Friday, May 29, 2009

My Grandfathers Obituary

Eldon Herbert Heslop (May 3, 1926 - May 28, 2009)

St. George, UT - Eldon Herbert Heslop born May 3, 1926 in Ogden, Utah passed away May 28, 2009 at the family home in St. George, Utah. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Belnap Heslop; children: Gayle Feaster (Michael) of Middleton, WI; Scott Eldon of Canyon Country, CA; Annette Moore of St. George; Jill Anderson (Karl) of St. George; siblings Marvin Spencer Heslop of Roy: Alan Heslop of West Weber and Patsy Call of Sunset; 20 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son David Belnap Heslop, his parents Herbert Spencer and Leila Ida Chugg Heslop, and sister Carma Leila Heslop Hunter. Eldon served in the Air Force in post-war Europe from 1945 - 46. Eldon and Marilyn were married April 1, 1949 in the Logan Temple. They have lived in Hooper, Utah; West Covina, California; Palmdale, California and St. George, Utah. He worked in the Aircraft Industry for over 17 years, working for Pacific Airmotive Corp. in Chino, CA; Convair Aircraft Corp. in Palmdale and Lockheed Aircraft in Palmdale. He worked on a number of military Aircraft including the F-102, F-106, C-5, F-86 and in the top secret programs for the (then) classified aircraft U-2 and SR-71 “Blackbird” and the commercial airliner the L-1011. He retired from the aircraft industry in 1975 and began a second career as a cabinetmaker for over 12 years. His many years of devoted service to the church included a mission in the East Central States Mission, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Seventies President, High Priest Group Leader, Stake High Councilor, Ordinance Worker in both the Los Angeles and St. George Temples and 15 years as the Stake Patriarch in the Palmdale California Stake. His Community Service included a 2 year appointment to the City of Palmdale Planning Commission and a special assignment as the Official Santa Claus for the City of Palmdale for 6 years. After his move to St. George, he served as Vice-President and President of the Cottonmill Chapter, Sons of the Utah Pioneers from 1994-1996. Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bloomington Hills Stake Center, 1130 E. Brigham Rd., St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Sunday, May 31, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah and again on Monday, June 1st from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Stake Center, prior to services. Interment will be Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hooper City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-674-4221. The family wishes to express thanks to the doctors and nurses for their loving care throughout Eldon’s illness and to Applegate Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Applegate Hospice Care, American Heart Association, or American Diabetes Association.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I just wanted to let everyone know that I wont be posting that much for the next few weeks. On Saturday of last week all of my family was told that my grandfather has only a week left to live. We have had family from out of state come and say their goodbyes before he passes. I went yesterday to the airport in Vegas to pick up my mom (this is her father). My emotions are a mess and I spend all my free time with this man who is my HERO!!! I moved to Utah 19 years ago and lived with my grandparents for a year. I have always been there for them and them for me and my family. My grandpa is a wonderful man and I wish he didn't have to leave this life but I know he is going somewhere wonderful. All my children are heart broken, but Sloane and Holden especially. These are their great grandparents and they have been the only ones that live close to us and it hurts to see their pain. Today the nurse gave him about 2 more days. We will have a funeral here but will be berried up in Northern Utah.

Also on Saturday Chandler had a bike accident and broke 3 of his front teeth. I will post pictures later but he is doing OK. Went to the dentist today, but they need more time to heal cause he is still in pain before they start fixing them to look nice again. We go back next weekend unless a funeral takes place.

Just wanted to give you a heads up so don't think we have fallen off the face of the earth.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Hmm Birthday

Well today is my 37Th birthday. I may look 37 but I feel a lot older with all the aches and pains that I have. I woke up this morning to text messages wishing me a happy birthday starting at 6:15am. I think my step dad who lives in Wisconsin forgot about the time change. Then all the kids got up and gave me birthday wishes and the first thing Holden said was "where is the cake"
he is so cute. Kids went off to school and Chris took me to lunch at El Pollo Loco one of our new favorite places to eat. Then when I was alone I had to cry for some reason. I don't care that I am 37, I am actually looking forward to being 40. But I got the cry out and then I was good.

Spent the afternoon working on laundry and getting kids from school. Chris is now gone with all 5 kids doing some birthday shopping, picking up Pizza for dinner so I didn't have to cook and picking up a white cake with whip cream frosting on it. So it will be a fun evening. I also rented the movie Taken since I have been dying to see it. Chris reminded me that the season finale of 24 in on tonight, but I told him thank goodness for Tvo cause we can watch that another time. It is my b-day and I want to watch Taken. He laughed and said OK, love ya.

Well Chris and the kids just got home. Thanks for all the happy birthday wishes from everyone.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cruise Photos

No matter what I do my photos always end up out of order when I think I am putting them in order. But at least you will get the idea of what we did and how much fun we had. Chris just coming out of the water after a few hours of snorkeling. He loved it.

My hubby the fish. He usually doesn't go swimming very often because of his contacts, but was excited when he was able to snorkel.

There were tons of Iguanas on the Coco Cay Island. I got brave then knelt down so Chris could take a picture of me with them in the back ground.

The 3 in the center of the photo were the biggest ones we saw. We counted a total of 10 I think.

More of these nasty reptiles.

The water was so warm and crystal clear. You could walk out for miles before the water started to get deep.

View of our ship from the island.

Chris and I kicking back in one of the hammocks that are all over the island.

All I can say is this beach was heaven to me and I didn't want the day to end.

We had to take a smaller boat from our ship to get to coco cay. This is the view of us entering the island.

The boat we had to board to get to the island.

The view of Coco Cay from our cruise ship.

On the ship there is an attendant that makes up your room everyday. Well one night coming back from dinner we found this dog made of towels on the bed with my sunglasses. I thought he was the cutest.

One afternoon they were having belly flop competitions. The biggest guy did the worst flop. I was very disappointed and this skinny guy had the best flop.

Chris and I hanging out poolside getting some sun.

This is us arriving in Key West Florida. It is a beautiful town. The red building in the back in a museum and it stands out like a sore thumb.

The entire time in Key West I pretty much just shopped. Chris was getting pretty bored.

HUGE Statue in front of the art museum.

My Handsome Hubby. The homes in Key west were beautiful.

The center area of the cruise ship. This is where we had some dancing and bands play.

Enjoying our time together with no children. Having a smooch.

This is when we first boarded the ship. Miami Florida is in the back ground.

Our stateroom. They are so tiny. But it was very nice.

Top deck pool side is where we hung out most of the time and where a lot of the parties and dancing was held.

View of Miami from our Hotel window. I was looking in the water to see if I could see an alligator. Bummed that there wasn't one.
Well I took over 100 pictures on our cruise but I just thought I would show you some of the highlights of it. I highly recommend a cruise to anyone. People who usually don't think they will like it end up loving it. I hope you enjoyed the photos. Sorry it took so long to post.