Sunday, December 21, 2008


Steven graduated Saturday, December 13th with a Masters Degree in Accountancy.

New Baby

David Olaf  was born to Stven and Meg on December 19th--8 pounds 15.3 ounces--a chubby, healthy little boy!

Decorating the Christmas tree

I went to the Christmas tree farm with Steven, Meg, and Michael. Guess who helped me decorate it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Do you know how, ever since he retired, Dad brags about havings six Saturdays a week? Well, Steven, Meg, and Michael got him the perfect gift for his birthday! It's a clock that keeps track of what day it is.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Erin's Blog

Hey everyone. Pook and John made a blog and the link is on the side. Make sure to check it out!

Friday, November 14, 2008


I thought it was time for a change in the background. And just in time for thanksgiving too! Hope you like it!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Famous TV Stars

Click on the link to see their amazing television debut!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Labor Day 2008

In the afternoon, Steven, Michael, and Meg rode horses on the farm.

Labor Day 2008

Michael thought Grandma (the scarecrow) was a scary ghost. He warmed up to her later in the day.

Labor Day 2008

Colin is driving our two little white ponies in the Labor Day Parade here in Green Castle. Michael and Meg are enjoying the ride and waving to the crowd.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hill's Hiatus from the Blog

Just thought I post a few pictures for something new to look at. Nothing special, just a day in the life at the Hill's.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Not Enough Information

Apparently I need to be more specific when asking Johnny to load all the dishes into the dishwasher. Unfortunately I didn't discover this until after the cycle was done. :(
He now knows that anything with a cord does NOT go in the dishwasher!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Claire's 2yr Pictures

It takes about a hundred of these:

To get one of these:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sorhus's in New Mexico

Meg and I (Steven) decided for our summer vacation we would take Michael to see his cousins in New Mexico. Alice and Silas Scott, the ones who lived in Philomath Ward while Silas was finishing his PhD at OSU, have been very hospitable and taken time away from their busy lives to show us some incredible sights around Albequerque and Santa Fe.

On our way we stopped at an exotic animal auction in Macon, Mo where a person can bid on and purchase a Zebra, Giraffe, Watusi Cow, Camel (Meg asked Michael if she could take a camel home, he answered, "No... It's too big"), Alpaca, miniture cow, miniture horse, etc. They also sold african mounts the day before. We toured the barns and the warehouse and saw some neat animals.

The rest of Friday and all of Saturday were spent in the car. Sunday was nice and relaxing. On monday we went to the tent rocks formation. I got some mediocre pictures because my camera died before we got high enough for the great views, but here they are anyway.

On they way home from the Tent Rocks we stumbled onto a native american festival at one of the Pueblos. It was impressive to see a hundred or so native americans dressed in full costume dancing the traditional dances. They asked that pictures not be taked (and my camera was out of battery), so I don't have any shots to share. In addition to the dancing, there was a market where native americans sold handmade jewelery and such. Meg got a beautiful turquoise necklace and bracelet for next to nothing.

Tuesday we were all dead tired, but we went to Bandelier State Park anyway. It is an archelogical site where cliff dwellers lived a long time ago. We were able to hike among the ruins and climb around in the caves that were hollowed out centuries ago. The highlight was when Michael's cousin Jesse scared a rattlesnake who was sunning himself on the warm path.

Wednesday was spent doing the shopping that can't be done in rural Missouri. We drained our account a Costco, Trader Joes, World Market, saw the Albequerque Temple, and cooled off with some Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. I was also able to take a tour of the Intel Chip manufacuring plant with Silas, who works there as a process engineer, which made my day. (Meg chose to skip that tour.)

Tomorrow Meg and I booked a horseback tour in the Santa Fe mountains, Friday we plan to head to the Albequerque Zoo. Saturday we will begin the journey home.

I'll post again with more pictures next time I get a chance.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Strawberry Saturday

This is what Michael and I did yesterday (6/14/08) with my friend Mary Craig. We went to a Strawberry Festival (or "Vegetable" as Kristin would say), then to a strawberry farm. --Mom