Thursday, May 29, 2008

Daniels Blessing

Hey for those of you who are coming to Daniel's blessing this Sunday. The address of our ward in American Fork is 261N. 900E. AMERICAN FORK , UT 84003 if you have a hard time finding things like i do let me know if you need help finding it. Sacrament starts at 11:30 we are planing on being there around 11:15 so that we will be able to have a seat. It tends to fill up kinda fast. Anyways i am sorry that it took me so long to get this posted, the week has kinda gotten away from me.
Let me know if you have any questions my house phone in 801-763-1755 and i am home all the time. Oh and if you are coming and would like to bring something you can bring any kind of salad. Well will talk more later and hope to see you there.

Daniel is 2 months today!!!!


Hey everyone I am two months old today!!! And I like to sleep, Mom says that it is ok if I want to sleep cause it helps me to get bigger. Today we went to see Dr. Wilcox and he said that I am doing really good. That I weight 11lb 12oz and I'm 21.5" tall. I have been learning lots, I am trying to hold my head up all by myself, but mom says that I have to be careful cause I only get one of them so she has to hold the back till I learn how to do it myself... I really like to smile, but it makes me really mad when Dad tickles me! I am trying to figure out how to use my hands but they just keep hitting me, so sometimes I just give up and take a nap. Well I got to go Mom says I need a new diaper. Will talk to you guys later.

Love Daniel McGee

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Family News

We had our first family photo shoot this month:






Also, Jesse was selected for a prestigious award through his professional organization:

video

We're very proud of him!

Pictures of Kleigh and Jenn







Here are some pictures of Kleigh and Jenn

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Congratulations Sara!

I just wanted to say, "Congratulations" to Sara, who graduated from Bismarck High School on Sunday. I was able to go up for the weekend (that's why I didn't make it to see Ross and Cherry, though I wish I could have done both) and it was a nice ceremony. For those of you who don't know (since my sisters aren't always good at updating, and neither am I), I am back in Utah, taking classes this summer to prepare for my own graduation next April (so plan ahead!). Elizabeth came back down with me and will be in Utah preparing to go on a mission (more information forthcoming, after we know). Sara will be moving down to Utah at the end of June to get her residency before starting college here. I guess that is all for now!

First picture here is Sara getting her diploma. They did it differently than usual this year and had a line on each side of the stage, so we didn't see Sara's face when she got her diploma. The other picture here is one of the few we could get with Sara looking at the camera. Most of the time she hid her face.

Wrestling

I just thought I would share a few pictures from the wrestling match that started on Sunday after Ross and Cherry left.





Hopefully, this gets you all excited for the reunion!

Memorial


Hey everyone,
I just wanted to post a picture of Derek;s headstone. It was place a little while ago but I wasn't able to get a picture until yesterday.

Our visit to Utah

Here are some pictures from our visit to Utah last weekend.

Cherry at the Tabernacle at Temple Square. . . .
The very first flight simulator for Ross . . . .Cherry and Mara (and Mara's 9 month old Gabe) . . .
Cherry and her Grandpa Anderton taking a stroll . . . .
Ross and Cherry with Grandma and Grandpa Anderton . . . .
Half of the McGee clan who came over for a BBQ Sunday afternoon . . . .
Cherry and Ross with Grandma and Grandpa McGee . . . .
Driving through Reno on the way back home . . . .

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday KitKat


From May 2000, one of the last babies of the last century:Widest eyes ever



December 2003



May2007 Still wide-eyed



And Today

Monday, May 19, 2008

Daniel wanted to say HI!!...



Hey everyone, I was playing with Daniel today and just happened to take this picture and he didn't close his eyes. I thought it was really cute and wanted to share.
Anyways we will talk more later.
Love Adam,Betsy, and Daniel

Monday, May 12, 2008

Robert C Egbert (1821) GGGrandfather


Another GGGrandfather Birthday. 12 May 1821


Robert C Egbert was born in Indiana. He and his parents joined the Church in 1833 or 1834. He married Seviah Cunningham on April 1, 1846 in Nauvoo. He was part of the Mormon Battalion from July 1846 to July 1847, so their first child wasn't born till after he got back.

