While in Arkansas & Kansas.....

We spent a day with the Duggar Family in Arkansas. 
Between our 2 families, we have a total of 16 sons!
Mrs. Duggar & baby Josie
Getting to know the Query family and hearing their beautiful orchastra was a treat for all of us!
In Kansas we fellowshipped late at night (after our concert) with the Miller & Yoder families.
The next morning....a kind neighbor brought his horse over for the girls to ride
I think they were doing something with guns here.....not surprising. :)

Sibling Cooperation #2

I walked into the schoolroom the other day and this is what I found.
"Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example"
Philippians 3:17 


While in Oklahoma......

While singing in Straford, Oklahoma, last week, we were blessed to spend some time with the Burnett Family. Their family is a great inspiration to ours and we were very encouraged by their evident love for the Lord, His Word, and each other. Truly, how great is the joy of a family that is walking in the Truth!
The Burnett twins, Maggie & Corinna, won the hearts of our little ones right away with their many stories.
Some of the boys.....enjoying a wonderful meal by Mrs. Burnett.
One of the highlights for the older ones was watching parts of one of their favorite movies, Pendragon, and hearing stories about the different mistakes, details, and odds n' ends that went into making Pendragon. The Burnetts' oldest son, John-Clay, was the 2nd camera-man for Pendragon, so he was able to tell stories from the camera's point of view! We have been very challenged and inspired by the movie, Pendragon, and it was a treat to hear about the behind-the-scenes work that went into making it a powerful and professional film!


Smiles from Oklahoma!

Elizabeth with Grandpa Arlis

Elizabeth & Rebecca loved playing dolls with their 2nd cousin, Loribeth
Mitchell and Rebecca having fun together. :)
Joshua, Hudson, Denver, & Taylor enjoyed a swim with 2nd cousin Brandon
Smiles from Mitchell & Rebecca
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name." 
Psalm 103:1

Sibling Cooperation....

......at its best!


Time w/ Cousins

Last week we were very blessed to spend 2 days with Dad's oldest sister, Mary, & her family in MO. We had a wonderful time talking, enjoying Aunt Mary's amazing cooking, taking walks, etc. The little ones loved the many stories read to them by their older cousins. The girls enjoyed an afternoon of thrift store shopping. The boys loved playing legos and learning about Micah's flight games. All in all it was a wonderful visit and we can't wait til next time!
We love you, Schrocks!!


The Place We Miss!

This is what was going on at our farm 2 weeks ago. And Lord willing.....we will be back to this wonderful farm life in just under a week!!


Time in Michigan

Our family shared music during the day at the Virgil & Dawn Stutzman's Bakery Customer Appreciation Event. We spent the evening at the Stutzman's lovely campsite and were blessed by the fellowship with their family and the Brubaker family.
Denver getting a thrill on the swing at the Stutzman's campsite

Rebecca enjoying the petting zoo the Stutzmans had for the children.


Summer Flowers

One of the joys of summer for Allison and Elizabeth is cutting and arranging a fresh bouquet of flowers.

"The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;"  Song of Solomon 2:12