Thursday, April 1, 2010

Greetings from Big Sky Country!

The kids and I arrived in Missoula, Montana early saturday evening for a week full of fun family time! My sister, husband and four boys reside here in this beautiful place. Even more spontaneous was my other sister's decision to join us with her little girl and bring my parents along, too! They came all the way from Utah!

Since we arrived, we've been hitting the shops, indulging in warm sweet treats such as banana chocolate crepes from Posh Chocolat and chocolate pudding cake--a recipe of my Grandma's that dates back forty or so years. Yum! I decided this week I could indulge a few times without the guilt, especially since I was able to sneak in a nine mile run on Sunday and a four mile run yesterday, thanks to the willing adult-babysitters. I would normally take the week off, since I am on vacation, but all the training I've been doing will come to a head in a week in a half when I run the Race for the Roses Half-Marathon in Portland. So letting up now, is not an option! We've also been catching up on tivo'd episodes of Dancing With the Stars and American Idol, and enjoyed watching the flicks The Blind Side and Twilight. Can you believe that I just saw Twilight for the first time a couple nights ago? Last night we enjoyed a Rock Band performance by Nana and some of the wee ones, and had a good laugh over six year old Lexon's way with the mic!

Today we are going to visit Real Deals, a home decor shop where my oldest sister, Tammy, scores all sorts of great home finds. I'll let you know if I find anything good! Tonight we are going to enjoy an adults-only dinner at Mambo's, an Italian restaurant in town, and then it will be back on the road tomorrow morning, to get back to Husband who is waiting for us ever so longingly!

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Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** April 1, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

Sounds simply marvelous. Enjoy the rest of your vacation! :) xo

b davis April 1, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

Hey sis, Jared here, hope you're having fun up there in MT. I'm jealous y'all are hanging out having a blast w/o me and mine. Hopefully we can be a part of the spontaneity next time when we're closer to the scene. Be safe and good luck on your run! PS nice photos, so artsy, why not some of you?

Erin April 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

Sounds wonderful Cassie! How awesome to get away and enjoy your family! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your adventures! :)

Cassie April 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

Jared--thanks for popping in--so spontaneous of you! As for the photos...I will attempt to take some photos of me and mine for my next posts. I haven't been feeling very confident in my photo shooting ability, but brother, I feel where you're coming from. I'll give it a whirl. :)

a little bit biased April 3, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

Good times Cassie. I had a great time with everyone. Thanks for planning it. Hope your drive home was great. Love you!

Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 2:59 PM  

Happy vacation (: !

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