Little Blessings on the Prairie

August 30th- The Burn

I never thought the burning in my lungs was something I would miss ... In the past it has meant I was avoiding the trails, but this last weekend it meant I am finally cleared to be back on the trail!  It's not that I wanted to run so badly, but when you aren't cleared…

Season One – "School Mom"

I just love this episode... Caroline is so feisty! And yet she also notices the weakness in herself to lose her temper even though we don't blame her - dealing with the likes of Harriet Oleson!  I love her example and honesty of admitting  that she has let it get the best of her. I…

Season One – "Ma's Holiday"

Are you like Ma? You want to go away on a romantic trip with your hubby or a weekend away with your girlfriends but it's too hard to leave the kiddos.  Or you are so excited to go, but then once you are there you can't even enjoy it because you are worried about every…

Season One – "Town Party, Country Party"

Olga has a limp ... An obvious defect that has plagued her all her days. She can't run and play with the other children, she just watches wishing she too could join them. When Laura injures her ankle at Nellie's birthday party, her and Olga become friends. Olga has this grace and peace about her…

Season One – "For The Love of Johnny Johnson"

I remember my first real crush ... Unlike Laura I didn't tell a soul, probably because I was too afraid of being rejected.  I was one who admired from afar, wishing in my heart to be noticed. While I never jumped in the creek so I could wear my Sunday dress to school ... I…

May 12th – 6 Month Check

Well I made it to the six month mark last Friday. MRI last Monday and my appointment with my surgeon today. Great news ... My scan was clear again! Those two little mystery spots are still there but haven't changed. Josh took the day off to come with me, bummer that we had to take…

Season One – "Mr. Edwards Homecoming"

The beloved Mr. Edwards makes his first appearance, how can you not love his silly song and childlike demeanor?  I love that we get to see what's really inside of him, maybe the reason behind all his drinking. He goes into a panic seeing Laura sick with a fever, reminding him of the daughter he…

Season One – "100 Mile Walk"

Have you ever been in a spot where everything seemed to be working out just like you always dreamed?  I guess you could call it counting your chickens before they hatch ... It's such a for sure thing in your mind and then it doesn't work out. This is where Charles is when the storm…

Season One – "Country Girls"

What can I say?  Country Girls is probably one of the most remembered Little House episodes of all time.  The brown egg scandal, Ma making the dresses and of course we get to meet the legendary Nellie Oleson - in all her wicked glory.  As I reflect on the lessons of this hour of television…

Season One – "A Harvest of Friends"

This episode is so good, what a great pilot to kick off the best television series ever! It is the perfect introduction to the Ingalls family just moving to town.  It gives the viewers the core of who the Ingalls are ... a family extremely devoted to each other and to God.  Laura says something…