Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Milton Dean Parrack; GRANDPA

Grandpa passed away Thursday September 23, 2010 at about one in the afternoon. He just turned 79 years old. Grandpa had been fighting illnesses for years now but even more in the past 2 years.

For the past 2 weeks Grandpas health was really taking a turn for the worse. His nurse told him he wouldn't live more then 3 hours one night, but he kept holding on.

We visited Grandpa daily after his fall earlier that month. Some days he was sleeping other times he was wide awake and alert as ever watching his TV.

Saturday the 18th was Grandmas birthday, we brought he over a cake and we hugged grandpa and told him we loved him. I think he knew what was coming in the next week, he was so sweet.

Monday we visited, he was watching TV; Tuesday Mike went by and he wouldn't even wake up and respond; Wednesday I went by and Grandpa was laying in his bed awake as can be.

I took the kids to say goodbye cause Grandma said it would be soon. We were so happy to see he was awake. Grandma said he had just woken from a 12 hour nap.

I held his hand and rubbed his arm. I told him I loved him. He told me "I bet you don't love me anymore then I love you." He told me to take care of Grandma, he was so worried about Grandma. I assured him we would.

We talked alot, I wish I could have heard all of it, at one point I just got bits and pieces cause it was such a wisper. He told me to take care of Mike and the kids and told me what a good man Michael was.

He told me not to "moan and groan when he was gone because he was off to a better place." I told him that we would because we are human but that we know it is where we all will be one day and that we would see him there.

In the past 11 years I have known Grandpa his heart has softened so much. It used to be hard for grandpa to express his feelings but just in the past year or so it seems like a different man. I think Heavenly Father blessed him with that softness so Grandpa could express to his family his feeling before it was too late. I have really grown to love this man over the years. He would always listen when I would go over to Grandmas and just talk and talk. He always gave his 2 cents :)

Grandpa, we know you are in a better place, and that we will see you again. We know you aren't suffering anymore, and that you have a work to do with your ancestors, but we will miss you in this earthly stage of our lives. We love you Grandpa!

All of us that were at the house right after Grandpa passed. Grandpa died holding onto his bell that he would ring to get Grandmas attention.
Grandma wanted the kids to be there so they wouldn't be afraid of Grandpa, and so they could understand death better.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Ash Crackers and 5 new posts!

This is Ashton, we started calling him Ash and then for some reason it went to Ash crack, (which doesn't sound too good), then I started calling him Ash crackers and now finally it is mostly crackers. Don't ask where any of it came from cause I couldn't tell ya but it just did.
This pic to the left is him at 3 months and the one on the right is him at 1 month. The pics kinda mess it up but if you pay attention just to the baby doll you can see his growth.
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These pics are of him smiley and of him crashed. He sleeps so well and I haven't even done anything really to train him. He is also way smiley and has a little wrinkle on the top of his nose when he smiles. I love it, he is just such a joy.

July (catch up post)

This is a few bunches of pictures to sum up our summer.
Trip to valley to go school clothes shopping, we went to jungle jims, we stayed with grandma Eighmey for 5 days.

Ashtons Blessing and 2 month mark
Ashton was blessed on July 25th, we did it at Mikes parents house,
Mike did a good job (I think he has had some practice don't you?),
Ashton also had his 2 month doc appointment, he had to get shots, so sad :(

4th of July
Kids at the rodeo and misc.
Jaimin had to get shots to go to kindergarten this year, we were teasing him telling him to be strong and stuff. Well the next picture showes his feelings the best I guess.

DURING SHOT We thought that was pretty funny, he didn't cry or even feel bad after he just acted like hewas dying during it.

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Birthday Parties!

Some people at the party

Mike can't just take a straight face picture

He just blew out the candles here.

here is the side view of the little burger cakes

these are what everyone got

Mike had his 29th bday on the 1st. We made him breakfast in bed and made a yummy dinner for him. We kinda just let things go that day cause I knew I had something a brewin'. I was working on a surprise party for Sunday. On friday I started baking and on Saturday I finished all the details. Sunday after church we went over to Brain and Gingers for what he thought was just normal dinner, but instead he was surprised by his Parents, Chancy, Grandma Parrack, Charlotte and Bryce, and the whole Larkin Parrack Family. It was cool to see the look on his face but my camera didn't catch it :(
I can't believe the man I married is already 29! That just seems so crazy to me, I remember when he turned 18, how does time fly??? I have decided that I am going to be one of those people who hates the number 30. I really don't know if I am going to be able to handle it. I guess we will soon see :)

Grandpa Parracks birthday is the day before Mikes. They are 50 years apart. We brought him over some candy and his favorite soda. I didn't get Ashton in the pic but I always like to get a pic of gpa and the kids.

Back to school and update

Summer seemed to zoom by. We moved to Heber and had lots of work to do at our house so of course it went by way too fast. I applied for a job at the school while we were registering the kids for school. They called me for an interview, and the next day called me and told me I got the job. Even though working full time is a whole new world for me, I was so excited.
Needless to say our lives have been crazy since then. I didn't get to take my kids to their first day of school because duh, I'm cooking breakfast for the kids at school. So I got pics of the kids with their teachers after school. I also took them to meet the teacher night to make sure the teachers would know I'm at the school if they need me and so I felt better about not being there the first day.
This is Brain with Mrs. Myers ( I LOVE her)
This is Trey with Mrs. Duncan and her aid (very fun teacher)

This is Jaimin with Mrs. Connor (she is the absolute BEST)

All the kids before meet the teacher night
Brian- 9, Trey-8, Jaimin-6, Eighmey-4, Madden-18months, Ashton-2.5 months
We are 3.5 weeks into school now and we have only had 2 fights, haha, no but really 2 of them have gotten into little fights but both times they weren't at fault, they were just defending themselves so there was hardly any punishment. I hope that is just kids learning o get along and not an on going this this year.
Jaimins teacher says he is so smart, she says she doesnt have enough work for him, and he is only there for 2.5 hours :) Brian is doing awesome in pretty much everything, Mr. wiz kid! Trey sill hates reading but is slowly doing better now that we found books he likes, and his teacher never gives homework so he is in heaven. Eighmey stays home with dad and the babies during the day and just pesters Madden. She can't wait till school next year. Madden is just Madden, and Mike is enjoying getting to play with him alot seems Madden loves him. Ashton stays with daddy too and Mike is also loving getting to know a three month old. Mike has always been good with the babies but he has never had enough time with them to really get to know their personality till they get older.
Mike also got a new job here in town in the evenings, so for now he has the day shift at home and I get the night shifts. It works out cause we have the same days off. I am loving the kids at capps, they all have such good hearts and tell me I am their favorite lunch lady :)


Madden has known how to fold his arms for awhile now but just recently he started trying to close his eyes and be on his knees. (all these pics were taken AFTER the prayer :)He was actually bowing his head, sooo cute!The next 2 are of him saying amen, He says it real loud and throws his hands apart, it is kinda funny when he does this a church after the sacrament prayer :)