Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My NY picture

This is the picture I got from New York!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus

I know, this is long time coming, but I have been busy and I don't have any great pictures to show for it.

I was released from my cub scout leader position and was called into the primary as a teacher for the 7 year olds. I taught for the first time last week. I don't know why they were so restless, but I spent most of the lesson trying to get them to sit still and listen. I was informed (by them) that they do better if I bring them a treat. I tried it this week and it worked like magic. I told them last week that Jesus needed their help. They grew very quiet and waited for me to tell them how they could help Jesus. There is a dad of 5 in our ward, with kids who range from age 7 to 18. He just found out he had cancer throughout his stomach. We are all praying that he can overcome it. It has been a scary, trying time for them. To take his mind off the cancer, we made him cards that said that Jesus loves him. We made some mint brownies and we put hugs and kisses in a jar, one for each day before Christmas. We got together at my house tonite at seven, had a prayer to help them feel that Jesus loves them, then we delivered our gifts. There were 6 beautiful little voices singing, "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus". It was so touching I couldn't help but get choked up listening and watching these sweet children serve two of God's choice spirits. The other person we went to was an older woman who is dealing with the sickness of Lupus. She has been too ill to come to church these past few weeks. It was a very touching experience.

If you're not familiar with the song, here are the words:

I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus

I’m trying to be like Jesus;

I’m following in his ways.

I’m trying to love as he did,

In all that I do and say.

At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,

But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,

“Love one another as Jesus loves you.

Try to show kindness in all that you do.

Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,

For these are the things Jesus taught.”

Monday, October 22, 2007

Trip to New York

I took a trip to New York to see Dad, Uncle Phil, Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Jason. This is a picture of dad.

This is dad's back yard. Uncle Phil on the left.

This is a good picture of Uncle Phil

Dad, Phil and Aunt Dorothy

This is a river near dad's house.
Dad said that when it rains alot, they let water out of the dam and all the rocks are completely covered. The bridge is for trains.

This is Uncle Jason and his childhood friend, Margery

This is the river near dad's house. The colors are much more vibrant than the picture reveals because of the fog.

This is Lake George.

This is the road leading to the place where Joseph Smith was born.

This is the monument: 36 1/2 feet high.

This is what they think his house looked like.

Pictures of Luck Mack and Joseph Smith Senior.
The chair was built by Joseph Smith Jr.

The Hearth stone is from the original Joseph Smith, Sr. home. I walked on it, just as Lucy Mack and Joseph Smith, Sr. did.

This is the spot where the old home was built.

This is the view leaving the farm.

This bridge was down a hidden lane by the monument. We missed it the first time and I made Dad go back so I could ask directions.

It was so cool to walk across this bridge that Joseph's parents crossed many times while visiting Lucy's parents.

This is the remnent of a stone wall built over 20o years ago.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Color!

OK, here is the nearly finished product! If you look too closely you can tell I haven't finished painting the trim yet. I'm planning to do the rest of the upstairs a tan color so I guess this yellow color is as wild as I get. Dave hasn't realized it yet, but our great-room is now my school colors -blue and gold -go Cyprus! We'll just say they're my cubscout colors. lol

I can hardly wait to replace my kitchen floor now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Is it Fall yet?

I finally got Dave to fix the broken door that leads from the kitchen to the garage. A couple years ago one of my boys, I'm not naming names but it starts with Ja** locked one of his brothers (M***) out of the house and M*** pushed on the door so hard, it broke out the door jam and the trim in the kitchen. The only way you could keep the door closed was to dead-bolt it. After Dave got the door fixed I knew I would have to paint. I've been wanting to put some color on my walls for some time, but have been too chicken to try it. I wanted a golden leather color so I tried this color. I have never heard so many complaints from my family about a paint color! It did look a little orange in the morning, so I painted a big pumpkin face on it before Zack and I put primer all over the wall. I found a little more golden (sunflower) color to paint it, so when I get the trim and doors painted, I show you what it looks like. Dave picked up a new door to replace the bi-fold door you see here in the picture. About 8 years ago, two boys (Ja** and Jo**) were throwing my hand weights at each other, someone dodged or ducked and the weight went through the door. It has been covered ever since with a picture of Jesus and a scripture.."I will go and do the things the Lord commands".

Monday, September 3, 2007

Finally something new!

Ok, so I've been a slacker! Gotta get those boys in school, whadyawant?

Dave and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary. I talked him into going to Strawberry and not catch any fish. Here is Dave being very successful at that.

His sister Joyce was kind enough to let us stay at her fabulous cabin nearby. We cooked Fillet Mingon, stuffed mushrooms with lots of fresh veggies...Yummmm! Dave made his famous omelets for breakfast. It was a perfect weekend!

This picture turned out pretty good. Sam took this picture of us at Aaron's wedding.

Here is me and my people on the set of Good Things Utah with the cast sitting up front.

This is what Mom wanted to do for her b-day. Happy B-day Mom!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Molly got in the Newspaper!

I thought this was really funny! This was actually the top story, front page news for the Lehi Paper!

Parks Committee member steps down

Cathy Allred photo Rose Holladay and her dog Molly walk along one of their favorite trails, the Jordan River Parkway in Lehi. Holladay was one of the original members of the Lehi Parks and Trails Committee eight years ago and continues to serve on the Lehi Trails Day subcommittee and as historian.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Summer's almost over?

Sweet Family Camp Out

This is John wearing one of the kid's shark mask.

It seems like where ever we go, Jake and John have to build something. Here they are at the Bear Lake building a mote with their cousin, Brad.

