Sunday, May 17, 2009

Elise's Senior Pictures

Elise's senior pictures have finally been taken!! To see them, go to

Monday, March 16, 2009

Nicole to turn 14

Nicole's birthday is April 5th! She'll be able to go to the Stake dances! Big 14

Big Mac Family 7 will soon be 8

Well, if you haven't heard already, we are lucky and blessed enough to add another little person to our family. We were done 7 1/2 years ago with our Grande Finale "Brookelyn." But we have had an encore and will welcome another little one with a due date of 09/09/09! Easy date to remember for some old parents. And by the way, I'm NOT 50 years old. When I'm 50, I'll be walking this new little person to Kindergarten...don't rush me! We do plan on finding out gender and genetics around May 1st. We'll try to let you know.

We are also in the midst of making another transition as the countdown for moving to Utah is nearing. We plan on making the move as soon as school lets out in June, and so we are keeping the house neat and tidy while we try to sell it in this crazy economic time.

Eric and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in Kauai last week. It was extremely relaxing. I didn't have to vacuum everyday or cook. It was nice to be alone with my sweetheart and enjoy the beauty of the island. (It did rain most of the time, but at least it was warm rain)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

So i guess that this is my last year in Washington. Sad. I know. i am really getting used to people telling me " Oh! im so sad that you're moving." It always makes me sad to be reminded. I bet that is why people remind me, to make me sad. so family in utah, i am so excited to come and see you this summer when we move! Friends in washington i am also sad to leave you, don't worry. just like rachel here are a few of my favorite things:

Colors: Black and Red
Songs: Love story by Taylor Swift and My Heart will go on by James Cameron.
friends: Brooke W., Brooke S., Emily W., Claire, Hannah, Sarah, Kailyn, and Hannah R.
sports: soccor, basketball, and gymnastics.
books: Tale of Despereaux, White Star, and Titanic Crossing.

I love you guys!

-Lauren Mcallister

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Our Christmas letter is at the bottem of the page!! Enjoy!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008


School is back... unfortunately. Everyone is loving it so far though.

Elise is having fun during her senior year, she didn't end up taking any slacker classes though. She has physics, classics, calculus, yoga, IB psychology, and teaching academy- where she is preparing to be a future teacher! She is the new laurel president in our ward, has 9 piano students, loves the extra money, and is starting the college application process. scary!

Rachel is taking the regular sophomore core classes with her first year of japanese! Her teacher is reminding her constantly the differences between Elise and herself... which she finds annoying, but her chatter is polar opposite to elise's silence :) (love you rach ;) )

Nicole is enjoying her 8th grade year, being the oldest of the school. She's still doing choir with all her friends and is simply trying to make the most of her last year in Washington.

Lauren is a big fourth grader with Mrs. Fritch. Elise keeps calling her "mrs. grinch" but apparently she's nice... who knows. She is going to be in the upcoming musical "Annie" at cascade ridge, and joined the school choir

Brookelyn is once again quite popular with the boys in 2nd grade. She also is going to be in "Annie" this fall.

Suzanne turned the big 5-0 this month! Happy birthday! She has 6 piano students of her own, and still loves teaching. She's going a little crazy with Eric not there but... she's doing a great job keepin the family together. Her latest acheivement is getting all the kids to make thier beds and bring down thier laundry baskets everyday. woot!

Eric is missing home, but enjoying the extra time with his family in Utah. We always do something special when he's home, and most recently went up to Seattle and explored around. It was a lot of fun. He loves his new job, and is trying to arrange getting that house!!

Other news: summer is over :( we're starting to see the weather go gray... and its sad :'(