Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Happy birthday, Jill!

Jill, at 37, is...
  • an amazing photographer
  • a loyal friend
  • a passport holder (where will she go next?)
  • blonde
  • almost freakishly photogenic
  • a reader
  • a dedicated mother
  • the queen of good mail
  • a good singer (I don't care how many times she tells me she can't hold a tune -- I know otherwise!)
  • a faithful correspondent
  • introspective
  • in the Primary presidency
  • writing the Primary program
  • capable of making a mean pie
  • the owner of an Etsy shop
  • the mom whose home all the kids want to come to
  • de facto leader of her ward book club
  • unimaginably thoughtful
  • generous with her means, time, and talents
  • Lori's weekly lunch date
  • a blogging celebrity to so many people
  • trying to make it through another hot Utah summer
  • developing her Photoshop skills
  • a cd mix-master
  • still a second mom to my kids
  • sporting some great sunglasses
  • supportive
  • no longer a scrapbooker, but still a life artist and family documentarian
  • so funny
  • a dedicated visiting teacher
  • really good at taking self-portraits
  • so willing to give service
  • Aunt of the Year
  • so happy that Randy is working again
  • still a soft place for me to fall
  • more beautiful than ever
Thanks for everything, Jill! I hope THIS is really the start of your year!


lelly said...

i love this: "a life artist."

what a great thing to be!!
also loved "a soft place for me to fall." i so enjoy reading about your friendship, and you are both incredible for sharing so much!!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

ditto to Lelly's comments.

Happy Birthday, Jill!

Amie said...

This is so nice.... I love that I know all of these things too. You said it all perfectly.

Happy Birthday Jill!

charlotte said...

What a great post--Jill really is a great friend to many people.

Happy birthday Jill! I hope you have an amazing day!

melanie said...

I love that she is your 'soft place to fall' too. This post is such a gift, your friendship is priceless!

Happy Birthday Jill!!!

(oh and I'm always impressed with her self portraits, they always look great!)

Jill said...

It's so disconcerting to click over to your blog and see my face pop up!

Thanks for all these kind words. I like myself much better through your eyes! said...

A great list for a great friend!!

patsy said...

What a beautiful tribute!

Natasha said...

Happy Bithday to Jill!!

Amy said...

I love the two lines Lelly noted as well. What a fantastic friendship you two have. Happy Birthday, Jill!

April said...

I loved the soft place to fall. And that picture of you two is just so beautiful.

Becky said...

What more can I say that hasn't already been said? I love you and Jill and your friendship and all the things that make you both so great!

Liz said...

What a great list about Jill! Happy Happy Birthday Jill!!

carlo said...

what a touching tribute to jill.

you are lucky to have each other.

but i know you already know that!

Kim Sue said...

what a great present for good friend on her birthday!

Laurie said...

What a sweet post from a good friend! I really admire your friendship.

Claudissima said...

hey your tribute for Jill was amazing and so cool that you have her in your life.

jenn said...

I love your list Michelle! How blessed we are to know such an amazing person! Happy Birthday to Jill!

wende said...

jill is also: loving her best friend michelle...
happy birthday jill, great post michelle. you are lucky to have each other!

everything pink said...

michelle you have such a great way with words and have always had a great vocabulary and used it to it's best describing jill!

happy birthday again jill.

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