Malcolm and Patsy Sharing Some Memories With You

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mt Lassen Excursion

This past weekend 7 of our 8 children and their families gathered at Mt. Lassen to climb the volcano. Malcolm has been wanting to get the children together to climb for a while and this weekend worked for most of the families. I could not go because of my leg and knee, but thanks to the photographers in the family there were some wonderful photos. This one was thanks to Amanda. We had Russell, Dan & Brad, and Brian, Deb, Rachel & Matt at our home Friday night. It was so much fun to have them here so I could see them before the climb. Dan and Brad came in from Utah on the train and Russ and Brian and their family drove up. We had dinner together and visited and caught up. Valerie and Don hosted Todd, Billie, Andrew, Brittany and Sarah and Mike and Annette with Josh, Natalie and Chilly. I understand everyone made it as far as the trail went, then came down and had lunch and played together. Looks like it was a perfect day! Great effort Family!

Our hikers, From Back to front: Brian,Todd, Daniel, Russell, Michael, Valerie, Amanda & Malcolm

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Malcolm's 50th High School Reunion

This weekend we traveled with Jack & Mary McCormick to Malcolm's 50th High School Reunion for Sonoma Valley High School in Sonoma. We called our friends in Sonoma, Jim and Judy Adams who graciously invited us both to stay in their home. We had a great time for the two day event. There was a reception in one of the classmates home Friday evening, a tour of the updated high school Saturday morning and a dinner Saturday evening at a Culinary School in Sonoma. Everything was nice the all of the students were fun, friendly and very well behaved and enjoyable to socialize with. In between activities we had wonderful visits with the Adams too - just visiting and laughing and recalled past fun times with them. They have a beautiful home up in the hills of Sonoma so we actually saw deer outside the windows. It was a memorable weekend, especially for Malcolm and Mary who were the reunion students!

Malcolm, Patsy, Jack & Mary

The table decorations were pictures of the students on cubes and a dragon on the center cube (The mascot for the school) There is large statue at the high school.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our Visit to Idaho Falls

Malcolm & I drove to Idaho Falls to visit with Amy, Trent, Rylie, Madison, Alexis & JT for the girl's birthdays. Malcolm helped with some fence repair and cutting of weeds at their new home. I helped Amy with some projects around the house and we both made Fall wreaths. We had a dinner out and went to the Eastern Idaho State Fair. We have never seen so many people and a lots of families with strollers. We had a great visit with them! We got to meet some of their friends and their favorite babysitter too.
Madison's Cake
Rylie's Cake

Madison's birthday Dora

Rylie's Little Pony

Grandpa Playing with Rylie, Mady, Alexis & JT

Grandpa & JT Crusin'