Monday, June 10, 2013

A Day at the Farm

Our sweet church friends, the Jefferys, invited us to come to their blueberry & pecan farm in East Texas this year for Memorial Day weekend.  Our kids had soooo much fun last year, so we were excited to go back.

We spent the weekend at Grammie & Papaw's house and drove to the farm to spend the day on Sunday.  The other couples all camped out on Saturday night, but we just couldn't turn down the lovely air conditioning and plush mattresses at my in-laws house.  ;)   

The kids fished for several hours.  Our city kids were happy to be coutrified for the day.  ;)

Mr. Jefferys helped Clayton use the pellet gun to shoot some snapping turtles.
Then, the Jefferys took the ladies to the back of the property to go skeet shooting.  Y'all, the only guns that I had ever shot before were water guns and Nerf guns.  Ha!  I was a wee bit intimidated by the over/under 18 gauge shotgun.  Yowsers!
Luckily, Shane is a wonderful teacher and I had sweet pals that made it fun.  :)
I expected to hate skeet shooting, but I LOVED it!  I think that I am hooked.  I asked Wade to take me to the gun range for our next date night.  Ha!
After shooting and fishing, the kids cooled off with the slip n slide while the adults fixed dinner and packed up.
We had a great day at the farm!  We are so grateful for generous friends that host such a fun day.  :)

The boys fished quite a bit at Grammie & Papaw's house that weekend, too.  Drew, apparently, was totally lackadaisical about fishing but caught a ton of fish.  I'm told that he was casually holding his pole while he played and talked, but was getting bites left and right.  C-man had to work a little harder and was serious about his mission.  That's my boys - as different as night and day.  ;)

We had a super fun weekend out in East Texas.  :)