Friday, October 31, 2008


Heading to Kingsbury Hall,
a fabulous sunset (not by my cameras standard),
but we enjoyed nonetheless!
Leap Frog!
Jeremy, Sam and Natalie

Natalie and Sam

Last Saturday, Oct. 25, the children, Brian, Colleen and Mel, Maureen and George enjoyed our traditional evening of lively (deathly) entertainment, at Kingsbury Halls production of Thriller.
The kids enjoy the walk as much as the show,
playing leap frog and walking along the historical walls of campus.

Creepy, creepy, sure you want to come inside!
(From an article printed in the Globe)
"Thriller," an Odyssey Dance Company Production, is playing at Kingsbury Hall. The Halloween-themed dance concert includes amazing performances, creepy sets, and a variety of music genres.
This production is in its tenth year. Many of the routines have become audience favorites and staples in the production. The favorites include seasoned performances such as "Dem Bones," "Frankenstein & Frankenstein" and "River of Blood Dance."

"Thriller" is a great Halloween experience for those with a morbid sense of humor. Families and couples can enjoy this event because of the concert's humor and fast-paced feel. This is a great dance concert for those who don't usually like ballet, opera and other forms of High Art. However, some jokes and themes might be lost on young children.

As patrons enter Kingsbury Hall they are greeted by various original scores from popular scary movies. Some of the tunes include Guns 'n Roses "Sympathy for the Devil" from the movie "Interview with the Vampire" and Halloween favorites like "Monster Mash."

Zombies saunter through the crowd scaring all who cross their paths, as ushers whisk audience members to their assigned seats. The zombies swarm those who react to their presence.
The dance concert begins with the Odyssey Dance Company's performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." One of the audience's favorite performances is "Dem Bones." This routine features tap dancing skeletons. The dark stage is lit by a black light and dancers wear costumes with skeletons painted on with black light pain.
One of the classic stories is Frankenstein, which begins with Dr. Frankenstein's creations waking up. The dancers act out a comical and somewhat touching love story of boy meets girl, boy accidentally kills girl.
"Thriller" also pays homage to the horror movie classics like "Friday the 13th" and "Halloween" by featuring performances by the notorious movie killers. "Jason Jam" and "Michael's Mire" are individual performances that showcase different dancing techniques such as hip-hop and a comical, percussive symphony.
The program even thanks Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers along with other groups and individuals as people who've helped create "Thriller."
Young dancers are featured in "Chucky-Rama." This showcases them dancing around dressed like the Chucky Doll from the "Child's Play" movies.
Besides dancing, "Thriller" showcases other talents. For example, Mindy Lilyquist sings a medley of cheesy songs as Lorena Bobbitt. When pieced together the songs including Aerosmith's "Dude, Looks like a Lady" tell Bobbitt's side of the story.

Five Stars, every year. What a blast!

Favorite Halloween Memories

Guilty as charged for being nostalgic right now but I do have so many wonderful memories of my grandmothers. I look forward to planning Halloween parties patterned after my Grandmother Nina for years to come. A little white donut on a string, picking up pennies in the old tin tub - using only your toes. Rolling string in your mouth to get to the center the fastest; the judge - a puffy white marshmallow, that sweet treat was worth all the silliness. Grandma was always the best at that game. Bobbing for apples. Peanut Brittle, chocolate Rice Krispie treats. Little jars of candy, all shapes and sizes, even leftover Christmas candy was craved by those who played the game; guessing the number in the jar, winning the prize. Always a favorite. Halloween Bingo, and prizes to boot. Great food, friendship, family and fun. Grandma was so creative, and had a way of making each and every one of us feel that we were her favorite, the most precious child in her arms. Love you Grandma. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Aaaaa choo... Bless You!



Bless You!

The Willow Tree :( :)

May 26, 2006August 13, 2008


I was thinking about a post that my cousin and his wife did on their baby's first haircut. The milestones, how hard they are.

