on the act - and in on the eating. :-)

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  11. It looks like it was great fun!

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