My Dad has been singing this for years.
He changes the words to fit any family occasion....
weddings, birthdays, and this one is his Christmas version.
I'm not sure, but I think the title is, "It's not very long, see ya."
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
This is not one of my shorter videos. I wanted to do something different this time and introduce
every person who attend our annual family Christmas Eve party. So that took lots of minutes.
If you have lived in our area for any length of time you most likely will know some of these people.
And as a side note, I don't want to confuse anyone by the first song you'll hear.
It just happened to be on our car radio at the time.
Okay, keep an open mind. I made lots of mistakes....
and how did I forget Ty Kennington and Wendy!!
So thankful to be part of a large extended family who are not easily offended.
Rozier Christmas Eve 2015 from Jill Shelley on Vimeo.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Isn't this a glorious week! Tonight is our annual Rozier party and with any luck, and semi cooperation
from my extended family, I'm hoping to come home with a video introducing all 51 who are there!
Meanwhile, I just have to share the video below of Karen singing to Tyler last week.
I hope someone is on here today to see it!
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Last night Den and I watched an old episode Andy Griffith. It was 1964.
Opie was taking care of some baby birds who had no mother. He kept them in a cage and fed
them worms and bugs, but then the day finally came when Andy had to convince Opie it was time
to let them go.
Opie was so worried his little birds wouldn't be able to fly on their own. He fretted but finally let
them fly off one by one. Afterwards Opie was sad and said to Andy, "The cage looks awful
empty don't it Pa?"
Andy's response: "But don't the trees seem nice and full!"
That was exactly what I needed to watch yesterday on Tyler's 30th birthday!
Here's that part of the show I'm talking about.
Forget the first part (I don't like it so don't watch it) just go to about 4:00.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
My Mom's enchiladas live on...
in her great granddaughter Winnie.....because...
Thinking back, I'm amazed how many people have asked for my Mom's simple enchilada recipe.
And each time Terri, (below) had a baby she requested Mom make enchiladas for her.
By the way....A good friend commented to me through email that I should try softening up the
Perhaps that would be easier. I wonder how most people roll enchiladas.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
What could be more appropriate for dinner on my Mom's birthday than the enchiladas she use to
make for all her children and grandchildren?
doorstep. But I can't. Because I never took it.
there. Or so a part of my brain thought.
yesterday. The only reason I bring that up is she was my inspiration for doing so. She had much
concern for the homeless. She helped serve meals to them every Friday until her Alzheimer's
interrupted all that.
Not in a grieving way. She is just a part of me.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
I'm still thinking about last Sunday....
A talk was given in our Sacrament meeting that is still on my mind.
(this is the first meeting where we all meet together with our families)
John, the speaker, quoted Elder Joseph Wirthlin when he said:
"I have learned that the 3 most loving words are “I love you,”
and the 4 most caring words for those we love are “We can’t afford it.”
Then John went on to explain that growing up he thought his family was very
poor. His Mom mixed powdered milk with regular milk to make it last longer. She
also had many tricks she used to make old things seem like new ones. She made
so many tuna casseroles while he was growing up that he says he gets nauseous
now just thinking about it.
As John grew older he realized they were not poor since his dad was a judge and
his Mom a full time school teacher. But his family was able to save so much
money through sacrificing that his parents were able to help many people. He
remembers how his parents were able to pay for siding for a widow's home, and
another time how they were able help a needy family buy a new roof.
Looking back John, the speaker, says it was a great way to grow up because he
and his siblings learned to work hard, and not take things for granted.
His childhood reminded me somewhat of my childhood. I believe my adult life has
been much easier because I was not just handed things that I wanted. If it wasn't
my birthday or Christmas, I had to find a way to earn money to buy it.
Back to the speaker on Sunday....He told the story of a friend who really wanted a
particular game so he took out a credit card so he could purchase it. Then from
that day this friend over time ended up getting more and more credit cards. Then
one day he was shopping with his friend at Target. John watched as he made a
$20. payment on his Target charge. But at this same shopping trip the friend
bought $40.worth of stuff plus took out another $20. in cash. What sense did that
John went on to explain that by living providently, we can help others since
we will have the means to do so.
We sang one of my favorite hymns for the closing song,
Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd
I especially love the 4th verse and the chorus:
Friday, December 4, 2015
And I LOVE it!
Thursday, December 3, 2015
This is what a Grandma does when she can't be there in person, yet.
If I should be so lucky to get more pictures today I will just add them here. :)
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
McKenna was due to have a c-section on my Mom's birthday, December 8th,
but the baby has decided to COME TONIGHT instead!
The McKs are at the hospital now.
The first picture was taken while they were trying to decide if they could stop her contractions.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
I've been sick through most of the month of November.
Nothing really bad, and nothing that put me in bed much.
Just a lingering allergy/cold/virus(?) coughing thing.
But it's made me tired, and I was thinking maybe this year we wouldn't put up the tree.
But after seeing this video this morning, our tree is going up.
I want to celebrate Christmas to the fullest.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Excited....because....at the very end of this little clip I get to see my 2 unborn granddaughters.
McKenna will give birth on Dec 8th....in just 11 days!
And Karen is due on January 26th. Little girls who get to grow up together.
At the very beginning is McKenna's brother Jared, with his wife Heather. Jared fried the turkey this
year! I've never ever tasted a fried turkey.
It's hard being 765 miles away from them!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Since they can make it pretty much by themselves..