Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ashland U and so much more

When I graduated with my masters from Ashland University I became obviously ALUMNI. So, they were having a little alumni banquet about 2 hours away... so off we went. Now, I don't want you to think that my hubby didn't want to go (ha) but he was out of town for the week so that is why he isn't in many of the pictures.

It was nice to talk to retired alumni...

conversation went like this...

Ashland alumnist: when did you graduate?
Jill: oh, like last year.
aa: thats nice, what do you do
jill: well, yah, know, i, um, stay home and raise my kids
aa: oh, thats nice, i bet you use your degree
jill: yep, everyday, good thing i got it in education and leadership...because i use both all the time

jill: so when did you graduate?
aa: well, so glad that you asked, you see i graduated in 72, you know when things were really good, i then went on to work for this and that...then, i got married and had kids, you know when the economy and things were really good... and moved here to work for so and so, you know because back in the day things were really good in our country... then i came back to the university to work and become a professor, then we moved to florida to retire, but can you believe this housing market... but we still just love meeting all these other graduates...

jill: nice, glad to know when you graduated...

forgot to insert above, that I probably had to have this guy finish his conversation like 5 times as I attempted to get Scarlett out from under the table because she wanted to play hide -n-seek and trying to feed Willow all covered up in front of this retireee was a JOKE.

Anyways, the picture below is the group that attended and it took place at the Amelia Island Plantation. It was beautiful and I could handle living there as well.


Scarlett and Willow


Scarlett loves to cook and bake, so she got her OWN apron to wear.


One day Scarlett said she wanted to go skating, so she dumped out the cards and went to town...i couldn't figure out where she learned this... i have never done this??

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Grayson's Birthday

The other Jill and Ryan's little Grayson just turned 5. I can't believe it but our little ones are just getting older.

A girlfriend helped out with Willow during the party, Anna feeding Willow a bottle

Jill made the cake and did a great job as always.


our sweet little willow


Grayson opening presents
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I had more pictures of the party but can't get them to upload....grr, wish i was better with this technology stuff.

our babies

Grayson opening presents at the party, although i think Jill was having a little bit more fun.



scarlett and maren checking Willow out.


willow sleeping...

yep, that would be our


for the night....

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Our Roof

yes, when we bought the house we were going to attempt to get new shingles and finally came around to doing it with a leak that was not fixable.

3 guys + 9 days later = done to come of finished product

Guys putting on shingles



Old house view
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fire Station

During the week of Scarlett learning about the letter F. I helped organize a group of girls from our church to go to the Fire Station and visit.

Aiden and Scarlett adore each other.


Scarlett almost in firefighter land. Of course, we can't visit a fire station without our fire engine red tutu on.


Elizabeth with Josiah... she organizes a playdate every Thursday for all of us girls from church.


Aiden and Scarlett hanging out in front of the truck.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day in the life of Scarlett

Scarlett's hands on project one day was playing with sand

aka brown sugar

She enjoyed it and I just LOVED cleaning it all up off the floor.


Scarlett at gymnastics


and then back to more brown sugar after gymnastics


During F week, Scarlett painted a fish.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day Pottery

Carly comes to learning time at our house once a week. This is a family shot of all of them at the pottery party we went to. (carly is the little one in red at the end)


We all had fun painting the pottery at Mud Monkey.


The food was sooo yummmy.


Of course, Scarlett and Trista somehow always find each other...

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Before church i told Scarlett we were going to Mud Monkey later in the day. When we we got there, she was soooo confused to why they didn't have any monkeys...

try explaining that one to a three year old.

Mud Monkey

Mommy checking out Scarlett's work.


We were just loving life as sometimes I always have Willow and can't enjoy JUST scarlett.


Megan's mommy put the little party together. Trista, Megan and Scarlett


getting giggly and having fun

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

The kids eating at the party....everyone brought something yummy to eat.


Little Willow at the party, although she missed most of it with her morning nap.


Of course, Ryan loves when the boys want to play the WII.

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This is our life

Kids, kids and more kids

pizzza night ... we have had pizza night every friday night since we got back from Ohio this winter.


We hosted a little Valentine's day party, which we have every year.


Trista eating and loving life.


Trista, Carina and Scarlett love hiding, I enjoy listening to them have their little conversations.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Scarlett all dressed up and cheering


Scarlett working on her words and matching them up to the objects.


Scarlett working on writing the letter C, during C week.


Scarlett working on the letter E. She was painting with an eraser.
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