Location: Riverview Park
4620 N 300 W Provo
Intermountain Healing Hearts
PO Box 581306
A little friend who's family is part of Intermountain Healing Hearts, left this life to be with his Father in Heaven last night at 8:20 p.m. His name is Isaac. He lived his life at PCMC. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Isaac on his blessing day.
Jan 1, 2008 at 5:17am
Earned his wings July 26, 2008 at 8:20 pm
Posted by Melissa at 9:00 AM
Violet was so excited! She decided what she wanted to draw and practiced a few times. Once she had her final product finished, we had to get a special frame. Each frame needed to be wired for hanging. It took some doing to get that done, but we did. The day to enter the artwork was while we were away, so Vi lucked out by having Deann turn it in for her. Thanks Deann!
After the 4th, and after the artwork had been judged, there was a huge reception. We got to look at all the artwork that was on display in the Health and Justice building. Violet was in the 5-6 age category. There were some really great paintings. I swear, some were not done by kids! They were so good!
Violet drew a castle tower with a princess in it. There was a dragon surrounding the castle, and a prince with a sword and a shield rescuing her. It was called "The Rescue". She drew it in pencil and then colored it in with colored pencil. There were about 20 entries in her age group.
There were some young musicians that played instruments, and some food. The Utah Puppeteers were also at the event. While they (puppeteers) were warming up, Ashton said, "Hey look, a puppet head." Then the puppet looked in his direction and said.."did some one call me a puppet head?!" There was a whole sill explanation about how she had more then a head. The kids were rolling. Ashton thought it was great that the puppet head was talking to him.
The awards ceremony was a little long for kids. There was a lot of thanking this person and that. It was a little drawn out. Then they had to rush through the awards. Violet won a participation prize (free ice cream cones and Chuck E Cheese tokens) and was thrilled. She also got a nice certificate. The judges said she had a very good imagination. We ran into our friends the Brady's while we were there. It was good to see them, it's been a long time!
We are very happy that Violet did so well in the contest. I'm sure it will be something that she can enjoy doing each year. She was so cute!
They also had a face painter. Violet got a butterfly, and Ashton a huge ugly monster!
Aunt Sandra and I were impressed that while we were at Heise, my dad didn't even mention once the incident that happened to Sandra....so many years ago. He usually brings it up to embarrass her whenever the family gets together. It was a miracle that we were at the scene of the crime and it didn't even come up once. Way to go dad, you are growing up!!! :) I love you!!
As you can see from the pictures, we had a great time. Friday we went to Menan and enjoyed the festivities. The kids played games and got prizes. There was food and yummy drinks. The frozen lemonade was fabulous! The line for hamburgers and hot dogs was enormous!! The kids jumped in bouncy castles and had a great time with their cousin's. I found a plaque at the craft fair that had the cutest quote. I am going to get something made up with the quote on it. It said "One of the best ways to have a little Heaven in your home is to have someone you love in Heaven." It is so true.
Then was the parade. The kids got candy. Myra slept through some of it, but then woke up and we doused her with water. They had fun seeing the animals and kids. It was cute. Violet even danced along with the dance troupe. We then headed to the hotel. We enjoyed swimming in the pool. We were the only ones. Myra had so much fun. It was her first time in a big pool. She splashed and splashed. the other kids enjoyed themselves too.
Grandma Crook was able to read books 2 & 3 of the Twilight series while we were there. I think she liked them! After we swam we headed to Great grandpas for dinner. Then Aunt Donna pulled out all the fun things she's gotten. Glow sticks, light up flashy ball necklaces, and of course, fireworks. Everyone had fun with the sparklers and fountains. A couple of the tanks actually worked and "drove" along the road.
We then headed back into town for the fireworks display. It was good. Myra even had fun watching. She was tired, but wasn't scared by the loud noises. Ashton was more freaked than she was. There were a few fireworks that were a little too close to the ground, but we had a nice view. The finale was one of the best I had ever seen. Great Grandpa sluffed the fireworks. As did Clint and Connor. They think their baby needs sleep or something! ;)
The biggest disappointment of the day was not hearing patriotic music. Our cd player in the van is still busted and NONE of the radio stations played a single patriotic song ALL Day. (well at least no while I was listening tot he radio). What is wrong with people? I was bummed about that, but overall it was a fun day. The kids were worn out, and went to sleep well. It was a good day. Plus the kids all wore their matching patriotic squeaky shoe. Cuteness.
Well, we had a great 4th of July and Olsen Family Reunion. I have pictures that I will add as soon as I can get them from Darin's computer.
We took Myra swimming for the first time in a n actual pool. Man, did she LOVE it!! She could splash to her hearts content! It was warm in Idaho, but not nearly as warm as here. I'm glad we got to cool off a bit.
I think that the best part of the vacation was visiting with family I don't get to see often. One of my uncles recently moved from New York State to Utah. I saw him a couple years ago, but no I'll see more of him. I also hadn't been to my grandfather's house since Violet was a baby. It hasn't changed, and brought back memories of visiting every summer as a child. I am so glad that my parents took the time to teach me how important family relationships are in one's life. Extended family is a blessing that cannot be replaced.
Probably my favorite part of the vacation, aside from meeting my adorable cousin Conner for the first time, was listening to stories. My grandfather spoke a lot about his childhood and his parent's. There were things he shared that his kids had never heard before! I was able to listen to him and see how he was touched by certain events in his life. See how his testimony was strengthened. Listening to him share such precious memories was an experience I wont forget. Seeing him so overwhelmed with the spirit of what he was testifying about, that he was crying and struggling to get sentences out, makes me so thankful for him, and others in my family for their righteous example. I feel like I have a lot to live up to in this world.
I'm glad that we were able to see my parents also. We travelled up on Thursday night and came home yesterday. I'll post more of the fun details once I get pictures.
Happy Anniversary to my Grandma & Grandpa Crook. Happy Birthday to Valerie tomorrow!