Thursday, August 27, 2009

Choteau, Montana

Eric's mom, Alison, treated the family to a fabulous weekend retreat at a Nature Conservancy ranch in eastern Montana. It rained, it was cold, it was stupidly beautiful, and the wine was free.

Dessi LOVES her Grandma Alison. Can you see it?

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And here's Eric, telling Dessi to keep her voice down so she doesn't scare the bears away.

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We also had a good time at the backyard creek, where Eric and I had many stone-skipping competitions (ultimately, it was a tie)

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along with many, many group hugs. Dessi loves those.

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We also took lots of hikes and one night walk to the top of a cliff in hopes of a grizzly bear sighting down below. Someone did spot a far-away buck elk through their binoculars, but no grizzlies (or I would have lead with that!)

Here's a photo of grandma with Dessi and our fabulous new neice, Neva, and nephew Aksel (whom Dessi calls 'Akel' and whom she's still asking about).

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2 comments:

Christy said...

She is such a big girl now!!! And she's as beautiful as ever! Glad to see you guys back in the blog world!

Danni and Tommy said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like a perfect time. I would love to see Montana...glad it was fabulous. Glowing Dessi is just impossibly cute, as usual.