Saturday, November 9, 2013


We were born and raised in Riverdale, Idaho.  Here are some pictures of there.

This is the home we all grew up in. We now live in Logan, UT

 We still have a small piece of property up there on the river.
We call it Walden.

 This is part of it, you can see the shelter

 Our Dad grows the best melons there

 Dad also has an orchard, berry patch and garden 

 This is just before you get to our place

 We have planted some pretty wild flowers up there as well
 This is a picture my dad took of sunset

There is an old metal and wood bridge there. This is taken from the bridge and our property is on the right.

Our friend and neighbor Rusty Smith took this great picture near our place

 This place in the orchard is very special to Dallin Paul because his two favorites dogs are buried there.  He takes good care of their graves. One of them was named Dodger and he slept with Paul.

Now we have the caboose at Walden and we are fixing it up

The only rule there


Tonight my dad and I made some dang good Penuche.
 It took a long time to make

But it was so good

Monday, October 28, 2013



So all of my my brothers and sisters and their families got together this summer and it was great fun.
This is me at the family pictures on Old Main Hill

This is my parents and brothers and sisters. They look pretty normal right? Just wait...
My Mom worked so hard to make it good. Paul is not real big into big crowds.

I got to have my birthday party while everyone was here. It was great fun.

NOW THIS IS WHERE IT GETS A LITTLE STRANGE. You decided if my family is okay.

Almost everyone decided to bridge jump, this is Christopher jumping from the top. He did a flip.  When he was in high school he jumped from here every month of the year. So did Rebecca. That might explain some of it.

He is supposed to be very smart?

Then all the little kids started doing it. This is Ava

This is Owen

 My Mom. It might be inherited.


Mom and others

Beautiful Sophie

My Dad, has anyone seen him downstream since then?

 I worry about my family at times.

 Do you think there are enough of us? I have eighteen nephews and nieces all 10 yrs old or under.

 Mikey got his Dad's dancing skills.

 Thank heavens I have lots of beautiful nieces, here are just a three of them.

 We had a talent show. Paul and I contributed with a Granny Dance.

Of all the talent shows I have seen or heard of this was one of them, barely.

This is my sister Cathrine and my brother Brian.  He is a professor of vocational rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin.  They think he is really smart but I think he might be a client.

Don't ask me, it was Mom's idea

But a good time was had by all.  Boy did we have fun.  


I had a very busy summer.  I love to spend time with my family, including extended family.  All of my brothers and sisters were here this summer and we had a Nelson Family reunion in Arizona and a Phillips Family reunion, both with his Uncles and Aunts and cousins as well.  He loves family.

 This is some of Uncle Rick's family

This is some of Uncle Kevin's family

This is a dog pile fight

This was Uncle Wayne's family. They were in charge and did a great job and cooked a great dinner.

This is some of Uncle Clynn's family

This is some Uncle Mike's family

These are Aunt Myrna's sons.  It's been a long time since I had seen them all.  It was my favorite part
This is my family except for JoAnna, Chad and their girls.

Patrick and his family traveled to St. George for his nephew's Michael's baptism. He had three nephews and a niece baptized this summer. 

I don't have pictures of the Nelson family reunion in Flagstaff, AZ but I will get some.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

In September my sister Cathrine ran a whole marathon. She has done a lot of them, including the one in Boston.   She was less than a mile away from the finish line when the bomb went off in Boston.  Here she is running the Top of Utah one. Me and Dad went and watched her.  It was fun.

Isn't she one pretty girl?

She didn't feel so good for a little while after she finished.

We had to walk a mile from our parking to see my sister run the marathon.  It was hard for me and my Dad. I think we might drink too much soda.  On our way we walked by the temple.  I want to get married there some day but my family tells me I need to start going to church, be baptized and find a woman.  Maybe I'll wait a bit.