Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Summer 2015 - Week 4

Sunday, June 14, 2015
On Sunday, the newspaper published Grandpa's obituary. Later that night, we all went to the viewing.

The girls were sweethearts, making sure everyone who needed a hug, received one.

Monday, June 15, 2015
The funeral was held 11:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish. After the mass, we followed one another to the cemetery where Jessica is buried. The girls did very well at the mass.

The girls could see their Grandpa Paul was sad, so they asked me if they "could go give him a hug". I said, "Yes, but be sure to ask him if he wants one." I love this picture.

After the procession, we all had a luncheon in the basement of the mortuary.

Later that day, the girls received a letter in the mail from their Grandma Kristi.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Brodie wanted to play with the girls, but he would have to wait until they woke up...

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Grandma Sheila taught the girls how to make beautiful flower arrangements.


After playing at the splash pad, the girls and I stopped at Play It Again Sports and I bought each one their own baseball glove.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Summer 2015 - Week 3

(I apparently do not have a photograph of my Dan's work schedule for this week, I will have to go by what photos I have.)

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Monday, June 8, 2015


Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

On the way to work at Big O, I just got off the freeway around 7:50am when I received a phone call from my Aunt Lu... She has never called me before. So I answered the phone and she told me that Grandpa Sharich had passed away. So I called mom who was at work, told her. Called Annie at work, told her. Had to call TJ to tell him and to tell him to go tell our dad. I pulled into Big O, walked in, and told my boss the news I had just received. He asked what I would like to do -- Would I like to stay and work or go home? I told him I better go home (to be with my family and because I know I would have been a safety hazard working that day). I drove back home, made sure the girls knew what was going on (sent a text to the girls mom to let them know what happened). My dad drove over to meet with the family who was already there. The girls and I got ready for the day, picked up my mom from work, and headed over to meet with my dad and family members. The girls sat in the lobby as I said my goodbyes. I wasn't there long before I had to say goodbye to everyone so I could get the girls back to the house. But we stopped at Dan's (my work) to let them know what was going on, and to say that I would let them know when the funeral would be. But when I got home with the girls, we ate lunch, and I don't remember much while we were at home until later in the afternoon when we headed to the library so we could pick up a few books about explaining about the loss of a loved one to children. They found a few books of their own while we were there.

I had them help me to quickly clean out my car, but they were goofs and hopped in the trunk. So I had to quickly take a picture of these silly girls.

One of the fun things to do this summer was to go to Woody's Drive In. So, that is where I took the girls to get dinner.

I told the girls about their ice creams that they dip in chocolate, and that we each had to have one for dessert. We ate them on the way home and boy did they melt fast. Ice cream all over! lol

We read the books we checked out (dealing with the loss of a loved one) from the library later that night, so they could understand what was going on. I told them, "if they have any questions, always feel free to come to me or we could call [their mom]."

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Since I knew I had to keep busy, I got everything packed (food) and took the girls to the zoo. This year, because they were releasing Jurassic World, they brought back the animatronic dinosaurs. So we had to go check that out.

It started sprinkling, raining and then pouring while they were playing in the sandbox. We stayed dry by hiding underneath the canopy at the food stand in the background.

I love this picture of them trying to feed the fake dinosaur a leaf.

Later that night, we made s'mores again, but this time with Hershey's Cookies & Cream instead of regular chocolate.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Since we had now seen all 3 Jurassic Park movies, we could now go see Jurassic World in the theater. The girls first had to pose in front of the new Inside Out display.

After the movie, the entire family was getting together for a get together.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Uncle TJ was Bored


The pineapples from "Dull" [Dole]. The yams turned into Hamsters (I'm still laughing over this one). The tangerines have turned evil. And the turkey roast has mutated.

Silly Uncle TJ.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Summer 2015 - Week 2

Sunday, May 31, 2015
The girls were able to blow bubbles before I had to go into work that evening.

While I was at work, someone backed into the front bumper of my car. My parents and the girls came to visit me and say "Hi" while I was at work.

Grandma let them make crafts out of popsicle sticks and the melting beads.
(Photo Taken By: Sheila Sharich)

Monday, June 1, 2015
Since I had to work at Big O Tires that morning, Grandma Sheila had the girls make butterflies on paper using melted crayon shavings.

Later that afternoon, since I had the evening off at Dan's, I took the girls hiking again up at Donut Falls in Big Cottonwood Canyon since we missed out on seeing what it looked like last summer.

The water was coming down too fast, so I didn't want to risk my life and the girls lives trying to cross the stream to be able to climb up to see the actual Donut Falls [My video].

The girls saw this old tree stump that someone had carved notches into to resemble a checkerboard. So I found light and dark colored flat rocks around the stump, and placed them on it so they could play checkers.

After getting home, the girls helped me fix a laptop screen... and by "help", I mean, watched movies on their tablets in the same room as I worked on it. :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
I worked only 4 hours at Dan's before going home with a migraine. But the night before, after coming home from the hike, we stopped to grab snow cones, but the shack was closed. So after laying down and getting rid of my migraine, I took them (after they ate dinner) to get snow cones.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
I had to work both jobs this day, but when I got home later that night, Chloe was up waiting for me because she had a bad dream. We cuddled until she fell asleep.

Thursday, June 4, 2015
I didn't have to work either job today, so the twins and I went with Grandma Sheila to lunch, then to the Aquarium.

After spending most of the afternoon at the Aquarium, we headed home, hopped in my car, grabbed a bite to eat, and then drove up to Jordanelle to go fishing.

Friday, June 5, 2015
I had to work both jobs this day, so Grandpa Paul watched the girls until Grandma arrived home. They then packed up their suitcases and drove down to spend the next two nights in Nephi as a little get away.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Once again, I had to work both jobs. Today was Free Fishing Day, so Grandma took the girls fishing where we went fishing last year, but they didn't have any luck just like last year.
 (Photo Taken By: Sheila Sharich)
 (Photo Taken By: Sheila Sharich)
 (Photo Taken By: Sheila Sharich)