Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen, 19, born July 19, 1991 in Indio passed away August 15, 2010 in Avondale, Ariz. Jessica is survived by her mother, Denise Kight; and father, Thomas Gary Baze, Jr.; sister, Kyla Kight; two brothers, Brandon Williams and Casey Kight and her grandparents, Fredi and Bob Huffine and Gary and Nikki Baze. She attended schools in Indio, Palm Springs and Hemet, Calif. She was a very enthusiastic student at Estrella Mountain Junior College in Arizona. Her determined spirit will be remembered by everyone who knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sat. Sept. 25, 2010 at the Indio Hills Community Park at 80-400 Dillon Road, Indio Hills.

The hardest worker ever at Olive Garden, Jessica Allen, died in August.
I am just now getting around to posting pictures of her and her goodbye service.
Her entire family is in California and my friend Leilani and myself took it upon ourselves to give her a proper farewell here in AZ. Leilani provided the decorations and my church building provided everything else. It was a beautiful little rememberance ceremony that we had for her.
Her parents even came over from Cali and was taken back by all the love for her daughter.

Each person was able to share stories about her and her life.
I remember her really wanting to dress up as Jesus for Halloween, if anyone could pull it off she could.

at the end of it her family wrote messages on balloons and released them.

I shared this poem at her service:

Too Rough for Heaven!!!
"Dear Lord, we think a mistake's been made 

And we feel it's right and proper 

To inform you of this error made 

And ask you to consider our offer

You see...you took someone from us

Who's too rough around the edges

And would be better off on earth with us

Than up with you in heaven

And it wouldn't be a hardship

For us to take her back

Just send her back to us...safe and sound

And there'll be no questions asked

We're even prepared to list the reasons

That she'd be better off right here

And we're sure when they're considered

Your choice will be quite clear

she's just not ready for heaven yet

Right now she'd find it quite a task

But if you'll give her a few more years

We'll work on fixing that

First, you'll find she prefers a pair of jeans

And well-worn shoes or boots

To whatever it is that you wear up in heaven

Be it robes or business suits

For she's much to hard a worker

To keep clothes pristine...she'd make a fuss!

And though you need hard workers in heaven

she'd still be better off with us

Second, when you consider

The language for which she's known

Her colorful words would shock the angels

So you might want to send her home

For though you'd respect that she speaks the truth

And "calls things as they are"

Frankly, we need more truth like her’s here on earth

Heaven is just too far

She doesn't have perfect table manners

She prefers beer to a glass of wine

She’s just not ready for your heavenly feasts

Her manners aren't that refined

And we realize you appreciate her kindness

And the respect she’s rightly earned

From those of us privileged to know her."

Love you and miss you Jessica

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Disney 2012

Another Fabulous trip to Disneyland!!!! 
Brett told me about 3 months ago that he would take me to Disneyland for my birthday. I had been begging him for months about it. We found out 3 weeks after my birthday would be the ideal time to go with weather and crowds. It was still a little hot but I can't really complain about the crowds since we didn't wait longer than 20 minutes for a ride. 

 We had to have Breakfast with Minnie and Friends. It's a great way to start the day off. 

 Grandma and Grandpa hardly left Tori and Corbin's side. It was so sweet to see. 

 While we went on some big kid rides, Grandma gave Corbin a sucker and he got it EVERYWHERE

watching the parade

 It's a small world

 The new Cars land was awesome. Everything I expected and more. 

 The kids started acting silly while we waited for a show to start. 

 The first night we were in California Brett and I had a chance to go to MidEvil Times. It was so much fun and I yelled and yelled at the green night until I almost lost my voice. 

Are we home yet?