The Ingalls family lived on their homestead only 7 years. Pa built this house in town on 3rd St. and he and Ma and Mary settled here. He became very involved in the community and with local politics.
This is the old bank on the main street that was renovated and turned into a bed and breakfast. We stayed upstairs in a room called Laura's Loft.
Across the street from the bank is the site of Pa's building where the family spent their Long Winter. His building was moved back into the alley and then dismantled and the lumber used for other buildings around the town.
This is the site of Almanzo's building, where he stored and hid his wheat in the wall.
The building with the red store front is the original Loftus Store.
Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. Surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:5-6
music to my ears...
-knowing that I have eternal life -the smell of rain -dark chocolate -inductive Bible studies -flowers on my kitchen table -coffee -drinking coffee with my husband -my girls in pigtails -music -coloring with my son -taking my children to the library -kissing my daughter's chubby cheeks -losing weight -saving money -books by Elisabeth Elliot -rice -reading to my kids -good preaching -giving gifts (especially to my kids) -hugs from my husband -blogging -campfires -candles -laughing with my sisters -Anthropologie -vintage fabric -hearing from friends -praying for my kids -maternity clothes -the 2nd trimester of pregnancy -the sound of my husband's voice -American history -looking at maps -Winter Olympics -baking