Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yet Another Snow Day!

Dear Friends,

Thank you all for all your sweet comments~ We love that our simple life is inspiring to others! You all inspire us, too, in more ways than we can say. What a blessing to be able to see the creativity and fun things that you are doing.

We've had even more snow here in Kansas City, although not so much this time. It was a little cold for sledding this morning, but the morning sun was so beautiful on the snow, that we had to go out and enjoy it.

Rubber boots are great for exploring creeks, 
but they do tend to get sucked off in the mud!
Our makeshift "feeder" and "waterer" for the birds~
I can't get over how huge the vines are here in Missouri!

My mother-in-law gave us this wonderful little "cabinet" to use for emergencies~ Just perfect for our enamelware chamber pot! :)

And a kind elderly gentleman from our church gave us this box of hats and fur collars, since he noticed us wearing our chapeaux every week!

Maria asked if we would share some of the videos that we watch to help encourage us in the morning. I decided to put my own video on YouTube, so I could share it with you more easily. There is something powerful about the combination of uplifting words, pictures, and music, especially first thing in the morning, and right before bed. I have been watching my little movie (and others) since last August, and I have noticed a difference in the way I feel about everythings I'm definitely going to keep it up!

I hope your week has been wonderful; it's hard to believe that it's half over already! Time flies when you're having fun! :)




  1. I am so happy to read everything is going well with you! I love visiting your blog and catching up on your happenings~ And you see so many birds! I am jealous - it makes me miss the midwest! Have a lovely rest of the week!

  2. Oh Marqueta - that is beautiful!!
    So very, very peaceful! I LOVE it!
    How blessed you are to be able to create such a beautiful, tranquil and uplifting video :-)
    Thank you so much - you have started my day with calming music, kind words and gentle images of beauty, grace and gratitude.
    Now may God abundantly bless your day, my lovely friend!

  3. Dear Marqueta,

    Thank you for sharing that. That was very encouraging. It's amazing the power of our thoughts. Have a good day and rest of the week!


  4. How wonderful that everything is going so is nice to see you and your family embracing this new place.


  5. A very beautiful video...thank you for sharing it with us!


  6. Thanks for sharing the video....I have been following this year with the simple abundance as well reading everyday and also reading other positive affirmations and have had very good results as well. I think it is a wonderful way to nuture our outlook nothing squanders our smiles and creativty like a grumpy view of things ~Enjoy your snow days I am sure spring is on its way ~Love Heather

  7. What a sweet box of hats. How kind of him xoxoxo Clarice

  8. What a lovely, inspiring video. I loved it. I see why you watch daily.

    I think I will follow your example.

    I remember getting the boots stuck in mud in Montana it was very frustrating sometimes but also funny.

    We are sandy here so no getting stuck :0(

    Love Erika

  9. Just popped in to say Hi. Your blog is so uplifting, it cheers me up no end when read it. Enjoy your day and the blue skies. Here in the UK it is wet and miserable and cold, with no proper daylight. Dev x

  10. Hello, Marqueta--it's your pen pal, Evelyn! I got your letter today, and after being snowed in for yet another two days, it was like being swamped in sunshine! I looked at your blog like you suggested, and now I'm following you. I have a new blog, Hauling wood and chopping water here on blogger--hope you like it.
    Gotta go, but will be writing you this weekend.


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