Thursday, December 30, 2010

What Santa left....

Some Stocking Stuffers
Lots of art stuff

And a Jeep driven by the Grinch and the strange crazy haired thing from "A Wocket in my Pocket" Hmmm

Santa must have thought these kids were really good this year. What was he thinking?!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Two......

.....blue blankets

.....sippy cups of milk

.....little boys in their pj's

.....sweet cousins


But DO NOT mess with them in the morning before they've had their milk!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Great Debate

 
To cut or not to cut this mop of curls. If there were no curls of course it would be a short cute little man haircut but I just can't do it! Josh says cut it, I say NO WAY! What do you say?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

and gingerbread making.....

 Ryleigh is enjoying all of the candy that is supposed to go on the house
                               look at the concentration on their faces
                                          Yummy frosting!
topped off with a silly mustache! Merry Christmas! 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Fletcher

Our new little guy has been in his new home for about 2 weeks now and I think he's here to stay. Not that there was any question about that but you know what I mean.....

I think he likes it here.....is he stinking cute or what?!
Here are just a few of the things that Fletcher likes to do around here....

bark at the cat
bite Jack's tail
chase his own tail
take naps
run around the backyard
jump all over Carter
give kisses
snuggle
play with/rip apart his toys

Merry Christmas Y'all

I have to say that I have enjoyed this holiday season so much more than in previous years. This is why I think so....I read a poll on USA Today....no, I don't get the newspaper, I have the app. This was the question: Is holiday gift giving less important in your family than in years past? Here were the choices: (which would you choose?)

A. Yes, and I'm so glad
B. Yes, and I wish it wasn't
C. No and I'm so glad
D. No but I wish it was

I happily answered A. Here's why. Scrambling to buy gifts for family members who have plenty and don't need anything else just isn't fun for me. Our Christmas this year has been less about material gifts and more about the gift of family, friends, and faith. Now, buying for the kids is different. That IS fun, especially watching their little faces when they open up the gift, I enjoy that! The other reason I enjoy Christmas so much more this year is this; I look forward to spending time with my family, I can celebrate the real reason we have Christmas and know that each year is better than the next. Our family is a work in progress. In the beginning, we were a MESS, now though, I can proudly say that we work on things, we're not perfect and we never will be. We work through our issues, we try harder for each other, and we know that we will mess up, but we forgive, just as He forgives us daily.

This Christmas I wish that you would enjoy every second of spending time with your loved ones, even though sometimes they might drive you nuts. I wish that you would count all of the blessings in your life, and I wish you the privilege of knowing Him and serving Him.

                                          Merry Christmas From the Smith's

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brown Bag Turkey Day

The turkey man and his prized turkey!

Cousins...(missing one)

YUM, I love chocolate!!!
What's Justin Beiber doing here?!
What a cute couple

maw maw and JessThis year Josh attempted to make a turkey in a brown bag, compliments of The Famous Kidd Kraddick Brown Bag Turkey Recipe. It was fabulous!!! He even got up at 6:30 to put it in the oven. What? Up before his wife? Yep. It was slightly nerve racking thinking about having 15-20 guests at the house for Thanksgiving dinner and not knowing how this turkey looked until it was finished!

Ry and FAVORITE Aunt Deana
Gigi just wants a kiss but Carter wants to pinch her

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Santa Live!

I wanted to share this site with my friends with kids. Ryleigh thinks this is the real Santa....who knows, maybe it is.

http://www.santaclauslive.com/

make sure you check it out in the morning cause Santa is in Finland and goes to bed about 10 our time.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Have you ever.....



lost an entire book of checks




let your child eat dog treats in the store just to keep him quiet




gone to the Humane Society to take a peek and end up with a cute little guy that looks like this...










Yeah, me either



Meet Fletcher