Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Days at Home

Dear Friends,

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.




  1. You are blessed, indeed, Marqueta! Yes, it is the simple things in life that bring the most joy!

  2. Oh Marqueta...they have all grown so much :0) so good to see your smiling face and chicken is happy too :D mari

  3. Seems you have a pretty nice daily life, Marqueta! Where ever do you find the time to sew prairie dresses with your large family? The picture of you and your chicken is adorable. You have matching cockscombs!


  4. I heartily agree that these beautiful moments are the important ones, the ones that bring joy. People need to stop and linger more on the small things, so many times that's when we hear God's voice..

  5. Oh Marqueta, how delightful to visit you once again. I have returned to blogging and I am so glad to have found you. The children have grown! And the picture of you with the chicken is delightful.



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