One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the Ingalls' Homestead, just outside the town. There were many great activities for the kids, but I was taken by the landscape, its openness, and how the sky changed so many times throughout our day. I loved walking where Laura had once walked.
pumping water from the well
making corncob dolls
walking to church through the cornfield--this was Phil's favorite part of our day
Headed up a hill to an old church. While inside, the kids played church and I sat at the piano and played the hymn, "O God, Our Help in Ages Past." It seemed fitting.
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