A few things I am thankful for this year:

Snow. Although we’ve had just a trace, our first six-inch snowfall is not far off. And a blanket of the white stuff means the fieldwork will cease until spring and life on Odegaard Farms will slow down for a while.

Spilled Milk. There’s no use crying over it. And with a three year old and a one year old at our house, there’s plenty of it. But it signifies healthy, rambunctious children – and not sweating the small stuff.

Siding. Our home underwent an exterior home makeover this spring. I was hoping my move-that-bus moment would have happened in August. We’re now pushing December, but I’m no less thankful to slowly see the Tyvek gone and our house become a home again.

Santa Claus. The idea of him leaving presents under the tree – or maybe it’s the threat of him flying on by – has one of my milk-spillers behaving just a little better. Not to mention the sparkle in her eyes as she tries to figure out how on earth those reindeer will land on our roof and Santa will squeeze down the chimney.

Equipment. From agriculture to construction to landscape and everything in between, both my husband and I work with it everyday. He’s behind the wheel of a tractor growing crops and I’m behind the scenes helping our clients grow their business. It has been good to us, giving us fulfilling careers in rewarding industries.


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