Merry Christmas from Iowa

I’m in the “cold north”, though they say it’s not as cold as it usual is.  “You’re welcome Iowa people!  Had to convince #3 son to stop so I could take a picture of the snow left in a ditch.  And, it may not be as cold, but… the wind here is brutal 🙁

Loved the little welcome center where we stopped – and the tour of Iowa Wesleyan University where granddaughter goes to school (and plays on the Volleyball team).  It really is a lovely college campus.

Granddaughter suggested a quick shopping trip to Von Maur where I managed to find a  dress for a  very special occasion.  Not a store I was familiar with at all.  They did have lovely Christmas decorations and a lady playing Christmas music on a baby grand piano – I could have just sat and listened to her.

Then an outing to eat at “Catfish Bend Casino’s” brunch after Church on Sunday.  It was delicious and way too much food 🙂

And, not to be outdone in the ‘cat’ department.  #3 son and family have TWO.  This one is a gorgeous, black, long haired.  He doesn’t show well in photos and Koda is particularly unimpressed!

It’s almost Christmas and if you’re reading this I pray you have a very Merry Christmas and  blessed New Year!!!


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6 Responses to Merry Christmas from Iowa

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  3. jodie filogomo says:

    I know what you mean about the wind!! It makes it SO much colder. We were out taking blog photo this Saturday and it was 17 degree. But it wasn’t too crazy cold because the wind wasn’t blowing!!
    You’ll have to show us the dress you bought…that’s the best part about travelling is you get to go to different stores (I know…I’m addicted to shopping…)
    Happy New Year, Iris!!

    • Iris says:

      17 degrees, now that’s cold even without wind. It’s going to be 70 degrees here at home today 🙂 I can live with that, though I did bring home a number of ‘cold weather’ sweaters. It’ll be cold again here – but hopefully not nearly as cold as you are.

      It’ll probably be awhile before I show the dresses (bought 2) as they are upcoming grandkids weddings. Both have to have alterations 🙁 One is apparently made for a woman 6’2″ wearing 6″ heels, and I didn’t even want a long dress. I’ll probably make it tea length or there abouts as that’s what I’m comfortable in.


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