The day after Christmas, Conor & I were up early to make the drive to Bigfork, MT for Christmas Part II: Keenan style. After packing up all our stuff, we stopped at Jacob's Java for some coffee and steamed bagels. That's right, steamed bagels...the best way a bagel comes. It just melts in your mouth. A perfect snack for the trip. The roads were really icy which made for a stressful drive; I slept most of the way, so I wouldn't have a heart attack! During our trip, we got stuck behind plows twice, which really slowed us down, but eventually we were there.
Once at the Keenan house we were greeted with lots of hugs and one very excited little brother Ryan. After chatting for awhile, Ryan's patience was wearing thin so we got straight into some present opening. Once again I had so much fun watching everyone's faces while they opened their gifts. It was another very successful Christmas. One of my favorite gifts from the Keenan side: an amazing picture of huckleberries in the shape of a heart lying in someone's hands. Hard to explain, but beautiful to look at. Huckleberries have always had some special meaning for Conor & I. We go huckleberry picking every year together with Conor's grandpa and we did the day we got engaged. Plus we just love huckleberries!
After a little relaxing, the rest of the Keenan's (Marissa, Sam, Aria, Grandpa Fred, & Aunt Caroline) came over to Bob & Suzie's for another Christmas feast. We had prime rib again, no complaints here, but this time Bob cooked it using a method called Sou Vide. I don't know that much about it, so I won't even try to explain it. Delicious is all I need to say. After dinner we enjoyed a huckleberry ice cream pie made by Sweet Peaks, Sam & Marissa's ice cream shop. Ice cream cake is one of my favorite desserts, then add huckleberries and it is perfection. This obviously wasn't a holiday for dieting.
With dinner & dessert finished, and few empty bottles of wine, Conor pulls out a package of fake moustaches he purchased in downtown Bigfork. Who knew this $3 purchase could be so much fun! Here are few pictures of what insued after...oh and Kyle's moustache is real...