Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cabin Bound!

Ahh there is so much December blogging to catch up on, but right now we are cabin bound, Yippee!!!!  I love the step back from all that seems so important in our every day life, to remembering and enjoying what really is important!  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Should we count?

Ok-lets do!

 3-from there
 to here!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


November came and went--it was a month of coming and goings for us, we got to celebrate Grandma's 80th birthday.  

We had a very quick trip to Maine to meet our new grandson Kyran.  Kyran, the lucky boy has Uncle Brad to be his godfather.

Maine was beautiful but the highlight was little Kyran, he is so precious.
After our visit to Maine, we had a quick trip to Arizona, that trip did not go as planned, lets just say I have a little unfinished business in Arizona.
 I went directly from Arizona to Grammy and Papa's and got spoiled, having a whole week to spend with them. Bri, Sarah, Maddie, Craig and Brad all arrived at the same time Papa and I got back from Davis with Kyle.

 Grammy is teaching my how to trim the roast, mine didn't turn out so well last year.
 Being a grandma is the best!
 Riding Great Papa's mower!
Papa, Dave, Grammy, Uncle Bob and Aunt Darcy.


Kyle flies in on Friday and Brent on Saturday, I will be filling my house with boys again!  Brent speaks in church on Sunday, Dec 16, no rest for that boy, we'll see how his English is!  Church is at 9:00 am, 5th and Wabash. Join us Sunday evening to celebrate Brent's return and Kyle's Eagle at our house.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Favorite Picture

Uncle Joe on the left and Grandpa on the right, this is one of my favorite pictures of him.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Grandpa Wright

Jack Olsen Wright

Jack Olsen Wright, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away, Thursday,
November 29, 2012. Jack was born September 18, 1929 to Merlin Foster and Winnie Olsen Wright, in
 Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Los Angles and started working at a very early age. Jack has always
 been a hard worker, starting his first job in the second grade, selling magazines door to door and then
selling newspapers on the street corner until he graduated from high school. He graduated early from
high school, and attended L.A. City College and UCLA. He served an LDS mission to the Spanish American
 mission and dearly loved his time in the mission field. After his mission, he attended Brigham Young University
 were he met the love of his life, Jesse Jeanne Jackson. They were married November 16, 1953 in the
Salt Lake Temple. Jack was an officer in the Navy and served in Korea and the South Pacific. He loved
 serving in the Navy and often recalled experiences from his time in the service. Jack graduated with a
master in education from BYU in 1959. He moved his young family to Fontana, California to begin teaching
Spanish at the junior high, and later the high school. He taught school for over 30 years, and continued to
 substitute teach for many years after that. Besides his full time teaching job, Jack also taught Spanish,
real estate, and tax law at the local junior college. He also taught drivers education, was involved in real estate,
 and ran a successful tax business for many years. After retirement, Jack and Jeanne enjoyed many wonderful
trips around the world. Jack was an active member in the LDS church and had a strong testimony of the gospel.
 He served in many calling throughout the years. He particularly enjoyed his service as Bishop, his seven times
serving in the Bishoprics, 18 years on the high council, and working with the blazer boys in Primary. His greatest
 love was serving in a branch presidency at the Missionary Training Center with his wife Jeanne. He loved working
with the elder and sister missionaries and preparing them for missionary service. Jack and Jeanne served a second
 mission, working with the Spanish-speaking ward in Provo. This was also a choice calling for him. Jack was a
 devoted husband and loved his family dearly. He was so proud of his Eagle Scout grandsons and his missionary
grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing with his buddies and was a true blue Cougar fan. He is survived by his wife
Jeanne and six children: Debi (Steve) Adams, Yucaipa, CA; Craig (Melinda) Wright, Redlands, CA;
Sharon (Terry) Jeppson, Burley, Idaho; Wayne (Janet) Wright, Burley, Idaho; Nadine (Wade) Olson, Provo, UT;
Lorene (Eric) Lillywhite, Layton, UT; 27 grandchildren, 5 (soon to be 6) great grandchildren;
sister, Norma (Bill) Hafen, Orem, Utah; and brother, Joseph Wright, Provo, Utah. His is preceded in death by his parents,
Merlin and Winnie Wright; sister, Winifred Harbican; grandson, Brandon Wright; and great granddaughter, Faith Fitch.
Special thanks to his hospice nurse, Lily, and to those in the Grandview Farms Condo for all their love and support
these last few months. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 5 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grandview 9th ward chapel,
1555 N. 1350 W., Provo, Utah. Friends may call Tuesday, December 4, from 6:00-7:30 p. m. at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary
 South State Street in Orem and also Wednesday from 11:30 to 12:45 at the ward chapel. Interment will be in the
 Provo City Cemetery with Military Rites provided by American Legion Post #72.