Dec 12, 2008

T-Day in T-Town

These pictures are from our trip to Thatcher for Thanksgiving.  All of my siblings were able to come for the week.  They came from Seattle, Austin, Sacramento, Orem, Denver, Cedar City, San Diego and Peoria.  It's been a while since we've all been together with all our kids.  We had a great time and I really enjoyed spending time with them.  Here are some pictures.
Mt. Graham
On Friday, we went up to Mt. Graham to have a picnic in the cold.  The kids had fun playing around the camp ground at Arcadia and eating lunch.  We didn't stay long, but it was fun to go up there anyway.

Sadie and Diesel

Adam giving Diesel a ride on the dirtbike


Ruth opened a container of mustard, but because of the altitude it exploded into her mouth and on her clothes and hair.

Del and Kristin

The Claridge boys, Matt, Travis and Buggy



Brynley, Uncle Joe and Leah

JC and Diesel

We were able to reserve the activitie's center at EA for a day and had a blast in the game room.
Micah and Brynley





Mitch, gettin' some love from Aunt Casey Ann

Good eye, Matt

Micah, playing pool his own way

Kristin was camera happy too.

Mitch, playing some pong

Jordan, Eric, Levi and Mason playing foosball

Kelsey and new baby, Nathan 




Digital Scavenger Hunt
Kristin organized a digital scavenger hunt after we ate turkey on Thursday.  The week before we all arrived she asked all the siblings to suggest several tasks we could do for the scavenger hunt.  I think we ended up having like 30-40 items we could do.  Most of the items included things we were fond of in our childhood.  She assigned different points for each task depending on the difficulty or distance we needed to travel for it.  We had an hour and a half to finish as much as we could.  We had to take a picture of someone in our group or family as proof we completed the task.  If someone would have tipped off the police department they would have raked in a sizable amount of speeding and reckless driving fines.  We actually got yelled at by some guy by the Hekekia's in the trailer park for speeding out of Brook Bryce's driveway.  Anyway, it was really fun and the kids had a blast.  Here are some pictures of our group.  We teamed up with Jared and Janelle's family.  Here are a few of the tasks.  We ended up in 2nd place in the end.

"In a cotton field"

"Get a photo with as many Romneys as you can"

"Lick the goal post at EAC" (Janelle didn't like that one)

"Climb a pole at the Primary School"  (Jared had to hop the fence for this one)

Jared and Casey Ann "Taking a picture in front of the Thatcher Post Office"

Casey Ann, Janelle and Jared "In a shopping cart at Home Depot"

"Take a picture in one of your old bedrooms in our old Thatcher house"

"Take your picture next to your handprint at the old house"  (not sure what Janelle is doing"

Jared, Janelle and Casey Ann "Hitch-hiking in front of Casa Manana"

"Take a picture with someone during their Thanksgiving meal"  This was worth the most points.  (We went to the Conrads and interrupted their meal.  They were good sports, though)

Picnic at the Thatcher Park with everyone.

Kim and Patty


A bunch of folks

Casey Ann and Levi

Buggy (Morgan)

Tosha (exercising... er somethin')

Kim and Mason and Kesley


Kim, Joe and Tosha


Kristin said...

Great pics, Adam. The scavenger ones crack me up. I especially laughed at Jared climbing the pole. We need to get everybody else's together as well to put in a book. I'd love to see all of them.

gamacks said...

I loved looking at these. They were great. Thanks for sharing

Carter Family...... said...

Wow, it looks like the Macks had a blast over Thanksgiving weekend! How fun for you all!

The Mullenaux Family said...

Wow! 10,000 pics to comment on. Which one do I choose? Looks like a lot of fun! Makes me home sick... :)