Happy Birthday, Willow!

Guess who turns eighteen today?

You can probably tell how proud I am of Willow.  Her name came from a small community that began in 1897 when miners discovered gold on Willow Creek.  Also, she was named after Willow Bay, one of my mother’s favorite sports reporters.

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re four years apart.  This meant that as we were growing up in the same house, we were each other’s best friends and worst enemies… depending on the day!

Now that we are both mature adults (don’t laugh!) we will probably get along much better. But one thing that will remain the same: I’m always so proud of her!

Not only does is she a great help with Tripp, she graduated high school more than a year early, and now is continuing her education at beauty school.

One of the reasons why I enjoyed shooting Life’s a Tripp is because she was there with me every step of the way.  (Tune in to see her move to Arizona, attend school, and experience some hilarious beauty treatments with me!)

I love you, Willow!  Happy birthday!!

 

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  • Philip Alu

    Happy Birthday Willow.
    Now, tell your mom that we need a president of the people, for the people, selected by the people and elected by the people and SHE IS THE ONE PERSON.

  • Bruce O’H.

    Happy Birthday, Willow !!!

  • David Dempsey

    Happy Birthday, Willow. Good Photos, Bristol.

  • bellagrazi

    Awesome photos, Bristol! Palin girls rule! Hope Willow had a Happy Birthday!

  • http://EileenS Eileen Steller

    To all the nay sayers who say that the Palins are only out there to make money, what do you think JZ, his beautiful wife-Miss B, Tom Cruise, A-Rod, our senators and congressmen, etc are out there to do? From the beginning of time, people who want to get ahead work for a living , they don’t live in their parents basement and play on their laptops all day. Before August 2008, how many of us ever heard of Sarah Palin? Yes she had been a successful mayor , on very powerful boards and commissions in Alaska, and enjoyed a high 80% approval rating as govenor for her taking on the corruption in the oil companies and political parties. But who ever heard of her? She worked hard all her life and has a servants heart. When she was asked by Senator McCain to help his struggling campaign, she answered the call. After the election, she received over 200 requests to speak at various events all over the world. These requests came with big fees plus traveling expenses paid for. Just guessing here but I’ll bet she saw that she could parlay her talents into a successful motivational speaker. I have heard her in person twice and she rocked the sold out venues. This may not be the American dream she invisioned for herself or her family but why knock someone who is contributing tax revenues and a service to those who want to pay the price of a ticket. We all have the freedom to change the channel or not buy the ticket so you naysayers can do that too. BTW, do your talents rake in millions like any of the Palins? Just wondering. And happy birthday Willow.

    • TeaPartyJesus

      “This may not be the American dream she invisioned for herself or her family but why knock someone who is contributing tax revenues and a service to those who want to pay the price of a ticket. We all have the freedom to change the channel or not buy the ticket so you naysayers can do that too. ”

      This is a woman who, from time to time, likes to make noises indicating that she thinks she’s fit to be President. Her husband is about to appear on a third rate reality show. She herself once had a third rate reality show. Her daughter currently has a third rate reality show. These people have confused celebrity with high political office- they dont know that, to do one, you dont do the other, meaning cheapen yourself by making yourself something equivalent to a birthday clown that gets paid to show up and tie baloon animals.

      I know that you, also, dont discern the difference between a suitable presidential candidate and a reality show cast member- they are one and the same to you. And that’s why our country is for all intents and purposes, doomed.

      • Truth101

        Sarah Pali is fit to be POTUS.

        Hey PartyScumbag, Tell me what the show is about that Todd will be in? For starters, Todd will not be making a penny off of that show. He is doing it for charity.

        SPA was a great show. I learned a lot about Alaska. Bristol is being Bristol.

        The only problem with this country is it has people like you in it that hop around trashing everything Palin.
        Get lost you loser.

        • liberty
          • liberty

            TEAPARTYJESUS Check this out also. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/06/22/todd-palin-earns-stripes.

            Also it is because of people like you that this country is doomed Sarah resigned as Governor because it cost the state of Alaska over 2millon$ to defend her it cost the family over 500,000$. Because of haters like you who were paid to make up all those phony ethics complaints which were all thrown out by the way she wasn’t able to do her job anymore because she was spending all her time fighting those phony ethics charges.

          • Patriot

            Oh so she didn’t get a 7 million dollar book deal?

