Monday, June 8, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a great Memorial Day weekend this year. We had three busy days dedicated to remembering our loved ones who have passed on.

We started on Saturday down in Orem, visiting the grave of Nate's sister Alissa who died as a baby.

Here is a picture of all of the family that lives here in Utah.

Then we went to another cemetery nearby, where Grandma Rawlinson Twitchel is buried.

Eli wasn't sure about riding on Jarom's shoulders. Just look at that cute face!

After that we all went out to eat at a Thai restaurant. It was really good and my first time having Thai food.

Sunday, we took our little family to the Salt Lake City cemetery to see some more graves.

We started with the grave of my mom's sister Daisie, who died as an infant.

It is sure hard to get four kids to hold still for a picture, isn't it?

We also found the grave of my uncle Darrow who died of colon cancer and his son Don.

After that it started to rain so we hurried and found the graves of three former prophets before we left.

President and Sister Kimball...

Here is Isaac, so excited to see the petrified tree stump!

President and Sister Hunter...(but I didn't get a picture by it)

and President and Sister Hinckley.

After that we took the kids over to Sinclair to eat our sack dinner and drink hot chocolate!

Here is Eli folding his arms!

Then Monday morning we got up early to eat our chuck wagon breakfast at the park in Herriman.

Yummy food!

My crazy boys!

Eli was so cute trying to use a fork and a knife! (did you notice Nate's t-shirt? funny huh?)

After that we headed to Sandy to visit the grave of Grandpa Richardson and uncle Tom

and Grandma Richardson...

and Grandpa Bentley. (for some reason, I don't have a picture of that one)

We were trying to get a picture of Eli's mullet for all of you in this one.

After we left the cemetery we all went over to Ruth's house in South Jordan for a BBQ.
It was a really fun weekend spent with family on both sides and memories of those who have gone before us.

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