Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Gaggle of Blessings

Dear Readers,

Thank you for visiting and for your precious comments, we feel truly blessed by you all.

We are experiencing a beautiful, sunny, chilly autumn day here, and are grateful for the sunshine.

As I sat rocking Frankie (my littlest) in the early morning light, I was blessed to witness another beautiful sunrise, after the previous evening's beautiful sunset. How much our Heavenly Father must love us, to give us the treasure of each day, framed in gold and wrapped in star-spangled paper! How thankful I was to have the time to stop and muse upon the workings of Nature-each day's slow and sure progress, season following season, all in its proper time and sphere. Sometimes the Lord has a big cleaning day, manifested by earthquakes, hurricanes, etc., but for the most part, it is as gentle as the morning sun painting the clouds a thousand hues of light. May I learn to order my life after His perfect pattern!

We had the fun opportunity of going to feed the geese and ducks that live by the Snake River in Idaho Falls, and would like to share a few favorite photos with you:

The beautiful LDS temple

Here come the troops!

"Mami! The goose he eat my bread!"

"Pretty please!"

The falls that give Idaho Falls its name

"Here goosey, goosey, goosey!"

"Okay, Goosey we're feeding you bread, not flesh!"

"AnnaMarie want goosey?"

"Oopsey-daisy goosey!!"

Fine friends-they leave once the food's gone!

A study in black, white, blue, and gray

Can you spot the "goose" in the clouds?

It is always hard to drag ourselves away from such outings; we all love nature so. We pray that the Lord will lead us to a home nearby a body of water, so we won't have to go home when we're done.

May your day be beautiful and blessed,


"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down: And this is all that life really means." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts."

"Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower


  1. Dear Marqueta,

    What beautiful pictures and what a perfect outing. I pray the Lord gives you your hearts desire in finding the perfect home by the water.


  2. Such awesome pictures!

    You know, I love it when God paints the sunrises and sunsets for us. Many times I am just blown away by the vast colors and I wonder how anyone can sit there and deny there is no God. I mean, the sky doesn't just 'paint' itself! : /

    Seeing those pictures of you all feeding the ducks brought back memories of when me and dad would go down to the lake. I would get a Dairy Queen treat first and then we would walk on the pier and watch the ducks. Sometimes we had bread, sometimes we didn't, but those pictures made me remember those special moments with my dad. He's been gone 3 years now.

    May you and your family have a safe and blessed Sunday!

    God Bless!

  3. dear mami,
    i like to feed the ducks,but i did
    not like when we ran out of bread!
    they were soooo(etc)hungrrrryyy!!!

    i love you & i like you!




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