Sunday, December 18, 2011

Till We Meet Again

My Grandpa passed away November 27, 2011. My mom asked me to write what I thought of my Grandpa, this is what I came up with.

A few months ago I decided to visit my Grandparent's after work, little did I know that would be the last time I would see my Grandpa before he got sick. During this visit I was fortunate enough to have some one on one time with my grandparents. My Grandpa kept telling me how much he loved my Grandma and how amazing she is. I want to find a Man that loves me as much as my Grandpa loved my Grandma.

I remember going to lunch, Chinese-it was his favorite, with my grandpa shortly after I graduated high school. The entire meal he told me how proud he was of me and my siblings for our accomplishments but mostly for our desire to be good members of the church.

My Grandpa called me Veronica Lake after an actress he had loved, he thought that I looked like her. Every time he saw me he would say the same thing. "Chandra, I can't wait for tomorrow" I would respond, "Why is that Grandpa?" He would smile and say, "because you get prettier everyday!" He had a way of always making me feel loved and important.

He was an amazing man, I learned so much from him. I will miss him but am so grateful for the knowledge that our family can be together again.

R. Allen Taylor Jr.



"Loving Husband and Father"
Robert Allen Taylor Jr., 77, passed away November 27, 2011, at home with his loving wife by his side, in West Valley City, Utah.
Born March 12, 1934 in Richfield, Utah, son of Robert Allen Taylor Sr. and Myrtle Elizabeth Peterson. Married his high school sweetheart, Pharise Louise Christensen, August 20, 1955; solemnized January, 1965 in the Manti LDS Temple. A veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Retired from Hercules (ATK) after 34 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, road trips with his wife, and spending time with family. He had a special bond with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He held various church callings including membership clerk, a two year work mission, and years of temple service.
Survived by wife, Louise; children: Bruce (Tammy) Taylor; Cindy (Dennis) Hauser, Craig (Lisa) Taylor, Sheila (Charles) Moore; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters: Shirley Oldroyd, Betty Anderson and Bobby Hooper. Preceded in death by parents; son, Tony Allen; eight sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the Jordan North 4th Ward, 4270 South Falcon Street (4145 W.). Viewings will be held Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and Thursday at the church, 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Petrified?!

Let me just tell you about the most scary night of my entire life!!!
...... Well a little background first.....
I am now living in a house with one roommate (super fun? YES!)
And we live in a little bit older house so sometimes it makes scary noises.
...... And back to the story.......
Last week on Sunday night I watched an extremely scary movie (I am not going to say the name of said movie) with two of my guy friends, Brady and Tyler. I was super scared and jumpy the entire movie and had a terrible time falling asleep when I got home but being the genius that I am I jumped at the opportunity to watch the second movie on Monday night. I got home around 12:30 and fell right asleep. I was sleeping peacefully when a loud crashing sound woke me up. I sat in bed listening to the scary sounds for a few minutes and then my door slowly opened... my first thought was that my roommate heard the noise too and was checking to see if I was in my room... so I whispered, "Jill?" No answer. "Jill?" Nothing... "Jill? Jill? Jill? Jill? Jill?" Each time I said her name it was a little faster, louder and higher pitched. By now I was petrified. I decided to look down the hall and see if I could see anything. So I turned on my cellphone flashlight and stood looking down the hall for a few minutes trying to decide what to do. I decided the best thing to do was shut my door, climb in bed, text Brady for help and pretend like nothing had happened. I was trying to fall asleep when my door slowly opened again. I turned the flashlight on and pointed at the door while screaming bloody murder... to my relief Brady, Jill and Tyler stood there laughing.
I guess Brady and Tyler were so entertained by my fear that they decided to play a little prank on me and had to get Jill involved too. Needless to say I didn't really sleep that night or the following night... but it was well worth it! Great prank but ya know what they say pay back is. ;)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Being an Aunt

I have been pretty busy lately! Mostly just work and church stuff. Have I mentioned how much I love my ward??? Well, let me just tell you! It is FANTASTIC! I am soo glad that I decided to give it a shot. It has been such a great experience. I have met so many wonderful, new friends. My Bishop is amazing and has been such a blessing in my life. My ward is always doing fun stuff! Sunday we always have something and end up playing games for hours! Monday is always FHE. This week we played Rockband and Just Dance at my house. It was a blast!!! Tuesday is institute and an activity. I have absolutely adored it. I am most excited though because my Bishop just announced that we are going to.... NAUVOO!!!!! How freakin' cool is that?! I am stoked!

Another thing that has been consuming my life is....
Being an Aunt!!!! I just got another new niece! She is such a chunk! Her name is Seja. She is too fun. I have been able to see my family so much lately! It has been a blast! A couple weekends ago I went to Smithfield to see Ciera and Stewart... Keags and Hayden, of course. It was such a great weekend! I always love spending time with them. Hayden is so fun right now, he is always doing such funny things. Here are a couple videos of him... don't mind my annoying talking and obnoxious laugh....
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Dustin and Kerri (and Libby and Toby) came up this past weekend. Libby came with us to Tyson's basketball game. She was so fun! We went to the bathroom and Libby was so funny about the hand blowdryer.

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Anyway, to sum it all up, my ward is awesome and I love being an Auntie.