Category Archives: Montana Living

Did you know that lavender is actually a member of the mint family? Probably not, but I bet you would assume it’s one of the world’s most popular herbs. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s fragrance is amazing and it’s purposes versatile. Lavandula angustifolia is a flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family. It is […]

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Apples season is here and the apple trees in our yard are full of beautiful apples.  This week we took the children out to pick apples. The children had so much fun picking the apples and eating them for snack time. Each one also got to take one home with them and Shane has made […]

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Yesterday Jude has his first opportunity to represent the St. Joseph School middle school football team while participating in the Hamilton Middle School Football Jamboree.  The jamboree was held as a learning experience for new players and to show them at playing football really is FUN! During the event each team ran 12 plays on […]

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This summer’s major yard project was to overhaul our garden space.  When you buy a house you inevitably inherit someone else’s mistakes with regard to the yard and in the case of this house the side yard was one mistake after another.  Two summers ago we started the process of improving the space by putting […]

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It’s finally here and we are so happy we can hardly stand it.  Summer means that our house becomes a bee hive of activity from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same. All of our kiddos ended the school year making us very proud: Rebekah graduated in December and upon moving […]

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According to NPR if we want to eat authentically Irish today we should avoid corned beef and stick with the Irish butter, being Scottish I guess it really doesn’t matter how we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Here in Lower McDowell, as we fondly refer to our neck of the woods in Missoula, Montana, we are celebrating in […]

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It’s hard to believe that 2014 is over already.  We have had a very busy and full year and 2015 is going to be just as busy as we prepare for a wedding and family celebration. Originally I created this movie as one 18 minute montage, but YouTube didn’t like the length.  Boo!  So I […]

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What a fabulous week it has been so far!  The chalk paper tablecloth I made sums it all up…Eat Drink and Be Merry!  We have had so much fun and the house has been a bee hive of energy and activity with all the kids.  It’s hard to find a quiet place, but we wouldn’t […]

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