Monday, August 25, 2008

My Little Brother
JUNE 29, 1980 - AUGUST 14, 2008

James Luke Scarbrough, 28, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, moved on to the next life on August 14, 2008. James is survived by his wife of nine years, Dalina; his son, James Dan “JJ” (6); daughter, Mariah (1); mother, Deborah J. Smith; father, Dan R. Scarbrough; two brothers, Dan L. and Jared; and three sisters, Jean Britton, Dottie Lima, and Jessica Clayton.

James was born June 29, 1980, in Provo, the fifth of six children. Friends and neighbors in his home town of American Fork remember him as a mischievous boy with lots of energy and a sense of adventure.

James was a kind, good-natured man, always quick with a joke and a smile, and always willing to help out. He worked hard for his family as an entrepreneur who started his own long-distance trucking business, spending long hours and days on the road.

When he wasn’t working, James enjoyed riding motorcycles, four-wheeling, fishing, and being around friends and family.

James passed away due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Salt Lake City.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 22, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Fort Lane Ward, 1401 No. Fort Lane, Layton. Friends and family may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road and Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the church. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the James L. Scarbrough Memorial Fund. Donations may be sent to, or dropped off at, any America First Credit Union branch.

James, we love you, and you will be missed dearly.

This is my dear brother Jimmy. Although his name is James, he will always be Jimmy to me. He was such a sweet little boy, and endured the teasing of all his older siblings quite well. After our parents' moved us out to the sticks of Fairfield, we had all summer to torture our little sister Jessica. Although, she thinks it was a lot worse than we ever remembered, we did have a great time. He always gave us mechanical "advice" and when Kirk and I were on the side of the road changing our trailer tire Kirk said "What did Jimmy tell us about these tires?...." He has made some mistakes in the past, but had finally taken those steps to be on the right path. His little boy J.J. was his best friend, and he adored his daughter Mariah. Always the helper, always with a huge heart;
I already miss him so much.

Friday, August 15, 2008


(Now that's a memory maybe best forgotten?!)

The Memory Game
Everyone else is doing it, so why not?

1. Add a comment to this post on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot…anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually pretty cool (and funny) to see the responses.

If you leave a memory about me,
I’ll assume you’re playing the game and
I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Top of the World (sort of)


Since Kirk's dad was in town, we decided to take him somewhere we've never been before. The Pike's Peak Cog train ride. It was really cool. Well, at least that's what I've heard. I was too busy wrangling a baby to see much on the way up. The train took us to the top of Pike's Peak, 14, 110 feet above sea level. It was COLD up there. I'm glad Kirk had done some research, and we all had jackets with us. From the top, you can see Kansas and New Mexico. Kansas looks very flat and boring! We saw all kinds of critters...yellow bellied marmots, deer, and big horn sheep. On the way down, we had to stop, and wait for the sheep to cross the tracks. The girls thought that was awesome because the sheep were so close to the train. It's a long train ride (1 1/2 hours up, and 1 hour down) so, on the way down, Olivia fell asleep. At that point, I was able to see a few things. Kirk and I thought the most interesting thing was the remains of a fur traders' cabin. It was tiny, and we can't imagine walking around those mountains, with no trails, and living somewhere half-way up. It must have been a hard life, even if he only stayed there in the summer. Once Olivia woke up, she and Monique decided it would be fun to stick their heads out the window, until some trees just about smacked them in the face. Not so fun anymore. After the train ride, (and after the girls had swindled grandpa out of some more money for toys) we went into Colorado Springs to eat at Solo's Restaurant. We love this place, because they have good food, and you get to sit inside a huge bomber airplane. We always ask to sit close to the cock pit, because the girls love to go up and pretend they are flying the plane. It's a great place to eat, and keeps the kids entertained. Overall, it was a fantastic, tiring, day!

Our Little Princess is Four!

The Cute Birthday Girl!
After asking everyday since the summer started, it was finally Monique's birthday. She knows her birthday is in the summer, and couldn't understand why her birthday didn't come the minute summer hit. Now, she's finally 4, and her life is complete. She chose to have a Cinderella party (of course) and it was a big hit with all her friends. Cinderella called her bright and early Friday morning. (Mommy was a dummy and forgot to mark 9:00 am MST, so instead it was EST and we had to wake her up to receive her call) She was a little confused at first, and thought it was grandma. Once she woke up a little more and realized who had called her, she was very excited. She had a hard time waiting until 1:00 pm for her party. Luckily, Kirk needed to pick up Grandpa from the airport, and I sent her along with him. She went to the airport dressed as Cinderella, because she wanted to be ready for her party. Once the party started, we dressed Kirk and Grandpa up with crepe paper, played Princess Musical Chairs, danced under the sea with Ariel, and played freeze dance. She received many girly gifts, and couldn't wait to play with all the make-up and jewelery. She ate cake, played with her friends, and passed out from a sugar over-dose after the party. Overall, it was so much fun, and Mommy is very tired!