By the Light of the Moon…

We have had so many cloudy nights this entire winter, I was starting to wonder what a star filled sky looked like.  On Friday we had one of our first clear nights so we headed up to Glacier…_Z3A6701

Star Trails…IMG_7475

 

Big Dipper over Lake McDonald…

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Clear night, clear water…IMG_7474

 

Belton Bridge lit up by the moon…IMG_7494

 

The view from the bridge…IMG_7502

 

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Last Sunrise of 2014…

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!  We sure did!  Besides dealing with crouping cold, one kid with pneumonia and another with a sinus infection, we made the best of our situation and had a wonderful time with friends and family over the past couple of weeks.  Markus and I were even able to get away for a couple of hours in the wee hours of the morning of New Years Eve…IMG_4840IMG_4860

Before the sunrise…blue morningDuring sunrise…IMG_4875-2IMG_4905IMG_4912A cold but breathtaking walk down to the river…IMG_4922 IMG_4927The sun peaking through the trees…IMG_4930 IMG_4936 IMG_4938Happy New Year!

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Hunting Christmas Trees…

Our family had such a great time a couple weekends ago, hunting Christmas trees and hanging out with some friends of ours while enjoying the snow…IMG_4427

Tug-of-war…

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Sled rides…

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Playing in the snow…

IMG_4541Looking and searching for that special tree…IMG_4438 IMG_4482

My husband with our bush of a tree, bigger around than it was tall…IMG_4499 IMG_4517 IMG_4527

Pulling our trees back to the vehicles…IMG_4537

Some of the kids put up trees in their rooms…IMG_4525-2

A little fire was built to help warm in the kids and cook supper…IMG_4545  IMG_4547

Jetboil apple cider to warm up with too…IMG_4548

Cutting hot dog roasting sticks…IMG_4549

Little Emma’s feet were wet and cold…IMG_4551

Roasting those hot dogs…IMG_4560 IMG_4567 IMG_4573-Edit IMG_4575

Emma’s new slippers!  A pair of gloves to keep her feet warm…IMG_4586 IMG_4590 IMG_4611 IMG_4616

Loading the tree up…IMG_4622

The beautiful misty, foggy sunset in the forest that evening…

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Awesome day spent with great friends…

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Montana At It’s Finest…

Last night we had pouring rain and 40 degrees, sometime in the night it changed to snow and wind.  This morning it was brisk -30 degrees Fahrenheit!  I don’t mind the cold or snow but sure get hard on critters when we have wet conditions and then gets really cold.  I was happy to see every one fared the night alright and were anxiously awaiting breakfast this morning…

Teigen feeding Thor…

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Even though he has a cozy little place to hide out in, Thor has to hang out with his guys…IMG_9199

Horse raspberries…IMG_9167IMG_9257IMG_9184 IMG_9270 IMG_9193

Waiting for breakfast…IMG_9196

Frank’s a bit frosty too…IMG_9205 IMG_9194

Hayden giving Frank some love…IMG_9212

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Hauling bales…

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At least some one is happy outside…IMG_9179

The sun even tried to break through…IMG_9275

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Mushrooms, Part 1…

The kids found our adventure through Olympic Park very fascinating, they loved finding all sorts of mushrooms and knew to only look but not touch.  I, however, found it difficult to take pictures in pouring down rain!  🙂  I ended up using a large zip-lock bag around my camera but found it impossible to know where I was focusing or to really adjust any settings, anyway here a few of the mushrooms we spotted.  I’ll break them up over a couple of posts throughout a couple of weeks…

P.S. my camera lived through it too!

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