She’s Just Jill EL len.

So…we were out to dinner at my fave restaurant last week. It was the beginning of my week of birthday celebrations. And really…why DON’T we celebrate our birthday for a week? I mean…at least the gift-giving part? As Adam Sandler says, “we have 8 CRAAAAAZEE nights” (The Hanukkah Song)…

Lori, Me, Jillellen
Anyway, somehow the discussion of naming our children came up. And lots of talk about labor and delivery followed. And then we were back on names again. Our names. Middle names. And bff, Jill made the mistake of telling us her middle name was Ellen. Jill Ellen. Y’all…we took it and RAN WITH IT. By the end of the evening Jill Ellen became JillELlen as in…

where’s Jill?

She’s at home…Jill EL len.

Like the shoe insert commercial…are you gellin? I’m gellin’.

Jill has so regretted giving us this ammo. She tried to take it back and tell us her middle name was Harris. We didn’t fall for it.

So now…she’s JillELlen. And we are oh, so thankful for this blessed gift she has given us (and sorry that she didn’t share this with us years ago!).

P.S. I finally guilted her into joining the bloggy world. Here she is…

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  1. We have the same sense of humor because I SO totally would have thought of that too!Are you going to San Antonio in Aug? I am supposed to…I have the ticket for the event but I just have to get the guts up to fly by myself. (I hate flying…)Ok, gotta run. Heart You! T

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  2. I am soooo regretting telling you my middle name, not really. Could really have been Harris. :0)Thank you for a fun memory and evening.Luv U

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  3. Only seriously good friends will mock each other’s names. 🙂Diana Lyn Meyer

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  4. I never lived in Turkey; my family was stationed in Greece. My husband’s family was at Incirlik from 1987 (I think) to 1993.

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  5. I’d like to go back to Greece as an adult. I had just turned 4 when we moved there, and when we moved back stateside I was 7. I remember things (the Acropolis, Delphi, definitely Corinth & the canal) but not enough to be satisfied!My husband has always talked about taking us to Turkey, to show us the sights. Wouldn’t it be nice to have unlimited funding and time for travel like that?

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  6. LOL!! Gellin!Happy bday again!

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  7. That made me laugh out loud!!Ya’ll are a mess…. 🙂Happy birthday!

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  8. Happy Birthday! names are funny sometimes..like I thought I would die when Beth said her first name was really Wanda!

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  9. LOL. You are too cute! And thanks for Darla’s comment; I’ve been trying to remember what Beth’s first name is! I do remember it was something that did not seem to suit her at all. 😉

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