Monday, August 2, 2010

The Webbs to be :)

What a good lookin' couple!! :)

Guess what? It's that time....for Auntie Janae to become the favorite aunt, as she will be the only single Piercy kid. Naw, just kidding. The exciting news is that Amelia and Lee are engaged!! Yay!! They will be getting married in the Mesa Temple on September 18th. We are really happy for them, and wish them all the best. Lee is a nice and sincere guy, and we are lucky to have him join the family. We are also grateful for eternal families, and for the opportunity and ability to be together with our loved ones for eternity. What a blessing!! What a miracle!! God loves us and has a plan for us and our families. We testify that God lives, that He loves us, and that families are ordained of God.

-Love, the Piercy-Holloways

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A long overdue update :)

Hello, hello all!!

It turns out that Janae (the manager of our blog) has made her own blog, and she has been horrible at updating this one as well. Sorry. :( Her new blog is: if you would like to check it out.

Here are some exciting updates for the Piercy-Holloways:
1. Raeven Noel Piercy was born on May 29th, 2010. She is such a beautiful and observant little baby baby girl. She was in the NICU for a few days, but is home and doing well.:)
2. Auntie Janae visited home for a few days and got to play mom for Scarlet and Jeyza and see new little Raeven come into the world, and into such a marvelous family.
3. Auntie Rex went down to Texas for a National AA Meeting and is on her way back. She enjoyed being with friends and learned a lot.
4. Jeyza stepped on a nail that went through his foot, but being the tough kid he is, he is back to running around and playing soccer.
5. Auntie Mimi and Lee are coming to visit everyone at home in WA July 22nd-26th-yay!!
6. Terrie and CJ came up to visit Grandma and Grandpa, and Perry and Sammy surprised everyone and came, too. It looks like it was a fun little reunion for everyone.
7. Auntie Janae had an interview with a middle school to hopefully get an internship for this upcoming school year. She will find out today or tomorrow if she got it. She would appreciate prayers. Thanks!! :)
8. Grandpa and Grandma got called to a fire in the Quincy area. We hope they come back to us soon!!
9. CJ is starting preschool and is loving it!!
10. Life is wonderful. Thanks for being such a wonderful family and examples to me.

Much love,
Auntie Janae

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tender Mercies

I really like the message of this video. Our lives are full of tender mercies, support from our Lord and Savior that comfort and uplift us when we feel as if we cannot go on. I am constantly amazed and am so grateful for our loving Heavenly Father and the guidance, love, protection and tender mercies He constantly provides us. Surely, "...the Lord is good to all and His tender mercies are all over His works" (Psalm 145:9).

Friday, October 16, 2009

It's Autumntime!!

I think that autumntime is the most beautiful time of the year, and I love the holidays and cool weather that bring us together. I am excited for Mom and Dad to come down to Utah to visit Mil and I for Thanksgiving. But, I am even more excited when we'll all get together for Christmas break. :)

I just wanted to reflect a little on General Conference. Every time we have General Conference I feel as if it is the best one yet, and I believe that that shows us how the Lord's prophet teaches for our day. This means that the Lord knows us, that He knows our struggles and that He will support and lead us in our day, which is constantly changing in this fast-paced world. I know that this recent General Conference will lead and support us through the next six months, and I look forward to hearing from the Lord's living prophet again in April. I hope that you enjoyed Conference as much as I did, and that we can strive to reach our goals and turn to the Lord to give us strength and direction. So, with that, here are some of my thoughts. I would love to hear some of your thoughts and goals as well.

Give my best effort and not worry about it. I remember President Hinckley always saying to "give your best, your very best", and I am confident that that is all I can give, and that I cannot worry about things I cannot change (one of the many lessons I learned from Dad). Specifically, with school, this means prioritizing and focusing my time on school and learning to say no, specifically to social, leadership and athletic activities.

Speak only in Portuguese in my apartment and attending institute in Portuguese each week. I also am reading 10 pages a day in a beginning level Portuguese book that my amazing roommate let me borrow. I also will be re-reading General Conference in Portuguese.

Take advantage of every opportunity I have to speak Spanish. In my Spanish 355, I will get at least an A-. Finish reading El Libro de Mormon. I also need to make sure I don't speak PortaƱol.

I had the opportunity to read "The Kite Runner" and I really enjoyed it. I love reading, and I will read one book a month that is not related to school.

Have my soccer kids understand and apply positioning, good sportsmanship and good passing (having 2 or 3 passing opportunities at any given time). Get a majority of the team to attend a free BYU Women's soccer game through Sports Spectacular (a BYU program offering free tickets to at risk youth).

Volunteer at the ESL classroom, SMTC and either the temple or TRC each week. Find ways to uplift all around me that I can.

Call everyone in the family at least once every two weeks.

Do at least one musical number this semester.
Do my visiting teaching and report each month, and finding ways to serve those I teach.
Play piano at least once a week.
Keep my scrapbook up to date.
Finish scrapbooking my Europe Trip by the end of the year.
Win an "Intramural Champion" t-shirt.
Pass my PRAXIS exam.

I hope that we can all enjoy this time of year and enjoy the hope and peace that the Gospel brings into our lives. Thanks for always being such wonderful examples of Christlike service, joy and happiness. Have a wonderful day. Love ya mostest!! -Janae

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Summer!!

I haven't posted in a really long time, so I thought I'd go ahead and see how everyone's doing. Life is good down here in Provo. My ESL classes get done this week, so I'll have more time for half marathon training, working and playing of course. :) Life is good. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Love ya mostest and for forever!! -Janae

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Year-New You!! :)

Let's go over some new years resolutions and goals....
-Maintain a good GPA (3.7-3.8).
-Get A's or A-'s in all of my classes and a B in Humanities this semester.
-Finish reading "Preach my Gospel".
-Share the Gospel with all around me that I can.
-Memorize a hymn in Spanish each week.
-Volunteer at least once a week at the MTC (RC, SMTC or TRC) or go to the temple
-Prepare for my initial assignment location when I get my call (such as learning or improving language skills for wherever I go).
-Make starting line-hopefully as a flank (position).
-Make it to nationals (May 2nd and 3rd in Florida!!).
-Raise $250 for fundraising.
-Fitness- run a half marathon before my mission.
-Continue to volunteer at the Old Folks' Home and ESL classroom each week.
-Do something nice for someone each day.
-Call family members at least once every two weeks.
Here are some of my goals. Feel free to post yours, so we can help each other out. I hope things are going great. Have a wonderful day. Love you all mostest!!