ECRC got some fence poles!!

You heard it, the ECRC got posts for a fence!! I didn't take a pic because it was dark and snowing, but don't worry, I'll get it soon enough.

I just knew that all of you would be so happy to hear this good news! YAY!


i should probably document this or do my hair more often...

and by "do my hair", I really just mean not having it in a nasty side pony tail...

yeah, post my on the jazzy hoe blog...i dare you.

my thankful list of 2009

Okay, so here's the dealio. I used to love making lists and I did it often. But this year I feel like if I tried to make a thankful list I would go on for three years and I'd still miss a bunch! This year has been one of growth, happiness, and a lot of learning. Since so much has happened and I have so many things to be grateful for, I think I'll just say that this year has been grand.

I am very thankful for my friends and my family and for always supporting me. Love you all!


thug thursday thanksgiving

These pictures pretty much sum up my Thanksgiving this year...

It was a good day thanks to Joey Bear, the rest of my awesome fam, and Thug Thursday. Dinner was great, movie with the sis-in-law was good, and hangin' with Joe Bear all day was fantastic. I love my family so much and I'm glad I got to spend Thanksgiving with them this year. I'm sad my baby sis couldn't be here, but we'll have plenty more years together at the kids table in the livingroom. Livin' the dream, baby.



These are the family pics for 2009. Woot. I miss my baby sis!


my latest obsession

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little OCD...as in I tend to get obsessed with things often and for long periods of time. Sometimes it's one song that I'll have on repeat for weeks, eating nothing but grilled cheese for weeks, or watching the same movie every day for a month.

Well, here is the latest of my hot addictions:

Check it out. Also, if you like it, check out the website, it's a pretty sweet concept. Click here or http://www.playingforchange.com/

Peace out!

Playing For Change | Peace Through Music

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hello from the parents basement!

Hi, all.

If you're reading this, leave me a comment. I always wonder who reads this blog of all blogs. It's cool if you're a blog stalker; I do it, too.

Just say hey or whatever you wanna tell me.



Weddings with Jill: 1010 (how to transform your church gym into the reception of your dreams...)

 I first came up with this post in April of this year. I've made some revisions that, I think, have really made this post "re-blog worthy". Anyway, enough chit-chat, here it is:

How to go from this:

 To this:

In no particular order, here are sex SIX simple steps to take in order to achieve a successful "gym wedding".

1. Utilize the stage. Really though. Think of all the fantastic things you can do with a STAGE! It's not every day or wedding you have access to such a comodity. One thing to make sure of, though, is that your wedding colors aline with the color scheme of the gym. Sometimes people forget about the curtain colors and it just turns into a big awkward rainbow fest. Don't let that be you! Plan ahead. Plan colors according to your cultural hall colors. Some of the best stage ideas I've run across have been the food area (little buffet up where everyone can see), the line standing up higher than everyone else (less guests come through the line = less people you have to speak with), and my personal favorite has been to have the stage be the dance floor. If these ideas don't strike your fancy, maybe just adding some flowers or other decor to the backdrop and leaving it be would work best.

2. Use the carpeted walls to your advantage.  If you're one of the unlucky bride's whose church was built after 1970 and there is no carpet on the walls, just substitute the word "Carpet/flannel" to "duct tape"...same concept. While I've never actually encountered anyone utilizing the carpeted walls, I've got some pretty good ideas on what would look good. Think flannel boards (the kind you used in the good old Primary days). Since you're getting married and that most likely means you're in love, hearts are always a go. Cut flannel hearts out in your wedding colors and simply slap them on the wall, no adhesive will be needed, which is nice due to the savings on time as well as money (tape can get expensive, ya know?).  Again, like the stage, make sure that your chosen wedding colors don't clash with the wall carpet. Seriously so tacky when that happens. One other great thing about wall carpet is that it makes for a nice backdrop in all of your wedding pictures, so long as it matches your theme/colors. It also adds a nice texture and blends everything together. Wall carpet it pretty much vital to having a successful gym reception, but if you're one of the unlucky one's, drapes can be hung for backdrops so don't lose hope! Figure out what works best for you and just try to go with the flow of things...

3. Do everything in your power to disguise the fact that you're actually on a basketball court. Yes, it's true. I love basketball and it might be appropriate for me to have a "Basketball" themed wedding, but not everyone can or wants to pull that one off! And can we blame them?! Streamers, fabric, cardboard, or regular printer paper are all options available in order to cover the basketball court lines. Or, if available to you, bringing in carpeting or other flooring options would be a classy path to take. Regardless of how you choose to disguise your gym floor, just remember that a few lines here and there never hurt anyone. Plus, it'll give the kids something to work with when making up games to play at your boring wedding they got dragged to by their parents. 

4. Dim those lights, baby. But really...it makes everything look better.

5. Have a cry-room.  Chances are, if you're reading this, you're from Utah, Mormon, or at least know what I'm talking about. Use the Relief Society Room for a "cry room". You've got 132 cousins on your dads side of the family and 78 on your moms side, and about half of them have babies. You're gonna need a place for nursing (ew, barf) mothers because you totally don't want them topless in your gorgeous reception, and a place for bawling brats to go. If you want to get totally crazy, which you probably do, because you're an 8 cow wife, provide a few cribs or beds for toddlers, some rocking chairs, blankets, diapers and of course snacks for the kiddies. They could choke on the carrots in the jello, so make sure to have some plain jello for them.

6. Last but totally not least, make SURE the hoops are up... Unless you're having a basketball themed wedding, in which case you probably can't read this anyway. 

So there you have it, folks. Weddings made easy with Jill. Any questions can be left as a comment, or you may e-mail me at jdecker2000@gmail.com

Thanks and have a wonderful wedding!

Sorry I'm a blog slacker...

First of all, check out www.jazzyhoes.blogspot.com if you haven't lately. It's funny.

Secondly, I am not eating sugar or carbs for two weeks (south beach diet phase 1). I am on day 4 and kind of want to die. I didn't realize just how much I love bread, rice, and pasta. I knew, however, just how much I loved candy. :)

Lets just say it's been a rough 4 days. I'm cranky, tired, and have a headache. I don't feel like doing anything and I shit a lot. It's been fantastic so far! I've lost almost 10 pounds though, so I guess I can't complain too much!


eek! ECRC update, baby!

Okay, okay...calm down!

I know it's always exciting when the ECRC (Enoch City Recreation Complex, duh) updates come around, but contain yourselves. HERE IT IS:

Yeah, I know...right?!

THE TRENCHES HAVE BEGUN! And there was even a hint of pipe. Guess what that means, folks?! The sprinkler phase is in full swing. Hopefully we can get that finished before it snows...again.

Here's a shout-out to my fav ECRC committee member, Stacey! Good work, baby gurl. Love you!


I went to the Philippines today....

Today when Joey bear got home from school, we were both in an "I miss Enna bear mood". So what did we do? Sit around and cry? Heck no! We drove to the freaking Philippines. What a drive!

We actually didn't even stop in Naga where Enna will be located. We simply just honked and waved and kept driving so we could make it home in time for dinner!

I miss my BFF/sister. Can't wait til Christmas so I can actually talk to her. yay. :)