Nov 29, 2015

Family Time

Our Thanksgiving trip to Libby was so nice and relaxing.  
We were so happy to be with family and in a comfortable HOME.
It helped that there was a fresh dusting of fluffy snow, which made everything even more cozy!

Everyone had a turn with the fluffy wig. 

Looking at Grandpa's new gun stock.

Walking Axel, using a shock collar in case he found a deer to chase

We brought Axel a fancy bone, which he thought was pretty tasty

Nov 22, 2015

Outside time

Just outside of Butte is a large recreation area with quite a few hiking/biking/skiing trails.
We bought the kids sleds and spent a few hours outside in the sunshine.

Nov 15, 2015

Finding snow

Cold pizza before we left the truck

Gathering pine and spruce and fir branches to bring back and "aroma up" our house

Mud under a bridge is magnetic to kids

Nov 13, 2015

Some snowy photos

It has been a shock to wake up to new snow so many time, but it's also kind of exciting, after not being in snow for so long.  

Looking our over our back yard.  Our Lady of the Rockies is high up on the mountain.
She's lit up at night, and I'm not embarrassed to say it's really comforting to see her up there.

Two neighbor kids walked by with a sled, which immediately drew Tyler and Cash out to play with them.

Right near Tyler's school and our rental is a great nature area and pathway.
 I've been walking on it while both kids are in school.

A Rails to Trails bike/hike/ski path, we are DEFINITELY going to check it out!

A new thing for us--walking to get Tyler off the bus.  Cash insists on taking his scooter, which is actually a nightmare.
He gets dropped off in a church parking lot a few blocks from our house.

Rose hips in the snow

Nov 6, 2015

Temporary Housing

Our rental has some very unique qualities.
Including wallpaper scenes in the basement.
It's on Skyway Drive, so we've nicknamed it "Skyway to Heaven," instead of Skyway to Hell.
It's a decent place, and we could be in a much worse spot.

Nov 5, 2015

Living in a hotel...

There are some serene moments (few and far between)

Life goes on, including another first day of school for Tyler.

 Killing time and burning off energy in the hotel pool.

 Cash's preschool.  There is no curb appeal, luckily the inside is very cheery and bright.

Birthday in the hotel.  We're doing the best we can!

New shirt from Grammy and Pop pop!  
(and the typical state of the hotel room floor)