Sunday, November 28, 2010


It is the time of year that the family gathers for that event called the Allred Thanksgiving.  For many years when asked,  I have tried in vain to explain what it is we do.  But the common man cannot begin to understand how 70 to 100 people could gather in a gym, eat until sick, then spend the next 4 hours playing dodgeball, basketball and volleyball and consider it Thanksgiving.  Let alone a "fun" activity.  We who have married into the traditions are still mystified by the ritual.  Despite some our efforts to submarine the entire event, the next generation has taken the vow to continue the insanity.  As evidence of this, for the past couple of Allred Thanksgivings, Amy and Trent have considered it "fun" to start the day with a 5K run/walk, aka the Gobble Gallop.  A few well meaning, but slightly demented individuals made the effort this year despite the 16 degree below temps. 

Emily, Sami, Dustin and Mandi trying to keep a stiff upper lip.  Actually it was easy as their lips were frozen.
Sami and Mandi.  Yes those are "natural frost" highlights in Mandi's hair.

The entire gang.  Trent, Emily, Amy, Sami, Mandi, Larry, Kimi, Luke, Kade and Dustin.  Yes, I took the picture.  No I was not brain damaged enough to run.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Megan's Homecoming Date

It was homecoming 2010 at SVHS this weekend.  Megan had a great time with her date, Tyler. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010


So for our next little adventure, we decided to go on a fall airplane excursion to see the colors.  Our good friend Paul Jenkins took us to fly over the west hills, Mount Wagner and Greys River.  A great time, and sooooo pretty.

Beautiful Colors

Pom Pom's house

Sunday, September 19, 2010


My family has been bugging me to post some more pictures of our Yellowstone trip.  So here they are.
We probably should of had the shot below on our first post, but this was actually towards the end of our ride as we left the park.

Below is the lower Mesa falls near Ashton Idaho.
One of the small geysers
Near Madison Junction
Upper Mesa Falls and of course the biker lady.  ( she hates it when I call her that)
Old Faithful
My favorite shot of the trip.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Well we finally did it. For 20 years we have been planning to buy a road bike and go on tour. For our first ride we spent three days in the Yellowstone Park area doing the tourist thing. There is nothing like visiting the park on a bike.

Here we are set to ride.

Below is our favorite place to eat. In West Yellowstone we ate twice at Running Bear Pancake House.

Fire Hole Lake area.

Wayne and Camille McQuivey made our trip so fantastic by allowing us to stay at their oasis in Island Park.

Vandi worked on photography on the fly.

We will post additional photos in the days to come. For all you bikers, get in touch with us we would love to go ride.
Thanks to Clay and Jodie for tending the home fires. Also Tony for not burning the house to the ground.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mikey Football 2010

Mikey's first game of the year as a 7th grade warrior. SV 26 / Jackson 14 Outside linebacker

In on the tackle - even after being held.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Tony and the Gang for the annual mud volleyball games during "Crazy Days" in Afton

Notice how the shirts get dirtier as the games move on.