August 2010

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Passing the Baton...eerr the Show Stick Chapter 2


Last fall I posted about Weston continuing 4-H participation to the next generation by entering a steer in the Lemhi County Fair.  This year it expanded to include fairs in two states.  Projects ranged from sewing and dress revue, model Lego construction, and market lambs along with market beef.  
Katie sewing her skirt.
Mackenzie at the sewing machine.
Weston with his steer, Rocky.
Katie modeling her skirt.
Weston with his steer.
Dress revue participants
Mackenzie in her skirt.
Lego displays and ribbons.
Show day for Ashlynn.

Ashlynn and her lamb.
Ashlynn in the market lamb show.
Brynlee with her lamb.
Ashlynn and Brynlee with their fair displays.
 

Mackay Reunion 2013, Macks Inn, Idaho

 We had an incredible few days together for our Mackay Family Reunion, June 2013 at Macks Inn.  This was the first reunion in 8 years to be held there.  It was great to return to the tradition of past years.  There is not much in our opinion to top the feeling there. 
Reunion Attendees
Scott Mackay family
It was great to have Dad Mackay there and to see him enjoy one of his favorite pastimes - fishing.  He still had the 'fishing touch'!
 
Enjoy this slideshow of memories.
 
 



Monday, April 21, 2014

2013 Blogging Update - Part 2

New Ranching Experience -
Preg Checking Buffalo
We helped Lemhi Ranches preg check buffalo last March.  It was quite the experience.  I worked up on a five foot high catwalk and helped move the buffalo through the chute.  I was in awe at their massive size.  But at the same time I couldn't believe how many times they would back up and bang at the same place in order to get out.  The catwalk was a part of the facilities that were constructed to work the buffalo efficiently and safely.  We all let out a collective sigh of relief as we finished; that the work was done and that there were no mishaps.
 


In the sorting pens.

Putting in eartags.





Breyson helping Grandpa move them down the chute.

Mason and Mackenzie are ready to help.
 
video

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Continued Blog Update 2013

I am determined to document family activities that were a part 2013.  (I've been working on this for quite some time so here is the first few months.  Hopefully I won't always be behind!) Here goes to the continued blogging update.

Welcoming Justin and Joshua
Justin, Jenny Joshua and Allen
Joshua

Spencer and Ethan get to meet Joshua.
Justin spent a little time lookin' cool
under the bilirubin light.
Justin

Joshua






Mackays and Steeds gather for their
blessing day.

Joshua


As a fun side note - Joshua and Justin are each wearing a part of the blessing outfit that Allen wore and each a part of a new outfit created by Grandma Mackay.

 
Justin
We were so busy at our April visit that when we got home we realized that we didn't have any pictures with Joshua and Justin.  So we made sure to get some when we returned for another visit.
 
Mackenzie's Drill Team
Wes and Julie earned the opportunity to attend the National Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. We were able to spend the weekend with their children and got to watch Mackenzie participate with her drill team.

  
Bonus!!
I was delighted to learn that Allen and his family and Glenn would still be here for the January ski day with Hall School.  That meant we could enjoy a day on the slopes and introduce Ethan and Spencer to skiing.

Allen, Scott, Alaine, Jenny, Spencer, Glenn, and Ethan

Ethan getting the hang of skiing.




 
Allen and Ethan on the lift.
Spencer riding the "Magic Carpet!"

                                              


 Spencer and his instructor.


More Family Fun -
It doesn't take much for a family party and as Christmas family time continued, we just moved the location.  We gathered next at Allison an Brayden's for Paige's blessing and an afternoon playing in the snow. 

Snow Fun
There was plenty of snow for sledding
and a great afternoon of fun.











Paige's Blessing Day

Paige Lindsay on her blessing day,
December 29, 2013.
Brayden, Paige, and Allison

Brayden, Mason, Paige, Allison

Grandpa and Grandma Mackay joined the picture. 

Grandma and Paige

Allison, Paige and Aunt Amber


Paige wore the same blessing dress and
booties that Allison wore.