Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Birthdays, Sioux Falls, and Sundogs

Scientific definition of a Sundog:
An atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky.  Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun.  During very cold weather they are formed by ice crystals called diamond dust drifting in the air at low levels.  These crystals act as prisms, bending the light rays passing through them.

My definition of a Sundog:
Rarely seen beautiful little rainbows that God creates in the sky to bless us while we endure the frigid temperatures of Minnesota in the winter.

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God blessed us with these sundogs as we drove to Sioux Falls, SD to visit our daughter Mary and her family.

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For Miss Hailey’s birthday, I painted a picture to hang in her bedroom...

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...and for Mary’s birthday, I made her some pillows.

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We had such a nice (long) weekend with Mary, Kyle, and Hailey!  We did some dancing, played some games, ate some wonderful Minestrone soup that Mary made, and watched some TV and home movies (oh, and football too).  Mary crocheted, I doodled, and the hubbies made their usual trip to Menards.  Gregg and I also babysat Miss Hailey while Mary and Kyle went on a date for Mary’s birthday Smile 

It was a weekend filled with blessings!


Oh, and one more thing…when you get to be my age, never try to play a memory game with a three year old Winking smile

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  1. We had so much fun with you guys! Thanks for coming to visit. I had a great birthday :)

    I think hailey will always beat us at the matching game...

  2. I have never seen a Sundog... they look beautiful from the pictures you showed. The sign and the pillows look awesome. And I agree, trying to beat little kids at memory is terribly hard.


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