Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pioneer Day was Yesterday.

Jill is three months' old today. Yay for time passing quickly! :) It's funny, because she looks big and small to me at the same time. She's still tiny, because I mean look how big we adults are, but she is still big, because she's already over twice as big as she once was!

She usually sleeps with her arms by her sides and sometimes with her arms up in the air. This time she opted for the half and half version. ;)

We had a ward pioneer party today. It was a lot of fun. We are having thunderstorm warnings and watches since last night and all morning though, so that added an interesting element. It was exactly the kind of weather that I missed when I lived in Utah. I actually felt a little scared when I woke up to the thunder and lightning. :) One county over is having a sever thunderstorm watch, so I guess I have somewhat good reason. :) There was actually a motor home on the side of the road as we were driving to the activity. It must have hydroplaned. Below are pictures of Jeff and Jill, also my new friend Sara Hosler and one of her kids, Andy.

Pretty cool, huh? The all dark one is a miniature horse, and the brown and white one is a pony. The miniature horse is smaller than the pony. I guess a miniature pony would be really, really small! It would have been interesting to have a large dog there to see how they all looked in comparison. :)

Pioneer Day is a holiday that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrate in memory of the pioneers who crossed the plains. July 24, 1837 (?) was the date that the first group made it to the Salt Lake Valley.

Jill is telling her story. :)


  1. Quote for the Jill half-and-half picture: "Can I get a wut wut?"

    Actually, Peter has slept like that for, oh, all of his life. He'll just fall asleep with his arms cocked, hands behind the head. I guess it's comfy...otherwise, why do it?

  2. Thunderstorms give me the chance to say "thanks for my safe, dry home when I say my prayers and really mean it!
    The energy of the storm is exciting. I prefer to be inside looking out!

  3. O Mimi you are such a sweet friend! I am so glad you are my new friend:)
    That was a really fun activity.... we were like some of the last few families to leave!
    That video of Jill talking is soooo sweet! And what's even sweeter is that her daddy loves her so much and is talking with her like the only thing that matters in the whole entire world is his conversation with his baby.

  4. p.s. the pioneers crossed the "plains." I think it would have been really cool if they had crossed in "planes" though, and I'm sure the children would have preferred singing as they "walked, and walked, and walked, and walked, AND walked..." (gotta love that song!!)

    LOVE YOU!! Jill is sooooo big.

  5. *and I meant they would have preferred the planes to singing as they "walked..."


  6. plains. check. ;) darn homophones!

    Jill is so big. Our unofficial measuring puts her in the 90th percentile for length and 75th percentile for weight. Right now she's tall like her daddy.

    Yeah, the activity was way fun, Sara! I wish I had gotten a picture of little Nick and Lily. We would have stayed longer, but I didn't think we would have fit in the wagon, and Jeff was ready.


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