Friday, December 18, 2009
I miss mom and dad telling us Christmas will be small this year (ever year) and it never mattering (cause it wasn’t ever true) and because our family is what makes holidays at the Lilley’s so great.
I miss having all our friends over to play poker, or Evan and Tiffany over for long conversations in front of the fire.
I miss Christmas’ in the snow, around the fire with my family building puzzles.
I miss Erin waking us all up at 4 to open gifts.
I miss breakfast in the toe of our stockings.
I miss dad reading the Christmas story.
I miss snack foods and hot drinks, or chips and salsa and diet coke in a cup with a straw.
I miss sledding down the hill outside our house.
I miss listening to mom laugh at the Grinch… every time!
I miss my family
I miss being a kid….
I love being a Lilley <3
Monday, October 5, 2009
Today nothing is different and the Lilley family is in the midst of a sea of changes. As your family grows you take on the lives and changes of more people, opening your heart to more joy, and more pain. I thought about blogging about our trip to Colorado, or the camping trip we went on this weekend, but the truth is life and all its changes are really where I’m at so I’m going to share those instead :-)
Parents… They are living in Seattle! They bought a CUTE house and my dad has started working for the Seattle Gospel Rescue Mission! They are so excited about where God has them and starting their new lives off there. Me and Cody get to go visit in November for Thanksgiving and its killing me to have to wait!
Nole and Heather… They are living in Murrieta now! They moved into their new little home and Nole starts the LA County fire tower on the 13th! I’m so excited for them and this new stage, and that Nole got on so quickly (Two years! Haha) I cant wait to go visit them and see their cute place at the end of the month.
Nathan and Anna… Nathans coming home! He has been out at sea for 6 months and I know Anna cant wait for him to be home! It will be his last deployment for a while:-) I get to see Anna this weekend but am excited for the 25th when all us kids are going up to Oakglenn for a fun fall day together! Its good to all be together.
Dustin and Erin… are waiting for Talon! He is due on the 15th of November and it couldn’t come soon enough. Erin calls him man cub and none of us can wait to see his little face or to squeeze him! Dustin is working a lot and Erin is just getting ready to be mommy. We are having her shower this weekend which means all four of us sisters get to be together! Yeee
Edward… Is in Joshua! I have not heard much from him because he is busy but it sounds like he is having a great time! I miss getting to hear about his life and what’s going on but think his being there is a great thing :-) miss you Edward!
Us… Well we are waiting for construction to be done on the house (fingers crossed for the 28th!) enjoying time with family and friends before the move (which might be moved up…) I feel like I'm in the middle of a grand waiting game! Waiting for Talon, waiting for weekends with family, waiting to move and waiting for our turn to start the fire tower... God is so good and life is full of so many blessings even in our times of change and waiting.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Life is short but a lot of the time its also amazingly sweet <3
I came across this picture of Chris today and couldn't help but laugh. It might be a bad picture but it reminds me of good times. This guy was great at three things making me mad, making me laugh and being one of the greatest friends I've had. Sometimes I still expect him to randomly show up like he loved to do. Knowing that he wont has hurt for a long time, but today seeing his picture made me happy instead of sad. I was blessed to know him. Today He is still making me mad for leaving so early. He is still making me laugh through memories of all the wonderful time we did have. And he is still one of the best friends Ive had. I miss you Chris <3
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I have read a lot of not great reviews on this movie but I still really wanted to see it. We went last night with mom and dad and I LOVED it. I honestly have not laughed that much in a long time. It wasn't to trashy, it was cute and very funny. So point being its going on the favorites list and you should watch it!
Also Ryan Reynolds is going on "the" five celebrities list.... Ahh haha how adorable is that man!?! Welp if anyone wants to see it I'll go with you!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
1 - Two people getting to commit to their best friends for the rest of their lives<3>
anyways here is the only photo I have from the weekend, with some of those wonderful people I was talking about. I know I have said it before but God really blessed my heart when he allowed this friendship to happen. I love you Tilleys!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
We spent the afternoon with Codys family checking out some fridges for their new kitchen. They chose an awsome 5 foot wide fridge! ahh haha so cool. and getting tons of snacks for the evening of course :-)
Mom showing us how to throw a soft ball ;-) Shes so cute
Rylee & Cody
Mom me and Cody enjoying the pretty evening!
As the sun slipped behind the hills it got COLD. Cody had a jacket and mom brought me an extra sweatshirt but Cody thought it was a good idea to zip us both up in the sweatshirt! Haha you should have seen us trying to sit down zipped together like this:-) I love how silly my husband is
The boys played Frisbee for a long time... and lost it into the crowd a couple times :-P Normally running and diving onto the blanket to avoid any blame for it! After confirming they were not very good Cody decided he was going to throw it and land it in my lap... Right! Nope it hit me in the face and that's why I look like cry face in the above picture :-S Lame haha
Grandpa Lilley came over to which was so great! He is moving to Oregon soon and it was nice being able to see him before he left. North was happy to see him to and wanted to take a picture with his Papa
While it wasn't Dustins first official Fathers Day, North still thought it was fun to check out the little person to be growing in Erins tummy. (Stay tuned to find out what it is! She goes in at 1 today!)
Some pretty ladies :-)
Heather and Avery. Two of the most beautiful girls I know :-) And some of the sweetest too!
North and Avery. Are they cute or what?
And lastly me and Avery Bay. I really really really cant get enough of my family. Im so glad we had the time to stop and spend some time with them on Fathers Day.
Me & Anna happy to see everything come together like we had hoped.
Erin also came along for the weekend and was another huge help! Even if she did have to stop for naps now and then ;-) Being pregnant is a lot of work! It was so great to have all three of us together and we enjoyed the long drives and the opportunity to chat and catch up on life. (Just wish Heather had been there too :-()
Anna made all those paper pom pom balls you see hanging back in the trees with the help of Erin and Dianna (Brave ladies!) They looked so soft and pretty surrounding the shower and added a pop of color. Im a big fan of these guys even if I would never brave making them myself! haha
This is the food table... Yum :-P I was in charge of the food of course. Besides accidentaly buying golden honeydew, which made it look just like the cantaloupe... everything came together beautifully (Until the sun started melting the mounds of chocolate covered strawberries... woops)
This is the drink and favor table. Complete with heart shaped ice cubes with berries frozen in them! Haha its all in the details! To the right is a candy buffet for favors. Each guest got ot fill a little pail with their favorite candies to take home.
The center pieces. Each table had different colored fabric and flowers but I think they turned out pretty cute! I loved the butterflies that Anna made to sit on the edge!
Gift table. I found that delicious yellow fabric (Which has small white dots on it that you cant see) for 99 cents a yard! Now I just need to find something cute to make of it!
And the Big Picture!
I think the shower went great :-) We had a great time getting to pray for, laugh with and pamper Jessica before this big step in her life. Im really so excited for her and Brandon. Me and Cody are quickly approaching our one year anniversary and I have mixed emotions. I cant believe its only been a year, and I cant believe how much has happened in that year! Life happens and being married makes life that much more fun!