It's the little, simple things that make my heart happy. In all the hustle and bustle of raising a large family, sometimes it's nice to stop and notice the little things. . .
. . . Like a Butterfly landing on someone toes!
. . . And a lovely young miss who is entering her Girlhood (Here she's modeling the pioneer dress I made for her to wear to Wilder Days this Saturday).
. . .That same young miss love insects and spiders!
. . . And playing with baby dolls! She bought this one with her own money, and it looks and feels amazingly real.
I didn't have enough money for a new doll, so I had to pose with an old chicken instead.
Here a nine-year old boy helps out with lunch (a simple soup of carrots, split peas, and rotini and home-preserved tomato juice)~
And two girls spend the day helping to deep-clean the kitchen.
And there's that dreamy-eyed one again, helping with the dishes!
May I always remember to stop and appreciate my daily life, as each moment slips so quickly away. These small moments will be the memories I will cherish forever.