Doug and I stayed up in Montana this year for the holiday season.  Last year my friend Jodi flew in on Christmas day, so that was something to look forward to…this year, I got laid off from my job and we didn’t have any planned visitors, so we really tried to make it special.

St. Nicholas Day

Everyone gets a little treat in their shoes!  Also, other pictures of Brodie enjoying the snow and visiting Home Depot!  Watch the whole video of him running – it gets better the closer he gets to the camera.

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This happens multiple times on every walk.

Brodie visits Home Depot almost every day! He has great friends and they loved seeing him in his boots and hat!

Brodie visits Home Depot almost every day! He has great friends and they loved seeing him in his boots and hat!

Lewis and Clark Caverns

One of the things we did to make the season special was a tour of Lewis and Clark Caverns.  Our friend, Emily, came with us.  During the holiday season they do special tours by lantern.  It was warm in the caverns even though it was super cold outside!  So cold that I believe they even canceled the morning tours (somewhere around minus 20?!?).  Ours was at 12:45.  Here are some pictures from the tour.

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Emily

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Elizabeth – looking pregnant but that is just my purse under the coat!

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Doug

The view on the walk up to the caverns

The view on the walk up to the caverns

Emily - on the walk up to the caverns - yes - it was as cold as it looks!

Emily – on the walk up to the caverns – yes – it was as cold as it looks!

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Inside the caverns – it was about 50 degrees and felt super warm! Everything was quite wet!

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At the very end they had some lights up and played some Christmas music!

Christmas Day

Christmas Day we woke up to fresh snow and went on a walk!  For early dinner, we went over to a friend’s house for dinner, which was very fun and very thoughtful of them to include us.  We brought Creme de Menthe brownies (except we subbed in peppermint schnappes) and potoatoes.  Here are some pictures from Christmas day.

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Christmas morning! Starts with a little light snow shoveling!

Snowflakes on my eye lashes!

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Maybe the best gift of the season! Brodie got treats that were “made with real snowflakes!”

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Doug getting ready to open a present!

The end of the day...Doug playing with his new kindle and Brodie relaxing.

The end of the day…Doug playing with his new kindle and Brodie relaxing.

Caroling Video

Last but not least, a family Christmas caroling video.

 

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