Friday, July 31, 2009


TO THE BEST DAD IN THE WORLD: We just want to wish you a very happy 55th. We want to thank you for all you do for our family, for always honoring your priesthood so we can benefit from the blessings, Thank You for always being there for us when we needed you. You always worked so hard to provide us with
the necessities that we needed, and we thank you for that.. We might not have always showed it but we appreciated it. Thank You for all you do for my kids, you will never know the good influence you have had on them, and the example you are to my family. We love you with all of our hearts and hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bitter Sweet 4th of July!!

Even though this was the first 4th of July without mom we tried hard to enjoy it.
Dakoda loves the fireworks!!

Dallin watching Uncle Tanner light the fireworks for us
Logan's first 4th of July, all dressed in red, white and blue

Not a very happy baby...what a sad look

The kids enjoying the parade!! They all got to break a board from one of the karate people that were in the parade!

Fun times with a sad ending!

We love to go to Yuba every year, we actually go twice a year, these are a few pictures from the weekend that we had.
This is Dakoda, Kayley, and Jasmine riding the water weinie. They had a lot of fun!

Dakoda, Dallin, and Jaxson on the boat

Logan taking a bath in the kitchen sink of the trailer

The day we went out there was my 30th birthday so Josh bought this cake and we celebrated it out at Yuba.
The weekend was very enjoyable until we received the phone call from my dad sunday morning about my mom passing away!!

Mom's Funeral

This is a poem that was at the end of one of the comments from mom's obituary it has brought alot of tears to me, but it has also brought alot of understanding also.
I love my mom more then words can say and miss her with all my heart, I love my sweet husband for being there for me through this VERY difficult time and thank him for all his support and for allowing me to just cry on his shoulder when I needed to, and my dad, I can't even being to image how you feel or what you are going through, just know that we all love you with all of our hearts and are here for you whenever you need us, and I'm very thankful for the closeness that I feel with my brothers and sister at this time, and I hope it continues forever I love them all so much. And for my 4 beautiful children I know M'Tali had a special relationship with her grandma and it can never be replaced, I know she will miss her dearly, and the boys loved her so much and always loved all the time they got to spend with her just weeks before passing, and I hope that through the stories we share and the memories we have that Logan will know his grandma and what a wonderful grandma she was and how much she loved him.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say... but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above. Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you." It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on. I need you here badly; you're part of my plan. There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man. God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you. And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight. God and I are closest to the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned. But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand. But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er. I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; but together we can do it by taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too... that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain, then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain." And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile, knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile. So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low, just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go. When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind; I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind. And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free, remember you're not're coming here to me.

Mom's Funeral

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Boni Bell Heaps
1959 ~ 2009

Boni Bell Heaps passed away June 28th 2009.Our Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend has returned to our Heavenly Father.

She was born February 5, 1959 in Ogden Utah. She was adopted by Dallin Ray and Elaine Tew Bell, where she was raised and grew up in Alpine Utah.

She attended Alpine elementary, American Fork Jr. High and High School, graduating in 1977. In June of 1977 she married the love of her life, Joseph K Heaps in the Provo LDS Temple. They soon started a family and stayed in Alpine until 1989 when they moved to Orem, where they finished raising their children.

In 2003 they moved to Springville where they became empty nesters. Their children lived close and seemed to find a lot of time to get together. Family time was always enjoyable and fun. She truly loved her husband, her children, and grandchildren, who where the light of her life. Family and Friends were very important to her.

She is survived by her beloved husband Joseph K Heaps of 32 years. Children- Jami Heaps, Mandi (Josh) Young, AJ (Melissa) Heaps, Tanner Levi (Becca) Heaps. Grandchildren- M'Tali, Dallin, Dakoda, and Logan Young Taya, Jayden and soon to be born Avery Heaps Kaydee, Zack and Levi Heaps. Brothers and Sisters- Brett Bell, Bruce Bell, Beki (Mike) Mahedy, Rick (Kathy) Albert, Jeff Navarro, Anna Martinez, Debbie (Ernie) Martinez, Renee (Tom) Weinrch, Carlos (Amber) Navarro. Biological Father- Fernando Sanchez and many, many other loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her father Dallin Ray Bell, Mother Elaine Tew Bell, and her birth Mother Mary Alice Marquez.

Funeral services for Boni will be held Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Spring Creek 14th LDS Ward Chapel, located at 672 North 250 West, Springville., Utah. Family and friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. and at an additional viewing at the church on Thursday morning from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.