Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thursday's Thought

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
~Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

If You're Looking For Some Sweet Tunes To Ring In The NEW YEAR

Check this baby Out!

Did I ever tell all of you how grateful I am to have a hubby who keeps my I-Pod up to date with the latest and greatest music? It's one of the many wonderful things he does for me...
I got him a new I-Phone for his Christmas/B-day present....
The thought never occurred to me that I would gain his old I-Phone (and all the awesome apps he has on it) in the process and the kids would in turn get my old I-Pod.....See how it works, everyone's happy!
Now I can lay in bed and blog, check facebook, pay bills, listen to music, and play my FAVORITE GAME PEGGLE!

I'M going Hi-Tech on everyone!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Darling!

You're the CUTEST Boy I know.....
And you just keep getting BETTER & BETTER!!!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Holiday Recap

AKA It's Been BUSY and so here's a holiday overload so you know what's been happening at the Hills........

We've been making lots of these lately....

And Dealing with the second to second mood swings of this little lass....

Playing lots of Games, Barbie house, Halo Risk, Mario and putting Legos together with Mr. Hill until I want to lose my mind only to have the Lego set I worked for hours on smash to bits moments later. Do I sound like I am complaining?
It was the most fun I have had for awhile.....

Laid in bed (LOTS) and worked on making these....

Finished these Pirate Quilts just in time to give to my best first mates on Christmas Eve.
Now their pirate room is complete....

Made a ton of these beauties for all the girlies in my life that I love.
If you are reading this and weren't a recipient....just wait until your next birthday....

Aided the tooth fairy with this cutie pie......

Spent a quiet "low key" Christmas Eve at home opening our packages sent from family, eating yummy food, watching Christmas movies and snuggling into our new PJs......

While Visions of Sugarplums danced in their little heads.....

That is, once we were able to finally get them in bed!

Preparing Santa's Stash was a fun thing to do....

And waking up to giggly boys at 2 a.m. in the living room!
I quickly ushered them back to bed. They went back to sleep on the bottom bunk while I and my cast climbed to the top to settle in for a long winter's nap.
That was abruptly interrupted with a terrible scream at 4 a.m. from drama queen Abby.
She had a cough, a cold and once again the entire house was up.
So, we went with it....letting the kids open it all up.
By some stroke of miracle we were all back in bed at 6 a.m. Awoke at noon and had breakfast then....
It was the most bizarre Christmas and all I can say is Benedryll is coming to visit on next Christmas Eve day!

Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Only 2 More Days!

....And SANTA, they've been REALLY GOOD!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I had NO idea....

That My BETTER HALF felt this way about me.....

Look at my eyes and smile, so happy and unsuspecting....

Now that's more like it!
More family pics to come, want to wait until you get your Christmas cards so I don't spoil it.
Oh, and I got a new cast on my left foot today and it's CAMO...
so much cuter than that yucky white one I had last time.
I'll post pictures soon and I'm afraid the mister got some video of me coming out of my narcotic induced silliness. It's sure to make you snicker?
Have a great weekend all!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Eat Your Heart Out!

I had a surprise visitor today.....
Donny's dad lived at the community I work for.
He never forgets us a Christmas time.
Donny is truly the sweetest, most wonderfully down to earth person you could imagine.
Picture all the "getty" seniors today waiting for their special surprise guest.
It was especially touching to watch him share his great accomplishment with our Alzheimer's residents.
He even autographed a photo for my mom for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's Almost Time....

I have a good friend flying out from KC for the Film Festival this year.
Anyone have any good screenings on their list that they would like to share with us?
If you've never had this experience, you should.....
And shame on you if you live in Utah and have never gone.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Told You It Was Going To Be Good!


Havin' so much fun with her daddy!

Her First Snow!

Mr. Afraid of sleds calls this "butt sledding"

Isn't he YUMMY? I want to eat those pink cheekers!

Thank you Rock Canyon Park!


Monday, December 7, 2009

It's A Fine Day.....

For a COZY NAP!!!!
Brooklyn has the right idea....
Could it be that keeping us up all night is wearing her out?
And.....YA! It's finally snowing in UTAH.
Get your snow pants on kids, mom & dad will be home in a few hours to:

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Our kids got abducted today by their favorite aunt and uncle and 5 cousins they adore.
They were out the front door without any coats or shoes before I could get a goodbye out of them.
No goodbye kisses or hugs.
They were blissfully entertained:
They came in the door and collapsed from sheer happiness.

Jus and I went to see New Moon.
I surprisingly LOVED it, especially the soundtrack!
It took me 9 months to see Twilight.
I rolled my eyes several times through that one.
Sorry if that statement offends any of you die hard fans.
New Moon only got a couple of eye rolls but I really enjoyed it....

Then, we went grocery shopping together, took a long nap, ate a yummy dinner with friends and chilled at Barnes & Noble for a bit.

I missed the kids, but it was nice to relax with my dream guy!


Friday, December 4, 2009

This Weekend......

Looking for something FUN to do?
Check one of these FANTASTIC Movies Out!
Hint: They are my All-Time Fav's

The most beautiful film sets that one could ever imagine. The story is just as great too!

CHARMING....and the music tickles me!

I watched this beauty back to back twice last Christmas Eve
(has to be the best movie score in history)....
Hubby has turned me into a "Indie" Film Nerd.
Thank You Mr. Hill

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday's Thought

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More Tailgaiting!

Holy Cow!
Aye Curamba!

Last Saturday's game was a real THRILLER!
Way to go BYU!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Man And His Dog

I love the tenderness this little puppy brings out in my man.

I keep teasing him that he doesn't even act this in love when we bring a new baby home.

It's been a few years since that has happend at our house and probably entirely untrue.
I love teasing him anyway.
It's now my turn to pretend I don't hear her crying in the middle night or needs something.
He faithfully, without complaint takes care of all the needs of this little sweetie.
I adore so many things about him, this is just one more to add to the endless list!