The Christmas Season is spent surrounded by loved ones, most often gathering in a warm house full of people with gifts under the tree.
And as Jordan Pederson tells us, this will be the first Christmas one Minot woman will get to spend back home.. since the flood.
"I'll Be Home For Christmas" song playing
(Bobbie Nutter, Homeowner, Minot) "I miss my home very much. In fact I had someone ask me 'why do you want to move back to that place?' and I said simply because it is home."
Bobbie Nutter is celebrating her first Christmas back in her home since the flood of 2011.
For the past 17 months Nutter had been staying with her children in various places until finally returning back to her fully refurnished home on Thanksgiving weekend.
(Bobbie Nutter, Homeowner, Minot) "The layout is pretty much the same. We opened up the kitchen and of course everything is new, not my furniture and not the things I love but appliances and kitchen.
And Nutter was fortunate enough to save a few of the things she loves, including her Christmas decorations.
(Bobbie Nutter, Homeowner, Minot) "They have been in storage but they brought them back to me so we would be sure to have a lot of Christmas stuff up. I have grand kids who live down the corner and they certainly wanted to see this right where it belongs."
Bobbie Nutter moved into this home in 1959 and has since.. survived two floods.
(Bobbie Nutter, Homeowner, Minot) "I think for a while we thought we should just walk away."
But she couldn't just walk away from her home of over 50 years.
Nutter received help from Hope Village, a contractor and family, neighbors and friends.
Work on her house didn't start until August of this year... and just four short months later... she's back home... in time for the holidays.
(Bobbie Nutter, Homeowner, Minot) "My family and I decided this is where I belong. So I am back here even if I'm old, I love to be back at my own house. I am very happy to be living her."
Jordan Pederson, KX News.