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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Symphony Under The Stars

Every year for the past 10 years or so our local private school Carroll College, puts on a symphony concert on their campus in July. This year's music was 40's Harlem. For a smaller city we sure have a wonderful symphony orchestra! This event is free to the public and people arrive early in the day to lay out blankets and chairs to save spots for the evening. The weather was perfect this year (previous years have sometimes been hot and smokey from surrounding forest fires). They estimate about 10,000 peeps show up to take in the festivities. You wouldn't believe the fireworks during the finale! They are spectacular!! During the final song the fireworks go off behind the football stadium while the orchestra is still playing. Life just doesn't get any better at that moment.....sigh....

My "big" kiddos and theri friends played cards during the concert!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Merry July???

Talk about crazy weather around the country this year!! Well here in Montana we have had a very long winter, a long cool Spring and odd summer. This past week we've had temps in the 80's but later in the day we get a few thunder showers. Yesterday the rain came, followed by hail. Lots of hail! Some of it was pea size and some almost the size of ping pong balls! Looks like a lovely winter snowfall doesn't it? The give-away clue here is the green grass under the "snow/hail". My daughter and her friend couldn't resist going out and playing in it (notice the bare feet which turned out to be very COLD feet!! Goofy teenagers little angels!