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This week marks our being in Montana for one year. I cannot believe a year has already past. I can honestly say I feel I have been on a one year vacation, and the vacation continues with hikes and wildflowers.

Here are a few things I have learned over the past 365 days.

  1. Snow tires are amazing!
  2. You better plan an extra 30 minutes to your grocery shopping trip to talk, because you will see someone you know and/or you will make a new friend while you are there.
  3. Lotion and chap stick are an absolute must.
  4. Montanans support local business.
  5. 39 degrees with humidity actually feels colder than 13 degrees with little humidity.
  6. Season’s are amazing.
  7. At times snow looks like glitter falling from the sky.
  8. Montanans love to be outside. Rain, snow, hail or sun people are always outside enjoying God’s playground.
  9. There are no words to describe the “Big Sky.”
  10. God has big plans for Montana.

As I mentioned in a previous post, God is definitely on the move here in the Gallatin Valley. We are so excited to see the many ways God will move. 

If you follow me on social media you have probably already seen these pictures, but I have to show them again. Now that most of the snow is melted in the mountains I have been hiking again. We have a ladies hiking group at the church, and we are having a blast exploring the trails. I have never seen wildflowers like this before. While hiking on Saturday I saw such a variety of flowers it was amazing. There were so many shapes, colors and sizes. Only God could create colors so vibrant. I have learned some of the names of the flowers, but I still have quite a few to go. If you know the names of any of the ones I don’t please share in the comment section below.

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Arnica

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Indian Paintbrush

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Wild Geranium

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Lupine

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Wild Iris

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'The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.' Isaiah 40:8Click To Tweet