Sunday Funday with the Friedman Fam!

We had a beautiful Sunday.

Like I said in my last post, we’ve been missing Craig. Harvest season is in full swing and we are so excited to hear about the progress in the field and we love riding in the combine with Craig any chance we get.

Sunday, we were so fortunate that Craig had the day off. He had just an hour of chores in the morning and I had breakfast ready when he came back – we had these delicious breakfast quesedillas – I’ll share that recipe in an upcoming post.

Craig suggested we go on one last trail ride of the season with the boys. It’s amazing how our love of biking has grown over the Summer.

Our favorite 4.5 mile trail once required an hour of preparation, snacks, water bottles – the whole she-bang. Now we know we can knock it out non stop in about 30 minutes no problem and even have energy to contemplate a second lap.

The helmet we bought Gannon in June finally fits him. He can sit up a little straighter in his bike seat. It was just a perfect fall day for a bike ride. We stopped at Casey’s so Craig could get his soft serve ice cream with a cookie and then at the convenience store in town so I could get my hard serve and a personal combo pizza to share – all Summer traditions when we ride the Fredericksburg trail.

When we got home we played in the leaves. We all took a nap – just enjoying each other’s company. I got up and packed Craig’s sandwich’s for the week once he gets back in the combine.

Before long, it was time for me to go to work. I work a lot of Sunday nights because mom is available to watch Gannon on Mondays.

I’ll admit, I cried leaving for work. Carver cried too. It’s so hard to leave home when Craig is actually there and we don’t know when we will get more quality time with him again. It’s a part of farm life and nurse life. It’s a hard season.

Trying not to cry because its over. Trying to smile because it happened. We vowed that if he has next Sunday off we will go mountain biking and have a date. Thanks for reading friends.



  1. Ellie
    October 13, 2020 / 2:36 pm

    Sounds like a memory making day! So glad you all had the time to spend together. How is Gannon’s most recent ear infection? I hope it has cleared up!

  2. Linda in NE
    October 13, 2020 / 5:12 pm

    Harvest & planting seasons are like tax season for accountants. My DIL is a CPA and puts in long hours from Jan. to April 15. With the kids in school she would hardly ever see them awake except for MAYBE Sundays. My son passed away this past Jan., then Covid totally screwed up anything after that. I have no idea how her tax season will go this coming year. Glad you, Craig & the boys had such a great Sunday.

  3. Kim J LeMere
    October 13, 2020 / 8:56 pm

    What a fun Sunday and such a pretty fall day for a bike ride. I look forward to your recipe on the breakfast quesadillas

  4. Susan the Farm Quilter
    October 13, 2020 / 10:04 pm

    I totally understand the demands made by farm life. I live on a farm but hubby owns and runs a farm implement business, so his crazy season starts with planting in March/April and doesn’t end until harvest is over in September/October, just in time for him to plant the winter wheat on the farm! 6-7 days a week of working 12-17 hours a day are the norm. When I’m home, I try to take care of all the chores around the house and take care of the animals, just to take a little off his shoulders. Luckily we now have someone who does the irrigation, mowing, bailing, stacking and selling of the hay, because he just could not fit everything in he needed to do. Enjoy the time you do have together during this busy season, remembering that in December your schedule will be changing and you will be home more – yay!!!! Life throws us curve balls, deep valleys and high mountains, it is our attitude that makes the difference for us and our families. Enjoy days like Sunday because those memories will help you get through the dry spells. Enjoy planning the next “Sunday” your family gets to enjoy together!

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