Little Blessings on the Prairie

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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…

Minutes Counting Down

It's July 29th. I've had an amazing summer with my family.  We saw Tahoe in June, the mountains covered in snow. We've seen a volunteer spaghetti squash plant explode out by the barn and walked Mo, our 6 month Bernedoodle, all over our little town. We've slept in and ran on the beach, we've pulled…

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