Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Autumnal Blessings~ Wisdom from Laura Ingalls Wilder

(Photos by Tasha)
Dear friends,

Enjoy these words from Laura Ingalls Wilder this autumn day!
"As we go about our daily tasks, the world will seem lighter if we enjoy the beautiful things that are just are outside our doors and windows.

It pays to go to the top of the hill now and then to see the view and to stroll through the wood lot or pasture forgetting that we are in a hurry or that there is such a thing as a clock in the world.

You are 'so busy'! Oh, yes, I know it! We are all busy, but what are we living for anyway, and why is the world so beautiful if not for us? The habits we form last us through this life, and I firmly believe into the next.

Let's not make such a habit of hurry and work that when we leave this world, we will impelled to hurry through the spaces of the universe using our wings for feather dusters to clean away the star dust.

The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Seventh Annual Small Doll Fair

Dear Friends,

The local doll village has just finished its seventh annual Labor Day fair (this one was all of Labor Day weekend), and as usual, everyone had a wonderful time!

Benjamin Franklin was the faithful ticket seller~

And the dolls lined up for several exciting rides~

There were crafts on display, as well as Ethnic foods and homegrown produce~

Even the queen herself was pleased~

All in all, it was time very well spent. The older my children become, the more I treasure our little rituals like these, knowing that they won't last forever.