Sunday, January 3, 2016

Christmas in Montana

Tanner and I have spent Christmas in Montana every year since we've been married. Wait, we did spend one Christmas in Tacoma because I was sick...we ate at Dennys. I choose to block that memory haha!

This year I decided to snap pictures along the way...taking in the scenery. Boy, is there a lot of it!! I hope you enjoy these photos!









This cabin is an old historic ranger station that was commissioned by Teddy Roosevelt! You may recognize it from the Hearth Magazine feature we did there a few years ago! I really want to stay here sometime. There's electricity, but no running water. There's an outhouse! It's only $40 per night...so good! Nothing short of cozy. It was occupied, so we snapped a pic and hurried out!











We spent Christmas eve sledding down the road behind my parents house. My dad used his 4wheeler to pack down the road which made it nice and slick for all of the big kids. We had a blast, and the boys did too! 



We got back to the house after sledding and the power was out. I LOVED that we couldn't use the computers, or watch tv, or check our phones (only service through wifi out there). It was really refreshiong and sort of magical to watch the snow falling by the light of a kerosene lamp. With 5 boys (4 of whom are under the age of 5), we were glad that it finally kicked back on so we could see to play and color. It was truly a Christmas to remember!! 





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13 comments:

  1. Wonderful holiday ♥ Wish you all the best in 2016! Alexandra

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  2. Simply beautiful!

    In 2003, when our daughter graduated from college and did a season in Mammoth as a ski bum, we began a decade long tradition of a White Christmas in the mountains - Tahoe, Santa Fe, Mammoth ... But, the California drought put a damper on ski plans and we switched to a tropical Christmas. I do miss the magic of a snow fall on Christmas morning.

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  3. We live in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana and absolutely LOVE living here!! Been here 5 years now. We have a hard time visiting other areas for Christmas because we just want to be in our Home here in the mountains. We feel like we live at a Bed and Breakfast year round :) Beautiful pictures !!

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  4. Wow ~ Loved all your photos, I have the good fortune of living here year round. This winter has been especially nice. Many blessing to you, and yours in the new year.

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  5. Its hard to imagine what it must feel like standing amongst all that beauty (cold of course lm sure )I am in awe of it as l sit at my computer in the middle of the tropics in far north Queensland Australia. Our Xmas is spent in soaring heat & rain .. Thanks for sharing because through your pictures l get to feel a little bit of a white magical Xmas ..x

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  6. What an amazing place to spend time. Your photos are stunning!

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  7. Oh my gosh, how beautiful! I wish I were there now. Your family is beautiful, as well.

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  8. Incredible pictures! What a gorgeous place to spend the holidays!

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  9. Wow! Beautiful! Especially to someone from South Georgia 😀

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  10. Oh my goodness gorgeous!! I have family in Montana, my late uncle had a ranch outside Hardin, but I've never been to the western part of the state. It is so gorgeous there and looks like you had the most wonderful Christmas!!

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  11. We thought we wouldn't go this year because we sold our place in Lakeside. But when our friends called and invited us to stay with them we had to go! Your photos make me miss our place. We are on the hunt for something. See you in SLC!!

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  12. Please tell me how to rent that Teddy Roosevelt cabin!

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  13. Heart throbbing photos from your Christmas in Montana. I have never seen such beautiful natural views. Thanks a ton for sharing these photos here. We celebrated last year’s Christmas Eve at one of local venues. It was a good experience.

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