Monday, February 18, 2013

I havent posted for a while and I am going to be better.. But I want to make my blog into a book and have a history of our lives. Losing my brother is a huge piece of my life...
Brian Samuel GainesFebruary 10, 1974 ~ November 21, 2012 Brian Samuel Gaines, 38, was welcomed home into the loving arms of his grandparents on November 21, 2012 after a long struggle with an addiction to alcohol. He was born on February 10, 1974 in Huntington Beach, California. He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. He was married to Trish Blood Jensen and later divorced. He is survived by his parents, David (Geniel) Gaines, Spanish Fork, UT, and Linda Mann Gaines, Pleasant Grove, UT, 4 brothers, Craig (Nicole) of Orem, UT, Eric of Magna, UT, Matthew (Kerrilee) of Roosevelt, UT, Justin(Staci) of Pleasant Grove, UT, his sister, Kimberlee Tidwell (Mark) of American Fork, 3 nephews, 8 nieces, aunts and uncles, stepchildren, Brighton and Camden, and a daughter, Marissa. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray and Betty Mann and Samuel and Alice Gaines, and his Uncles, Clyde Mann and Blair Proctor. Brian had a beautiful Tenor voice and loved to sing. He loved kids and Halloween. And as he would have said, "This would be a great story if it had a Vampire in it." Funeral services will be on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in the Mount Mahogany  LDS Chapel at 1541 North 1300 West, Pleasant Grove. A viewing will be held at the Olpin Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 6-8 pm and on Thursday from 10:00 to 10:45 am at the church. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

8 years ago...

Wow I can't believe that 8 years ago I was miserable and wanted the baby that was growing inside of me out~Now I can't get him to hold still for 2 minutes!! I guess time flies when you are having fun! Some of the things that Tanner likes~ FOOTBALL, he is playing Soccer so he can be a better kicker for FOOTBALL.He loves to play the xbox. He is really excited to be baptized on his Birthday.. April 7th! We sure do love this little Guy in our home!

Also this weekend was wonderful on Saturday the weather was beautiful! We listen to conference and Spent time outside! Sunday was great with wonderful Messages from all our church leaders! I think we ate enough candy For a while {well at least a week then we will be ready for Easter Candy!} I love church at home!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What a Weekend..

This weekend started with Mark taking the Boy Scouts{ & Tanner}to Camp Williams. they got to stay in the Barracks and Go to the Virtual shooting Range. Tanner had a lot of fun. Mark enjoyed showing the boys some of the things he does out there.

Saturday~ Started with a 5k race at 8am. I finished in 35.35 not to bad for not going out and running. After the race Mark and Tanner returned home and I got Tanner ready to got to his friend Ethans Baptism. Then Jordan and I went to a mother daughter Picnic with my Mom at the Elks lodge in Provo. It was fun to go with them and we won a few prizes. Then Jordan and I raced home and met up with some ladies in our Ward to go to the General Young Women Broadcast. It was lots of Fun we ate at the Garden Restaurant onto of the Joesph smith Building. then we went to the Conference center! We got to sit 3 rows from our Wonderful Prophet! I don't know if we will ever be that close to the prophet again! All of the speakers had great messages to share! We finished the night at JCW's for Ice Cream. It was a fun and Busy day! Glad its Sunday and I get to Rest!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Another Week!

Well we didn't have much going on this week, Which is nice. I did attend a Caucus Meeting. I have never been and Since we were encourage to go and Support I decided go with our Wonderful Neighbor Michele Bolke. We had no idea that we were going to be there with about 500 other people! It was a Mad house. We did find our other Neighbors { Terry & Lynette Norton} and had a great time at the Caucus.
Yesterday Mark & I were talking to our Neighbor Dan Bolke about his projects he is doing. He had out his video camera so I asked him if he was going to keep a Blog about his projects. He said no, but told me I could. So I will try and add updates of what we see going on next door. right now all I can tell you is more and more Cars/Vans keep showing up for Parts!! more to come. ..

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A new Adventure

Well I should have kept my Mouth closed, I wanted to go to girls camp a few Years back. The Camp Director in our Ward has been doing camp for about 9 years I think. I thought it would be lots of fun to go with her, Since she know what she is doing. well they called her to the Relief Society, So a new Camp Directors was called. I kept my mouth Quite but now 2 years later I go the call! Girls camp Assistant. It will be fun we are going to Heber Valley Girls Camp where they stay in Cabins have showers working toilets! I guess not really camping!! Lets just pray that the snow doesn't stay til June, or decide to come in June since we really haven't had a winter! this is also Jordan's first year to go to Camp so it will be fun to go with her! Also My sister in Law Ruth is in our stake and just got the same Calling! So there will be people I know! I will post again I am sure about how things went!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Our Daddy is Home!

