Saturday, July 9, 2016

It Was a Merry Independence Day


Dear Friends,

This Fourth of July our family held the annual Independence Day parade in our front drive. Frankie led the way with Old Glory, followed by lots of creative floats (and a few rescue vehicles).



The rescue vehicles were the only ones who had accidents during the parade!


We have been experiencing quite the heat wave this summer, but thankfully the Fourth was cooler and we were able to spend some time outside enjoying fresh air and fun.

Thank the Lord for a country that was based on freedom and hope!

Love,

Marqueta                   

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Visit From the Fairies


Dear Friends,

When the elder starts to bloom, we know that the fairies are having their weddings. What other flower looks and smells like lace for Little People?


We're pretty sure we've seen signs of fairies around the yard. Is this one, pretending to be a damselfly?




On Midsummer's Eve, the children all set out little feasts for whatever sprites may happen by, and they find little gifts left for them the next morning. Here are some of their creative feast-sites~






Last night, after everyone had finished loading their banquet tables with black-capped raspberries and bits of cookies, we enjoyed the nightly firefly show, and an amazing sunset. There were too many clouds to see the full moon, but the moon's light made the sky appear to be still blue, long after the sun had gone done. It was truly magical!
Can you see the evening star in this photo?


May this summer be a magical one for all!

Love,

Marqueta


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Happy Birthday, Audrey

 Dear Friends,

Another birthday has come in the family this year; Audrey's birthday follows quickly behind that of her sisters, and this was her seventeenth. This growing older stuff has to stop! :) I am so blessed to be the mother of such a kind soul, who seeks each day to be more Christ-like in all things. And one who chooses such yummy desserts for her birthday!




 I've never made (or heard of) a Pavlova before, but we made a sugar-free version that was quite nice (it took two tries to get the meringue part right).

Many blessings to you, dear daughter!

Love,

Marqueta