On our way home from DeSmet, we drove through Walnut Grove, MN. We loved visiting Laura's beloved dugout from her book On the Banks of Plum Creek, the museum and visitor center, and eating at Nellie's Cafe.
I get choked up every time I think about this...here's the church bell Pa helped to buy at Christmas time with the money he had saved up to buy himself a new pair of boots. Sniff-sniff. Oh, Pa.
Here I am touching the mantel used in the Little House television series!
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