Well, we tried our best to welcome an early spring with our traditional February opening, but unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans for our Iowa weather. Two weeks and nearly 2 feet of snow later, I still can’t complain. For many elementary kids, this is the first big snow of their childhood. As kids, we loved it when snow would blow in drifts against the wall behind the old building. We’d dig tunnels in the drifts and wander over to Mr. Johnson’s hill to go sledding. It’s been fun to see families today making similar memories. Whether we’re wearing shorts on opening weekend or buried under feet of snow, we’re grateful to so many smiling customers and staff who join us on opening weekend, always eager for the return of spring.