He died early (1863 age 42). This is very early to have a photograph but the link below includes this photo. We come through his daughter Sarah Catherine Egbert who is Mom's Grandma.

Here are some outtakes from a biography of his wife.

An Early Marriage and Life On the Plains. At the age of seventeen while Seviah lived in Nauvoo, she met and married on April 1, 1846, Robert Cowden Egbert. The two had been married for only a short time when the Saints were driven out of the city. Her father tried to convince her to stay in the area, but she decided to go with her husband to the West. They crossed the Mississippi River and traveled westward under great difficulty and suffering to Winter Quarters near Council Bluffs, Iowa. While camped there a call came for 500 men to fight in the war with Mexico. Her husband left for Levenworth, Kansas, on July 20, 1846. Seviah, a bride of only 3½ mo., was left to be cared for by family, friends, and the Church--basically left to her own resources. She was very lonely.

Lonesomeness and Uncertainty. In the spring of 1848, when the Saints again started to get ready to move westward, she decided go with them driving her own team. She had never heard a word from Robert, nor did she know whether he was dead or alive. Robert's brother, Joseph, helped her yoke her oxen and she drove her own ox team all the way across the plains. President Francis Marion Lyman was then just a little boy and he traveled with his parents right near to her wagon. He helped her yoke and unyoke her oxen and tend to them and her brother-in-law Joseph Egbert drove her cow and calf. As she was traveling along over the dusty roads there was no sound but the creaking of the wagon and the grating of the wheels against the hard ground and the brush. She was so lonely and wished so much to know where her husband was and if she would ever see him again. She became so wrought up over his absence that she shed tears as she traveled along. Suddenly she looked up and saw a man coming from the opposite direction. Very strange, she thought, as they knew of no human beings, except Indians, for hundreds of miles. As he drew near she tried to hide her face in her sun bonnet. The road was very narrow--he could hardly turn out to let the wagon pass for the high brush on both sides of the road. When he turned out, however, he stopped by the wagon and inquired if this was Robert Egbert's wife. She said, "Yes!" She supposed it must have been a messenger form California, someone who had seen her husband. He said, "Here is a letter from him to you." She took it and found it was written in his own handwriting. It said that he was well and that he would meet her at the head of the Sweetwater. After reading the letter she looked up to see if the man was still in sight. She stopped and asked her brother-in-law Joseph, if he had seen the man, that she wished to inquire further about her husband. Joseph had not even seen him, even though he had never left the road and the wagon trail being so narrow someone else could hardly have left it. She though it very strange and tucked the letter carefully away in the front of her basque. Later on she intended to read the letter again, but it was nowhere to be found.

Together Again. Seviah rejoiced; her spirit was buoyed up; she did not shed any more tears. The Saints finally arrived at the head of the Sweetwater in Wyoming, where they stopped to pitch camp once more. She was elated to be there and looked hard to see Robert. He was there, but he was not expecting to see her; he had supposed that she would be waiting for him to come after her back in Council Bluffs. As he looked over the immigrants' teams and outfits, he came across one particular ox team that he thought he recognized. He thought it looked like his own, but not being sure he scrutinized it more carefully. He looked around discretely as he did not want those in the wagon to think him impolite. Still, he got a pretty good look in the wagon. Whom should he discover, but his young wife, Seviah? Was he ever surprised? He told her that he was on his way back to get her. She told him about the letter she had received from him. He apologized that he had never written a letter, nor had he had any chance to send one. They marveled together over this strange experience.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Headstone

My mom's headstone just got put on today. Here's what it looks like.

Monday, May 5, 2008

this Memorial Weekend

Calling all Northern Utah dwellers. . . .

Ross and I will be in the area this Memorial weekend (May 23rd to 25th). If you are interested in a get together, please let us know. (We are going to visit my dad's parents because my grandpa is doing better but we're not sure for how much longer.) So I was hoping for a McGee gathering after church on Sunday afternoon before we need to head out of town.

Let me know. ~Cherry

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Yea Josh

I just wanted to post some pictures from Josh's graduation ceremony today.