Friday, February 24, 2012


A.k.a. Grandpa's to all of the grand kids! It seems so crazy to me that is has been closed for almost 2 months now. It still seems a little bit unreal to me that it is. It's sad for us to drive by and see an empty building and parking lot. We definitely have missed it already. The last few weeks of December were CRAZY down there but what a great tribute it was to Grandma and Grandpa, who I'm sure was watching over all of it from the other side. Being that it was so crazy down there the last month we decided to have a family party the day after Grandpa's closed. It was a lot of fun to be together as a family and to talk about all of the great memories we have had there.I think this is my favorite picture from that day. Nathan was telling Parker how sad he was that the drive in was closing and that the new people are probably going to tear the building down. He was so concerned and so sad about it. I wish you could have heard him. What a sweet boy!
I don't think my Grandma could be any cuter. She has been running the drive in alone with my parents for the last 10 years (since grandpa passed away) I can't believe its been that long. She has done a great job and we are so proud of her and Grandpa for the legacy they have left in American Fork

Lucy, me and Meg

Sure love these girls!

Almost all of the girl cousins. We missed those who weren't there. Kimberly and her girls

Lucy and I cooking up one last sad

Grandma~Kenneth and LeAnn~Tim and Cindy~Mom and Dad

Peyton loved having her picture taken, she is such a poser. I love it!

The Pulley clan!

It was just way to cold to drag all the kids outside for a picture. This is a picture that will be cherished forever. Oh how I love my family!

I am so grateful for all of the fun memories and especially for the job that Grandma provided to me for so long. (maybe a little to long) I have had so many people ask me if I miss it, I can't say that I miss the work but I certainly miss the people. There were so many great people that I got to know from working there. Not only employees but customers as well. I am grateful for them and the friendships we gained. It still doesn't seem real that it's closed. I'm sure when the building is gone and there is something else there it will be more real to me. I am going to miss that little place. I'm so grateful that Bret and I were able to be apart of such a great legacy!


  1. Ohhhh, that must have been such a special/sad day for you guys!
    Man, Parker's made the best burgers!!
    These pictures are so fun!
    We sure miss you guys!

  2. They post really made me want a Parker's hamburger!

  3. I agree to the above comment. Oh how, I want a Range burger, onion rings, ham sauce, and a Oreo shake. I miss Parkers so bad. What a special day for your family.

  4. Great post! I loved all the pictures. You have a special family!

  5. So sad it closed. Can't believe it.

    I miss you. Hope you are doing good. Love ya...

  6. Parkers is indeed a legacy of American Fork. You most certainly should be proud for being a part of it. Your grandma and grandpa are/were fine people. We are happy to have known them.

  7. Great!!!! This post made me want to cry and have a range burger. haha.

  8. What a fun day! I love that parkers drive inn and will miss it alot too... what a great family you have. Can't wait to talk to my kids about Parkers! Hope you are well, miss you lots!