Monday, December 29, 2008

A little o' my Christmas

Santa came by my parents house on Christmas Eve---oh what . . . he didn't go to your house? that's weird. Maybe he likes my kids more than your kids.

Santa left this out for the girls for Christmas morning. It looks a little creepy, but those were disney princess outfits, complete with wigs. And those sacks are their stockings

Christmas before openings. My parents get a bit carried away.

The mess

A little fun in the snow and a four wheeler.

My brother gave this to my sister's family for Christmas. I think all families should have one for Christmas time

The girls (mostly Annabelle) made a snowman. I came out to see it and threw snowballs at Annabelle, which she thought was funny and threw at me. Then I threw them at Josie, and she got sad and said "What did you do that for?" She wasn't really into it.

Funniest quote of the vacation:

"Dad look--there's an orc leg"

. . . for those who don't know--we watch Lord of the Rings a little too much--and yes our kids watch it too. I know I know--bad idea. And it's actually an elk leg. What--you don't have those in your yard? Weird. Maybe you should move to Heber

Monday, December 22, 2008

Am I crazy?

Do you moms let your kid go in the front yard unsupervised? I don't. It freaks me out. If I lived in a small town I would, but not in the city. We have a high latch on our front door to prevent escapes so I think I'm freaking my kids out or something. Mostly because tonight Annabelle said this:

Mom--did you know that when Jesus comes again--I can go in the front yard.

Apparently--she will not be allowed freedom until Jesus comes again.

Oh crap--I am crazy

Merry Christmas


Friday, December 19, 2008


Hy took the other girls Christmas shopping so I had to distract Kizzy so that she wouldn't throw a fit. So we started looking through out iPhoto and this is what I found

I don't think I've posted any of these.

My super rad babysitter doing super rad babysitter stuff


Trying to keep things modest

Who is that? Me with curly hair? Weird

The girls can do any chore --not matter how big or small

Kizzy was riding a horse around the house

They love to make beds out of random stuff

See I told you

Our Halloween Costumes

couldn't leave out a random movie . . now could I?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

When AZ gives you lemons

I'm sorry for all of the people who do not live in Arizona right now. Because

It's Citrus Season

I'm also sorry for the people who live in the newer parts of the Phoenix Metro Area that don't have citrus trees. That makes me sad

Because yesterday I stopped by my in-laws and grabbed a few juicy oranges just for snack. And then today i went and got a boatload of lemons from my friend's neighbor's tree that is just bursting and about to fall over.

So I made lemonade. Sweet and Sour lemonade

And it was good

I think this is probably how Washington people feel about apples, or Utah people feel about cherries or California people feel about Strawberries.

But winter is our turn.

Citrus--juicy juicy FREE citrus.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Aweseome-Super Awesome


Getting my visiting teaching done.

Super Awesome

Getting my visiting teaching done while legitimately on Vicadin.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dear Men's Pajamas Manufacturers,

Where do you think men are going and what do you think they are doing in their pajamas that would necessitate pockets?

xoxo Jill

Dear my blog readers,

If you find men's pajamas without pockets (and they can't be animated character kind) Please notify me of where and price.


xoxo jill

Friday, December 12, 2008

Handsome boy

Just thought I'd share some pictures of our handsome little fella. With the cool cool hair.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Economic Crisis=Fun

Oh, we're prepared. Our children know that when things get tough. We adapt.

Annabelle came up with this on her own. The sound on the video isn't so great, but you can see that we will not want for clothing or toys---our family iscrafty.

And she not only made one for her. She also made some for her sisters. No one wants to be left out.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dresses for Sale

I am selling these 3 dresses. They are violet if the pictures don't show well. They were purchased at Crismons Boutique two years ago and have been worn once, maybe twice. The sizes are: 12m, 24m and 4T. We put them on our girls who were all 2 years apart, so my youngest daughter was 6 months when we put her in the 12 month and since she just laid there it looked fine.

$35 for all three dresses. Total steal because I think each dress cost that much or more. I will only sell them as an entire set, because I don't want to bother piecing them out.

e-mail me at :

if you are interested.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I"m not perfect and neither is my mom

This is me with my parents. I've been looking for a picture of my mom and I only have two. One of her at my high school graduation and one at my college. So I picked this one. She has a chipped tooth so she doesn't like to smile, but no one can really notice the chipped tooth because it's minute(my-noot). Anyway, that's not the point of my post.

My mom has what is known commonly around our house as a "shit list". You don't want to get on it. And once you're on it, you're usually a lifer. On rare occasion you can get off, only to be put back on for something later. My dad has been on it since they've been married. My brothers really got on it when they started smoking in high school. Not good. The first time I got on it was when I was in high school and we were in Sacrament meeting and during one of the hymns I leaned over and told her she was singing too loud (come on that's horrifying for a teenager). She started crying and I made the list. She still brings that up. A few years ago my dad took my mom on a vacation and us kids invaded the house, threw away some things, organized a pantry for her and made a craft room. Sounds good? NOT GOOD. All 4 of us, bumped up to the top of her list. She likes her stuff how she likes it, and no one should mess. She still calls me every once in a while to ask where that "recipe" is that she hasn't been able to find since we cleaned out that room. I'm no dummy, before we went in there were two rules:

1. Do not throw away ANY recipes
2. Do not throw away any fabric

I know exactly where that recipe is. It's in the book I made that weekend called "Recipes" or it's in the other book I made that weekend "Recipes II"

Anyhow, so I talked to my mom this morning and we are all going out for her birthday dinner this Saturday. We used to do this when I was younger, we'd all get dressed up semi-nice and go to Black Angus. Then once people started getting married my dad closed his wallet--hence no more dinners out. So I convinced my dad to open it up again and take us all out. It's been over 15 years and he can just close his eyes and pay for it. So when I was talking to my mom today about it she said "You know that the ASU vs. UofA game is that night don't you?" I said--no. What she was alluding to is that my brothers (die hard ASU fans) might forfeit the family dinner to watch the game. She said "It doesn't bother me if they show up". I'm no dummy. What she meant was--if your brothers don't show up. They are on my shit list. So I feel it is my duty to warn them.

The other day my friend told me that she thinks that I am one of the nicest people she knows. And I said, you must not know very many people. The reasons she thinks that is because she's never made my shit list. Yes, it was inherited. I have one. Many people who are on it might not know they are on it, because I have cut them out of my life. Bad energy. But some do know, and I don't think they like it. Because, you see, I have this problem or gift I should say. I can't bluff. If I don't like you or you have made my shit list--I don't fake it. I don't smile and play nice. I don't even look you in the eye. My body language is apparent. It takes a good deal of stupidity to get on it, but some people can do it. A simple lack of integrity can do it. And if you are a person who cheats on your family---you're a lifer. I don't do kindly to those folks. I'm just saying.

So for Christmas I've decided to attempt to clear my list. I don't know if it's possible, because it is ingrained in me. It's such an integral part of my being. But I will try.