Thursday, February 26, 2009

Well said...

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Edward

Edward - Eddie - King Edward - Masta E - Squidy...and many others. Edward is the "Coolest" one of us all! He is the youngest sibling, and so he grew up with four "mothers" in his life:-) He handled it pretty well and turned out pretty great. Everyone knows Edward, he makes friends all over the place, probably because he makes everyone laugh. He has added so much to our family both in keeping our mom busy so we could get away with things;-) and with his wonderful personality and zest for life. Edward is a lot like Gabe in the fact he is a boy through and through. He is going to be graduating high school this year and I cant hardly believe it. He has turned into such a fun person, nice gentleman and quite handsome guy if I might say so! I'm so excited to see what he does with his life. Like Kelly Cookingham used to say, Edward could be the president one day! But if he doesn't I'm sure he will continue impacting people lives just the same. This guy is great=)

Sister Erin

Okay back to the family reports!
Erin is the first of my two younger siblings, and the youngest of the three girls. She is still kinda the baby of the family even though Edward is younger, and she is also the brains of the family. This girl is brilliant & beautiful! I love her for her funky style & personality and her willingness to just be herself. She has such a huge heart for people and everyone likes her (Even when she was a stinker;-) heehee She is also one of the greatest friends you will have always loyal and trustworthy. I really cant wait to see what she does with her life she has so much potential and I know she will do great at whatever it is. I love you sister Erin!

This is Dustin (AKA Dusty Bear or Dustin Schlegal Sugar Bagel... sorry dusty if I spelled that wrong!) And he is Erins person. He is not a sibling as of yet but we still think he is pretty swell:-)

Visiting Rylee

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We went and visited Rylee in the hospital. She wasn't very talkative

Depending on your computer this video can be a little sketchy, sorry about that.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The AnnaMae Ouimet Family

The oldest Lilley girl is AnnaMae. She was named after our moms mom and was born in Oregon above a funeral home... thats right a building full of dead people:-) Since than Anna has become such an amazing woman in spite of her traumatic introduction into the world teehee. She is one of my best friends and one of the greatest moms I have ever seen! Anna has a love for anything to do with creativeness, weather it was costumes and running around in big dresses when we were kids, or painting beautiful pieces for her home she is truly talented. She is a lot like my mom in her constant desire to be learning and growing closer to the Lord which is something I admire, along with how amazingly strong she is having on many occasions for months at a time been a single mother since her husband is in the Navy. Im so amazed by her joyful heart and supportivness to her husband. Anna met Nathan when they were very young and married not long out of high school a lot like Nole and Heather. I like Nathan a lot for a brother in law and take any chance I get to go to San Diego for the weekend with their cute little family. Nathan is very much a guys guy and is always messing with a gun, a jeep or some other such toy. But what I like about him the most is the way he loves and provides for my sister:-) They are such a wonderful couple and Im so happy to see my sister so happy. Thanks Nathan!
You can see parts of each of them in Gabriel their son. He is ALL boy! He has more energy than a monkey and climbs like one too:-) He likes to read like his mama and spends time working on his jeep just like daddy. This little boy has completely stolen my heart with his crazy hair, silly grins and funny antics. He might keep his mama busy and worn out but I think he is pretty much the greatest little kid ever. Anna always has stories about him that make me laugh.
Gwen is their youngest. She too has enough personality to keep Anna busy let alone the fact she has two like this! I honestly watch her with these kids and am amazed she can keep up! Gwen is such a mamas girl and likes to be held. She talks a lot like any girl should and is stubborn as all get out. She refused for a long time to walk on her feet and instead scooted around the room on her knees for months! What another precious little girl.

I love you Ouimet family!

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Nole Lilley Family

Okay onto my siblings... There are five of us, and I am right in the middle. Nole, Anna, Me, Erin and Edward. I loved growing up with so many siblings and each one fit in just perfectly.Nole Hunter is obviously the oldest Lilley. He played the big brother role very well and even got me grounded for kissing a boy back in the day;-) I also have memories of him when we were kids playing the butcher! We would run around on our hands and knees and he would catch and kill us than role us under the coffee table to cook! Haha he was such a wonderful older brother and now its fun to have him as more of a friend. me and Cody both love when we get to spend time around Nole and his family. He is a intelligent and funny person a lot like my dad. You might have to get to know him before you see that side, but when you do he is a great guy to have around.

So who is Noles family? Well back when they were babies themselves Nole married Heather. They moved to Georgia, had babies and than came home. But even before they were engaged Heather was coming along on family vacations (without Nole even there!) and was just another one of the girls:-) She has such a caring heart and is so talented! Everything she touches turns out beautiful, including her wonderful babies:-)Avery Bay is their oldest and is four years old! I cant hardly believe that because it feels like yesterday we were packing those babies around camp with us:-) She has the cutest little personality and is very smart! She is also talented just like her mom. In lots of ways she is a mini version of Heather. Its so fun to see her growing up and hear all the funny things she says. She is such a wonderful joy and addition to our family.North hunter is 2? and he is a little man. He has a little man voice. He dresses like a little man. and has a little man temper:-) He is more shy like his parents and you have to work him out of his shell but when you do he has just as much personality as his sister. He is a Darling little brute:-) and thats the Nole Lilley Family!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Parents!

