Hi, I’m Missy Jill.

Your brain will feel a lot better about reading this site if you know two things:

I grew up in a one stop-light town in Kansas.  I ran around barefoot and waded in the creek.  I was always the tallest, skinniest kid in class, and I looked like this in 10th grade–

When Farrah Fawcett hair was at it’s height.


From the wheat fields of Kansas I made the long journey to Hollywood, got an agent and a headshot:

“My hair is large.”

Then I auditioned, auditioned, auditioned.  And that was about all there was to that.


Until I landed the role of a lifetime:

Marrying Todd.


It’s been 17 years now and I wish I could go back and do it all over again.  I often wondered how God would use my Theater degree since I obviously wasn’t cut out for Hollywood.  Well, it turns out that  Todd makes movies.  I love our creative life, our house full of four weird kids, and someday I hope  to meet Alan Rickman.  Just kidding.  My goal is to  help my husband win, and run a home  that God would be pleased with.  Oh, how short I fall.    If you read this site regularly you’ll find that out. You also might just avoid this scenario–

But I can’t make any promises.

10 Responses to Author
  1. John Deere Mom
    June 19, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    Okay, what’s happening in that last picture?! Oh, and I LOVE your big hair. I had hair about as big but not nearly as beautiful!

    • Missy Jill
      June 19, 2010 | 4:53 pm

      Why, thank you! As for What’s Going On Here: I’m getting fingerprinted…all I can say is that it may, or may not, have been on my list of things to do that day.

  2. Joanna D
    August 16, 2010 | 9:55 pm

    Hey Missy, just found your blog site posted on your facebook page! so captivating I almost googled “Marrying Todd” to see a clip of the “movie”! then I got it… 😀

  3. Roxanne
    February 25, 2011 | 8:52 pm

    This is soooo wonderful! I feel like I’m watching a movie…or actually, involved in watching a series…I love it, Melissa! You have absolutely made my “Internet” use so exciting! I mean it! (Ken and I just finally bought our first computer last January, you know! Can you imagine? We’re the hillbillies of Monrovia!) Back to YOU GUYS….oh my…I’m totally going to enjoy checking in with “Miss Jilly” and family – that’s for sure! bye for now!

  4. Roxanne
    February 25, 2011 | 8:54 pm

    oops, I think I meant “Missy Jill”…!

  5. Angela Harris
    May 2, 2011 | 10:33 am

    Your blog is so fun Missy! GREAT pics!!

  6. Eden
    July 14, 2011 | 8:18 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog Missy! God bless 🙂

  7. Kristy Bowen
    August 9, 2013 | 3:03 pm

    Hi Missy! I stumbled across your blog while searching for things to do about a dog with a crooked tail. I clicked on images and there was Tonka. I couldn’t believe my eyes. She looks just like a stray that I took in recently! Right down to their ears and coat! I was wondering if you knew what kind of dog Tonka is/was. I’ve always figured some shepherd was in my Bentley but wasn’t sure what else. Any clues? I’m enjoying reading your blog so much! I’m at work chuckling out loud! LOL

    • Missy Jill
      August 9, 2013 | 3:27 pm

      Thanks, Kristy! We always figured Tonka was a Boxer/Shepherd mix. She had quite the mischievous streak in her when left alone. Did you read about all the things she ate? She was also really smart! She’s the only dog I’ve ever seen gaze out at the horizon deep in thought. We miss her! Hope you enjoy your Bentley.

    December 10, 2013 | 11:37 am

    Who would not feel proud to have a daughter like Melissa Jill? Everything about her life in the blog is revealing her sweetness, her briliance, her beauty, her humility, her humor, her Christianity and her totally loving heart!
    I am 87 (2013) and hope to see much more of her as time goes by. She is a precious, thoughtful, daughter. Being in Canada, I rarely see her except in her blog! But the breadth of her life, from the surface to the grandeur beneath, is there for all with sensitivity to recognize!
    I love you, my adorable Missy!

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