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Follow me on instagram – AlanaMarie26 1. Days on Recruiting Duty left. (this was taken on Sept 3, so we are now at 680 days or 61.99% complete) 2. My snuggle bunny Aiko.  4. Renji wanted to drive home from HomeDepot. Don’t … Continue reading

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Go link up with tanigamala for insta-tuesday!and follow me on instagram AlanaMarie26 I decided to fill up the swimming pool on the deck. Sadly we are on a well and well water is REALLY REALLY COLD. Also the place (on … Continue reading

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Insta Tuesday!

I Love me some instagram! find me: AlanaMarie26 Paul had to work the Great Falls fair so I drove up for some fair food, and I found some Llamas! Drive to Great Falls Llamas, and Sheep and Goats! Oh My! … Continue reading

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Week in pictures

Incase you don’t follow me on instagram (alanamarie26) here is a quick picture update: Renji, pretending to nap during his nap time. Aiko however can’t keep her eyes open at bed time. I made spinach and swiss stuffed porkchops with … Continue reading

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Corral Fire in Western Montana

We Have internet back! We only lost it for about 24 hours, which is quite a surprise to me, I expected us to be out until friday at least. Monday afternoon we had a wild fire start on Scratchgravel Hill … Continue reading

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Double Rainbow!

After our nasty Memorial Day weekend weather, Monday the clouds parted for a brief moment and gave way to a beautiful double rainbow! Have a lovely day, and remember to find me on Facebook! -Alana

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Memorial Day Weekend Roadtrippin!

In the days leading up to Memorial Day weekend, our weather got progressively worse. Cold, rainy, yuckie. Then on the Sunday it snowed. By the time I got up it had melted at the house, but you can see it in the … Continue reading

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Just a Picture Post

It’s another cold and dark day here, so I’ll entertain myself with some pictures. Last week: Sunny. And our closest neighbor to the east is a world away.  Our neighbor to the West is almost as far away. This is … Continue reading

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My Favorite Vacation?

I’ve noticed quite a few bloggers are posting about vacations. One military blogger Flip Flops & Combat boots is even having guest posts posts on vacations. It got me thinking about my favorite vacation. I don’t think Paul and I have ever had … Continue reading

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I fail at this. I didn’t complete January and I’ve already been slow starting February. But you know what?I don’t care. I take the pictures I want, when I am inspired, and I think that’s what it’s all about. My view: On this … Continue reading

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