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I'd be a liar if I said that I didn't check the status of my delivery immediately when I got out of work today. It was actually the first thing the girls asked me when I picked them up, too! Everyone at our house knew that today was DELIVERY day!

We laughed and joked the entire way home that I was going to hug and kiss the UPS man when he arrived with the box of books. The girls told me that I would humiliate them if I did...

We turned the corner and started to head down our gravel road when Grace suddenly screamed! I nearly drove off of the road and then I realized why she was screaming. "Give me your phone, let me take a picture, this is monumental, MOM!" said Grace. We all got the giggles and raced towards home.

We pulled in the driveway like the place was on fire because we knew he was right on our "tail." When he finally got stopped I ran over to him and told him I had a really weird question for him. His response..."Is it weirder than driving in and seeing a pig running around in a snowstorm?" He may or may not have been witness to that Valentine's Day pig chase. We all got the giggles an then I sheepishly asked him if he would take a picture with me. I'm pretty sure he didn't know what to say, but he agreed. 😉 I did finally explain why I was so excited and why I wanted the picture, he congratulated me and went on his way.



Rob carried the 40 pound box in the house and Team Schmitt went in to full work mode! I truly don't know what I would do without my family.

I signed and wrote notes while they stuffed bookmarks and envelopes to mail out. I felt like it was really important that the girls saw all of the work that went into this project and that they got to be a part of prepping the books for shipment. (They even get to deliver a few to their school tomorrow.) I want them to know that if you put your mind to something, dream big and huge, work hard, and never give up that you can accomplish anything.

I added a new exciting adventure to the "Author Tour." I will be at the Iowa Horse Fair selling and signing books and promoting the idea of Dreaming Big and Huge!

Have you been to the Iowa Horse Fair? Hugged your local UPS man/woman or stalked the arrival of an important delivery?

From the Gravel Road-

Jen

P.S. If you know this UPS man, give him a shout out! I bet he deals with some crazy things out on the gravel roads. 😉

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Ok, maybe that is an exaggeration. It doesn't feel far off, though!

We had a pretty exciting snow day at our house! This morning when checking my email I got a message that my book was live and on sale on Amazon! I had thought this was going to happen on Thursday so needless to say I was super excited to find out that it had happened earlier than anticipated. If you would like to order you can find it on Amazon by clicking on the link below. If you do order we would love to have you leave a review on Amazon after you read it!

On to the rest of our snow day...

Grace's breeding heifer for this year.

This morning we made sure all of the animals were tucked in and happy.

I love this pig! What do you think she is thinking? Any caption ideas?

The girls made several batches of slime, made their own lunch in the air fryer (they were hungry and I was working on scheduling author visits), and played with Grace's new cat. Thank you, air fryer, for making lunch easy.

This evening we ventured back out to check on everyone again.

Baby Mouse is doing great!

My chore helper did a lot more playing than helping, but she is pretty cute so I let her get by with it. 😉

What did you do on your snow day? Be honest, do you let your kids make slime? We had a ban for a long time, but now they are back to doing it again. How much snow did you get at your house?

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