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On this particular day I asked the kids to go sit out on the dock and look at the frozen lake ahead. Surprisingly we were only one of two vehicles there that day. It was a beautiful spring day, crisp air, frozen lake, flying geese, and pizza waiting for us. One of the best quotes from my seven-year-old this day was “Wow, I can finally skip rocks,” be it on a block of ice!