          • Truth101

            Patriot,
            The governor and her family had over $600,000 and more to come in legal fees. As governor she made $125,000 a year. You have no clue about Alaska law. She was allowed to go on the book tour but that doesn’t mean she was allowed to make any money off of it. Remember, Gov. Palin’s $600,00 legal debt was accumulated in less than a year. She still had 1.5 years to go until the end of her term. Plus you could still file ethics complaints up to 2 years after the governor resigned.

            She has an outrageous legal debt that she had to pay out of her own pocket for doing nothing wrong. How insane is that? For doing nothing wrong, can you hear me? For doing nothing wrong.

            How much do you think Gov. Palin has paid in legal fees to date?

            Your kind are scum of the earth.

      • liberty

        This is great and I happen to believe in what this sign sez. http://articles.ktuu.com/2012-07-05/signs_32555718

    • GrizzlyMom

      I don’t have a problem that they make money Eileen but don’t expect me to respect someone who quits on the people of Alaska so she can increase her bank account. Why are her fans so surprised that she is hated throughout the country? She is intentionally polarizing. She plays to her base by being sarcastic and nasty. Compare all of the ugly things she has said about the President and his family to the words they have said about her and her family? She has every right to disagree with his policies and believe it or not I am glad there are conservative voices in our country. But rather than being a statesmen she is disrespectful and nasty to get applause and make money.

      • Truth101

        GrizzlyMom, Why are you here? Get lost you loser.

      • Truth101

        First, Gov. Palin has said nothing about Obama’s children. When she addresses the First Lady it has to do with her telling us what to eat.

        As far as the POTUS, Gov. Palin has been right about everything that m a r x i s t is doing to destroy our country.

        • GrizzlyMom

          Yes how dare the First Lady encourage NUTRITION in children. What a monster!

          • Truth101

            The First Lady is not encouraging anything. She is making you do it. No free will.

          • otlset

            Yeah right, while she sneaks off hypocritically and eats creme pies.

          • Patriot

            Of course conservatives want their children fat and stupid just like their heroes.

        • Jellybean

          You really are a hardcore fan truthy. And you watch far to much Fox News. Marxist, hahaha, typical contard talking point, straight off Hannity.

          Are you scared that your twinkies and chips are going to be banned? Even the our great first lady doesn’t have that power.

          • Truth101

            I don’t watch Foxnews. I don’t like twinkies but I like chips. The First Lady does have the power. It is called Obama.

          • liberty

            WELL Patriot have you seen Michele Obama she has big ol butt she must be eating a lot of junk taking it from us so she can scarf it down. Look at Sarah she eats what she wants and she doesn’t have a BIG OL BUTT LIKE MOOCHELL OBAMA.

          • Jellybean

            you would know liberty, your farther up sarah’s butt than Glen Rice was on their one night stand.

          • Truth101

            Jellybean, Oh look, you can always tell when the trolls are losing the augment and can’t take the heat. Out comes the filthy sick mind. Out comes the lowlife piece of scum that you are. Get lost you sick human being.

          • Jellybean

            truthy, you in it to win it, aren’t you? Soon you’ll pass liberty and be smelling what SP had for lunch yesterday.

          • Truth101

            Jellybean, Like I said, you are the lowest scum of the earth.

          • Sue

            Jellybean is one of those pathetic “palingate” trig-truthing loons that believe every lie put out by Jeannie Devil- Griffyn- and all of the other weird outcasts. In fact JB is probably one of them. They get together with all five or so of there friends and make up lies to feed the press and other palin-obsessed haters ( and Joe McGuiness). The press finally caught on that they are full of lies, so now they just haunt every Palin story that they can find and repeat the same vile junk over and over. You can tel who they are by what they say and the terms that they use.They hate everything to do with Palin, they hate her family, her friends, and anyone that dares to speak one nice thing about her is attacked. The sad thing is, they don’t even realize that they desperately need to seek help, as their mind is unstable, delusional and extremely unhealthy. The good thing is normal people are appalled by their behavior (whether Sarah-fans or not) and realize the treatment that the Palins have endured. the other god thing is, these people will reap what they sew.

        • joe

          Sarah most certainly hid behind her daughter in the post right on this blog, that was directly addressed to Obama’s children. SHAMFEFUL.

          • Truth101

            I will point this out to you once so listen. This is Bristol’s blog. That is why it is called Bristol’s Blog.

          • liberty

            joe you are a LUNATIC WITH PDS GET SOME HELP.

