Octobers Party


Well all I can say is we started the month of October with a bang
Chef turned 50 on Friday- he closed the café early and we went on a little lunch date in Whitefish. He picked up his "new" wedding ring that I had inscribed- 
 lets see if he can keep this one on- you might remember he lost his other while swimming in Hawaii.
Reservations at historic Belton Chalet at 6 pm had been made for dinner- only for 5 pers.
Jules is away at college. 
Getting ready for dinner-
my daughter loves to do make-up, she wanted to do mine, of course I let her. 
 Closing my eyes as the eye shadow was being carefully painted on-  I felt hands over my eyes ...
I turned and looked it was Julian- he drove home and surprised chef and I for the weekend- my heart was full we would be together to celebrate
 what a wonderful surprise!
When you step into Belton Chalet it's as if you step back into time- everything is old and beautifully restored and kept- Fog Horn says it smells Like Norway ;)
Fresh trout on bed of greens for dinner and for dessert,Tiramisu that was devoured- i
f I wasn't in a fine restaurant
I would have probably licked my plate clean!
Saturday, Auggie our younger son had an away game in Libby.
 Libby Loggers got creamed by the Wild Cats 2-0 us. I think we all were levitating- the toughest team to beat in the valley!
 With three boys soccer season is in full swing at our house.
 Chef and I stayed back and watched our Fog Horn play soccer- got some knitting in on my Norwegian Luse kofte .
Later on that day we went shopping which I hate, unless it's for the house
A new tomato red rug for the living room and pillows to go with it,
warm colors for the winter-  a little seasonal lift.
Sunday we all had breakfast the boys invited their girl friends over
and had a lazy day at the house 
Fog Horn stayed back with his older brothers - he really misses his oldest.
Chef and I drove to Big Fork and went for a walk by the Swan River.
 What a glorious day it was- enjoying what nature had to offer 
a party of fall colors
 we ended up in short sleeves it was so nice and warm.
 Later on the last of the sunflowers were picked from my garden for the table,
 candles lit and  pasta with my secret pasta sauce served.
 For dessert, warm apple pie and brownies with vanilla ice cream.
 Watching our kids that are growing up into beautiful adults with their girl friends
eating dinner, talking, laughing....
This is the stuff money can't buy.
 Feeling wealthy seeing my family sitting all around the table like this-
I whisper a little prayer, wishing this moment will never fade
...I am so grateful.
  a beautiful Octobers Party!
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And every thing was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band....
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky....
~George Cooper, "October’s Party"


  1. happy birthday to your husband and the dinner out sounds delightful and I'm glad you were all together :) So very sweet!!

  2. Happy Birthday to you husband. Your meal sounds fantastic and how wonderful that you were all together :). It is the stuff that money can't buy.

    Our husbands share a birthday we celebrated his on Friday too, not quite 50 but not far off! ;)

  3. What a wonderful surprise and I am thrilled that you were all together to celebrate a birthday. Happy birthday to your chef.
    I could gaze at your photos all day Camilla, and I really do pray that one day I can see Montana in person.

  4. Your photographs are spectacular! I love them. What kind of camera do you have? I am in the market for one, and I would love to know what you used for these pictures. Beautiful!

    Thank you.

  5. Beautiful fall scenery and beautiful fall experiences, Camilla. Lovely.

  6. ❤️❤️❤️hooray!!!❤️❤️❤️

  7. Your photos are so beautiful! I can't get over that blue sky. Happy birthday to your husband! It sounds like you had a lovely family celebration.

  8. Beautiful- the pictures make me miss "real" autumn- all those gorgeous colours. And what a lovely time you had! Nothing like some cozy family time :-)
    Happy birthday to your husband.

  9. strange it is, to make reservations for 5 instead of 6, isn't it?! My son is living on his own for a year now (he's 19, studying at university), but when he's home and the whole clan of 6 is together at the diner table or just laughing and playing (and fighting ;o) ... my heart is so, so full! How very sweet of your son to join on this special occasion! Don't you just love the men they are becoming at this age?

    Congrats to your man! A wonderful idea, to inscribe his 2nd wedding ring. Mine lost his ring too (we had them made for us in Scotland, Isle of Skye, he's still not over it).

    Montana in the fall, would like to see that one day. Beautiful pictures!

    Frisian greetings,

  10. Oh my, Montana holds such beauty, and that certainly looks like my kind of party and my kind of wild.

    Happy birthday to your husband.

  11. Happy Belated to Chef...what a wonderful party indeed!!! So happy for you to have your son home to help celebrate (he must be really smart...because if I were him, I definitely wouldn't have wanted to miss it). xoxo

  12. so true, so many wonderful moments that money simply could never buy! How wonderful to have your family with you, and spend time together like that in these golden autumn days. Truly treasured memories.

  13. What a fantastic weekend and how great that you were all together, fabulous memories! Love your photos, so beautiful. x

  14. Happy belated birthday to the birthday guy :) Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend,and how wonderful to have everyone together. Hope you are having a great week.

  15. I got goosebumps when you wrote about opening your eyes to your eldest! What a wonderful party - happy birthday to your husband - I love how Montana celebrates : ) XO

  16. Happy birthday Chef!! Camilla..what a fabulous post. I can just feel the love glowing...

  17. I know I've said it before but my goodness you live in a beautiful place!
    Sounds like you all throughly enjoyed your husbands birthday!

  18. what a perfect beginning to the autumn season....lovely photos and well as all that great family time! I can't imagine anything more lovely. You are so right---all the important stuff---and all the stuff that $$$ can't buy!

  19. Happy belated birthday Chef! What a beautiful warm post!
    What a great wonderful party!


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