Monday, April 21, 2008

The sad news...

This weekend wasn't all fun and games. My grandfather Miller (who has been living here in Lincoln since last August) was admitted to the hospital on Friday. I would ask for your prayers for his peace, and that of my family.

The Reception

Bishop Ric Barrera presented the ring ceremony.
Aaron and Whitney's first dance.
Jocelyn and Shannon

Whitney was doing the twist with the little girls.
The Mother Son dance

Hailey, Morgan, Delaney and Katie, the program passers and the flower girls.
The wedding cake
Uncle Steve and Uncle Chuck

Uncle Gary and Aunt Becky

Grandma Hill, Aaron and Grandpa Hill.

Makin' the deal.

The Rehearsal Dinner

We had dinner in Mom's big garage (because the weather was not cooperating. Skeeter Barnes was main course, then we had salads and cookies and brownies too.

This is Whitney with her dad, Pat Bieck.

Whitney and Aaron (again with the crazy faces!!!)

Katie and Grandma Hill.
Uncle Chuck, Aunt Norma, Grandma Miller, Lindsey, Jason, and Jocelyn.
Aaron wants you!!!

Lindsey and Elizabeth
Uncle Ric, Aunt LouAnn, Aunt Shauna and Uncle Steve.
Grandpa Bieck, Grandpa Hill, Grandma Hill and Dad

Paul and Jae Farnsworth

The Temple

I promise I will load more pictures from the temple when their photographer gets them to me, but these two were so cute, I couldn't pass them up. Whitney is standing with her dad and her grandpa Beick (and freezing to death!!!).

Aaron is taking a picture of them.

Dinner at the Oven

We went to dinner at the oven Thursday night with our Hill extended family. (Pre wedding stuff).

Jason, Dad, Grandpa and Gary all enjoyed the food.

Aaron will not take a nice picture to save his life.

Paul and Jay Farnsworth, Aaron's friends were visiting for the wedding as well. And here are the Grandpas.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

My New Toy

Hey Everyone, for those who haven't met...

This is Ax.

Yes, I name my inanimate objects that run my life, for those of you who know me, this should come as no surprise!!!

DJ bought her last year (of course it is female... like I would let a male organize my life) for himself, but then got a smartphone and didn't need her. I found her recently, cleared the memory, charged her up and haven't been anywhere without her. This was an added benefit as Laptop is dying. (It's sad really. I will miss Laptop.)

Anyways, just wanted to share - say meet the fam, and all that jazz!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

I'll Make A Man Out of You...

Maybe it's the Donny Osmond connection - totally unsure - but I have always loved this particular song from Disney's Repertoire, which is ironic, since I have girls. Of course, Mulan was a girl too. (To hear this particular song, left click on it once in the playlist to the right.)

Let's get down to business
To defeat the Huns
Did they send me daughters
When I asked for sons?

You're the saddest bunch
I ever met
But you can bet
Before we're through
Mister, I'll make a man out of you

Tranquil as a forest
But on fire within
Once you find your center
you are sure to win

You're a spineless, pale pathetic lot
And you haven't got a clue
Somehow I'll make a manout of you

I'm never gonna catchmy breath
Say good-bye to thosewho knew me
Boy, was I a fool in school for cutting gym
This guy's got 'em scared to death
Hope he doesn't see right through me
Now I really wish that I knew how to swim

(Be a man)We must be swift as the coursing river
(Be a man) With all the forceof a great typhoon
(Be a man) With all the strengthof a raging fire
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

Time is racing toward us till the Huns arrive
Heed my every orderand you might survive
You're unsuited forthe rage of war
So pack up, go homeyou're through
How could I make a manout of you?

(Be a man) We must be swift asthe coursing river
(Be a man) With all the forceof a great typhoon
(Be a man) With all the strengthof a raging fire
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

(Be a man) We must be swift asthe Coursing river
(Be a man) With all the forceof a great typhoon
(Be a man) With all the strength of a raging fire
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

This morning, I really needed the song. I have been really down on myself this week, just grumpy about a lot of different things. But then I realized that I need to make a man out of me.
It just wasn't the little things that annoyed me, or the big things that festered, it was that I wasn't doing anything about any of it. I wan't moving to change anything, I wasn't composing myself and I wasn't using the strength I have been given to get through it.
What a wake up call. My anthem for the day!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

On Something....

Today we (DJ, Shannon, Hailey and Katie) were driving to dinner. I was navigating, and, in an effort to be funny, was making my voice sound like a GPS vocal prompter.

In .1 miles turn right.
Turn right now.
In .05 miles turn left.
Turn left now.

The girls thought it was hilarious and Katie says - Mom you sound like OnStar.

Then Hailey says - It's MomStar.

Where do they get this stuff???

Monday, April 7, 2008

Hey Wen... This one's for you...

(Pictures to be added later..)

The Perfect Cup (located just shy of 70th Street on O, where the HOOTERS used to be) is a drive-through pharmacy/coffee shop. Rumor had it that they also do sandwiches, so craving a sandwich, I drove over there today.

Incredible BLT, by the way, and nicely sized, a little on the pricey side, but worth it as the ingredients were fresh, the bread soft, and the bacon was crispy without being crunchy!!!

Add to it a Peach Citrus Fresca, and the world revolves around lunch!

Saturday, April 5, 2008


My mother had this wonderful stuff at her house, and I borrowed it!
I'm not returning...
What you see here is fat-free sugar-free cheesecake flavored pudding. I threw in some low-sugar strawberry ice cream topping, and we couldn't get enough of it.
You gotta try this stuff!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Poisson d'Avril!!!

I love April Fools Day. There is nothing better than remembering to laugh. I also love to pranks. Playing them, and getting them played on me.

My favorite was as a teenager. My friend and I locked the bathroom stalls at girls camp in Alaska and put boots and pants by all the toilets. (We thought this was funny, those in line were not nearly as amused!!!!

When I was in high school, I took french, and we would stick pictures of fish on other people's backs (like Kick Me signs).

A few years ago, I worked at a daycare center. At a staff meeting, the receptionist said that she had not ever been pranked. (Like I am going to let that go... I had her convinced that there was a bat flying around the basement for a good ten minutes, then we took her outside and the kids told her Happy April Fool's Day. She laughed so hard, she almost cried!!!

So leave me comments, and tell me what your great pranks have been!!!

I haven't really pulled any pranks recently. I'll have to work on that!! Have a great day everyone!!!