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Random Snow Day Post

Hello dear friends.  Sophie and I have been very negligent when it comes to our blog.  I have no reasonable excuse for our behavior, so I might as well get to the business at hand!

We had the first big snow of the season over night.  There's probably 7" outside as I write and the forecast is calling for another 3" tonight.  I'm like a little kid.  I love snow!  So does Sophie.  She demands to go out much more often when she realizes it has snowed.  The first order of business is to roll around on the ground until she's covered in snow.  I don't have a picture of her in today's snow, but this is from earlier in December.  She is such a clown!

My favorite farmer/husband has all the equipment he needs to clean out our farm lot and driveway.  In turn he cleans out the drives of our neighbors who don't own such. He went out a bit ago which leaves me time to write!  

So much has happened since I last posted. We traveled to South Dakota and California.  

Our third granddaughter will make her arrival by the end of next exciting! I am looking forward to meeting her! I've been baking the past two days.  Photos to come.  In an effort to be brief, we will bring this post to an end.  Enjoy your weekend.  


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