Thursday, September 30, 2010

Anna's 7th Birthday

Tradition dictates that I make a pancake in the shape of the girls age, so I oblige. I feel it is my duty to keep this tradition going. Besides, pancakes are delicious.

One of the many presents Anna opened on the morning of her birthday. Wow!!!! I can't believe she is 7 years old already. Where is the time going?

Anna wanted a pool party at her favorite slide pool. It was a nice little intimate party with 4 of her school friends.

The kids spent hours in the pool. Great times for the parents too. Unfortunately both girls got pretty bad sunburns. Anna and Acacia must have pretty crappy parents.

The girls enjoyed icecream sundaes at the pool side. We sang happy birthday to Anna and punched the air in jubilation.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart. Love you more than words can say!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Goodbye Dad

Fred C. Faucett 1926 ~ 2010 Fred Faucett lived a long, full life, which came to a peaceful end on September 5, 2010. He was 83. Fred was born on Oct. 23, 1926 in Provo to Joseph Carl Faucett and Eliza Whiting Faucett. He overcame polio and graduated from West High School in 1944. During World War II he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed on an aircraft carrier in Okinawa. He witnessed the devastation of the Nagasaki bombing before returning home to Utah in 1946.
When he met Audrey "Mickey" Bailey, they were engaged by the end of their first date. Their courtship lasted all of three weeks before he put a ring on the finger of the love of his life. Married March 18, 1949, their partnership lasted 49 years. Audrey Faucett passed away in 1998 at the age of 71. Fred is survived by their eight children: Terry ("Milo") Leonard, Michael (Julie) Faucett, Kim (Kaye Lynne) Faucett, Sandy (Lynn) Faucett, Pam (Kale) Timothy, Lisa (Steve) Canham, Brett (Shelly) Faucett, and Trisha (Michael) Cottrell. He had 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grand-children. Fred is also survived by three sisters, Evelyn (John) Langton, Helen (Maurice) Lee, and Bet (Robert) Backus. Fred lived life simply. He walked to work at the Midwest Casket Company every day for 48 years, enjoyed British comedies, Tom and Jerry Cartoons, and fishing (his buddies nicknamed him Killer).

He ate whatever was put in front of him and couldn't get enough of his Werther's Originals. He was born with a silly sense of humor and generously passed that "gene" onto his children. He was a character and will be missed. A viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road. A graveside service at the same location will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 11, with a viewing one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests an online donation to Fred's youngest son, Brett and his family, who are serving a humanitarian mission for Children with HIV/AIDS. Select "Partner Support" and designate "FAUCETT" as recipient at the following website Special thanks to everyone at Christus St. Joseph Villa for their loving care and kindness.

I read this obituary of my Dad at his funeral with tear filled eyes and a cracked voice. I'm going to really miss you Dad! I love you and will see you on the other side.