Sunday, November 10, 2013

Good times

There is never a dull moment with these lovely ladies!  I sure love being a Momma and am so grateful every day for these little stinkers...

Wrapped Up

In February, Dad and Marty took a three week trip to New Zealand and Australia. I always learn a lot when Dad leaves on his long trips, and I get lots of hours in, but mostly I gain a greater appreciation for all that my Dad does. He really is one of the hardest workers I know! Needless to say, I'm always glad when he gets home! This time, I thought I'd let him know just how much we missed him, so we pranked him a bit -


I turned 30 on February 15th. I wasn't looking forward to leaving my twenties, but my husband made some pretty fantastic plans to help me ease my way in. My birthday was on a Friday. We had made arrangements to leave work early for lunch and a movie. We headed over to our favorite Sushi place, Fuji Sushi, and enjoyed a nice lunch with just the two of us, no kids hanging around, begging for food, wiping their dirty faces on us, and was nice! After lunch, we went to see, Safe Harbor, in the theater. It was a cute love story, which of course made me cry. After the movie, Travis made me put a blindfold on and drove me all over the city, at least it seemed. We were driving forever - I thought we were up in Park City, we had driven so much. FINALLY, he told me we could get out, but that I had to keep my blindfold on. I had to carry a bunch of balloons that Trav had purchased, including a Mylar princess balloon. I was embarrassed enough to have to wear a blindfold, let alone to hold the huge bunch of balloons as we walked through a place with a bunch of people around. After walking for a bit, Travis stopped me, and the next thing I heard was, "Surprise"! It turns out mostly everyone I love was in the room (there were a few key people missing) - a suite at the Marriott. With the help of Trav's sister, Kelli, an amazing party had been planned, with a Hollywood theme. There were daring popcorn cupcakes, stars, and my name was in lights. It was such a fun (although a bit squishy) party! After the party everyone went home, but Trav had arranged for someone to take our girls, and we got to spend the night at the hotel. It was so nice to be able to sleep in and relax. It was definitely a birthday to remember!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

January 2013

January brought lots of snow and cold. Actually, it brought an ice storm too - which I had never seen before. Unfortunately, I didn't snap a picture of the ice, but it was strange! The girls love the snow, and winter is a favorite for them!
January also brought Alyssa and Lincoln for Grandma Goose's funeral. It was so good to have her here with us. We got to get away together as sisters to get pedicures. It was lots of fun! Janelle was taking the picture, so unfortunately, she's not it the shot.
January also brought lots of sickness. It seems like Hailey is ALWAYS sick! Here's a shot of my little sickie!
Fortunately, she bounces back well once she's sick...look at that face -
For a fun night out, we went to see a University of Utah basketball game. The girls had fun!


Within a week of losing Grandma Goose, we also lost Jo's Dad, Papa. Papa was a good man! He and Travis had a special relationship. The loved to hike together, although they didn't speak much while they hiked, I know that special memories were made while they were together. I only wish that Travis got more of Papa's handyman skills! Papa was a master carpenter, and a skilled craftsman. He loved working and just a few months before he passed, he told Jo that he was going to re-shingle her roof. Papa had a huge heart and served many throughout his life!
Sterling D. Nordfors 1920~2013 Bountiful-Sterling D. Nordfors (92) passed away on January 5, 2013 due to causes incident of age. He was born March 11, 1920 to John Axel and Rebecca Roberts Nordfors in Annabelle, Utah. The youngest of five children, Sterling loved working with horses and cattle on the family farm. He served a mission in the Northern States Mission where he met the love of his life, Marion Edman. They were married September 7, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple during a short leave from Sterling's service in the Coast Guard during World War II.Sterling was a successful fireman for the Salt Lake City Fire Department for 27 years. He learned the construction trade and taught his skills to his sons and grandsons. Sterling was a talented builder as he built two homes for his family and then homes for four of his children. He regretted not being able to build his daughter, who lived in Tennessee, a house but he "just couldn't get all his tools back there." Sterling valued and enjoyed hard work and spending time with his family. Sterling and Marion made lasting friendships with the Poulson, Hansen, Brewster and Wood Families during weekly water skiing trips and yearly vacations to Bear Lake. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains, riding a horse, running, reading and swinging the babies with his strong arms.Sterling and Marion are the parents of 5 children; Cheryl Christensen, Marilee (David) Christian, Rodney (Deirdre) Nordfors, Richard (Beth) Nordfors, Jolene (Keith) Gines, 22 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his wife, Marion Louise Edman, his parents, brothers and sisters. The family is confident the reunion with his loved ones was joyous.His children are grateful for the love and special care given to our daddy by Val and the staff at Beehive Homes in Centerville, and Hospice for Utah.A viewing will be held at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah on Tuesday, January, 8 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. as well as from 9:45-10:45 a.m. before the funeral services which will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Primary Children's Hospital. Online guestbook at