          • Truth101

            Jellybean, Like I said, you are the lowest scum of the earth.

        • joe

          Somebody needs to tell you how to eat fat ass.

          • liberty

            joe thats not a nice thing to say about your sweetheart MOOCHELLE OBAMA.

      • Michael

        @ GrizzlyMom — if you don’t like Gov Palin, that’s fine. If you want to criticize her, that’s fine too. However, you really should at least ATTEMPT to get your facts straight. She did not QUIT on the people of Alaska, she was forced out by a bunch of leftist troublemakers who made it impossible for her to do her job. Prior to being thrust into the national spotlight, she was a successful governor with an approval rating in the 80% range and a track record of reaching across the aisle to work with Dems as well as those within her own party. In the course of the 2008 election, it became clear she had gained national popularity. Afterward, every leftist crank in Alaska began filing bogus ethics complaints against her. She found she was spending all her time (and her family’s savings) defending herself from these fraudulent charges. Of the 16 complaints filed against her over the next year, she was cleared of wrongdoing in 15 of them and found liable for one minor paperwork violation in the other, for which she paid a small fine. However, the Dems in the state legislature suddenly discovered that they couldn’t work with her. As a result, her legislative agenda was stonewalled. Now, she could have dug in her heels and stayed in the governor’s mansion and allowed the state’s business to grind to an absolute halt, while driving her family into bankruptcy defending herself from the never-ending flood of bogus complaints. However, she chose to put the interests of the people of Alaska ahead of her own political ambitions and step aside for the good of Alaska. Outside of Ford pardoning Nixon in 1974, it was the most politically courageous move I’ve ever personally witnessed.

        • Patriot

          “From the time of her infamous wardrobe selection, money had been an issue in Palin’s politics. Her relationship with the McCain campaign had been plagued by financial misunderstanding. In her book Going Rogue, she claimed that the McCain campaign had left her on the hook for her Troopergate bills. Palin was furious. “Deep down, she wanted to make money,” a McCain adviser says. “There was always financial stress. They’re not wealthy people.”

          Palin knew there were ways to solve her money problems, and then some. Planning quickly got under way for a book. And just weeks after the campaign ended, reality-show producer Mark Burnett called Palin personally and pitched her on starring in her own show. Then, in May 2009, she signed a $7 million book deal with HarperCollins. Two former Palin-campaign aides—Jason Recher and Doug McMarlin—were hired to plan a book tour with all the trappings of a national political campaign. But there was a hitch: With Alaska’s strict ethics rules, Palin worried that her day job would get in the way. In March, she petitioned the Alaska attorney general’s office, which responded with a lengthy list of conditions. “There was no way she could go on a book tour while being governor” is how one member of her Alaska staff put it. “

          • Truth101

            OMG! When McCain picked Palin there was no financial stress in their lives. Stop lying. Let me give you a clue how we know. The Palins had to realease their tax returns for the election.

            Sarah Palin went into the governor’s office of modest means and left over $600,000 in debt. There was no debt in the Palin househole when McCain picked her.

            You tell me how she was going to pay a $600,000 legal bill making $125,000 a year. That was the at the time she resigned and there were stil plenty of lawsuits that had not been ruled on yet.

            You people are freckin kooks. It was not enough that you pushed her to resign. It was not freckinn enough that you spreaded all kinds of lies and rumors and gossip about her.

            You are so freckin mad that you were no able to bankrupt the Palin family.

            How sick is that? It must suck to be your kind.

      • otlset

        “…quits on the people of Alaska to increase her bank account.” Another drone content to swallow the quick-cut leftist meme of why she resigned (although I suspect Griz and her fellow nit-pickers KNOW the real truth about her being forced to divert her time and the state’s resources to confront the baseless and fraudulent harassment lawsuits brought by leftist Democratic-machine drones there to bog her down and destroy her political career, and her resultant looming family bankruptcy as well as a result). The lawsuits were frivolous, all of them thrown out, Palin was vindicated in the end. And as proof they were aimed specifically at her is the fact that Gov Parnell who took over and has the same political stances as she did, has not had a single similar lawsuit aimed at him since taking over. It was all an attempt by snit-filled liberals who sensed the great popularity she had to do anything to derail her career specifically. Scoundrels, all of them.

        But of course its easy for biased fools to simply and dishonestly say “quitter”.

