I started this blog a few years ago and with many things happening in my life I needed to stop for a while. Its too bad its been five plus years, but here I am again. I have so many new things I want to share. I hope with time that my followers will get to know me better. I hope that what I have to share will inspire you in some way. I am a very spiritual person with lots and lots of ideas about life. I have raised 4 children, a husband, and a career of nursing for thirty years. I have been a business owner and a designer of bridal veils. I am even a little bit country. I grew up in the great big sky state of Montana. A small thousand plus acre farm-cattle ranch with gardening and rodeos as a back ground. I love people. I love to cook. I love to garden, and I love to create. I love my children and my seven grandchildren. I have faith in God and I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I’m a mormon. Don’t run away stay and learn a little more. I love life. I love laughter and I love to smile. Stay tune for fifty years of Grandma Jill’s life and loves.
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So what do all of you Utahn’s think? Is it cold enough? This is crazy. I don’t remember this kind of cold ever here. It reminds me of my early Montana days. I would get up early, very early and go to the end of the lane and wait for the school bus. If my dad had to go and get to work he would just drop me off and there I would stand in the frigid below zero weather waiting for the bus to come. I would breathe in and my nostrils would seal shut. It really did happen a lot. So I am a Pansy these days and I like my sunshine. I sometimes ware my coat all day just to stay warm. Along with the fireplace going all day.
Some new things have happened since I have blogged last. Raider D. Payne was born Dec 28th..I almost had the day and time down to the minute. He was 6 lbs and 13 oz’s. He is the cutest little thing. His mom is doing great. His dad is a very proud papa. Their lives have changed forever. It will never be the same, little hands and little feet to follow them everywhere.
We all had a great holiday and all gained a new appreciation for our family. What fun it is to be with all of them. Everyone came by many times during the season and it was just fun. We have had many a party and played many a game. Tim still beats us all but we love to play.
Another great event took place on December 26th. Brad turned 16 and then the driving began at 10:00 am.. with new license in hand he was off. The white truck became his to drive. Wow.. it takes your breath away when they drive away.. I pray everyday he comes home safely. I know it’s all about growing up but it is still hard.
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The Shem Creek Restaurant that we parked the sail boat in front of and had lunch at.
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The Atlantic Ocean.. 83 degrees that day… Dec 11,2007
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The 38 ft Hunter Sail boat that we took to sea… Marga Sailing, So here is the story of Bill Henry. When Bill Henry was a very small boy around 8or9, he was working for Marga’s father at the store he managed. Bill Henry was a very poor boy who was very good friends with Marga’s brother. Bill Henry new his Christmas was going tobe slim. He really wanted to buy his mother a Christmas gift with the few dollars he earned, but it was obvious he wouldn’t recieve much of a Christmas for himself. Bill Henry loved to hunt and he had his eye on some shotgun shells. Needless to say thats where the story gets tricky.. Bill Henry gave his mother shotgun shells for Christmas… So now if you recieve a Christmas gift that gives to more than you it becomes a shotgun shell christmas gift. So this was my shotgun shell Christmas gift from Marga.. A day sailing with her… We……. had a lot of fun.. Thank you Marga. I enjoyed your gift too… it was a blast.. infact I think we will be going back often.. I plan on buying some Crab pots… As we were sailing in the Bay of Charleston on Crab island I kept seeing all of these boye’s popping up everywhere in the water. I was soon told they were crab pots.. crab baskets sitting on the 15ft ocean floor collecting crab… Well that’s what I want to do. Catch my own crab. So the next time I go to Charleston I am buying my own Crab Pots and Dr. Craggie who just bought an island said I could put my crab pot out buy his island. I can hardly wait to catch my first batch of crabs.
These are the shotgun shell lights that were given to her in behalf of Bill Henrys memory. (Bahenry) Bill Henry was actually killed at a young age.
Add a comment December 21, 2007
Greetings to all,
Well here it is one week past Thanksgiving and my lawn needs mowing. We did get a little snow, but not enough to stop the lawn from growing. I guess today after work I will go mow up the last of the leaves and fluff the yard a little. I really hate the snow…
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I certainly did. All the kids came over with their spouses and baby’s. One baby, one to come. On Thanksgiving morning the boys went to their 25th annual Turkey Bowl Football game. I have to tell you it was really funny. They were getting ready the night before all excited about what Jerseys they were going to wear and if they could really still get them on. The four of them took off early and I was anticipating an afternoon of sore muscles, possible broken bones, swollen ankle’s..but nothing serious this year. Tim and Brad walked in pretty sore, Brian is too proud to let any one know how bad he was hurting, and Nate just bounced off to his in-laws where I am sure he moaned for a few days. What fun they have each year. Brian started the Turkey Bowl when he was the youth leader for 15 year old boys way back in 1983. Those boys now all have families of their own and it is a real treat to see them each year. Well enough of that….
Brian, Nate, Brad, Tim
Add a comment November 30, 2007
Now that you have met my family, I would like to talk about myself a little. (This is strange for me ,) I have some very big things going on in my life and I would like to share them. First of all I am a Registered Nurse and for the past three years I have had the opportunity to work with a physician who is amazing. She is a Breast Reconstructive Micro-Surgeon. Her name is Marga F.Massey. She is a southern girl with southern charm. I have witnessed her change lives. We worked together at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and now I work for her in her private practice. Her office is in Charleston South Carolina. I get the great opportunity to provide information to women all over the world in regards to their Breast Cancer post reconstruction. As I talk with women who have desires to be put back together so to speak,I am happy to tell them that their are many options for them.
When I started understanding how important it is for women to complete this event, I thought for myself, would I do all this? As I have watched women go through the changes they do with cancer this is an essential part to all of their healing. It puts them back together again. Its a hard process with a lot of time needed but it is worth it in the end to see smiles come back and lives moving on. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have to share this with the world. Call me, we will talk if this terrible cancer has come into your life, and ways we can start the healing process.