Tuesday, January 28, 2014

And I Live In Iowa Because...........

OK~ I'm tired of Winter, so let's talk about Iowa and what we like about living in Iowa. I guess it would be fair to say that many of us live in Iowa because our families are nearby. In my case, that's true. I am surrounded by the in-laws, parents, brother, and sister-in-law. I have said for almost 27 years, I can't get by with too much, as family is on all sides of me.

The older I get, the less I appreciate the change of seasons. It was all fun and games when we could go outside and play in the snow with our boys. But dang, they grew up and I really have no interest to go anywhere when it's 0 degrees outside. How time changes everything. It's interesting how perspective changes each year. I'm sure I would have thought nothing about heading to the local sledding hill with our boys when they were 6 and 10 and it was zero degrees outside. Yep, we did that when our boys were young. Our boys liked to get out and run around. This Mom also refused to be stuck in a house for days on end. And it is true, some kids grow up never experiencing a sledding hill, so Iowa's kids are lucky! Fast forward 18 years- the heat of my home is pretty darn nice!

And then the cars came on the scene. As a parent of a teen driver, we've all had that moment when school is being dismissed early and the roads are 100% ice. Remember, as parents, we had to do that when we were younger too. We all learn by doing. Yes, through the power of prayer and some skill, our kids do manage to get where they need to be.

Four wheel drive is nice to have while living in Iowa. We have needed it a couple days this year just to get to the main highway.

Jensen LeMars Chrysler offers Motor Trends Truck Of The Year for 2013-2014, the Dodge RAM 1500. Safety is something we all need to keep in mind when we drive anywhere, but it becomes more of an issue when winter rolls around.

Spring time does bring lilacs (when they avoid a frost) and blossoms on the apple trees. It's fun to see things green up, as I know there's warmer days ahead. And as the season progresses, the soybean and corn fields really green things up.

I love the color that summer time has to offer in Iowa, as everything is so green. And here in North Iowa the terrain is very flat, so we can see for miles every which way. I live in Iowa because my family is here and it's where my Grandpa decided to plant his feet. Yep, that's how I ended up in Iowa- Iowa offers a way of life that you can't find in many other places. The family farm is still going and will be for years to come. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. Now if the darn winchills would let up it wouldnt be bad around here. Lilacs................. I cant wait!


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