        • Patriot

          If they were frivolous why didn’t she stay and fight them? If she was such a great governor and so concerned about the people of Alaska she would have stayed and done her job and ignored the “snit-filled” liberals. If she can’t take them on how will she be able to take on the dictators and despots on the world stage?

          • Truth101

            Once again get your facts straight, Gov. Palin had nothing to do with the clothes. When she arrived at the convention the clothes were already there. The reason why they costed so much is because they didn’t know the sizes of the Palins so they bought everything in several sizes. The corrupt liberal NYT even wrote about it after the election was over. The AG told Gov. Palin she could do the book tour. There were no strict rules for the book tour. End of story. Research is your friend. Try using it.

            It has nothing to do with taking on the liberals. It had to do with the liberals trying to bankrupt her and her famiy and you know it. When she resigned from office she already had over $600,000 dollars in legal fees to pay. Tell the truth. You many like it.

          • otlset

            She did her best, but it took away from the business of governance, diverting her attention and causing a drainage of state time and resources as a result, but more importantly her legal fees for defense was going way beyond the modest resources of her family at the time. The state was prohibited from providing for her defense, she and family were on their own. It became clear as more and more of the idiotic groundless lawsuits were filed demanding more and more of her attention away from state business and mounting legal fees which threatened financial ruin to her family something had to give. She is from modest working class beginnings without much money, not one of the usual politicians born into privilege and wealth with resources to fight any legal challenge such as Gov. Palin had to endure…and which ultimately helped contribute to her resignation. But her resignation had several benefits: 1) The state gained a governor in Parnell with a similar conservative mindset and goals, but without the legal jackals hounding him at every turn limiting his effectiveness as governor. 2) She was free now to earn money to pay down the legal fees, as well as secure her family’s financial security (“Going Rogue” the book of the year 2009), and also to involve herself more fully in national affairs and politics.

            The presidency has no such threat from phony lawsuits, thus Gov. Palin would freely be able to govern effectively if elected — and most importantly not for personal gain as most other politicians (with help from their special-interest crony-capitalists) but to serve our country with a true “servant’s heart” holding the needs of the country above her own. I believe this, and I reiterate that she would likely become one of the best and most productive presidents ever.

          • Truth101

            Patriot, ‘If they were frivolous why didn’t she stay and fight them?’
            You know the answer but I will spell it out one more time for you. She did stay and fight as long as she could to the tune of $600,000 and counting. She had to hire her own lawyer and pay for the lawyer out of her own pocket. The state doesn’t pay for ethics complaints filed against the governor or anybody on her staff. The liberals knew the governor was not a rich woman and that is why they filed the frivolous complaints. They wanted to bankrupt the governor. She could not even take vacation time to leave the state without a frivolous complaint being filed. When the governor realized they were not going to stop filing the frivolous complaints and the complaints were stopping her from doing her job, she had two options. 1. Spend all her time on frivolous ethics complaints and bankrupt her family. 2. Resign.

      • http://yavho0 millie

        GrizzyMom

        Hated?? The liberals fear her. And all you haters know exactly why Sarah resigned.

        • Patriot

          Millie please. I can promise you that nothing would please the liberals more than Mittens selecting her as his running mate. Please please please let this happen.

          • Truth101

            You can always tell what you don’t want to happen from a liberal.

        • Jellybean

          What exactly is there to fear? She teased and teased for months about her decision to run, until she couldn’t tease anymore. She knew that once she made her decision the flow of money would dry up, and it has. Cripes, her only paid speech as of late was to a convention of right wing bloggers.

          How often have we heard this saying “don’t retreat, reload” from SP., yet that is exactly what she did in resigning from her position as govenor. She resigned because she was writing a book and had more money making opportunities. I would have respected her more had she been honest. But she had to play the victim card., and she played it very well.

          • Patriot

            Isn’t if funny how she’s not out on a bus tour this summer? You know restoring faith and educating the people with her expert knowledge of american history.

          • Jellybean

            Wasn’t that whole bus tour thing weird? How long did that freak show last? As usual, Sarah quit when she got bored of the whole thing.

          • Patriot

            I know Jellybean…weird and nothing but shameless promotion on her part. One of my favorite moments:
            “He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.” –Sarah Palin, botching the history of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, June 3, 2011

          • TeaPartyJesus

            “Wasn’t that whole bus tour thing weird?”

