Dancers from Krakow

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Loot!

The annual Easter hunt has come and gone.  The three older kids can really "sweep" the yard in a big hurry.  Therefore, Grayson, age 3, gets a little time ahead of the others.  He seems to enjoy that VERY MUCH, too. 
Here is a shot before the hunt began!
Don't I have a nice looking family? 

Here's a few more Easter pictures.

Here they are with their loot!  Tyson is not ready to be an "adult" yet.  He still likes to hunt.  I remember his mom also didn't want to quit hunting...till she got married.  

Gone With the Wind....Highland weather!

My poor parents had a rough time due to the bad wind storm that we had yesterday.  They had a Navajo willow in their backyard standing next to the wooden fence.  This is the result of the big winds that blew through Highland, and most of Utah yesterday!

As you can see the tree will have to come down.  Hopefully the clean-up will be done soon... At least there was no one hurt and no homes damaged, only the fence and the tree.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lucile Joan Lloyd Hofheins 1925-2014

Grandma Hofheins was born 10 May 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She died 31 Mar. 2014.  And today, April 7th was her funeral.  It was a really beautiful day!

Jamie does great work on displays.  Good to know for the future!

She made dolls of all her daughters', granddaughters' wedding dresses, making replicas of each.  She made one for Jamie, also.

Her Obituary:

Obituary for Joan Lloyd Hofheins
 Joan Lloyd Hofheins concluded her life peacefully at home on Monday, March 31, 2014. She was born on May 10, 1925 to Lucile Ashton and Henry Harries Lloyd, the first of seven children. Her childhood was spent in Salt Lake City, Utah on Capitol Hill. She attended public school in Salt Lake City, Utah, graduating from West High School in 1942. Joan loved her childhood growing up with cousins in her neighborhood, aunts and uncles and grandparents. She loved retreating with the Lloyd and Ashton clan to Little Cottonwood every summer where they enjoyed the family cabins built by her Father and Grandfather Ashton. As a child she overcame pneumonia and always considered her life a gift, never taking it for granted. She continued her education at the University of Utah where she dated and fell in love with Cloyd C. Hofheins her high school sweetheart. She received a Baccalaureate degree in Home Economics with a minor in Music. Joan was a skilled, talented and creative seamstress with an emphasis in dressmaking and in her later years replicated on miniature porcelain dolls all her childrens’ and granddaughters’ wedding dresses.

Joan and Cloyd centered their life around their ten children: Steven Lloyd Hofheins (deceased), Christine Donaldson (John), Bryan Hofheins (Arden), Carolyn Howard (Fred), Timothy Hofheins (Ruthanne), Leonard Hofheins (Debbie), Lucile Anderson, Gordon Hofheins (Becca), Clarence Hofheins (Kristyn), and Nathan Hofheins (Lisa).
Mixing music with sports, they sang, performed musical instruments and cheered at ballgames. Joan and Cloyd were founders of the Provo Tackle Football League in 1984, and they organized the Central Utah Football Conference in 1988. Supporting her sons in scouting, she was one of few women to ever receive the Silver Beaver Award. She served for over twenty-five years as a Blazer Leader preparing many young men to receive their Eagle award. She loved the song “High Hopes” and instilled such hope in all she served! She served three fulltime missions with Cloyd in Philippines/Manila, LDS Social Services, Provo, Utah and Brazil/Sao Paulo Mission. For ten years prior and up to one week before her passing, she taught free piano lessons to children in her neighborhood.

A memorial “Family Music Night” for all her past and present piano students will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, in the Oak Hills 9th Ward Hillside Chapel, 1960 North 1500 East, Provo, Utah. All are welcome!
The neighborhood children loved to run to her front door and surprise her every day with their gleeful smiles and hands stretched out for candy and a hug. Joan loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all 135 plus! She loved Christmas celebrations and any other excuse or holiday to gather her children. The great-grandchildren will miss the slide down her inside stairway and balloons in the mail on their birthday. She loved her brothers and sisters and is survived by Harries and Audrey Lloyd, Earl and Naoma Lloyd, Wayne and Geniel Lloyd, Carolee and Brent Dayton, Ben and Joan Lloyd, and Susan and Jon Leatham.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Oak Hills 9th Ward Hillside Chapel, 1960 North 1500 East, Provo, Utah. Friends and family may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Sunday, April 6, from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Monday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills, Provo, Utah. Condolences may be sent to www.bergmortuary.com.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lego my Lego

After General Conference it was Lego time.  All the boys had some fun eating date shakes and playing Legos.

Soon they had to leave to go to the viewing at the Church for their Great-grandma Lucile Joan Hofheins who passed away last Monday 3-31-14.  This is 2 years and 2 days after Great-grandma Grace Nishimoto's passing.  Tomorrow we will go to the funeral.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ty the Teen and Everything in Between!

Here is Ty with a fun present, a paper with the letter G....hmmmm.  He just won a free trip to Green Bay during the summer with grandpa and Logan.  They will go to a Packer kids camp and play football with the real Packers!  Now that's a fun gift!

Having dinner with the Family on the Sunday after his birthday.

Waiting to blow out 13 candles, 2 actually, but whose counting!  Ty wanted to know why the one was pink and they both were sparkly.  Mom must have liked the combination??

Cousins hanging out by the food!
The rest of the gang gathered around the food!

13!  A close up the pink and sparkly candles.  Ha ha!

The day before was Ty's last B-Ball game.  They won, yet again. Now they are in the championships because they only lost one game this season.  Good luck, Ty and team!
Good game, lots of action!
The audience enjoys it and also the Funyuns to eat!
Ty making a basket!
So Grayson comes over a lot now and here he is eating apples.  Do you like his apple-eating style?

Too cute!
And for me, I actually took a walk on Sunday Morning before church.  Weather has been nice and in the 60's/

See the hot air balloon?  An unusual sight for middle February.
Bikers riding to church meetings. And look at that blue sky...
I did find some unmelted snow.  But that was all I could find!

A beautiful day!

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Dad's Birthday!

Today is my dad's 84th birthday and I want to wish him a very, very happy 84!  And many more.  Because of schedules and such we had a little get together last night at my mom and dad's house.  A little soup, pizza and cake.  It was a small group, this time as Jamie, Jake and their 3 boys were not able to be there.  Brecklyn was here and we had a fun time.
Here is his cake.  It tasted nummy.

Look, my dad is smiling in a picture!  Amazing!

Here he is blowing out the candles.  Yeah, he did it!
And some gifts to boot!