Friday, March 30, 2012

Flashback Friday

Heading out today to Salt Lake for a girls weekend with my sisters and mom. This will be the first time we get to spend time together with no kids!
The picture was taken at my mom's 60th birthday 5 years ago. This weekend we celebrate her 65th.

Maddie's gymnastics team

A mom posted this picture of Maddie's gymnastics team on facebook. It was so cute I thought I better steal it.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

White Mountain this morning

Sometimes I see something that just makes me smile or think how beautiful. Most the time it's a quick glance or thought and then is shoved away never to be thought of again. I want to make more of an effort to write down, take a mental not, or take a picture of those small moments that show me Heavenly Father is there and feel my heart with joy even if only for a moment.

I was stuck inside all day yesterday and all day today because Sophie is sick and then Garen got a fever today! So when I dragged the garbage can to the road (the only time I was outside), I caught a glimpse of the mountains by my house. The sky was super blue and clear and the only clouds were hovering on top of the mountain. For that moment I thought, how neat, then the next moment was filled with get your shoes on!, do you have your lunch!, you're going to be late, and a relapse of morning sickness. I'm glad my camera was on the counter and I snapped a picture of my heart warming moment this morning.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Other Happenings in Burley

We stayed in the hotel Saturday-Tuesday. The morning continental breakfast was packed full of the Young family. It was so fun to see all my cousins wandering the halls, in the pool and at breakfast. Maddie and Garen enjoyed swimming two different times. Maddie flipped off the side over and over again just inches from hitting her head while Garen spent his entire time on the top step of the hot tub.
Sophie didn't get to swim because sadly she was sick the whole time with a fever and cough. Monday, the day of the funereal, was also my mom's 65th birthday. Besides a quick birthday song we didn't really get to celebrate my amazing mom so I look forward to our girls weekend in a couple days to celebrate more fully. Monday night Andy and I got to go see the movie Hunger Games with my brothers and nieces and nephews. We made it back to our hotel about 10:30 Monday night and Andy's lungs had been causing him pain all day and it was getting worse. So he took himself to the ER to get checked. Something was wrong with the pleura in his lungs causing the pain. He was given antibiotics and some pain pills.
Since Andy was on pain pills-which he's never taken before, I got to drive home Tuesday. We made it home for Maddie and Garen to make it to gymnastics and for Maddie's ice show practice.
Needless to say when we had to get up wed. morning for Maddie to make it to choir at 8 and to drive Garen's carpool at 8:15 and Sophie up with another high fever, I was wishing for Spring Break!

The Funeral...a weekend of family and memories

The wreath from the great grand children-

Sunday evening was my grandpa's viewing then Monday was the funeral. I was really touched to hear my dad's memories of my grandpa. I can only hope one day that my children will be able to say such kind things about me! Like at my grandma's funeral we filled the chapel with his posterity; almost all of the 25 grand-kids and spouses, and the 95 great grand-kids, and 2 great great-grand-kids and more on the way. It feels so strange to have my grandparents gone.

I probably saw them at least 4 times a week the whole time I was growing up. And ever since I've left home, they have always been there to visit everytime I came back. It will be sad the next time we visit Burley and we don't get to stop in at grandma's house. But how glad I am for my knowledge that they are together in heaven doing amazing things and that I will see them again!

Grandpa Young's Obituary

BURLEY • Clyde Bruce Young, of Burley, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the age of 99.

Bruce has been a Burley stalwart for 53 years, moving here in 1959 from Boise, Idaho. He took great pride in supporting and promoting the Burley community, having served on the Burley School Board for two terms, as the Cassia County coroner for 15 years, as president and treasurer of the Burley Kiwanis Club and lieutenant governor of Division 5 of the Utah-Idaho Kiwanis Region. He also served as a director of the Burley Senior Center for many years. Bruce was also very active in the Cassia County Republican Committee, serving as treasurer and precinct committeeman for 25 years.

Bruce was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a very strong pioneer heritage, being a great-grandson of the Mormon pioneer prophet Brigham Young. His commitment to pass on to his posterity a knowledge of their pioneer heritage has been very evident by the volumes of research he has done to collect and organize the names of thousands of his deceased ancestors. Bruce was a collector — he collected books; he collected coins; he collected stamps; he collected perfect attendance pins from the Kiwanis Club (50 of them) and he collected family file cards from the temples of the LDS Church.

Bruce was born on Feb. 1, 1913, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Leo Howe Young and Elise Olsen Young. Growing up and going to school in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake, he prepared for life by developing a very strong work ethic. He served a mission for the LDS Church in the Central States with headquarters in Independence, Mo. He married Dora Dean in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 8, 1937. Together they raised four children, Farrell, Marvin, Paul and Darla.

Bruce worked hard at various jobs to support his family. He was a banker (at one time being an Idaho State bank examiner), an insurance broker, a real estate broker and a self-trained accountant. He supported youth athletics and the Cassia County Fair as he served with his fellow Kiwanians. He served his church in various callings over the years. He and his wife went as missionaries to Russellville, Ala. Upon his return to Burley, he was asked to be manager of the LDS Employment Office. They later served together as workers in the Boise LDS Temple.

He is survived by his son, Farrell (Doratha) Young of Rexburg; son, Paul (Susan) Young of Burley; daughter, Darla (Barry) Johnson of Idaho Falls; and daughter-in-law, Diane Young of Springville, Utah. Also surviving him are 25 grandchildren; 95 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers; his sister; his son, Marvin; and his wife of almost 75 years, Dora.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Burley LDS West Stake Center, 2420 Parke Ave. in Burley, with Bishop Dan Alvey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and from noon until 12:45 p.m. Monday at the church.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Flashback Friday

In honor of my mom's birthday on Monday my flashback Friday is Mom and I probably around 1986

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Trimming and watering their grass plants-
Some Easter math-

Sunday, March 18, 2012

St Patrick's Day

Garen decided a few months back that he wasn't going to ice skate. And with a little bribery and some courage on Garen's part he gave it another go today and he actually had fun.

For St. Patrick's Day dinner we had green clover pancakes (one of the kids' favorite foods)-

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Grandpa Bruce

My grandpa passed away today. I wished more than anything that I could have been there sitting by his bedside like I was for my grandma just a couple months ago. What a wonderful man he was. He always sat back quietly and observed while we spent our visits talking with grandma and playing scrabble with grandma; but he always had a warm smile and a big hug waiting for us. He was a hard worker and raised some amazing kids and created a huge posterity. I'm glad he gets to be with grandma now.