Herzog Harvest Festival!

A couple of weekends ago we attended the Annual Herzog Harvest Festival.  The Herzogs are dear friends of ours.  We raised our children together, went to church together, home educated together, and simply had a blast together.  The Harvest Festival is the brainstorm of their eldest son and his precious wife.  The invite anyone & everyone to come, bring a pot of chili and a pie for the Pie Contest, and enjoy a time of fellowship.  There is always a bonfire, hay bales for jumping and playing on, a nice dirt pile for the kids to play in, and a hayride.  This year I didn’t get to stay long, but Bill and Dan stayed a good while and got some nice pictures.  Oh, and Dannye Reigh got 2nd place for her Blueberry-Cherry Pie!

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Our precious host family, Stephen and Christina with their youngest daughter, Elaina.  They have 5 children aged 4 down to 6 months or so (the youngest is a son, James).  This is the first year they have not announced a pregnancy in the 6 years they have held the Festival!

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Our dear friends Jesse, Melody, Katie (my Kakie), and Bethany.  Mel and Kate have been Dannye and Pamela’s best friends for more than half their lives!

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My very precious friend, Terri.  She is the mom of the kids pictured above.  There are 8 kids in this family, but Dannye never caught them all together at the same time!

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Mel and her lovey, Conrad

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Josh and his family – another dear, long time friend of our family.

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My wonderful nephew, Michael.  I don’t know where his wife is – they are rarely apart if they don’t have to be!

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My lovey – Bill

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And yours truly – with my mouth open as usual!

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This is the only picture I found with Dannye in it – she is so beautiful!

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 Our dear, dear friends, George and Nancy Herzog.  They have been more than just friends to our family – they are our mentors!  We are so blessed to have them in our lives!   

Well, I will have other pics to show soon.  We just received photos from a second photographer at Pamela’s wedding, and some of the pics are just too precious to keep to ourselves! 

God bless your day!



About Petty Bunch

The Petty Bunch is what we have called our family since Bill and I (Janina) began our family back in the early 1980s. We have gone down many roads together - homeschooling our kiddoes, enjoying the freedom of entrepreneurship many years, working at "real jobs" other years. Through it all, we have been loved with God's everlasting love, and have found that underneath are His everlasting arms! We are blessed to have been married for over 36 years, and have 3 incredible adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, an amazing son-in-law, and SEVEN grandchildren: four precious granddaughters, three handsome grandsons - so far. We are empty nesters, still enjoy the life of an entrepreneur and the freedom it gives us to continue enjoying our kids and now, their kids!
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2 Responses to Herzog Harvest Festival!

  1. ABAHM says:

    Such sweetness in all these portraits!  Tell your daughter they are lovely.Very cute host couple!   I can tell you have some special relationships and wonderful friends.  Thanks be to God for all the brothers and sisters he gives to us!! 

  2. Fall festivals are so fun! It’s so nice to get together with all those special people in your life.I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

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