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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Blogging Hiatus Concluded! 2012 Catch-up!

I have many excuses for the year since my last blog post - but most of the problems were computer related.  With a new computer in hand, I am ready to go.  I've reminded myself in the past that since this blog is a journal of sorts that catching up in order to record a story is okay!

2012 was a 'Mackay' Christmas year.  We were delighted to have Glenn home from his mission to celebrate with us and those of our children and their families that were able to travel to share this time with us.  We realize that as families grow that it is harder to 'move' Christmas.  However, we were able to spend a little time with each one at some point during the holiday season. What a blessing our family is.  We are truly grateful for each one.  Enjoy our Christmas memories slideshow.

We were so excited to welcome Paige Lindsay to our family on November 19, 2012.  With her arrival, we have eleven grandchildren.  She tipped the tally in favor of the girls with five grandsons and six granddaughters.  I was touched when Brayden text that she was here.  He wrote,"6 lbs 8 oz 19 in and perfect."



We cherish the time we take each fall for a last trip of the year to Macks Inn.  It is wonderful to step away from the busy-ness that daily life brings.  It was Glenn's first opportunity to fish since returning  from his mission.  He wasn't sure that he would remember how! Allison was excited to say that she had been fishing when she was eight month along in her pregnancy.  We have won Brayden over with Mackay style fishing with the big fish that he caught.  Mason was excited to go fishing as he repeated, "I wanna go fishing!" and "Let's go fishing Mom" while dragging around a pole case.

It was great to be able to attend Brynlee's baptism in October.  She looked like an angel in her baptism dress. 

Brynlee with her family,

... with her friends.

...with Grandma and Grandpa,

...with her Primary teachers,

...with her Dad.

We welcomed Glenn home from his mission to Merida, Mexico, on September 7.  It was quite the trip home for him.  He started out on Thursday.  Due to a delay to his flight in Mexico City, he missed a connecting flight in Atlanta and got to spend the night there.  He arrived home Friday afternoon.  We were able to Skype with Amber and Allison to include them in on his arrival.  Brett, Allison and families arrived later that day. From a mother's point of view, it was quite an emotional time!  We are so grateful for his service and the many lives that he touched, but also for the growth that he made.

The hug that we looked forward to for two years!

                                 A hug from Dad!

Our family at the airport with Glenn.

Mackay Sibling Reunion 2012
It doesn't take much to have a good time when Scott and his siblings gather!  Highlights included floating the Provo River, time at the Provo Temple, and a trip down memory lane with Dad Mackay as he showed us some of the home that he lived in as a child.


                            Grandma Merelda's home

Passing the Baton - Err, the Show Stick!

Last August another circle was completed.  Weston showed his steer, Coal, in the Lemhi County Fair in Salmon.  This is the third generation of showmen/women in our family.  Weston's beef project was part of his 4-H year.

Weston showing his steer, Coal

Grandpa Scott and Weston

Weston and his steer



             Mackay Family Reunion 2012 Drummond, Montana

 A piece of heaven - an evening of fishing with our children and their spouses.  What a wonderful place to rejuvenate.  We were in awe the quiet and solitude. 

Amber was the 'queen' of fishing.
Fishing time with our grandchildren.  Everyone caught a fish!

                               Dinner at Parkers.