I am most thankful for family. We had a wonderful
Thanksgiving and had all of the boys home on
Friday for our dinner. Of course, it will be two years again
before we have everyone home as Skip will be
on his mission. I am so grateful for each and every
one of my family and I love them all so much!
This is my Mackey Girl - isn't she a doll?
Cara and Konnor
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Posted by Chris & Terri at 9:45 PM
Posted by Chris & Terri at 9:38 PM
The week before Thanksgiving, Chris and I took a
trip out to Kentucky to visit his sisters Carla and Bridget.
We flew into St Louis on Thursday and toured
the arch while we were there. This is the pod like
device that you ride up into the arch in. Not for
Chris looking out the windows at the top of
The arch was completed in 1965 as a
monument to St Louis and the expansion
of the west. It is knows as the
"Gateway to the West". The arch is
constructed out of stainless steel and
is quite amazing!
We snagged a lady to take a pic of
us at the top of the arch
We ate lunch at an Italian place downtown and took
this pic on the way back. The arch in the background
and the capital is in the foreground. It was really
quite cold in St Louis - the humidity adds to the
chill for us dry Arizonians!
After touring the arch and St Louis, we drove
to Paducah where Carla and Ray live. It is about
a three hour drive. We spent Thursday night there
and they gave us the grand tour of their city
on Friday. On Sat, we all drove over to Lexington
where Bridget and Ben live. We stayed there on
Sat and Sun. On Monday we drove about 5 1/2 hours
through Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and finally back
into St. Louis for our trip back to Phoenix. We had a
great time and loved visiting family in their beautiful
Posted by Chris & Terri at 9:26 PM
Ray and Carla outside their home in Paducah
We went to Patty's at the Land Between the Lakes
and had 2 inch pork chops! This was after
our appetizer of fried dill pickles.
They had a darling Santa area and lots of
beautiful lights decorating the area around
Downtown Paducah has a wall that they built
to hold back flood waters from the river. On the
wall they have beautiful murals - this is one
Carla and Terri - downtown Paducah at the
river's edge. We are freezing!
Posted by Chris & Terri at 9:17 PM
Bridget, Ben, Hayli and Lane in front of the
current house they are renting.
Bridget and Ben's new house they are buying
in Lexington - it is something like 4400 sq ft
with 6 bedrooms! It is beautiful!
A timed portrait we took in the church
parking lot on our way into stake conference.
Richard G Scott was visiting at the conference.
The Gang (Black seems to be the predominant
Chris and his sisters
Posted by Chris & Terri at 9:06 PM
In mid November, my birth mother Donna and her
companion Bernie were able to visit Arizona and meet
our family for the first time. They rented a home
in Gilbert for a week and did some touring of
Scottsdale and the valley while they were here.
Next trip they are hoping to make it to Show Low.
This is a four generation shot taken at our
"Girl's lunch out"
Donna and Bernie in front of the rental home. It was
very nice and spacious and had a huge TV!
Donna and me
Posted by Chris & Terri at 8:39 PM