Archive for December, 2011

During the Holidays

Posted on December 29th, 2011 by Jess Family Food Life
BBQ Clams

There is nothing better during the holidays than seeing family! As it is always a joy throughout the year, around the holidays it is extra special. It is the time of year that you realize just how important and wonderful family is in your life. As the holidays rolled in for Brent and I, we were […]


Our first snowshoe outing of the season…

Posted on December 27th, 2011 by Jess Family Life

As Brent wrote earlier in his blog post about History Rock, we were able to enjoy our first outing of the season with our snowshoes. The snow has been fairly light around here for this winter season. A great thing when it comes to my running, but not so good for the snow activities that we would […]


Up to History Rock

Posted on December 26th, 2011 by Brent Life Photo/Video

Jess and I had the opportunity to go up to History Rock, which is located in the Hyalite canyon, just south of Bozeman. We have been looking forward to utilize our snow shoes and we were hoping that the snow levels were good in the canyon. Hyalite canyon, and reservoir, provides the residents of the […]



Posted on December 20th, 2011 by Jess Food

What to make for dinner? What to make for dinner? This question is always lingering around in my head before I head home from work. Do I want to take the time to make something, or just throw something together really quick? As I sat at my desk, pondering what to make, I thought about […]


Making People Fat for the Holidays

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by Jess Family Food Life Photo/Video
Christmas Cookies

Over the past several years, my mom, sister and I have gotten together to make Christmas cookies. It has been a blast. Usually, we just make my grandma’s awesome White Cookies and then maybe one or two other cookies that we are familiar with making. Last year, we spent hours decorating the white cookies with […]


Year in Review – 2011

Posted on December 16th, 2011 by Brent Life
The Lovely Couple

To give you a standard greeting, at least as Christmas letters are concerned, this year has been a big one! We’ve traveled, trained and transitioned our lives, being blessed along the way to be able to lead the lives that we do. Our year started off with me looking for a job, as I finally […]


An Indoor Winter Wonderland

Posted on December 14th, 2011 by Jess Life
Blue Tree Flower

Over the last couple weeks, my friend and I had the opportunity to plan our work Christmas party. Our owners decided to hold it in our new greenhouse located at the store I work at. In the past years, we have had the party in our downstairs conference room. Though it is a decent size, […]


Nike+ Women’s Half Marathon

Posted on December 11th, 2011 by Jess Run/Hike/Bike
Nikel+ Womens Half Marathon

(Photo taken from the N+ WHM registration page) A while back, I “liked” the Nike Women’s Marathon facebook page to find out information on my sister-in-law while she was running the marathon. I am so glad that I did because I found out about this awesome event. Nike is putting on a Nike+ Women’s Half […]


Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Posted on December 10th, 2011 by Jess Food
Broccoli Cheddar Soup

A soup I have been wanting to make for a while! Now I have finally done it and it turned out great. I am excited to attempt to make it my own version. There are some ideas I have to make it better. For a first try though… It was mighty tasty. Then a side […]


Heat is Neat!

Posted on December 9th, 2011 by Brent Life
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A couple weeks ago, Jess and I awoke to some pretty cold temperatures in our home, somewhere in the range of the mid 50′s. We proceeded to turn up our heat, which didn’t really respond. So we brought in some extra heaters that I was using while working in the garage and plugged them in. […]