03 August 2010

Vacation to Plains, MT

I absolutely love this place!!! I'm sure people thought my kids were crazy when they said we were going to the beach in Montana. Montana-Beach? Yep, it's true. This place is like a little paradise in the middle of nowhere. It's a tiny town surrounded by mountains with a big, beautiful river and a beach within walking distance of their house. What more could you want!?!! Every time Jer and I go to Plains, we leave wanting to move there. It's so beautiful and the lifestyle is so much more relaxed and laid back. We went for a bike ride every morning and every night. During the day we floated down the river and went to the beach. We saw TONS of deer, petted all sorts of animals, watched Uncle Larry saw down a tree, went for a drive up the mountains sitting in lawn chairs in the back of a pick-up. Sure can't do that here! We can't thank my aunt and uncle enough for letting us invade their home and feed and entertain us all week long. We sure did have fun!!!


Light the Night
Jared hosted his 2nd annual "Light the Night" party the night before we left for Montana. I'm not much of a party person but I have to admit, this was a lot of fun. We had about 120 people show up (including kids). Other than being a little short on food, I think everyone had a great time. When Jer announced the finale all the kids started chanting, "Light the night, light the night". Jared wanted to tell a little story about how it all began but the chanting was so loud he couldn't get a word in so he decided to just skip the story and finish off the fireworks. Thanks to all who came! We enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you all next year!!!

9 comments:

Malia said...

J.E.A.L.O.U.S. I LOVE Plains and wish I'd been there, too!! It really IS the most beautiful place to let it all go and take it all in. I'm so glad your kids are enjoying the same pleasures we did!! LOVE that beach. :) :) :) Love you (and your children are quite possibly getting more gorgeous as they get older...which is seemingly impossible, but true).

Love you!

katy said...

Oh, I wish we could've been there, too!! LOVE all the pictures - it looks like you had a blast. Your kids are adorable and that little Lincoln is not so little anymore! I miss you guys!

Bonita said...

I feel like Malia....JEALOUS! I sure wish I could have been there too. But I'm so glad your family was able to go and enjoy the same things you did as a child.There's just not a more fun place to go on vacation. Neva and Larry are always so good to everyone that visits them. The pictures are all so cute! I love you guys!

McDermaid Fam said...

I think I want to move there too after looking at all the fun pics! that sand looks SO soft. Your family is so cute.

Brianne said...

Okay, so these pictures make me miss Montana SO MUCH! Such a beautiful place...there's nothing quite like it. Glad you had a great time.

Looks like your Light the Night party was a blast. Maybe next year we'll have to come if Carter isn't terrified of fireworks...we can only hope!

Scott & Lynn Maxfield said...

I am so glad that you had such a fun time. Love the pictures...they are all getting so BIG!

Hillary Garner said...

That sounds like the perfect family vacation to me! I love all of your pictures!!! What a cute little family! Sorry we missed out on light the night...looked like fun...maybe next year!

Teage said...

Uh, yeah, I second Malia. It's been years since I've been there but would love to go back. You've got to let me know when you do. Your family is BEAUTIFUL! Hope all is well.

Kim and Kerry said...

Glad you guys had fun in Montana, the pics are so cute! I especially love the one of Kaitlee & Lincoln, they sure look alike. Anyway, love the update!