Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Another Surgery

Kenna, Ruthann, Deanna, and Kent met with Dr. Jackson this am.  (Kent's other hip is really bad.  He has needed a replacement for quite some time).  Dr. Jackson is scheduled to perform Kent's surgery on Monday November  23rd!  I'm a little nervous about the next few months.   Worried about Kent going under and recovery, worried about LouJean-about her forgetfulness and her health, worried about schedules with work and my children's school, worried about the holidays, worried about putting the house back together after the flood we had this past summer, worried about money, etc.  Obviously I don't handle stress well.😊

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Laurie and Creig

These two tied the knot today!  I just want to wish both of them lots of love and happiness!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

November 2015 Primary Program

 Brody, Abby, Bree and Alyssa sang beautifully today in the Primary Program at our church.  I'm especially proud of my little Breelyn.  She sang a solo to the song, "The Holy Ghost." 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

39 Years

Today is my parent's 39th wedding anniversary.  Just want them to know how much I love them!  :)

Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Battle Of The Bands 2015

Cecil Ray Hansen

 Cecil Ray Hansen gave Aaron and I our patriarchal blessings.  Here is his obituary.


Cecil Ray Hansen, 94, of American Fork passed away peacefully October 31, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Born March 7, 1921 in American Fork, Utah the son of William Reese and Rose Bell Wilcox Hansen. He married Nina Elizabeth Sykes December 21, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on October 26, 2008. He then married Cherie Marie Parkins September 14, 2012 in American Fork. They were later sealed in the Mount Timpanogos Temple.
Dad served in World War 2 in the Army Air Corps starting in October 1942, flying supplies over The Hump in Burma, India and China Theater. After the war ended he attended the University of Utah graduating in Finance and banking. He worked for the Federal Reserve Bank while attending school and fully expected that to be his career. However, his career abruptly changed directions, and he began teaching school at Harrington Elementary in 1947. His teaching also took him back to school later earning master and doctorate degrees in education from BYU. He loved his profession as a teacher, and principal and later as an administrator for Alpine School District. He never lost his love for children throughout his life.
Dad also served in the church in probably every calling possible including as a bishop, and in the stake presidency. He also served a mission with Nina to the Florida Tallahassee Mission. In 1976 he was ordained to be a patriarch by Elder Boyd K. Packer. He gave blessings for over 30 years and touched many lives.
He was a wonderful, caring giving father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother and son. To his last breath he was full of gratitude and never complained. His words to everyone were always, “Make it a good day!”
Survivors include: his wife Cherie; Children: Leila (John) Gardiner; Elizabeth (D. Kim) Hansen; James (Pennie) Hansen; Jorge (MaryKate) Suxo-Sanchez; Step-Children: Katie (Luke) Fowkes; John Story; Michael Parkins; Daniel Parkins; Joseph Parkins; Mary Ann (Adam) Leavitt; 24 grandchildren; and 50 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nina, daughter Kathy Lynn, a grandson, Sisters Myrl Stubbs, Della Spafford, and his brother William Reese Jr.
Funeral services will be held Thursday November 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork West Stake Center (500 North 700 West). A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North Am. Fork and Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory or condolence at

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Abby Is 10

 Dad made all of the kids a big breakfast.

   Grandma and Grandpa Nelson treated our family to lunch at Pizza Pie Cafe

 Opening gifts.

 A desk and bake sale for American Girl Dolls.
Then, later in the evening...
Dressing up

 Trick or treating

Bree went with her friend Tylee

Abby went with some buddies from school. 
Abby, Brooklyn, Hadley, and Natalia