After being gone for 16 days Mark is home. Its is so Nice to have him home. He wasn't suppose to be home until Friday at 10. but much to my surprise he came home Thursday night for a few hours. Then had to go back for the night, When he left it was snowing alot! Friday morning when I got up there was at least 5 inches of snow. So I got the kids up for school and headed out side to clear the Driveway and walks to the kids that I watch could make it to the front door and I could take the kids to school. After about 15 min of moving heavy snow, I was very happy to see Mark come around the Corner. He finished the Drive way and took the Kids to school. Then he broke out the 4 wheeler and went off to clear the neighborhood. It is really nice to have him home!

Some of the other happenings of our week were.. We took pictures on Sunday before Church that I thought turned out very nice. Jordan spent the week helping out a neighbor who's husband was also out of Town. She has three kids under the age of 7 and just found out she is pregnant. Jordan had a good time and it kept her and Tanner from Fighting! Jordan as Had New Beginnings this week. She is Loving being in Young Women's and I hope that she keeps loving it and loves doing personal progress. I really enjoyed Young Women's and the experiences I had, I really Hope that she will too!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Some of the Kids pics

Twice in 1 day!

Just some of the Pics I took of the kids today!

A week in Review

With Mark being away here are some things that have kept us busy..
Monday~ I ran a 5k for the Lehi Literacy Center~ it was the Green Eggs and Ham 5k. I finished in 35.52 and it was super cold. It was 19 degrees at the start of the race. But It was fun in the end. The kids were out of school today for Presidents day. So while I ran in the cold they played inside the legacy center. They had bounce houses, face painting and balloon animals. All in all it was a good Day.

Tuesday~ Back to school, After school Jordan had hunters Safety this was her last class before her Test. She is enjoying it and I think she will do just fine on the test.

Wednesday~ Tanner and Jordan both had to visit the Orthodontist today, Tanner just for a check to see what his teeth are doing and Jordan had to have her wires changed. She wanted her braces so bad~ but now she is rethinking that a little. Jordan had her hunters safety test and PASSED! now she can go hunting! As soon as she was done with her test she wanted to go to Young Womens so we made a mad dash across town so she wouldn't be too late. Tanner and I decided we would hang out and watch the Skits the YW/YM were doing. They were pretty fun and very creative.

Thursday~ Finally a day with no big plans~ When just got homework done and Went to Dinner at Purple Turtle { Jordan had a Free Shake coupon for wearing her Othor. shirt to the orothodontist} So we couldn't just go for A shake we had to have dinner! After we got home we got on the computer to Skype with Mark and decided to go pay him a visit! It is fun to be able to go out and visit since he is so close.

Friday~ Jordan had a birthday party to go to so I took Tanner and his Friend Ethan to the Swimming pool and then let them have a sleep over. Jordans party was a sleepover but she doesn't like to sleepover so at 11pm I made her come home so I could go to bed.

Saturday~ Bowling day! Today the kids bowled in the City Tournament and they both did very well. Tanner got a 86 86 & 95. which is really good since his average is only 54. Jordan got a 91 84 86 and her average is a 62. Very proud of them!

And now its Sunday we just have to make it thru this week and then Mark will be home!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mark is Away..

Well Mark Left this week for Training with the Army. He will be gone from Feb. 16-March 2. He has only been gone a few Days and Tanner has already called him and Started crying because he misses his Dad. Which in turn makes me sad, and then I cry. Lets just say its going to be a long couple of weeks. There is a positive part, Since he is only out at Camp Williams which is about 20 min away. We can go out and see him , we can call him and also Skype with him. So tonight after church we are going to go see him and we can't wait! We are proud of our Dad for working so hard for us and Being our Hero!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hunters Safety

Jordan is taking Hunters Safety and Yesterday she Had her Shooting Test! She PASSED by the skin of her teeth. It was a little nerve racking, since her Dad was away at with the Army this weekend and she has only shot her gun one other time. She did get to take it with 2 friends. {Lexi and Laynie} Here are some of the Pics!

Shooting standing up! One of the hardest ways to shot~ your arms start to get tired.

Shooting Prone {Laying Down} I think she did the best!

The Girls were very nervous~

I am glad that part of the Hunters Safety is over. Now she just has to Pass the Written Test and she can Hunt with us this year!

Lonni Being the Supportive Dad! Tanner was on the other side of the glass making faces!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


I asked Mark this Morning, What we had done this week so I could put it into my blog. His reply was {You have a Blog}. I said Yes and he then said well put in it we were here! So I guess this last week we were here! Not a whole lot going on. Mark has been busy at work and The kids have been good this week. Oh Jordan started Hunters Safety so she can put in for a Hunting permit this Year. She is pretty excited~ we will see if she is still excited after 7 days of a 3 hour class! Well that's about all for us this week!