Monday, November 12, 2007

It's The Holidays!!!

I love this time of year. The leaves start to turn, its starts getting cold. I love making treats, and listening to Christmas music....yes I listen to Christmas music in Oct. I can't help myself. I love it so much. My birthday is in Oct!! Then its Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. Anyway, here are some pictures to get you caught up. Enjoy


Yes, this was my Halloween costume. I was a biker. It was awesome. Sean was Bronco Mendenhall and Brooke was Little Bo Peep.



This was the cutest, yummiest fall treat ever. I found this fun recipe in a magazine and had to make it. Brooke and I really enjoyed ourselves.



This was at Gardner Village. I love this place. It has the cutest stores with the best decorations and the most adorable fabric store with my favorite Amy Butler fabrics.





And last but not least, the birthday. I don't mean to brag, but
I received some pretty sweet presents this year. An ipod from my cute husband with my name engraved on the back, and a sewing machine from my parents. That is the Sapphire Viking machine people. It's an animal. Sews through just about anything, has a million stitches, can do embroidery, quilting, the works. I love it. There is also a picture of me at my desk at work. The cute girls I work with decorated it for me. I felt so loved.

And finally (so you can preview what my new machine is capable of) here is a picture of my latest bag. I thought it turned out pretty cute.



That is all for now, sorry this was such a long post. I hope these pictures are not huge......I have a feeling they will be. Oh well.

26 comments:

tigerfoxbear said...

So fun and so cute! BTW it is Bronco Mendenhall not Broc. I hate Halloween, can't stand Christmas music unless it is actually Christmas Day, but I do like thanksgiving.

juliette said...

Stop! These pictures made me miss you so much. Seriously all I want to do is hop a plane, be your cooking assistant and wear a Halloween costume with you- even if it is November! Your costume- hillarious, your legs- twigs, and Brook's costume was great. I love Halloween! Please, a new post tomorrow!

tigerfoxbear said...

Those little pumpkins were super good I must admit, you should have your OWN show on the Food Network. It could be called "How to Make the Best Dinners Ever".

Tadd and Cat said...

Yay! Jill is back! Thanks for the update, I was sitting on pins and needles! First of all, nice costume, and nice legs! :) Second, I'm jealous of your cute little ipod, my sis has one, and I can't believe how little they are! Anyway, thanks for the update, it's nice to know you're alive!

Alifinale said...

YAY! Finally a post from Jill. I hope this means you will not be neglecting us forever again. I love all the pics and will have to get the little pumpkins recipe from you. I can't wait for Christmas too!

Juliette said...

well I needed a little pick me up, so what did I do? You guessed it, visited your blog. It just makes me smile. Especially that picture of you holding those heavenly pumpkins like you are serving me one with a smile! Oh, can you tell I am lonely in the woods?

the waites said...

Im lonely too! I need to escape... Myles is having a rough one today! I just wanna watch movies and reminise about the good ol days. Dont get me wrong motherhood is wonderful and being dirt poor is real fun to. I loved your costume, I showed Willies whole family. Its nice to know You and jew are just a blog away!

jill said...

Thanks for the encouragement guys! I will try and post more often, I just need to get back into the swing of things. I will have to post some pictures of our trip to Oregon next. It was lots of fun.

lindsey said...

wow..i am overwhelmed. the cakes look fabulous. the costumes are awesome of course. love the new bag. what can i say... wow! can't wait for more

Heidi Ann said...

It sounds like you've been having way to much fun! Let's start with Halloween. You know you could only wear those biker shorts becuase you looked great in them! I want that cute recipe you made, you can never have to many recipes! Are you coming for Christmas? I still want one of your original purses, still waiting!

jill said...

I'm pretty sure nobody should ever wear those spandex. I looked sick. But I thought they were too funny not to show off. I will give you the recipe for those pumpkin cakes, it is really easy. You just need mini bundt cake pants to make them. Or you could probably use a cupcake sheet if you don't have the others. I will still make you a purse, it just might be a little bit. I have an order for some that I have to get done first. So probably after Christmas when its not so busy. Sound good?

Scott & McCall Randall said...

if you post of pic of a good fall treat - you HAVE to include the recipe! add it please... i love making fall treats.

happy birthday!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

you posted, you posted! what a treat! i'm so jealous of your new sewing maching. not that i would have a clue what to do with it if it were mine. i guess i'm more jealous of your know-how. and that kitchen?!?! OMG-beautiful! if i had a kitchen like that i'd become a chef in a week. tops. welcome back!

Kimberly and Jonathan said...

You are too cute! I love it that you get a sewing machine for your birthday! It just makes me miss you all the more! Man- your pics of you in the cabin make me reminisce of "the good old times" that we use to have there! Seriously I miss you a bunch! You crack me up with your costume!! Love it!!

ness said...

i'm not even going to say you are a martha because i've been to her show and she has a handful of little assistants who make everything and then roll it all out on a cart. you are the real deal. and let me just say- so impressed with the bag. i'm making the amy butler weekender travel bag and it's a beast. i'm already exhausted and i'm only halfway done. wish me luck.

Smith Family said...

Love the bike shorts!! Those little pumpkins look delicious! And I am with you about listening to Christmas music-- It was on in our house before Thanksgiving came and so was our Christmas tree! The purse is also adorable-- you sure keep yourself busy, but I am completely impressed :)

Jenny said...

Is what Brooke told me true? There is a small possibility that you are going to be out here? Keep me in the loop!! You would be a welcome addition.

Just for Melissa said...

Hey Jill! I love this post. You look so great and happy. Your blog is so fun to read. You did such a good job on those pumpkins! Mrs. Jill "Martha" over here! I have that ipod! It's the best! I hope all is well!

juliette said...

Please explain Reno this minute! I am seriously so made you are not coming to AZ. Jill- DON'T FORGET YOUR ROOTS! HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS! Ok that was a stretch, but I am so very sad!

Juliette said...

email me and give me your address- juliette.hess@gmail.com. Love ya!

Tadd and Cat said...

C'mon Jillie, it's time for a new post!

juliette said...

Ooops. Sorry juliette.hess4@gmail.com I forgot the little 4 after hess. Merry Christmas!

The Meachams said...

HI!

When are you coming down to AZ...I MISS YOU!

Marc said...

New post already!

Stephanie Kaye said...

Love your costume! I am so excited for you to have that sewing machine! You are so crafty... and you get around. New post.... anytime ;)... and when are we going to go on that double date?

{lizzythebotanist} said...

um-you are pregnant?! i'm so excited for you...of course i had to find out through sean's comment on ali's blog, but that's okay. when are you due? do you know what you're having? yay!!!!