I know everyone thinks their families are the greatest but mine REALLY is! I'm always talking about how much I love and adore each of them so I thought I would introduce you to all the fun personalities that makes up the Lilley family:-)
I will start with my wonderful parents for tonight! It's so fun to have parents that you respect, and have a friendship with as well. I am so blessed to have such supportive and loving parents who have shown us what a strong Christian marriage should look like, and what a amazing impact you can have on your children’s life. I think they have done an amazing job! And besides, there some of the "funnest" people you will ever meet:-)My mother was an amazing teacher to us, and is one of my best friends. I love the knowledge and encouragement she gives and admire her heart for God. My goal in life is to be a woman who strives after God like she has, and a wife and mother who continually is growing and being an example of what a godly woman is. Im so proud of the mama I have and love her to death. She is also hysterical! You probably never will but I wish you could see my Marmy dance, tell the story of little jaspers and watch the grinch:-) She is filled with life laughter and kept our home the happiest place to be. What a huge blessing!

My dad has the knowledge of a dictionary, persusive skills like no other, a truely passionate soul, a heart of gold, ideas beyond anything you could imagine and the dicapline to see those dream come true. He believed and encouraged our every dream and whim filling our minds with intregu and intrest to learn. He had a book for everything! (He also has a song for everythign too:-) I love my daddy and respect his oppinion SO much. He showed me what a man and husband should be giving Cody big shoes to fill (Which he is doing seemingly effortlesly by the way!) Anyways heres to the greatest dad on earth I love you daddy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Coming soon....

To the blog nearest you. bah

I have a few posts to make but have not downloaded the pictures. I will try to do it tonight. Im sorry for not posting anythign exciting but keep looking its coming soon! heehee

On another note for the second day in a row golf course and tennis are closed due to rain. This means there is not much to do and nobody here...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Celebrities I Adore

I know you don't really care... but here are my top five female celebrities (not necessarily in order)

For starters Jennifer Aniston!I was reading on yahoo this morning how JenniferAniston was one of the top searches above things like weather even! Im not surprised though because in my opinion what's not to love? I have admitted to being a complete Friends fan:-) I listen to it like music while cleaning, cooking and than of course doing nothing. So naturally any of the Friends cast has my full vote for being great but Jennifer is on the top for me!
Secondly Hilary Duff. I think she is so cute! Her style is fantastic I wish I could have all her cloths! And I will even admit to liking her music:-) heehee shes another one that I have liked for a long time ever since the Lizzy McGuire days. I also love that she hasn't gone of the deep end like so many other young stars do these days. I think shes a great role model and my style icon.Okay Kate Mara... I adore her because she is so stinking adorable! I haven't seen her in anything besides Shooter but I fell in love with this girl! Between her accent, freckles and girl next door looks she is probably the celebrity I would want to look like most... My husband always thinks thats weird but shes just so darn cute!
Kate Beckinsale! As Cameron would say "She is my favorite vampire" and she is.,, I love the Underworld movies (You should definitely see the new one Sonia is almost as cute;-)... almost. I think she is beautiful and I love her personality, well at least the side of her she shows in interviews;-)
I have found that a lot of people don't agree with me on this one but Kirsten Dunst!!!! Love her! I love her roles in Elizabethtown, Marie Antoinette, Wimbledon, Spider Mans, Mona Lisa Smiles and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. She isn't my favorite dresses when she isn't "dressed up" but shes real and beautiful:-) I'm a fan.
So there you have it five of my favorite celebrities... I know I said they were pretty, beautiful, adorable, cute and stunning a lot. This doesn't mean that Im in love with or obsessed with beautiful people... just these ones haha.

Friday, February 6, 2009

This is what Blah looks like


One of those days, when everything seems to go wrong. I got up and forced my self to get ready when all I wanted to do was go get a cider from Starbucks, curl up in my cozy bed, listen to the rain and read my book. I finally got out the door, a couple minutes early so I could get coffee. I drove about a block pulled over and confirmed that my tire was completely flat! I sat around and waited for the man to come change my tire than got to work a half hour late with no coffee to be had.
My boss pulled me into his office when I got here and told me we would be letting go one of my good friends here at work and the meeting was at ten. I sulked around trying to work than the meeting… it was sad:-( His wife is eight months pregnant with a baby boy, and now he has no job. Bummer.
They laid off more people after I left the meeting and now I feel completely bummed out. I have to work a half hour later than I would have than go to America tire to get the tire fixed, so I can drive out to the valley and hang out with Randi ad Rylee, than come back to work in the morning. Blah that’s how I feel, blah.
Sometimes my life seems rather pointless and meaningless, it’s good to remind yourself that God is here even in days like this…

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. - Philippians 1:6