~ The Girls in Wisconsin ~ Cousin Diane, Aunt Lynn, Audra, daughter Sarah, me, and mother! ~
I know we just celebrated Valentine's Day, but I need to digress just a bit. Over the Christmas holidays, my daughter and I were able to take a train trip from Salt Lake City, Utah, across the plains to Illinois. Oh, my ~ how gorgeous our America is!!!! Especially all snowy and white. Over the rocky mountains was beautiful during the daylight hours, and then at night, crossing the plains, christmas lights galore!!!! Barns, silos, houses...... so many lights lit up the night. And in the morning I awoke to the most torential snow storm somewhere in the eastern part of Iowa, but my ..... it was a simple pleasure to be on that train, chugging along, listening to christmas music on my iPod and looking out the big window at the snow storm. Very soothing and nostalgic, actually. Wow!
Anyway, my mother, dear heart that she is, took a car load of us family girls and went to a dream quilt shop in Spring Green, Wisconsin, called Country Sampler of Spring Green. The shop was filled with Chistmas spirit, smells, decorations, and inspiration enough to last through five christmas seasons. This was a day of pure delight to me - I bought projects to last me for two years and met Cousin Diane, who I had never met before. We went to lunch, visited, and laughed . I shall never forget these moments. Thank you for making this day possible, all of you! These are the moments that last, these are the things that are important. These are the simplest of pleasures!
Coming up next post..... making colonial brown sugar cones!