Saturday, January 22, 2011


What began as a fun game of Twister, turned into this. THIS is what happens when I give my 9 yr old the camera. Yep. And, just in case you are wondering what the large watermelon shaped object is below, it's my BOTTOM. And the skinny well-proportioned camo-colored one to the right would be my man's. Argh.

Presley twisting her little limbs

what you don't see is the fussing that was taking place. that's the good thing about still pictures.

once again, joseph gets a cheap shot. argh.

note to self..never give a 9 yr old a camera. never. ever. especially when bending is involved. well, even when bending is not involved. better safe than sorry. thank you.

lesson learned,

Friday, January 21, 2011

I'm Hooked....

...on ALDI. Oh my goodness, I have never been so happy to go to the grocery store. I find myself wanting to go, even when we don't need anything...just so i can save money.

"If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good."-- Dr. Seuss

Yep, saving money is good...and fun! Try it y'all..put those couponing scissors down. Come on over to ALDI. You will be glad you did!

Oh, and they also own Trader Joe's. I love them even more.

That's all.

happy Friday friends,


Thursday, January 20, 2011

My day....

Today was a good day. I decided to put a few "chores" on hold and take my little crooked-smiling 4th grader to lunch. Yes, take him to lunch. Not just the usual, have-lunch-at-school date.

It all began after walking Presley into school this morning. Just a normal day, not much different. Rush, rush...fighting in the car over which track on the cd to play. You know, the usual.

Well, as I was hurriedly walking up the side-walk holding Presley's hand and dragging..uh, i mean guiding her into school, something happened. I looked down at her. I saw her little shoulders carrying a book bag, just about as big as she is. She was looking down at the ground. I stopped mid-step and told her that I loved her.

I had a flashback of doing the same thing with Joseph when he was a mere Kindergartner. Wasn't that just yesterday? Wasn't it?

I realized that I had fallen into the "groove" again. The groove that is dangerous. The groove of not realizing how short this time is with these little nuggets of gold.

My pace slowed down. Presley finally had to say.. "Come on, Mommy!"

I walked her into class. I didn't want to leave. Or better yet, I wanted her to leave with me. Fighting back tears and a lump the size of an orange in my throat, I walked out.

I got into the car. My eyes burning with tears, I made a vow to not let this time go by without being in every moment.

My laundry baskets are overflowing....yes, literally. I have a lot to catch up on.

It would have to wait.

2 hours later, I arrived at Joseph's school, checked him out and took him to lunch at his favorite little American-dive...Chick-fil-a.

Why Joseph and not Presley, you ask?

Presley has a very hard time saying goodbye after our lunch dates. Being that we just got back into the swing of things from our Christmas break and then our snow break, I thought it best to give her a few weeks. It takes her a bit to get back in the saddle of school.

Joseph and I had a fabulous date. He makes me laugh, that boy. I could inhale him with one large breath.

This was my day.

back to the laundry basket,


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Much ado about nothing....

 Lem is showing off his new hat...
I am showing off my new blush..and the fact that i can finally wear the color CREAM! Never could pull that off with blonde hair! =)

heading out to breakfast this morning

My love and I are in St. Simon's together...alone! It feels so weird being here without my babies, but we are having so much fun. We both needed this time together. I love every minute spent with him. He makes my heart so happy and full! It is strange having nothing to do and nowhere to go. I like it. Hence, the title of this post. :)

Oh, I have so much on my heart that I want to share, but I just don't know where to start. Maybe tonight when he is engrossed in the big Falcon's game, I can log on and type away. I love sharing my heart with him, but sometimes I just have to put a muzzle on it. Ya know what I mean? Not that he would ever say so, but I know he just kind of likes to keep it simple sometimes. He is a man after all. :) I have learned when to "drop" something, even when I want to plead my case with him about it. Getting older has helped me to learn this, albeit the hard way. :)

I can't help but think that this year is going to bring on big changes. God is leading us, and I am trying so hard to be obedient in every area so that I won't miss the boat. There have been so many times I have slipped away from God and then felt like i really missed out on "something". For the last month or so, God has really been giving Jill Hill a little spiritual transformation. I gently feel him tugging at my heart in areas that I am being  disobedient. As He does this, I am keeping my eyes and ears wide open to not miss an opportunity to obey Him.

Okay, well my sweetie and I are about to go for a long walk on the island. I could use some's been a while.

still much-ado'ing-about-nothing,

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....

taking a little ride behind the 4 wheeler...woohoo!

love getting to wear a sock hat!

joseph and me having some fun!

always posing, she is

handsome snow baby

who's that chick with the brown hair next to my little snow babies? ;)

not sure what this face is about?

snow makes everything so beautiful!

presley keeps slipping walking up the hill

Aspen, our very first baby

my sweet Holly, my 2nd baby

presley and haylee prepare to sled

"this is the BEST day of my life" presley hill--monday Jan. 10th, 2011
my handsome snow hunk

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bring on the new year....

A new year and a new me....:)

Trying dark for a while...:)

Praying for all of you that 2011 will be full of God's blessings, joy, peace, good health and most of all LOVE.

Happy New Year!