Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Time flies when you are having fun!

The last couple of weeks have been filled with lots of fun family time! We were fortunate to have every one on the Mckinstry side make it to Grandpa Mac's funeral, so we had A LOT of company in town from April 23rd to April 3oth, the viewing was April 25th (my birthday) and the funeral was the next day. I was also able to celebrate my birthday with my twin sister for the first time since our freshman year in college which was so fun! We were so glad that the Ty and Jamie and their adorable little boys Easton and Trey stayed with us as well as Marci. I was able to spend some great time with my sisters who live out of town, and cousins that I haven't seen in 4 years. The great grandchildren had a ball playing and so did the grownups!

We had some family stay in town a few extra days so on Monday, April 28th we rode the Frontrunner train to Salt Lake, went to Temple Square to take pictures(which Abby was a nightmare for), eat lunch, and did a little shopping at The Gateway. It was super crowded on the train ride there and back from Salt Lake, but it was a fun and new experience especially for the kids.

Then this last weekend I had the opportunity to go and see my Grandma Roberts who lives in Canada. She was Boise, ID to visit with her family and celebrate her 94th birthday! Grandma Roberts is my only living grandparent so it was a treat to see her and visit with her. Also, Grandma, Abby and I share a middle name so I wanted to make sure to get a lot of good pictures (again Abby was a nightmare)but because I don't know when I will be able to get out to Canada to see her so I was so glad to have had the chance to spend some time with her and my aunts, uncles, and cousins on the Roberts side.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks, but also I feel blessed to have great relationships with many wonderful relatives. I have attached some pictures of adventures and hope to get some more from my sisters.


The Cooper's said...

Wow! It sounds like you've been crazy busy. I'm glad you were able to spend so much time with your family. Happy (late) Birthday!!

Bilary said...

That post was so fun! I loved all of the pictures...Oh, and don't even bother to try and get Abby to cooperate in pictures. It is like they know they are supposed to be cute at that moment, so they won't just to show you who is boss! We all know she is normally a sweet, smiley, darling kid. Pictures never do a kid justice in my opinion!

Again. loved the post! You are awesome, Allison, and I love to see how much you love your family!

Blackeyedsue said...

Your pictures are beautiful...and you are GORGEOUS!!!

You have an amazing family...and I have only met you and your mom!