Welcome to our Back to School Giveaway week!!!!
One of the things I love about homeschooling is being able to take our kids on fun field trips that make learning so real for them! Well…this field trip was a dream come true for all of us! And on this field trip I brought something back to giveaway to one of you!!!
I am a HUGE fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder and the whole “Little House” as well as the Rose Series of books! My kids are too!!! It is a family thing for us. Will wanted to take us on a very special field trip to Mansfield MO this past spring but he had already gone to heaven. So on the weekend Annie came to our house to honor what would have been his 46th birthday in May, our first without him with us, she and I decided it was time to surprise the boys with a special family road trip to Mansfield!
After a long car ride the kids were a little wound up and excited and had to share their silliness in the photo you see on the top right. This is a bust of Laura in the town square in Mansfield. You can see the gazebo that is talked about in the Rose Years series of books that talks about their life in the Ozark Hills of Missouri. This trip was a dream come true for me and I was so, so blessed to share it with all three of our children.
The photo on the left is the first sign that greets you at the parking lot at her historic Rocky Ridge Farm and the one on the right is the front of the museum that is SO full of wonderful artifacts from both Laura and Rose’s lives. We voted and our favorite artifact in it is Pa’s fiddle!!! What an amazing experience to see it in person!
To the right of the museum is Laura and Almanzo’s Rocky Ridge Farm house that they built together. What an experience to see and walk through it!!! I’ll tell more about it in a future post because I know you are excited about seeing the surprise I brought back from our trip to Mansfield to giveaway this week!!!
This is the house known as the “Rock House” that Rose had built for her Laura and Almanzo later in life. Laura actually wrote the “Little House” series while she was living in this home. It is just a short jaunt down the road from the Rocky Ridge Farm House.
OK now the part you have been waiting for!!! A very special giveaway!!!
While we were in the gift shop I could have spent a fortune! It is filled such wonderful Ingalls and Wilder treasures! I found a few special items for our family but I couldn’t leave without bringing back something to giveaway here on Unwrapping His Grace family too!!!
So here is the special Ingalls Wilder prize package!!!
For starters…I got one of these for our home and couldn’t resist getting one for you too! This is a beautiful print from a time of celebrating and dancing with the Ingalls family while Laura was a girl. The artist is Cheryl Harness. This photo doesn’t do it justice though, in my opinion. The image/art picture itself is 8×10 but I am not positive about the size of the whole print though…I do know that, including the white border it is larger than 11 x 17. This is a treasured piece for sure!
The next treasure in this prize package is “The Story of The Ingalls Family –A biography of the family from the “Little House” books” by William Anderson. He is an Ingalls and Wilder historian and a wonderful writer! And ladies…it is an autographed copy!!! It is a small book but it is FULL of amazing true stories about all of the Ingalls family from the time that Laura was growing up to her and her sisters lives as adults too! There are also wonderful stories about Caroline and Charles! And to top it off there are LOTS of wonderful pictures of photographs from their family history!!!!
And last but NOT least is a copy of “The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook”. As it states on the cover it is filled with 70 of Laura’s recipes, plus her household hits…and gorgeous photographs from rooms and special places all over her Rocky Ridge Farm and farm-house!!! Including a photo of the desk she sat at to hand write the “Little House” Books!!!
This is a book that is a sacrifice for me to part with because I could only afford one but after much thought decided it needed to be included in this week’s special Back to School Giveaway!!!
Please note…This Giveaway is limited to those living in the U.S. this time due to shipping costs and my limited personal budget.
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This Laura Ingalls Wilder Giveaway ends on Sunday, August 25th at 8:00pm CST.
The winner will be announced on Monday, August 26, 2013 in a blog post here and contacted by email too so be sure that we have your email address (make sure your comments are attached to your email address…you DO NOT need to put it in your comment for the public to see.). Thank you!
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