Little Blessings on the Prairie

And The Winner Is…

In my house quotes are always being thrown around. My husband loves to share bits of what he’s been reading with us at the dinner table and the door to my daughter’s room is covered with drawings paired with inspiring quotes. My son quotes lines from songs or movies, inserting our dog’s name Mo into…

Wishes Coming True…

Wishing on a star or a weed can be a scary thing to do. If we make a wish and it never comes true, feelings of failure set in. But oh the joy when our wishing comes true, it's worth the risk every time. I've been wishing for over two years and today one of…

Baby Grace in New York

Every so often Baby Grace gets to travel. This time around Brenda and I met in upstate New York. An outstanding living history museum in the small community of Mumford hosted us for the weekend. Our first stop was Niagara Falls, a place I've always wanted to visit. We saw it all, from both the…

BMW

May 8th is always a hard day for me. No matter how many years go by, it's still hard. I once had a wise friend tell me that it was time to let the grief go. When it consumes, you are giving it too much power. And I was. The nine years after my daddy's…

Season One – Founder’s Day

Pie baking, wood chopping, rope jumping, and hoop rolling. Tug of war and the three legged race. It must be Founder's Day in Walnut Grove. My children's most requested episode, resembled the junior high track meet I attended today. It's chaotic with all the events happening simultaneously. Without bleachers, people are standing everywhere. I could…

Season One – “Doctor’s Lady”

This is one of my favorite episodes, mostly because I have always felt bad for Dr. Baker. He works so hard taking care of the people of Walnut Grove, he's a servant to say the least... getting paid with chickens and grain. There are countless episodes where the doctor is up all night with a…

Waiting

Waiting, why is it so hard to do? I've been waiting all month, for a call or an email with some kind of news. I was waiting to write this post, thinking I'd be able to announce the good news. I'm at this point where I could care less if it's good news or bad…

Season One – “Family Quarrel”

Nels and Harriet Oleson seem to always be in some kind of disagreement, but this episode is an extreme case of how ugly marriage can be. When two people dig in their heals, won't budge on their opinions of the other person it can be a recipe for disaster.  I love how the producers of…

Blessings

Blessings. They are everywhere and they are in places that we would never imagine to find them.   I find them in the ocean blue sky, the waves crashing and the sound of leaves crackling underfoot. I find them in the laughter and excitement of my kiddos around the dinner table. And there they are…

Little Lessons on the Prairie

When my girl Raegan started Kindergarten, we began a Monday night tradition. Little House on the Prairie became a special part of our family time. An episode would play and then we would pick it apart, finding the lessons of God's grace for us. We found ourselves relating to the stories, challenging each other to…