So, yesterday was a big day for Candace. She celebrated her birthday on the other side of the world…..and she’s not a teenager anymore. The big 20. Where in the world did the time go?! Time sure flies when you’re milking cows. She grew up out there in that barn. From infant seat to swing to stroller to running wild and free. I declare….that’s where my Mad Cow came from…milking and taking care of babies all at the same time. It was maddening! 187So, it all makes sense now why she’s such an animal lover. The dogs, cats, and cows were always by her side. From little on up. 100_1029.jpg     Just look at her. A great farm hand! She was Earl’s right hand man for so long. Such a talented milk maid. I feel pretty safe writing this story and posting some of her crazy pictures……she’s “off the grid” for the next several months. So, she won’t be seeing any of these. Haha220.jpg      For some crazy reason, she feels it’s her responsibility to always make weird faces at the camera. She gets that from her Dad. I’m pretty sure. In fact….I’m positive.201      I can’t wait for her to come home and help her Mama with all those “tech” questions. It’s so nice to have teenagers in the house….they know all about “everything”. I’m tired….sometimes I don’t want to learn about all that “fancy” stuff….someone just do it for me. Here she’s showing her weird Aunt how to use snap chat. I don’t do that….I’m already losing all my sanity. Maybe when she comes home and has the time to help me with it. And maybe not. We shall see. 241.jpg     This is a horrible picture, but I had to get it while I could. She made Michael give her a hug when she was home for Thanksgiving. It was painful for Michael, but he gave her one….real fast….nothing mushy….quick, let me go! She loves “torturing” the boys. Haha Those three crazy kids have their own sign language….code words….hand signals….whatever. And then she passes on all the weirdness to her team that she’s traveling with. I have proof………

022.jpg     This is one of her team members. She’s doing the weird “Troyer kids” hand signal. What does it mean…..where did it come from…..whose responsible…..all difficult questions. Ask Candace when she comes home from her travels.001.jpg     Until then….the boys have to watch out for all the cats. Keep them entertained and cared for. It’s a tough job on the dairy farm. They need “sister” to help out.030.jpg     Marshall is tired of giving “sausage Mutt” so much attention. He is actually Candace’s dog…..he’s so annoying. Marshall just gets tired of the sad and forlorn look. So, he loves on him because it’s his Candace appointed duty. 005.jpg     They cows all sent birthday wishes across the world. They want to know “what the heck” is taking her so long to get back to the farm?! We’re tired of seeing the “Farmer’s wife” every morning…..we want to see some “young blood”. That doesn’t offend me at all….in fact, I kinda like the sounds of that. Haha I think I’ll go drink a cold Dr. Pepper…..that will help cure the “missing Candace” disease…………….Carol