            SarahPAC Paid Thousands Of Dollars For “Bus Tour” That Palin Claimed Was “Family Vacation”
            http://www.alan.com/2011/07/14/sarahpac-paid-thousands-of-dollars-for-bus-tour-that-palin-claimed-was-family-vacation/

          • Patriot

            Excellent TeaPartyJesus. Don’t know how I missed that last year but it certainly explains her “tour” and clearly reveals her integrity…or lack thereof.

          • TeaPartyJesus

            I just wish Sarah’s cultists would quit mistaking this for “hate”. They may “hate” the facts that we are bringing to light, but we are doing it in the hope that they see the object of their affection through a clear lens of reality. We dont do it out of “hate”- indeed, we do it out of a deep and abiding love of the Truth…..

          • Truth101

            She was honest. You just didn’t want to hear it and nobody cares who you respect because you are a liar.

          • otlset

            She made fools out of the media, making them guess where she was going, and actually chasing her bus in a clownish caravan of news vehicles. She played the foolish media like a fiddle, forcing them to play her game and keeping them guessing, meanwhile wherever she went average people lucky enough to be near her destination crowded around her as she arrived with the usual adoration and good wishes. Nobody can draw a crowd like Palin, pack speaking halls and outdoor malls like her, or have lines of people blocks and blocks long standing for hours and hours just to shake her hand and get their book signed. That’s natural charisma most politicians would pay fortunes for.

          • Truth101

            Patriot, Where do you get your info from Alan or Jellybean? Here is something you can tell your children. On second thought please don’t reproduce.

            Bostonherad

            “Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up.

            In fact, Revere’s own account of the ride in a 1798 letter seems to back up Palin’s claim.

            Boston University history professor Brendan McConville said, “Basically when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting,’ and the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing — she was right about that — and warning shots being fired. That’s accurate.”

          • Truth101

            Jellybean, “made her decision the flow of money would dry up”

            Gov. Palin did all those paid speeches the first year after she rsigned so she could pay off her legal debt. She now does enough paid speeches to pay her bills. After all she has bills to pay just like everybody else. She does non-paying speeches because she wants too.

            The reason why she has been quiet is because Todd has been involved in a TV show.

            You liberals love to live in your own fantasyland when it relates to Gov. Palin. Keep it up!

        • liberty

          RIGHT ON otlset THE liberals thought they could bankrupt her. It was coming directly from the white house Obama was mad because Sarah told the truth about his radical past. She is living rent free in his little pea brain.

    • Lisa G

      The above is true, and these kids STILL have normal jobs and don’t rely on parental wealth.

  • http://www.amazon.com/The-Lottery-ebook/dp/B007ZGE9VS/ref=sr_1_14?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335983998&sr=1-14 Thomas

    Happy Birthday Willow

  • Donna Stewart

    Hope you had a fun-filled, joy-filled, happy-filled Birthday Willow! May you enjoy your life each day and rejoice and be glad in it!

  • Truth101

    Happy Birthday, Willow!

  • Terri

    Happy Birthday Willow!!!! All the best to you

    Also all the best to you Bristol and to your family!!!

  • cathy

    Nothing but losers

    • Truth101

      Where?

      • otlset

        One of them’s right above you.

        • otlset

          Lordy now there’s one under me!

      • Patriot

        Look in the mirror truthy

        • Truth101

          Right back at you, Loser!

          • Patriot

            LOL!

        • liberty

          GET SOME HELP FOR YOUR PDS

          • Patriot

            Oh otlset…upper case for shouting? If only you could choose helvetica your life would be complete wouldnt’ it. Try to update your references dear.

    • Lisa G

      What’s your reason for taking time out of your crazy busy day to leave a negative, hateful comment on a blog belonging to a person you don’t know? While Bristol’s out earning a living fishing, you’re chilling with your computer projecting your unhappiness onto her.

      • Patriot

        Lisa G whats your reason for taking time out of your crazy busy day to defend someone you don’t know? Did you earn a living today? Did you project unhappiness towards anyone? And while I can’t speak for anyone else here I am a very happy person and I love my life! Regardless of what the “Fan” club around here says I don’t get paid to post any comments. And most of the regulars here…if they were really honest with themselves enjoy the back and forth. Can you imagine how boring this blog would be if it was one “hey your great and pretty and awesome” post after the next. And if thats what you really want why don’t you create a Bristol Palin fan site devoted to her and you can go on everyday and talk about how great she is and how much she inspires you.


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