Friday, June 19, 2009

A Day At Birch Lake

After Kelly's 60 hour work week, we decided we needed to do something REALLY fun.
We packed up a picnic, fishing gear, and the boys and went to
Birch Lake.
It is only about a 1 hour drive from our house, and it is

Hunter was so patient to sit and wait for the fish.
(The fishing pole spent most of its time leaning on the chair while Hunter played)

Patience paid off, because he caught his first "rod and reel" fish

A 12 inch Rainbow Trout

He cleaned the fish with Dad

Hunter wanted to photodocument the fish heart

After a long hard day of fishing, the boys decided to get down to business
and PLaY!!!!

And then they snuggled because they were CoLd!!!
We also had fun chasing butterflies, playing frisbee, and football.
What a GREAT day!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Super Helper

(Hunter in Grandpa Joe's Boots, maybe with some chocolate on his face)

The other evening I was folding all the laundry from our trip to Idaho, and the week before we left. I think Hunter could sense that I was busy and trying to hurry and get everything put away before bedtime. He came to me and said, "Mom, I want to be you "Super Helper" what can I do to help you?" No joke, he said it just like that!

I was a bit surprised, by his kind offer, but with that I put him to work putting his clothes, Chance's clothes, and all the towels away. He just kept coming back for more jobs, he even helped sort and put the socks away. It was AWESOME!!!!

He is a great fact, he is a SUPER HELPER!

Monday, June 15, 2009

My Brother's Keeper

(Old picture, but so sweet!)

Last night, well morning 3:00 am Chancey woke up and wanted a drink. I went in to calm him down and then went to get a drink for him. I came back to the room with a little cup of water, he drank what he wanted and then said, "Hunter...drink? Hunter, drink?". Of course Hunter was sleeping soundly and didn't hear Chance's offer of a drink, but I thought it was so sweet of Chance to think of his brother.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Here's To A Great Man

This last week we lost Kelly's Dad, Lemar. It hurts to lose such a great and loving Grandpa McGee. We will miss him so much, but are thankful to know that we will see him again.
Hunter and Chance went to the viewing and funeral with us, and we think Hunter had a pretty good understanding of what was going on. We explained to Hunter that Grandpa's body would be buried in the ground, but that his spirit would go to heaven. The night of the viewing we pulled up to the funeral home and Hunter said, "Are we in heaven now?" Kelly and I smiled, laughed to ourselves, and then explained. He was so sweet about it and keeps reminding me that it is "so sad" that Grandpa McGee was sick and had to leave us.
Thanks to all for your love and support during such a hard time!

K. Lemar McGee 1948-2009

K. Lemar McGee, 61 of Meridian, passed away at home June 1, from cancer. He was born May 14, 1948 in Farmington, N.M. to Kelly and Donna McGee. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission in the Columbus, Ohio mission. He served his church in many capacities and especially enjoyed his callings serving the youth, and serving as a Bishop in a Boise State University Ward. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Accounting. Lemar had a successful career as a CPA for several firms and corporations, ending his career at CTI-SSI Food Services. He married Marianne Tibbitts, on May 27, 1972 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They were blessed with three children, Shawn of Meridian, Kelly (Tammy), Fairbanks, Alaska, and Lindsey (Michael) McLean of Spanish Fork, Utah. Lemar enjoyed spending time outdoors whether it was fishing, hunting, kayaking, four-wheeling, camping, or hiking. He is survived by his spouse, children, and grandchildren; Addisen, Avery, Hunter, Troy, Mackenzie, Chance, and Cody; and siblings, Janice (Ed) Helmick, Don (Debbie), Gordon (Barbara), Rick (Suzanne) McGee. Lemar is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Beverly. The family will visit with friends at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N Latah Boise, Friday June 5, from 6-8 p.m. and again Saturday June 6, from 8-8:45 a.m., preceding a 9 a.m. funeral at the Meridian South Stake Center, 6575 S. Eagle Road, followed by the interment at Meridian Cemetery.