This is my brother Jeff (light shirt) and Dave. It was overcast so you can't see his face very well.

This is my sister, Fern, "sucking it in"

This is my mom chasing the balls, trying to keep them from blowing away.

We had a fun time. We missed Carrie, Zack, Adam and Shelly and Tyson.

The food was good as was the entertainment. Sam gave a very "Sweet" thank you to all the men in the family that had influenced the man he has become. Audrey and Angela sang a song, Rod's girls demonstrated their softball skills, Shauna's kids sang some songs, James and Jeff said a few words, and Fern's family did Kazoo hymns. I told a couple stories about some of our Sweet ancestors, Aunt Belva told some of her history and mom shared some of her personal history.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Cascade Springs

Dave's bro., Mark was here with his family last week and we took a hike up to Cascade Springs. Look! Old people still hold hands!

Here's Dave and Spencer looking as some trout in the cascading stream.

Here is the top of the cascades (and Dave). There was a fire here a few years ago and the trees are still trying to grow back. I didn't get a good picture of the lower cascades because my subjects wouldn't hold still long enough for a picture. I'm taking the cubs there in a couple weeks and I will get some good pictures then. They mind better than these guys did.

This is an elk we saw on the way down the canyon. Just before we got to this elk, a huge male moose was standing in the middle of the road with a huge rack. Dave couldn't get the camera out fast enough before he ran into the trees...the moose ran into the trees, not Dave.

Friday, July 6, 2007

See, I can do flowers too!

Carrie's not the only one with pretty flowers! This is the little flower bed I have next to my driveway. The rocks I hauled from Uncle Jack's farm. The big one in front is actually purple. You can't tell so much because the sun was so bright when I took this. Uncle Jack picked the purple rock out just for me. Actually, he took me around the farm a couple years ago and we went rock hunting. If you really pay attention, there are a lot of different kinds of rocks on the farm. They are also different densities so some rocks, although they are smaller, are much heavier than others of a bigger size. The big rock in the back here, when I was picking it up, a mouse jumped out from under it on to my foot and ran off. I screamed and dropped the rock immediately. Uncle Jack got a good laugh. These flowers are trying to hide the ugly green boxes they put in our yards.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Holladay Update

Ok, I'm going to cheat a little on this one. I wrote a letter to my Uncle Phil so I'm going to cut and paste a little from that.

We went up the canyon for a picnic when Dave's brother, Mark was here. At the same canyon, a bear had ripped open a tent and drug a 10 year old boy out of his tent and killed him earlier that morning. What a terrible thing to happen! I felt so bad for that family. We didn’t see any bears while we were up there.

The boys had fun. We had Dutch oven chicken stew and scones. I forgot the honey and butter to put on the scones, so we just dipped them in the stew. Delicious! This is Dave and his brother, Mark at the grill (Dave’s the one in the new green shirt I got him for Father’s Day). I put the food all together and the guys stirred it (this way they feel like they are doing the cooking).

This other picture is Jake and John building a stone walk across a small part of the river running next to our picnic area. John is the one in the white shirt, Jake is kneeling down and Spencer is the short one on the right. John wanted me to tell you that Michael crossed the river and Jake and John hurried and messed up the bridge so he would have to get wet on the way back. They found this very amusing. Michael, on the other hand, did not.

I took my little cub scouts up to Day Camp last week. Accept for how cold it was in the morning, it was pretty fun. This is my little cub group. The other leader is my friend Tammy. She is the one I play racquetball with. The boy on the far right is Spencer’s best friend, Scott and his mother is also one of my very dear friends. It was about 50 degrees when we got there and 90 degrees when we left at 1:00 p.m.

Two weeks ago, my bro.-in-law, Clair (Dave’s sister’s husband), invited my family to go out on the lake in his boat. The twins were the only ones who wanted to go and they invited their friend, Austin. Notice how dry the mountains look behind them. We haven’t had near the rain you guys are getting. In fact, it hasn’t rained the whole month of June and very little in May. Our house is located almost directly behind them in this shot. The shorter part of the mountain is called “Point of the Mountain”. It is the boundary between Salt Lake County and Utah County. All my brothers and sisters live in Salt Lake County (except Shauna). John is on the right, Austin in the middle and Jake on the left. I tried to get up on a water ski, but the ski was too skinny in the back and I didn’t have the arm strength to keep holding on to get up out of the water. I am going to exercise my arms to see if I can make it out of the water next time. I think I can make it if I take my own ski.

Hey, you can see what their faces look like without their hair in their eyes! Can you tell John's hair is starting to grow back to his normal color? They are getting their "man faces"!

The girl I never had!!

Last, this is a picture of my little friend Maddie. She just turned 5. The first time she came to visit me at my house, as she was leaving she said: “I love you Rose!” We have been best “buds” ever since. Her dad has been accepted to medical school in Henderson, Nevada and they are moving soon.

Isn’t she adorable! She is wearing a special necklace of mine that I got in Hawaii and gave her. We are going to have lunch tomorrow so her mom can get some cleaning done on their old house before they have to leave. I took these pictures so I could remember her. She has a special place in my heart!

Isn't this sweet! Maddie wrote this while I was talking to her mother. Her mom said she learned how to write my name, even before she could write mom or dad...awe!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Stuart Falls

We hiked to Stuart Falls today. It is always a lot further than I think it is. It was a little hot, but the water fall was pretty spectacular!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Lehi Trails Day

We had our Trails Day last weekend. The weather was perfect and the event turned out awesome! Here is a link to the newspaper article printed in the Lehi Free Press today.
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