Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Leeland is 2!

Happy Birthday Buddy! We had a great day celebrating as a family :)

The Market Beautiful - Vintage Antique event

Right next to a train track!

 Ice Cream!

Sprinkler Fun!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Happy 4th!

Celebrating Fourth of July and Leeland's birthday!

  Bigfork Parade

Lakeside Firework Show

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Little Mermaid

This past week, Finley and I went on a mommy-daughter date! We got our fancy dresses on and saw The Little Mermaid at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse Theater. She LOVED it! She was so excited, she stopped everyone on the way in to tell them that she was going to a play. She was pretty cute - every couple of minutes leaning over to say "this is a good one, mommy". I think she'll follow daddy's footsteps and do theater when she gets older!

First time curling her hair!

Cheese! (We're not used to mosquitoes yet! :P Can't stop picking her itches.)

"My dress matches the flowers!"

"1, 2, 3...blast-off!!"

Telling Baby that she was going to a play 

Other randoms...

Harvest donuts...the best!

Bigfork Kayak races 

Echo Lake


 We love the library!

 Happy Father's Day! Celebrating with donuts at Harvest. Finley made some "guys" for daddy.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Goodbye Colorado...Hello Montana!

Well, 6 months later... we live in Montana! In need of a change and with family moving/living in Montana - we made the haul 17 hours north! So far, we love it! It's a great blend of Minnesota and Colorado - lots of lakes and mountains. Grandma Barb let us stay with her for 4 months, as we looked for a house, and it was worth the wait! Early May, we moved into our 1928 5 bedroom, 5 bath farmhouse. With a creek flowing through the back, huge deck/patio and new kitchen, we're in heaven! There's so much wildlife already. Each night we say goodnight to "Dukie Dukie", our neighbor pheasant that Finley so kindly named. There's also lots of birds, horses across the street, supposedly otters in the creek (we have yet to see them!), and lots of worms and spiders. The kids are LOVING the outdoors here. Leeland is all boy and hunts for bugs (which are plentiful!) and Finley loves to explore on her bike. I think the country life is going to suit us well! We'll post pictures of before and after's later, but here's what the last 6 months have been filled with! (Besides packing and unpacking with two kids and one on the way and moving to a new state ;P)

Our new 'home' for 4 months! Thanks again, Grandma!

The March birthday crew 

"Poopy face" 

Dying Easter eggs

The egg hunt goodies

"Look what I did to Buddy's crib while we were sleeping, Mommy!" -Finley

"Poopy face"...again and again 

Learning our letters 

Allison's parents came to visit and help out with the new house! Thanks again guys!

Rock skipping at Yellow Bay

Shoveling mulch - one of the MANY projects that they helped us with. 

Our little helper

The front yard landscaping project! 

 Our new "toy" :) Leeland's favorite. thing. ever.


 Glacier National Park

Drive up to Jewel Basin

Hiking Wayfarers Park

 We love living close to lakes again!!

Finley was craving cookies at 7:30 pm... nothing like cookies and milk before bed! :)

Polson Rock Skipping Contest - Team Nelson

Getting the rocks ready

Bagpipe processional

Go Team Nelson!

So glad we're finally here and settled! (the view out our kitchen window)