I commented, "Oh how I remember those days. The first time I took Clarissa to a real hair stylist because she wanted all of her 11 inches of hair cut off I thought I would die. I was on the floor picking up the pieces as they fell. Finally the stylist asked me to please remove myself and my tears from the floor, I was a hazzard. I am certain that at times I am still a hazzard to my kids, but so be it. Maybe for halloween I will be a caution cone! Hard to let them grow up."

I do think that instead of a witch this year, I will be a caution cone! It fits perfectly, not that being a witch isn't natural for me, but why not take a break for one day of the year. Hmmmm...on to decide just how to make this costume work.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gold Digger!

To stop the music click on the top left speaker icon.

comfort fotos...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gavin's ordination as Deacon. October 8, 2006

Grandma got her wings, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

GREAT Grand Mothers!

It’s late, I am still cold. More than before;
like I can’t seem to get the chill out of my bones.
But not like the cold I felt tonight
holding my Grandmothers hand.. feeling her hand,
the chill of death.
The cold that I am feeling is the frost of winter coming:
And the winter of her life.

After Spring; when life is young, vibrant,
ready to blossom into something so magnificent
you can not even put thought or words to it;
Summer comes.The running around in Grandma's yard.
Times of celebrating,
laughter, love, so much service,
fond times in Fish Lake, playing old maid,
walking, the marbles, puffed rice, tomato juice,
Lawrence Welk, music, ice cream;
the memories, xxxooxoxox,
wonderful stories and events shared;
Grand love and certainly in my Grandmothers case
– dancing, singing, throwing candy to grand kids and great grands...
into the fall of her life.Fall: the time of her life recently shared
by so many who loved her, my favorite times;
reaping the harvest of her youth.
She became the center of my life; of all that is good and great.
Wunnerful, wunnerful!
What a harvest!

And now, as a family, we come to accept Winter upon us.
The cold chill of winter.
The chill of her passing from our arms to His.
Last Saturday we celebrated the life of my Grandmother Adamson,
all that she stood for:
forgiveness, love, laughter, acceptance,
endurance, long suffering, charity and much more.
Tomorrow we will cherish the memories
and many thoughts about my Grandmother Hansen,
remembering her faith, her patience,
her feisty elegance, her kindness,
her service to many, her love.
Two GREAT- Grandmothers;
amazing, wonderful, noble, elegant women.

God couldn’t be everywhere, so he made Grandmothers.
The time comes when Grandmother can not be everywhere,
so I believe he takes them;
that they may have their hearts desire
to watch over and care for each one of us.
To be with us always.
Grandmothers, they are GREAT!

I feel that Grandma is dancing, smiling, singing again,
and reminiscing Grandpa playing the trumpet to her;
singing and dancing with her,
the love and laughter that we each brought into her life,
as she brought to ours.

I believe that she wants us to make a happy day,
every day; celebrating and honoring all the cherished
lessons learned and the love that she has for each of us.
Grandma is Christmas, she is Easter, she is Grandpa’s valentine,
she is angelic.
She is hard work, she was human,
she fixed her mistakes, she fixed everything. She loved, she lived.She is Spring, she is patience,
she is peace, she is priceless.
Grandma is dancing. She is Sunshine. She is Faith. She is love.

The other night dear, while I was sleeping,
I thought I saw you in my dreams...
You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine,
You make me happy, when skies are gray...

Nina Elizabeth Sykes Hansen

Nina Elizabeth Sykes Hansen passed from mortality on October 26, 2008. She was born January 9, 1923 to Glen James Sykes and Clarissa Leila Bigler. She married Cecil Ray Hansen in the Salt Lake Temple on December 21, 1942.

Nina was an active member of the LDS Church, serving faithfully in many callings, including temple service and a mission with her husband.

She is survived by her loving husband , Cecil; children Kathy Hansen; Leila (John) Gardiner; Elizabeth (D. Kim) Hansen; James (Pennie) Hansen; adopted son Jorge (Mary Kate) Suxo; 16 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and a brother William B. Sykes. The family especially thanks Intermountain Home Care Hospice for their kind and loving care.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 28, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the American Fork West Stake Center, 500 North 700 West. To honor Nina's request, there will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the LDS Church Missionary or Temple Fund. Burial in American Fork Cemetery.

