Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mr. Washington

Dear Friends,

Thank you for coming by today, and we hope you had a lovely weekend. We DID survive ours, and everyone made it home safely, thank the Lord! Now the house is nice and noisy :) .

The girls took a few pictures for me so I wouldn't miss out on their trip to Utah~would you like to see them?

Cousins, cousins, and more cousins!

They even brought back these Raggedies that Mr. Graham's grandma made him when he was wee.

Today we have been having fun coloring pictures of George Washington, telling the story of the cherry tree, and making other various and sundry patriotic crafts.

We wish you a wonderful week, dear friends~Thank you as always for your sweet comments. Now we shall head out for some fresh air, and leave you with these words of wisdom from "The Perfect Woman" (which we have not become yet, sadly)~

Fresh Air Tonic Better Than Medicine

Too much cannot be said of the benefits derived from exercise in open, pure air and deep breathing. As a tonic, it is better than medicine. It gives tone to the appetite, aids digestion, and lends vigor to both mind and body. Invalids who suffer from nervous prostration or from uterine diseases should live much in the open sunshine. Outdoor life reinforces the strength, increases the appetite, repairs the blood, quiets the nerves and gives new life and health to the body. The great physicians are good water, sunlight, deep breathing, and exercise in pure air.




  1. Loved the pics!! and how sweet a Raggedy Anne and Andy we have a few of those out our house that we cherish....and Wow look at all those cousins that must have been so much fun for them to enjoy and visit. I bet your enjoying lots of hugs today!! ~Have a wonderful week also Dear Friend ~Love Heather

  2. You don't have to be a perfect woman, in my opinion - just virtuous. Pray for us men, however, because as far as I am concerned, we DO have to be perfect (contrary to popular opinion, of course). I don't pretend to know all there is to know about being perfect, but I do know this one thing: whereas I was blind to the will of God on this point, now I can see; and I never want to go back to the ignorance I walked in. Of course, my definition of perfect is derived from the Scriptures, where many men, here and there, exemplified what it is to be perfect in spite of the fact that they were sinners (except for Jesus, of course - though he was actually made to BE sin for us... (that we might become the righteousness of God in him - one of the KEYS to Biblical perfection)).

  3. Mi Querida Amiga,

    No hay nada mas hermoso que ver una familia llena y rodeada de amor y felicidad!

    La tuya es un gran ejemplo.

    Me gusta mucho las munecas de tela, mi hija le encantan ~ esas son las unicas munecas que ella accepta :)

    Con mucho carino,


  4. you lucky mama, some quiet time alone! I hope they had a great trip--- those photos are gorgeous! What a lovely way to celebrate president's day as well!~

  5. Hello Marquetta~your photo's of your children and the cousins are so touching! Children are a blessing from God~they always put a smile on my face. God bless and enjoy your day, Rose

  6. Oh! By the way, not only do you HAVE to be a virtuous woman, you ARE one! The very fact that you MISS the noise of your family when they're gone tells me that you march to the beat of the right drum: God's good and perfect will!

  7. Dear Marqueta, I've read this post twice now and STILL have not had the time to comment. I was most thankful to hear that your sweet family arrived safely home! You have noise and kisses and hugs again! And noise! Did I mention noise? Ahhh, the joys of motherhood.

    I love the pictures. Utah is beautiful. My dad used to live in Salt Lake City and I spent a summer with him there.







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