Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday breakfast

32 of us got together at Jonathan and Jan's house for breakfast on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We consumed many eggs, pancakes and sausages!!

Family photo gallery

Family pictures taken on Saturday after Thanksgiving. First picture is Laura and Matt, then Laura and Anna, Justin's future wife, then Grandpa Lynn and Everett Lance, and the last picture Anne Pettit and Melia's Aislinn.

Baby Pilgrims

Janae and Anne are steadying Charlotte Christen and Everett Lance in their pilgrim outfits.

Where is the food?

The family gathered around the tables in the Relief Society room to chat and wait for the turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, rolls, veggies, appetizers and later on dessert.

Getting ready to play Bunco in the cultural hall after dinner

KP duty

John Michael and Shawn doing KP duty in the church kitchen after dinner.

The Book Club ladies

In October our Book Club, the Best Book Buddies, read Jack London's book, The Sea Wolf. We planned a trip to Jack London's Square in Oakland to celebrate and learn more of J.L. It was a brisk and lovely day to walk along the Estuary and breathe in that ocean breeze. We ate at Scott's Sea Food Restaurant. It was a lots of fun. The ladies in our club are: Anne Kelsch, Betty Kelsey, Cheryl Baxter, Mildred Stout, Pauline Hillisheim, Vanet Greenspan and yours truly.

Book Club visit to Jack London Square

The Oakland Estuary

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sibling Reunion September 29 and 30th, 2010

We turned the corner and there was Margaret and Jay's beautiful home ready for us to enjoy our Crook Sibling reunion. Lynn and I flew in the day before from California. Fred, Elizabeth, Mary and Mel picked us up at Sally's home in Roy. We missed Nancy, Richard and Joyce and Brent, who were not able to come. Alice and John met us at the house and we settled in for a wonderful time. It was good to be together and visit. With Fred and Elizabeth leaving for their mission to China in a few short weeks, it was very nice for a chance for us to be together.

After a delicious lunch on the Hicken's front porch, we car pooled over to the River Walk in Logan and enjoyed the beautiful foliage and river scenes as we walked along. We had a passerby take a picture of us at the entrance of the Walk.

Sibling reunion September 29 and 30th, 2010

Much of our time was spent in visiting and relaxing in Margaret and Jay's inviting living room. We sat around a card table to see if we could draw a floor plan of our first home on the ranch in Fallon. It took all of us to reconstruct the walls and put the doors and windows in the right places!!

Sibling Reunion

We had a wonderful roast beef dinner stages in the Hicken's sunken patio on Wednesday evening. Corn, green beans and squash from their garden made the meal memorable. The homemade lemon ice cream was to die for!
The next day we posed for a family picture and said good bye.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The mining town of Columbia

On Septemer 12th my friends, Carolyn and Sherrie Scherck picked me up and we were off on an adventure to our Relief Society Women's Retreat at Longbarn in the Sierras. It was really fun to visit some old mining towns on our way to the Dickson's cabin. We explored the old town of Columbia. I was intrigued with the Ice Cream Parlor sign featuring the name Fallon!!!

The Dickson's cabin

All of us were lodged in a cabin loaned to us by the Dickson family. Three of the 7 Dicksons live in our ward. We all found beds in the 10 bedrooms so we were comfy. The matriarch of the family loves pigs so everywhere were the evidence of her collections! There is a lake about five minutes away from the cabin, so swimming and hiking was available. We mostly read, talked, ate, talked, slept, talked, etc.

All of us

We had a wonderful time and hated to leave.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Lane's visit

Pictures taken during Lane's visit in August, 2010

wedding reception

Wedding reception. 5 cousins are posing in the first picture.

Weddiing pictures

Waiting for the bride and groom, Joanna and Cody Barker August 14, 2010

wedding pictures

More wedding pictures