Dawna Randall Adamson

Dawna Randall Adamson died Tuesday October 21, 2008 at her daughter's home in Orem, Utah, and has returned home to her Heavenly Father.

She was born October 22, 1924 in Burlington, Big Horn, Wyoming to Wilford Trane and Mary Carling Neves.

Dawna married Floyd E Randall June 28, 1941 in Pleasant Grove. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were blessed with six children. After the passing of her husband Floyd, she married Jesse LeGrand Adamson from Highland, widower, and father of five children, on September 8, 1979 in Provo. Together they served three LDS missions in Ireland, England, and Scotland. Dawna was well know for her love of music, kindness, and her service as a Temple Worker in the London, Provo, and Mt. Timpanogos temples.

She is remembered and loved by eleven children: Larry N Randall (Beth); Dennis F Randall (Linda); Anita Carter (Ned); Stephen W Randall (Linda); Michael J Randall; and Dawna Johnson (Boyd); Stephen L Adamson (Jane); Eric B Adamson (Yvonne); Mac J Adamson; Loraine A. Fackrell (Brent); and Joel D Adamson (Kay). She has 54 grandchildren, 92 3/4 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

A viewing is scheduled on Friday, October 24, 2008 from 6-8pm, at the Highland 7th Ward Chapel, 5212 W. Country Club Dr., Highland, UT. At the same chapel, there will also be a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am Saturday October 25th followed by funeral services which will begin at 11 am. Burial will be at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Flowers will be received at the 7th Ward Chapel starting at 5 pm Friday and 8 am on Saturday

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's so cold

I can't seem to get warm today. Everything feels cold, from the weather to the chill I feel in my bones. Grandma Adamson passed away last night. Her funeral will be Saturday. I have regrets. It is never a good feeling to know that you could have sent a few more cards, visited more, called more, prayed more. So much, and yet, such little things that to the person all adds up to feeling you are loved, appreciated, cared for, thought of. More; it seems that in life we always do want more. Grandma, we love you. We are thankful you aren't suffering, we will miss your sweet, kind nature.
What a reunion she must have had.
Heaven is one angel greater today.


Today as we visited, the quiet in the room was piercing.
I thought it would be nice to share
with Grandma our favorite memories:
Thank you, Grandma!
Sam: I loved watching Grandma do her stitching.
She does the best at that.
Jeremy: Sitting on Grandma's lap watching Popeye,
hearing her laugh.
And having her feed me ice cream.
Brian: When, upon meeting Grandma, she went in for a hug
and he thought she was going for a kiss.
Scared the....well, we will leave it at that:)
Stacie: Rocky Road Ice Cream,
the Rest Home visits, dancing with Grandma.
Having Grandma sit up at nights with me and my babies in Fish Lake.
Going to primary with her when
I was too scared to go to Relief Society.
Being pushed in the Tire Swing, and having her take me for a ride
when I was so little, and so scared.
Alyssa: Teddy Bear Picnic's under Grandma's Apple Tree.
Clarissa: Making Punch with Grandma in the orange container.
Grandma pushing her in the tire swing
with Grandma's tye die shirt on.
Gavin: Grandma kicking my butt. She is one tough granny.
Playing with the marble toy with Grandma.
Zoe: Coloring with Grandma.
Sheri: Having the white donut cake on my
birthday with the money in them.
Remembering when Gavin was about 5,
he put the donuts on his eyes and had
white powder around his eyes.
Grandma thought it was so cute, she did the same.
We had a white donut treat today,
Sam decided to honor Grandma and he put his on his eye
(hence, the picture opp.)
We all remember singing You are my Sunshine with Grandma
(although Zoe invented the song),
and Grandma definitely is our Sunshine!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I Love to See the Temple

I'm Going There Someday...

my happiness!

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“You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences.” ~Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley


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