Archive for January, 2010

Our oldest daughter is “THE” teacher at the East Malt Hutterite Colony. We were invited to the colony before Christmas when we were picking up Heather to bring her home for the Christmas vacation.  We enjoyed a great Christmas performance by the kids, and met several Colony members.  We were treated like royalty and made some new friends.  Our children definitely want to go back and see their friends again.  Here are a couple of pictures.  Click one to see larger views.

– John

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J.J. was so proud.  He completed this large piece puzzle all by himself.  Great job J.J.

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After the kids school Christmas program,  we were greeted by Father Christmas … The genuine one!

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For Drafting Class, Desire’ had to build a bridge. The course is in drafting, and not in Civil Engineering so though the students were required to build a bridge and test it’s strength, the main object was to build it from their drawing.  Here is the “near” finished result.

-John

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Carol was able to participate in the Christmas Choir at our church this past Christmas.  Alia was also able to be in part of it with the Missionettes from church.  They all did such an awesome job.  Now that our children are getting older, we have more time for this type of fun thing. Click a picture to see a larger view.

-John

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On December 1, I went out the door from work and saw a herd of Elk run past the back fence of the parking lot in Helena, MT.  I quickly snapped a little video of it.  The camera was not set up right and the video turned out too bright, but here it is.  38 elk in Helena, MT.  That is another reason I live in Montana!

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Katie and Ana participated in the Science Olympiad at their schools before Christmas.  They both went to Bozeman, MT for the state finals.  Ana studied birds, and Katie made a mouse trap car.  Here are a couple of photos of the mouse trap car.  It had to go forward a certain distance, stop, and reverse the same distance, without any human intervention.  It took a lot of brain power trying to figure out how to make it all work, but we did it!  Good job Ana and Katie on your projects.  Click on the pictures to see larger views.

(UPDATE 3/17/10 – Due to the large response on searching for “Reversible Moustrap Cars”, I made a “How To” video showing how we made our Mousetrap Car reversible.   Check it out by clicking HERE. )

– John

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I came across this old car in my travels in Montana. It made a very interesting planter for the tree that is growing inside.

Click the picture to see more photos from around Montana.

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Here are some bighorn sheep that I came across near Bonner, Montana while I was working in that part of the state in October.  Beautiful!

Click the picture to see a larger version.  And click HERE to see more pictures that I have taken from around the beautiful state of Montana.

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Fence Post Art found near Clearwater Jct, Montana

As I travel around the beautiful state of Montana, I often come across some interesting “Fence Post Art.”  This one was found near Clearwater Jct, Montana.  Click it to see a larger view.

To see other pictures that I’ve taken while I travel around Montana, click HERE.

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