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Spring has sprung and gone

So in this marvelous world of the "mid-west" I find myself frequently scratching my head and looking outside with a mixed look of wonder and incredulation. As one who grew up in the West, (Northwest to be specific) I am accustomed to varying weather. However there is a bit of consistency to it. But HERE in the "mid-west" there is no consistency, no patterns and just plain weirdness! For example: This past week we have had 3 days of 70 deg weather followed by snow and hail. There was even a small tornado last week just to spice things up! In the course of the last month we have had Hail,  Snow, Sleet, Sun, Rain and the poor thermometer outside gave up the ghost from sheer exhaustion! I am in a state of discontent.
  I finally saw some vestiges of spring last week. A scattering of miniature daffodils and a few blossoms on bushes. Monday there were 7 Magnolias bravely touting their colors. I was excited for the promised spring was at last upon us, wooing us from our w…

I Want to Fly Like an Eagle

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From 2011-03-05 Joseph's eagle Joseph earned his Eagle scout award and we were able to go support him when he received his award. We drove up on Thursday night and stayed with Mom and Dad. On Friday we went to the Science City. When we got there the line was amazingly long so we decided to go to the train exhibit first and let the lines die down. The trains are amazing! There was so much to see. Little details everywhere. I loved the drive-in and the T-Rex with safety goggles on. After we had seen all the trains, we went back and the line was still long, but we were able to get in. It was field trip day. Several schools had come to play too. 
 Besides being a bit crowded, it was a blast. There were so many neat things to do and see. Lizzy wanted to go down the slide, but once we got up there she changed her mind. Since there was a train of kids waiting for their turn, I grabbed Lizzy and down we went! Almost. We got stuck half way down and had to scoot out. That was graceful. Heh…