Monday, August 22, 2011

Missoula August

The summer is slowly winding down and we are getting in our last trips here and there before fall comes. I can feel the change of seasons in the air. It's a bit more crisp and cool in the mornings and sadly, it is getting darker much earlier. So we embrace these last weeks of warmth where tank tops, shorts, and flip flops are still the norm.

What better way than to hit up our favorite farmer's market in Missoula? 

: Photos and Memories of our Weekend :

Can I just mention how nice these little umbrella strollers are? They are so easy to take in and out of the car. So lightweight and inexpensive.

Anyway, Missoula has a few farmer's markets, but we decided to just really take one in this time. We spent a good three hours just meandering, eating, relaxing, and enjoying.

Missoula is the home to many great specialty products. One of them is Black Coffee. So good.

And of course the produce. THE PRODUCE!

cool carrots

We've noticed a small change in Jack. Whenever he used to be out in big crowds, he seemed very introverted. Now we catch him really soaking it in. Oftentimes a cute dog would come by eye-level with him. He'd say in his cutest little voice "Daisy" (for him Daisy = dog).

Disclaimer: This next couple pictures are quite possibly what I will remember most out of this day.

Wherein Jessi discovers and eats the most amazing homemade doughnut known to man:

You know you want one. And if you are smart, you'd want some of these, too. Gorgeous.

And then Jon ran into signature gatherers trying to put an initiative on the ballot for the next election.  And he just couldn't resists talking to them. Oh boy... here we go...

After dragging Jon away, we staked out a spot under this beautiful tree, next to the Clark Fork River. And Grams and Gramps were there!

I change my mind about the doughnut pictures. THIS one is my favorite of the day.

Wait. Just wait. You may have seen this next photo on Facebook. I mentioned that I am in love.

Yep, still in love.

Daddy decided to go and buy a bunch of produce.

And Jack did this.

And now you need to brace yourself for this cuteness:


Then I got me some Flathead cherries. So so good.

The icing on the cake was when we ran into our good friends, Dylan and Brandi. Remember me telling you about Baby Landon? Well, baby is doing great! He is in his growing and learning how to breath/eat stage. I am so happy for them. And their daughter Addison is pretty much the cutest thing ever!

I mean, isn't she just adorable?

Grams had to get in a few kisses and squeezes. Jack is pretty much irresistible that way.

Jack was winding down at that point, so we picked up our things and made our way back through the market. Just in time to get some pretty blooms before leaving.

ahhh Summer

We opted for color. Looks pretty good, huh?

P.S. Wonder what Jon did with these tomatillos?

Introducing Jon's first attempt at Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Many, many steps went into making the green enchilada sauce. And many ingredients that I would probably forget if I tried to type them all out. It was so so so good.

Cheese was added and then into the oven they went.

And some yummy salsa made from market ingredients added the finishing touch.

Yum and amen.
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Rebekah said...

Looks like a perfect day. Adorable pictures of Jack man!

Julie said...

My favorite part was where you had to drag Jon away from the petitioners. Sounds so very familiar. Love all the pictures and I must say that those enchiladas look amazing!!!

katieoz said...

Wow. Those enchiladas!!!!!! Mmmm

Shannon said...

That had to be the perfect summer day and those enchiladas - holy cow that man can cook!!

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