Sunday, February 27, 2011

Horse Ride or Broken leg?

Malia calls this riding the horse...but I call it a broken leg.


SNOW IN TUCSON?

Sam isn't even up yet...and apparently it snowed last night. It's just Me & Malia and Momma will be mad at me for letting her go out there without warmer clothes...but in my opinion that's what Dad's are so post to do(get Mom mad at me).

We are sorta pathetic...those pallets usually have wood stacked up to the top of the wall but are empty because we burn it when it's cold and we have burned all the wood this year...even though it's doesn't even get cold around here.

I'm glad we didn't put anything in our planter yet...it would be dead this morning.


I'm sure the snow will be melted in probably an hour.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Grandpa Pollock, one of the best men I knew

My Grandpa was 96 years old and passed away last Saturday. He was such a good person. In all my life I don't ever remember hearing him say anything bad about anybody else, no matter what they did. I wish my kids could have known him longer and could have seen what a wonderful example he was. I know he will be missed by a lot, but I know he is in a better place. He's happy, and probably working hard, just like he always did.


My grandma passed away about 13 years ago and I was living with my grandparents at the time, going to college. I remember how hard that was for my grandpa. Someone asked how long they had been married and he said 56 years. The person replied, wow that's a long time, and he said, not long enough I wanted more time. He loved her so much. I cannot remember a time when they went to bed at different times. They would always sit on the couch in the evening watching TV, my grandpa either had his arm around her or was rubbing her feet. They would go to bed at the same time and hold hands as they walked down the hallway. I remember thinking, I hope when I've been married that long my husband and I look like that. So I know he is so happy to be with her again, and I know they are together. I can't imagine how much joy he must have felt being able to see her again. I'm so happy for him, but still miss him a lot. It's hard to believe he is really gone.

He was the kind of grandpa that everyone would want. He made you feel special and would do anything for you. When I lived with him during college, after my grandma died, he would always get up and make me breakfast, then he would go to the deli and get something for lunch and dinner. He was so sweet. I remember when I was there, someone in his ward at church needed help putting on a new roof. Even though he was in his 80's, he went over and helped them get that roof on. And that's how I will always remember him, helping anyone that needed it. When Adam and I got married, we had to put up a block wall and had no clue how to do it. Grandpa came over, he was about 90 at the time, and showed us how to put up a wall. Again, when we had to tile our house, he came and showed us how to do it. He had the same home teaching companion for about 17 years, and never missed visiting a family. My mom was saying recently when he was getting really sick, that she didn't think he ever used a sick day for work. That's just how he was, always working hard and helping others.

He was just an all around good person. He was such a good example of a Christlike person. I'm so grateful for him and all he did for us, we will really miss him a lot!



I love this picture




Ethan and Grandpa, the kids all called him great papa
I love this picture of grandpa and EthanGrandpa and MaliaGrandpa and Ava
At Malia's 1st birthday
Just relaxing
Christmas 2007
His Birthday a few years ago, I think it was his 93rd.



95th Birthday

My sister's family and grandpa
At the mountains this past summer.
Our first annual Family Talent Show last year.

His last birthday, 96 years old!
Samuel Webster Pollock
October 25, 1914 - February 12, 2011
He will be missed, we love you Great Papa! I would say Rest In Peace, but I know he's not really resting, he's working hard up there!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Merry Christmas! Part 1

Yes I realize it's February already and I'm just getting Christmas on the blog. You know your a bad blogger when your husband comments about you getting stuff on the blog. Anyways, here it is. I had to break it up because there was too many pictures so here is the first part. We were so excited about Christmas this year because we were having family come and visit us!! Adam's sister Kortney, her hubby Chase, and their cute baby Camille came from Ohio and Adam's mom came from Missouri for Christmas. Then the day after Christmas Adam's brother Jeremy, his girlfriend Karissa, and Adam's sister Kelsey came for about a week. We loved having everyone here. We had so much fun with them and ate way too much good food, seriously gained like 10 pounds! When we told Ethan they had to leave he cried, he thought they were here to stay, poor kid. And they both say they see Chase walking down the street all the time! We didn't do to much, just hanging out at the house, but it was really relaxing, thanks for coming everyone!!

Here are the pics from Christmas morning. The kids were so excited to open all of their presents and they still talk about Santa coming and getting all those presents! There are Christmas videos at the end, it's totally out of order but it's a pain to try and move them so check them out!


Ethan checking out grandma's presents

The Crowley's
Malia's cheezy smile




"Say cheese mom"

Ethan and his one of many, many cars. Good thing Adam has a good hold on that remote, not Camille that is slowing slipping down.




We had to make our stop at Pinnecle Peak


Jeremey and Karissa
Chase and Kortney

Then on down to Safford to see family and eat the best Mexican food ever!



Kelsey enjoying her food
Jeremey stuffing his face
Cute little girl!!
Here are the Christmas videos. Most of them are of Malia. Ethan seriously would not sit still to get him.






This is of the kids running out to see everything from Santa. I can't wait until next year when they can understand it all just a little bit more!