Since we won't have snow for Christmas this year, I thought I would dig out our photos from the year we lived in Iowa. We were so, SO unprepared for cold and snow and ice. We knew nothing about survival in a cold climate! But we still have some fond memories. And if you wonder why we are so happy in Caddo, take a close look at Wilton, Iowa, the town founded by Gary's family.
Note: I also learned a lesson I want to pass on: check the condition of your old photos once in a while. I found that these are terribly faded, even though some older photos are in much better shape. The processing or storage must have been made a difference. I'm going to try to find the negatives and scan them while I can.