Friday, January 16, 2015

Montana Winter trip

We went to Montana from December 30-January 4. It was a COLD, but fun trip
This is the beautiful view of what we saw when we were about to land. It's breathtaking every time!

On our first day there, the kids took ski lessons with Mr. Jet Ski (Jesse). This is our 4th year with him- he's great! On the first day, he asked me if James ice skated often because of how well he did on flat snow. Um, NO. James really did a fantastic job! Proud of my little guy!

Adelyn did awesome as well! She spent the first day getting her bearings on the bunny slope. 

That night was New Years Eve. Seth and I went out to dinner at the Izaak Walton Inn. It's not far from the house and they served prime rib, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Dessert was huckleberry cobbler- yum!

Afterwards, we went to downstairs where they had a band playing. In another room, there was shufflboard, foozball, and several board games. We ended up meeting two other couples and hung out with them until midnight. Watching the fireworks outside was pretty dang cold! Happy 2015!!

On New Years Day, we hung around the house. James was the only one who ventured outside. I thought he would come right back in, so I threw his ski bib on over his pajamas (and that's my hat he's sporting). He ended up playing outside alone for much longer than I thought. I took this picture from inside the warm house. :)

The bulk of the day was spent inside the house in our pajamas. We played cards, read books, and the kids had a blast playing together. 

The kids wore their matching Star Wars pajamas. 

On January 2nd, we went skiing again. This time Adelyn went on the chair lift and skied down some smaller slopes. She was a rock star!

Jesse called James a natural. He can turn and stop easily. I can't wait to ski with him next year!

Seth and I spent that afternoon skiing with Emily, Thomas, and Adelyn. It was awesome!

The next day, James got to ride the snow tractor and help clear the driveway. 

Group shot before heading into town for lunch at our favorite, Norm's News. They have the best bison burgers and huckleberry milkshakes. 

Grandpa came home from the grocery store with this GINORMOUS bear. The kids loved it. 

We left on a Sunday and that night it snowed an additional 3 feet! They even cancelled school in Kalispell. Crazy! 

Hope your new year is off to a great start!

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