Husband and Father

Husband and Father
July 15, 1958 ~ August 25, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Party

Meagan and Lizzy loving the feel of it.

Ben busy at work.

Lizzy decided her pumpkin was dirty and gave it a good washing.

Team work.

Loving every minute of it.

The coolest pumpkins ever!

The proud pumpkin carvers!

Jodi, Jon, Madi, and Tyli, came over the night before Halloween to carve pumpkins. They brought dinner and made a real party out of it. I thought we were just carving your "regular" pumpkins, but to my surprise they had a different idea. Ben (with help) carved the skeleton head, Michael the bat, Lizzy the jack-o-latern, and Meagan the spider. The were the best pumpkins that we have ever carved, thanks to the help of Jon and Jodi.

Max Brown October 2001 - October 2008

Max was hit by a car and killed on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. It was a very sad day for all of us. Katelyn text several neighbors and friends to come to a candlelight vigil for Max. We told stories about Max, and after you told your story you put a dog biscuit on his grave. Ben sang the song that he had made up for Max quite some time ago that he sang to him daily. Ben doesn't remember life without Max, because we got Max before Ben was born. Ben carried around Maxs' collar for days after he died. He, like all of us, loved little Max. Max was buried under the tree that was planted in memory of Steve.

Family Home Evening

The kids decorated pumpkins for their dad. They wrote messages on the back of the pumpkins to take to his grave. This year Lizzy was a U of U cheerleader and Ben and U of U football player for their dad. We miss him so much!

We left Steve's favorite candy (Reese's peanut butter cup) with the pumpkins. We all got in the car to go home and Ben had a different idea. He got out took the candy and ran. He said, "Dad can't eat it anyway."

Ben caught in action!

Susie Davis' Halloween Party

Diving for candy.

Ben playing bingo.

Lizzy playing games.


Lizzy goes fishing.

The gang.

Arod and Madona.

Becky's mom Susie invited us to their family Halloween party. The kids a great time playing games, eating pasta, and came home with lots of loot. Thanks Davis Family!

Grandma Brown's Halloween Party

The Brown clan.

Bradley, the adorable bumble bee.

Noah, the cutest pumpkin.

Ben having fun.

The cutest cheerleader!

The trailer park mom with her uptown kids.

Meagan took Katelyn, Lizzy, and Ben to Grandma Brown's Halloween party. They had a great time dressing up, playing games, eating soup and scones, and bonding with their cousins. This is a tradition that the kids always look forward to. Grandma and Grandpa put on a pretty awesome party!