Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"UP" on the roof top!

Here is our Festival of the tree's tree that Jessica, Kimber, and Judy did. They were kind enough to let me help, and we had such a good time with it. They dedicated it to Bryce, and it turned out amazing. I am so lucky to have Kimber and Jessica as my wonderful cousins. They are more like sisters to me. And Judy is one of the nicest people I know, I am blessed to have her as my Aunt. Thanks for doing the tree and dedicating to my brother. You guys Rock!!!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Honoring Grandpa!

Here are some pictures of the funeral for Grandpa. It was a very moving military service. Grandma was given the flag. Very touching. I didn't have my camera, but we can always count on my Aunt Pam to be prepared. These pictures were once again stolen from my Cousin Nichole's blog. It was nice to meet people. I was excited to meet my dad's cousin Sheryl, I am friends with her on facebook, but we had never met... at least that I could remember. The service was beautiful.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful for family!

Thanksgiving was at Judy's this year. Meghan was in charge of the camera. Looks like a good time was had by all.

Team "We thought there was food here"

Jeff decided he wanted to do the human race this year, so we put a team together. Nikki and Steven, Kimber, and Jeff and Jessica all joined us. It wa so much fun. Jeff placed 4th in his division while I was like 197th place in mine, but I just did the walk, Jeff did the 10k. I walked with Jessica, and man she is a speed walker, it might have been easier to just walk. Nikki and Steven walked it with a jog/fast walk and finished before Jessica and myself. Kimber did the 10k with Jeff and finished 16th in her division, and Jeff B ran the 10k also. So fun, thanks for coming guys! Thanks for taking pics nikki, yours were so cute on your blog I just stole yours. Thanks Again!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Grandpa *superman* Paulsen

Paul Herman Paulsen

May 8, 1923 ~  November 20, 2011

Paul Herman Paulsen
�Our Superman�

Has anyone had their own personal �superman�? We did!

Paul Herman Paulsen was born in Canton, Oklahoma to Herman and Beatrice Paulsen on May 8, 1923.

He was a decorated World War II Veteran and received the Bronze Star.

He married his sweetheart, Jewel Mickelsen, on July 3, 1956.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife and children, Marsha Devey (Michael), James (Jan), Michael (Sandy), Donald (Marva), Paul (Pam), Mary Ellen (Larry), and David. He was adored by his 19 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; Survived by his sister, Louise.

Preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Agnes, Henry, Arthur, Walter, and Pat.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, at the Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Rd. A Viewing will be held on hour prior to the services. Online condolences can be made at http://www.memorialutah.com./

Monday, November 21, 2011

Grandpa Paulsen

Grandpa Paulsen was such an amazing man. Everytime we would go on vacation we would stop and visit. Of course Grandpa and Grandma always tells us the same stories that I have heard one hundred times, and Jeff and I would always laugh as we were driving there, and talk about the stuff she was going to tell us. But I love it, and I wouldn't have traded the time with grandpa for anything. We went and visited in April, and grandpa comented on my car, I was in a new Ford Explorer, and Grandpa went on and on about how I finally have a good vehicle. He was a Ford man through and through! I was able to go visit him with Lydia and my dad just a few weeks ago. We wnt down to record some family history and stories as we knew he was sick and we felt it was important to document things grandpa had to say. He didn't talk much, but being there with him was wonderful. He would answer our questions when we asked, but Grandma did most of the talking. We went and had lunch in Mesquite, and just spent time with him. I will also hold that visit dear as Grandpa passed away Sunday morning. I was so grateful for the opportunity I had to go be with him one last time. I love you Grandpa!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Richard Simmons and Suzanne Somers

Upper and Lower GI

The Missionary and his Princess

Trying to eat the donut on a string

Pirate Princess and the Princess

Cave Women

The Missionary and the Jedi

Superman and Captain America

Batman and Batgirl


Goofy and Mickey pumpkins

The delicious candy apples that Jessica made... Yummy!

More donut on a string

We had such a good time at the halloween party, and trick or treating. Gotta love halloween!