There were sack races.
And my kids are so cute hopping around in sacks!
There was a handcart for kids to either ride in or pull.
We dug for potatoes, picked apples, and hunted eggs!
I want to make one of these chickens, they are darling. But what would I do with it?And a petting zoo. And that's not even the half of it! We made our own butter, hammered nails, made necklaces, shopped at the general store. It was all very exciting. And I got to spend some time in the temple today which is what it's all about.
Some of my ancestors left England and came to America to join the trek west. Actually, that's not exactly true. I think the story goes that my ancestor (Richard Bentley?- I could be remembering that name wrong and my family history book is in storage.) ANYway. He left with his sister and her husband who were with the Mormons in order to look for work. And then there was a girl...isn't that how the story always goes.
I'm so proud to have such a rich history. My great-grandpa LeRoi Bentley put a lot of work into our family history book. I'm so grateful to have that. And to top the night off I watched a John Adams movie and worked on a quilt. I was just feeling overall so grateful for all the great men and women who have gone before us and given us so many freedoms.
I was listening to Jennifer Paganelli on craft sanity a while ago. She was saying that she was thankful for Amy Butler who has been such a pioneer in the fabric design industry. So true, Jennifer, so true. Speaking of which I will have to update you all on my fabric designing journey. It has not been smooth. Wouldn't ya know it.