Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Newpaper article on Jake Eagle Project!!

Eagle project to bring map, history to Herriman cemetery
By Crystal Liechty
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Jake Peacock, 12, wanted to do an Eagle Scout project that he could be proud of – something he could tell his children about years later. So when he realized the Herriman City Cemetery, 12465 South Pioneer Street (6000 West), didn't have a map detailing where each headstone was, he knew what he needed to do.
"I noticed the Herriman cemetery had no organization of where everyone was buried," he said.
Jake is no stranger to cemeteries. He and his family often visit them to connect with long-gone ancestors and to learn about family history. Even though they have no relatives buried in the Herriman cemetery, Jake's mother, Jennifer Peacock, still likes to take the family there to get a sense of history.
"We frequent cemeteries on Memorial Day and go through all the generations so the kids know. In Price, we can count back five great-grandfathers," she said. "In Herriman, you can't find out where people are buried. There's no map. If you want to see a gravestone, you have to go up and down every row of the cemetery."
Jennifer Peacock noted that the Herriman cemetery is a great place to visit if you're interested in ancestral history. "It's unbelievable," she said. "They have World War I and World War II veterans and this very tall statue that has poems on it and just a lot of little things."
To solve the Herriman cemetery organization problem, Jake is planning to make a map of the gravestones, detailing the name of each person buried there, their date of birth and date of death and whether they served in the military. Part of the project will be determining if people who have purchased plots are planning to be buried in them or if they purchased them for someone else. But he's not stopping there.
"We've also proposed to do a pavilion with cement underneath it and a four by eight foot glass casing to put the map in," Jennifer Peacock said, adding that Jake is also planning to find out and detail the history behind the cemetery.
"He's already talked to [Former Herriman Mayor] Lynne Crane and learned about how it began as a plot of land outside of Fort Herriman. It was a couple of acres donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints so they could bury people nearby but still outside the fort," she said.
Herriman City is planning to donate the funds for Jake's project, and his troop mates in Herriman Troop 1237 are planning to help with some of the work. Herriman City Manager Brett Wood will oversee everything.
"I'm really excited to do it," Jake said. He began work in early April and is planning to unveil the finished project at the Herriman Memorial Tribute Ceremony, Monday, May 30. Until then, he is hoping to gather more information on the history of the cemetery. Those with information or stories can email him at peacockfamily5@gmail.com with the subject line: Attention Jake's Eagle Scout.
"An Eagle project should bring the whole community together and this one really does," Jennifer Peacock said. "This will be something that will be around for a long time; something Jake can show his children someday."
CAPTION: Jake Peacock, 12, is planning to make a map of all the headstones in the Herriman City Cemetery and unveil the project at the city's Memorial Day celebration, Monday, May 30.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Post Post....that is what I have not done is quite a longgggg time. It just seems like my days go to fast and the time gets away from me. I need to stop and smell the roses....but do not forget I have kids and they need me to drive them to their activities and school and scouts and baseball and softball and activity days......so there is my excuse. My sister is now starting to blog again and she is doing it for those of us who live in Utah and she is in Washington. So this is also to help my far away family to see what my family is up to!! To start my week off we had an ortho appt for Jake, when I first arrived there with no make-up on and my hair a mess thinking I would not see anyone at the ortho appt that I knew...there was my husbands cousin and she was put together so well. Not even one hair out of place. I love those days when I look great but they are far and few between. We all have our moments and that was not a pretty picture. For my defense I just had a chemical peel done and my face looked smooth and nice, but still no make-up on and hair a mess. Next time I will look GREAT! But that is beside the point, Jake gets to have his braces off next appointment. yipee! One child done with braces. He is so excited that his dipples did not go away for several days. It went by so fast, and I know that because I had my on for 5 and 1/2 years. It did not help that we moved to a different state in the middle of having my braces and it did not help that we did not get to the appointments like we were suppose too. Oh well, I am just glad that Jake is getting them off. Sage and Sadi are still off track and keeping me company at Barbara home. We went and saw HOP today and LOVED it. We recommend it to everyone.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

When I grow up...

While I was working in the office for 2 weeks my parents had the great opportunity of watching my children. They not only got to watch them they had to go on field trips with them. Sage field trip was a walking field trip to a local pond and then they fished and walked in the woods. While on her walk Sage and Grandma had a group of kids that they were in charge of. Sage being such a great helper told one of her fellow class mates to tie his shoe, the conversation go like this: "Tie your shoe Nash" said Sage "Tie your shoe you might trip .....Tie your shoe.....Tie your shoe." That did not get her anywhere, when the teacher caught up with the group Mrs. Mccarty pulled Nash a side and told him "tie your shoe," Sage exclaimed "I have been telling him that for several minutes you know and he did not listen to me but you know I can tell him that because one day I am going to be a mom!!!!"

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This year Jake is playing football again and we decided to support him by having the girls wear his old jerseys. When he first saw the girls he was unsure if it was a cool thing, but then he saw other kids wearing their brothers jersey and I think that he is ok with it now. This is Sage and Sadi proudly wearing his jerseys and then we painted an R on their cheeks and #46 for Jake number this year!
Jake before the game. He was smiling proudly and I told him to look tough and this is his tough look!
Jake is in the middle of the screen #46 going to help tackle the kid with the ball.
Jake made an excellent tackle, he tackled one of the Bingham kids, and that is real cool if you are from Riverton!! This is a picture of him making that tackle. This game they won 34-0. Go Riverton!!!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

crazy hair day

Today was CRAZY hair day!!! We had to start this CRAZY process at 6am sharp so that we could look CRAZY before mom had to leave for work!! (I have an upgrade at work this week and next so my parents are taking the kids to school and watching Sadi during the day. Thanks again Mom and Dad!!)

This is Jake pre-hat, it was also CRAZY hat day and CRAZY sock day to. We did wear mismatched socks too but they were not as fun to take pictures of. We had to put elastics in his hair and thank goodness he is not a girl because he almost cried while I did his hair. It was fun and exciting to have him feel what a girl goes through everyday to look cute!

This is both of the kids with their CRAZY hair. I think that we had the CRAZIEST hair in school!

For Sage hair poor girl we had to wake her up at 6am to start the process and it took almost an hour of putting pipe cleaners in her hair and braiding it. Then I had to leave and Grandma and Grandpa put the color in the kids hair. They went wild with the colors using all three colors in their hair Red, Green, and Orange. Jake is colorblind and keep asking Grandma to put more in his hair until she told him it was plenty.

Sage not only wanted her hair to stand up with wire she also thought that it would be funny to place a mouse inside the cage. (On the top of her head) Grandma and Sage looked everywhere and could not find a mouse so she had to just have CRAZY hair.

When the school day was over I had them come home and jump in the shower as to not get the color over our entire home. First we had to take out the wires and elastic which took one hour, holy moly way to long to get one child's hair undone so that she could hop in the shower. Sage went first into the shower and yelled help and so in I came to see colors all over the shower and her hair still also full of color. After the THIRD time of mom shampooing it we were finally able to condition and hop out of the shower. Knowing how hard it was to get out of Sage hair, I made Jake come to the kitchen to help him start the shampooing process. I did it twice in the kitchen and he did it the third time in the shower. We had a fun day though!!!
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

4th of july camping part 2

Sage by the camp fire snuggling with Dad so that she can get warm!!
Jake trying to get warm, but it is not to convincing in this picture!
Aunt Sharon holding Sadi at the camp fire. Sadi loved it!!
These two were the winners of the dirty kids!! Quin and Sadi playing in the dirt on the last day of camping. I am still washing the out her clothes, I am tempted to just toss them!
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