Monday, July 27, 2009

Pioneer Day Fun!

Dear Friends,

The family had a fun time at the local Pioneer Day celebration, even though we were the only ones dressed up (Except, of course, for the occasional cowboy hat)~


There was Square Dancing,



Lots of green grass to run on

And of course, a pie-eating contest!


One of my favorite stories about our pioneer ancestors is the young girl who, while traveling on a wagon train, had to hide under blankets from the Indians, who wanted to marry her. The pioneers made a fake coffin and had a "burial" for her, since more than one brave desired her as his wife!

p.s. Here's a little story to help encourage the little ones to form good habits!

Love,

Marqueta
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"The Lord has done his share of the work," said Brigham Young to the newly assembled Saints. "He has surrounded us with the elements containing wheat, meat, flax, wool, silk, fruit, and everything with which to build up, beautify, and glorify the Zion of the last days, and it is our business to mould these elements to our wants and necessities, according to the knowledge we now have and the wisdom we can obtain from the Heavens through our faithfulness".

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful day and your girls look soo sweet. Enjoy these days they go by quick xoxoxo Clarice

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  2. Oh Marqueta,

    Que lindo fue el dia! Gracias por invitarnos ;)

    El discurso de Bringham Young es muy verdadero...Nuestro Senor nos ha dado, nos ha bendecido con todo lo que nosotros necesitamos para sobrevivir en la tierra. El talento para cocinar, formar ropa de las plantas, y madera de los arboles.

    Gracias, amiga mia, por recordarnolos!

    Que la Gracia Y Paz de Nuestro Senor Jesus Cristo este contigo siempre!

    lady m

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  3. Oh Pioneer day looks like the kind of fun we enjoy! Your children looked like wonderful pioneers! Thanks for sharing loved the pictures ~Blessings Heather

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  4. It looks like a fun day, your family is so sweet!

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