Grandma Goose

On December 30, 2012, my Grandma Goose passed away. My Grandma had a profound impact on my life. She was the greatest example of sacrifice and service. She gave and loved more than anyone I know. Grandma was notorious for handwritten notes of encouragement and happiness always signed XOXO, Grandma. Grandma delighted in chocolate, babies, beautifully wrapped packages, The Tabernacle Choir, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was a great missionary and carried Books of Mormon with her along her in her many travels, and I know that she touched many lives. I know that Grandma was welcomed in Heaven by all her loved ones, including Grandpa Jerry, and sweet Aunt Cathy, but even almost a year later, we sure miss her! I miss her soft hugs, cackle laugh, and happy spirit. I love you, Grandma Goose!
Kaysville — Carolyn Moon Pitt Stuart,79, died Sunday, December 30, 2012. She leaves a legacy of love for family, gratitude for friends, and compassion for those in need. She had a deep appreciation for the beauty she found daily in the art, music, and scenery of the world around her. She recognized every good thing as a gift from her Heavenly Father and she spent her life sharing those gifts of love, testimony, and time with anybody who needed them. We are confident her life of giving is being rewarded by a joyous reunion with her family and her Heavenly Father. Carolyn was born May 11, 1933, to John R. and LaDell (Leonard) Moon in Farmington. She lived most of her life in Davis County and she loved its mountains, its sunsets, and its people. She graduated from Davis High School and married her high school sweetheart, Jerald S. Pitt on June 20,1952. They had three children before he passed away on June 24, 1966. Upon his death, she took on the responsibility for their family business and served as owner and manager of the Mother Goose Shops for 25 years. Hundreds of children came to know her as Grandma Goose because of her generosity with good books and fine clothing. She married Deon W. Stuart on Sept 12,1967, and welcomed his children to her family. She then added her business experience to Stuart Inc. and together she and Deon worked in multiple business and civic responsibilities through the years. For all of her community involvement, the Gospel of Jesus Christ was the true core of her life. She served for many years in Ward and Stake Young Women and Relief Society callings. She particularly enjoyed the years of missionary service, hosting, and decorating that she and Deon contributed on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is survived by: her husband Deon W. Stuart. children Jerolyn Call (Farmington), John (Wendy) Pitt (Bountiful), DeNiece Elliott (Kaysville), Michelle (John) Carr (Kaysville), Rosa (Randy) Reed, West Bountiful, Shari (Doug) Carling (Providence), sons-in-law Jeff Barnes (Smithfield) and Wayne Croft (South Jordan), wonderful brother Leonard (Delores) Moon (Lehi), 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Pitt, parents, siblings Ann and Douglas Moon, daughters Cathryn Barnes and Veon Croft. Funeral services will be held: Friday January 4, 2013 at noon in the Kaysville 7th Ward LDS Chapel. 331 S. 50 West, Kaysville. Visitation hours will be Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 North Main in Farmington and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m prior to the funeral on Friday. Online guest book at Read more: The Davis Clipper - Carolyn Moon Pitt Stuart