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March 5-More SNOW!

I love love love snow and usually we spend two weeks of deep winter in the wilds of Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Now that Canyon is in school we were not able to just take off like usual so I feel that I missed winter. So when we finally had a few days of snow in March I soaked them up.

Mornings are the perfect time to get in to the fresh snow with my trusty snow loving companion Lilo Jean.

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I started a tradition that every day that Lilo and I go on an adventure I will take pictures of us together. She is so funny and loves to hop up on my knee to pose for the phone.

It was so cold that morning that the lens was fogging up, giving Lilo a magical fairy dog look.

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Good times.

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Oh My Lilo Jean

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One night I heard Lilo struggling to get up the stairs. I could hear her flailing, claws scrambling to get purchase on our wooden stairs. I leapt out of bed as she struggled to the top of the landing. I lifted her up and brought her onto the bed. Her heart was racing. She was obviously upset. So was I.

I held her close and whispered sweetly to her until she calmed down and fell asleep. Then I grabbed the phone and started researching all the horrible things that could be wrong with her. Cancer. Hip Dysplasia. A bunch of other scary things. Then I settled on that she is getting older and her legs may have just taken a little bit longer to wake up after her long nap on the couch. She is ten years old now and doesn’t get out much. In her younger days-even after Canyon was born-she would run and play ball at least 5 days a week. Then the twins arrived. This winter it rarely happened. She was always given plenty of love, treats and attention but not enough exercise. It was time to start making her health and happiness a priority. Hikes in the woods! Playing ball! Running!

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March turned out to be a great month to be Lilo.

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LaBagh Woods-March 1

March arrived and with it came our first real taste of winter. For me, real winter means cold and snow-preferably lots of both. Lilo and I dropped Canyon off at school and headed down to a nearby forest preserve to hike around and enjoy the snow.

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River & Raven Love Co-Op!

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River and Raven have such a good time at co-op. Raven is a budding little artist and can barely contain himself during project time. River loves music time so she can go upstairs and dance with the big kids.

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