Friday, March 27, 2009

If I grow up, can I be like you?

Jill is my little sister. I'm pretty sure she doesn't like being the little sister. You know... no matter how old you are... you are the youngest. You need to be taken care of. People somehow think they need to watch out for you.

Well, that's not the case with Jill. Jill is a successful business woman. People call her with questions of how to handle things and what to do about problems at work. She is highly respected and admired in her community.

She could be an interior decorator and a fashion designer. I wish I would have taken pictures of her house while I was there. So classy and yet...comfortable.

She has traveled the world and viewed Theatre in Broadway, London, Seattle and beyond. She took my kids to see Joseph and the technicolor dream coat. She has taken me to Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, and Les Miserables. Before she showed me the light, I didn't care if I never saw anything like that. I have changed. Now I want to see them all.

Jill is also an avid genealogist. She has compiled at least two books of family history and tells stories of ancestors from several generations in a way that you feel she truly knows them. Because of her, we have all been able to know and appreciate our heritage!

I got to spend some time with Jill on my recent trip to Utah and I've decided I want to be like her when I grow up. (Wait, she's my little sister....hmmmm)

This is Jill eating gelato at Harmon's in Draper.
(Oh I have a whole entry planned on the joys of gelato!!
...Another day, another day...)

8 comments:

Mike J said...

Do you think I could get Rena to answer questions at my work for me too? Now that would be handy. What the heck is sticking out of her gelato? I need to know more about this gelato thing.

Jenny said...

Oh gelato... you'll just have to wait until tomorrow...

JoLyn said...

I want to be like Jill too!

Anonymous said...

You are way too nice! You can come stay anytime and I'll give anything you want for saying such nice things about me. :) I will be happy to answer any questions at work for you Mike...I can't guarantee the results...soon you might be giving someone home care. Does anyone remember my gmail password? :)

Denise said...

Whoa Jill is way tan. :)Being in WA. I am extremely white.you rock mom!!;-)

Jenny said...

Jill, you'll give me anything? Remember those cute boots you wore on Sunday? Well....

Dawn said...

Sounds Good!!Love you! Hi, Denise!

LVP said...

The three J's - JoLyn, Jenny & Jill. Jewels in crown of a grateful father.