Friday, March 28, 2008

"Jillian's In The Charge"...

Hello all! (this is Jillian) At the moment I am a little burned out and burnt up! Let me explain...
Dad, Mom, and Haddie Hope went on a day trip to Charleston. Upon realizing that I had the kids with no pre-ordained plans the wheels in my mind began to turn... No parents, a beautiful sunny day, relatively clean house, nothing pressing to get done, gas in the van... it all seemed to add up to the B-E-A-C-H!!!
So gathering the needed lunch supplies (which required a quick stop at our lovely yet quaint Piggley Wiggley on our way out) and dressing everyone appropriately, and frantically searching for some sort of sand toys (which I soon discovered were non-existent. Thinking quickly I grabbed a stack of Moe's plastic cups, which proved to be a miracle wrapped in orange and green plastic)   I pilled the group of anxious children into the van. 
The day was absolutely a blast! Such fun was never meant to happen with your own family. It had to happen at a friend's house, or with your extended family...not your brothers and sisters...WRONG!! How faulty my thinking was when I was 13!!! Being with my family is the most fun thing I could ever do!
And for proof...

I love my family... I hope you can tell. :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Easter Story, According to Haddie Hope

Haddie Hope:

"Why people always say, 'Jesus die' 'Jesus die' ? Jesus no die, HE WAKE UP!"

Happy Easter Everyone!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Hello dear family and friends! There has been many happenings in the Mansell home. There has been...
100,000,000,000,000 coughs and sneezes
100,000,000,000 dirty dishes
24 baby chickens
2 birthdays
8 puppies
1 new goat
a couple holidays
2 road trips
and an unmeasurable amount of smiles!

I am afraid that the amount of material there is to post is paralyzing.... so I will resort to pictures. If a picture truly is worth a thousands words, then for you I will spare the thousands of words you would have been reading. :)
Although I believe the phrase should be changed to a picture is worth thousands of minutes uploading. :)