Good Morning!!!

My morning view from my backyard !! It is just so breathtaking and I am feeling so blessed :-)!!

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Except for how cold it is and the snow that is forecast to get here in the next day or two, it is an awesome place to live (of course the skiers and snow boarders will be praying for snow!!).

I am off to finish up some shopping as I have today off, so everyone enjoy your day, be safe and have fun!!!

Ducks!!

A few days ago I meet my family at a local park area as they wanted me to take their family picture for Christmas cards. We all meet in the parking lot and proceeded to walk down by the pond. Well, the ducks saw us coming and came over to greet us. They walked right up to where we standing, maybe they wanted their picture taken too?? 🙂

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It was really very cute and my granddaughter enjoyed it 🙂

Arnica    We all had a great time!! The little things and quality time is so important and means so much.

Whitefish Pictures!!

Sorry it has taken so long to get these promised pictures up. I searched my personal picture file and really could not find any good pictures. I will have to go out and do that someday soon! In the mean time I have gotten some pictures off the internet.  The Whitefish ski mountain opened Saturday and winter season is in full swing. The Christmas lights are up, the local downtown shops are gearing up for the Christmas events and holiday shoppers and cheer is everywhere!!

First let me start off by showing you where I live. Way up there in the northwest, almost into Canada. You can see where the white sign is pointing too…

we are here

Here is our wonderful Big Mountain Ski Resort, all 3,000 acres. My daughter and her family are looking forward to this season, in fact they were up on the Mountain on Sunday to help celebrate the start of this season’s fun.

Big Mountain ski area

This absolutely breath taking view is from downtown Whitefish looking up at Big Mountain!! Christmas decorations in full swing!!

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Christmas Whitefish

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This is Whitefish Lake. The locals even do a Penguin Plunge sometime in the middle of winter… Brrr!! Over 300 took the plunge February 8 2014

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It truly is a beautiful area and I am blessed to be here. Maybe I will be able to snag some festive pictures as the days move closer to Christmas. I hope to get the time in somewhere?? For now, enjoy your day and live your life in the moment with passion, love and kindness :-).

NaBloPoMo Day 20 Maggie’s Day dream!

Mommy, yoo-hoo, down here!! Mommy Iz been day dreaming. Just a little while ago I was sittin here by you and this vision came to me. There I was sittin in our Florida garden feeling the nice warm sunshine, chasin butterflies and strollin down the garden path!!

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Then I woke up and it was snowing… ugh!

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Can we plz go back to warmth… This cold freezing air is making my paws cold and the snow is so wet..

Well Maggie lets sit down and have a little chat. “Maggie” I said, remember how you chased the kids in their sleds and had all that fun, remember how we took the walk by the frozen pond with the snow coming down and you tried to catch the ducks or how about playing in the backyard catching snowballs… Yes Florida is warm and sunny but there is no snow to play in, the grandkids are not in Florida and there would be no sleds or snowballs…  Remember we will always have our Florida memories and someday soon maybe even go back for a visit but the kids will grow fast and this is where we should be, don’t you think??

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Maggie looks up at me with those eyes of her and says you knowz Mommy you iz right. I love the family more than anything and this is where Iz wants to be :-). But could you just plz remind me again, when it drops below 0 degrees, how much I enjoy it here!!!  🙂 You the bestz Mommy in the whole wide world!!!

NaBloPoMo Day 19 Four Generations

Yesterday’s post got me thinking about the 70’s again. I was married in 1975 and my son was born at the end of that year. Three years later my daughter came into the world and that’s when we decided to snag this 4 generation picture. This picture is an absolute treasure!! I love it!! Well, I had thought I lost this picture and needless to say I was devastated. As it turned out my daughter had found the picture and gave it to me for my birthday. Wow, a total rush of joy…. You just can’t replace such a precious piece of history. It was taken in 1979, Look at my curly Shirley Temple hair Lol.

four generations

Pretty cool to take a look back! I enjoyed this bit of nostalgia. Miss you Grandma, you were awesome and so was your cooking :-). Miss you Mom, so many memories… and Sandy; you have grown into a beautiful young woman that I am extremely proud of!!!      Well picture thanks for taking me back to a beautiful memory… I have definitely enjoyed it :-).

NaBloPoMo day 11 and Blogging 101

Wow, been mighty chilly over here. Roads were fairly icy this morning with wind chills below zero… Burrrr!!! Well now that winter is well on its way the bears in this area are looking for food and getting ready to hibernate! Here are some pictures of our Glacier bear friends!!!

bear crossing road

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Well it seems as though the local bears got hungry enough to make their way down to the town of Whitefish MT. In the headlines was “Whitefish adopts emergency ordinance to keep bears away!! “Guess they were getting into trash cans and causing some scares!! I think the problem has been solved but sure did make for some interesting stories :-).

 

Bulldogs, my 2nd week feature for the newbie blog award!!!

As I complete the first of 4 feature of the week, back to a healthy lifestyle, per the newbie blog award instructions, I must say it has not been an easy task this week. Many distractions and cravings for that yummy sugar!!! But the fight is going well and I will continue to consciously be aware of what goes into my body. Healthy lifestyle is part of my life now!!

Moving on to second of four, the feature for this week is Bulldogs. I know I have finally been able to get her blog back up and running and managed to pull off some posts as well. This week I will be paying more attention to her blog, to her and to rescue organizations and other bulldog information. Got to love those precious fur babies :-)!!

Maggie and balloons

Enjoy the rest of your evening !!!

NaBloPoMo Day 9

Wow, I have made it to day 9 of NaBloPoMo and I am finishing up with the Blogging 101 course. These past 30 days have kept me busy with learning about all the tools available to us, with commitment to blogging daily and what to blog about. It has connected me to a world of bloggers with such variety, fun and blogger friendship…. Awesome stuff!!!

It was October 12th when I started up again and here it is November 9th!! I’ve kept up the daily blogging but must admit that the help I received from fellow bloggers and from the WordPress team was a big part of that 🙂 Thank you!!!

Today is a very rainy and deary day, with next week’s forecast, looking to bring in some very, very chilly arctic conditions!! So, before we get into the beautiful winter scenery of snowghost 👻 trees and snow covered mountains, which I’m sure is approaching quickly, I thought I’d finish up with the rest of the beautiful Glacier National Park awesomeness  :-),  as promised from an early post (NaBloPoMo day 6) Enjoy!!!

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Cheers to the end of fall and here’s to winter 🍷

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