Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dutch Oven Shin-dig

Last weekend, we went up Millcreek Canyon for a Dutch oven dinner with the McAllisters.  We had a great time and some Awesome food!  Here are some pictures of the festivities:
The Man Camp (Rick, Jared, Seth, Nathan)
Martha and her girls and Jake
Paul did the cooking, check out that three oven stack and the bravery of doing it all in flip flops! :)

And there were smores!  Martha and Tiffany brought up these mega marshmallows called Campfire, they were like eating 4 marshmallows in one!  They were delectable when roasted, Ethan doesn't seem to mind them burned!
Tiffany and Nelda visiting.  Tiffany was brave and brought all her children up, even though Dave was out of town! Superwoman!

You can't see it very well, but this is Grandma arriving!  The kids all ran to mob her.  She is very loved.
We also celebrated Heather's birthday while we were together.  Heather treated us all to cake (that is probably backwards, we should have treated her to cake, but she is generous!).  The bummer is, that I got so involved in food prep that I have no photos of the birthday girl, and she was looking so nice, too. Love you, Heather! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ethan Turns Six!

The big guy is getting bigger!  Ethan turned six on Monday.  We had a fun family party for him, one with a few friends to come later.  He got just what he wanted:
 I love it when they are young and their wants and needs are relatively simple!  Happy Birthday!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Monument and Memories

 They set the headstone this week for Dad McAllister's grave.  (The wind took the flowers over, stinkin wind!) It is a beautiful stone.  Irene had it designed to make sense of all the graves around it, which are all family graves.  She had this pedigree chart put on the back showing how everyone fits together.

Now visitors there will be able to place where their ancestors fit in the pedigree.  I am glad to see a marker here.  We really miss Dad. I'm so glad for a testimony of the Savior and the gospel, it has helped as we have mourned.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Caleb made a lego tower today to show off.  He and his friend took the photos.
He likes this shot, because the tower looks taller than the mountain.  I'm sure Caleb will grow up to be an engineer of some sort!

This photo of Seth came in with the lego bits. Smile, you're on camera!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Memorial Day was one of the best I can remember.  We visited the cemetary with my parents and my grandparents to decorate Jacobson and Ashment graves.

  Then we went to Swan Valley and participated in all the festivities with all the cousins.  It was great to see my cousins and meet their children.  Good to see my aunts and uncles, and especially my grandparents.  It is not very often that I do, and they are such neat people! We travelled back home through Wyoming and enjoyed the scenery. (At least we tried to, as much as 9 people in a car for 5 hours can...)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, disappeared in a blur of end-of-year activities all supported by mom.  We will not discuss personal hygiene or state of the house here.  Sufficient to say that the first load of laundry for the entire week went in on Friday.  For my washer, it was probably the equivalent of going on vacation in the Bahamas. This photo is Camille's back as she receives her Presidential Excellence (or some fancy name like that) Award.  Good job, Camille!  We lived through it all!  Survivors of the last week of school.  Just thought you'd like to know.