Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happily for 10

Tres and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary this month. We decided to get away for a week and went and stayed up at Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole. My parents tended our darling little children and apparently they didn't fight (the kids) much the whole week. Did they tend OUR darling little children? Tres and I had a really had a great time! I sure married up when I married him. He puts up with a lot from me and still keeps me laughing! Check out this picture of these young spring chickens!

Now on to some random happenings at the Smith house. I logged on to my computer awhile ago to check an email and this screen came up. Ouch. I feel like I've been pretty busy lately, you know the everyday rat race of life. But it seems as though my computer thinks it knows me better.

Here is a picture of a banana that I found in the fruit bowl that someone certainly changed their mind about eating. I wouldn't normally take a picture of something like this but come on. I mean taping it back up after you decided not to eat it? Now that's pure genius! The person that did this probably thought man, that banana sounds sooo good right now that I think I'll dive right into it and start peeling-whoa, wait a minute, that apple over there looks pretty tasty too. I don't know.... Maybe I don't want a banana, maybe I really want an Oreo instead OR... maybe I want a sandwich cause I'm starving! But I already started peeling this banana...

And one more thing, today is my dads birthday, so Happy Birthday Papa Todd! To a guy that knows how to have fun and stay young! (I have a feeling I'm going to be getting a phone call about this picture)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas friends and family!

Here is some pictures of our Christmas, Santa was great to us this year. We had a great holiday and can't complain about the snow. It makes everything beautiful! Not to mention more fun to go sledding!

Morgan got a new train table from Santa and hasn't left it's side since except to eat, sleep, and poop!

And if you're wondering if anything can save you from the chaos of Christmas (gift giving, family parties, too much nog) well the Lego Star Wars Rebel Fighters can. Just stick them high in your garland, and they will shoot away any misery that comes your way!

Our family has had some sadness this holiday season, with the passing of five major appliances. Though we have felt blessed to have the time we did with them, we will miss them dearly... Well out with the old, in with the new! Ella told us about a place in North Logan where we could get a good deal on new appliances. This is the sign on top of that building and as immature as Tres and I are, we jumped out and took a picture and then laughed ourselves silly. Thank you Hookers! Your microwave has found a good home!

For any of you that missed the obituaries in the magic nickel, it is with deep sorrow that we put these on our blog.

Mr.Maytag Heavy Duty Dryer left this life with his wife Mrs. Maytag Washer, high and dry after after a massive stroke. He passed away in the early morning hours of December 9, 2008. He was a stackable kind of guy that stood over his wife all of his life, but they had such a heavy bond to one another, not EVER leaving each others side for at least 18 years. He warmed the threads of many shirts, pants, socks, and even underwear. He was honest in most areas often giving back spare change, rocks, marbles, and even a lot of gray lint. He will be missed for his LOUD rumble and his dry sense of humor. He will be missed the most by his wife, who with most objection had to be separated from him in order to get him out of the upstairs bathroom. Accompanied in death by his wife, Mrs. Maytag Washer. Survived by his children, Tide (Downy Softner), and Bleach (Spray n Wash). We will miss you!

G.E. Spacemaker Microwave Oven "Still Heating State Fair Corndogs in the heavns" Sister GE Spacemaker passed away Friday December 12, 2008 of alzheimers disease. The lights were on but no one was home! She lived a good productive life warming the hearts of those around her. She was complicated yet simple. All it took was one button to heat up a cup of soup, pop popcorn, heat up hot chocolate, or simply cook a 5 year olds hot dog. She loved to watch the amused faces of those around her as she would blow up marshmallows, splatter spaghetti sauce, or boil water. She will be missed by her neighbor and mentor, The Westinghouse Built-in Oven, often teaching her about the world of burning things up.

Maytag Jetclean Dishwasher Super Capacity Quiet Plus in loving memory 1999-2008. Born in Newton, Iowa to famous appliance ancestory. Died of cancer to internal rack and bladder incontinence. In lieu of flowers, just go wash your dishes by hand.

"Big Gray" Proline Hot Water Heater, long time resident of Kaysville, UT, passed away in the early morning hours of December 16, 2008 due to CCB or Calcium Carbonate Buildup. Big Gray finally came out of the closet while on his deathbead. "Big Gray" gave many gallons of hot water to those living within the walls of its home. In his final days he did his best to live a life of normalcy, listening to his favorite heavy metal music, along with favorite movies "Waterworld" and "Deep Blue Sea". Also still loving to read the book "20,000 Leagues under the Sea." Some of Big Gray's accomplishments were creating warm showers, giving hot water to clean dishes, and filling up the tub with warm water. Survived by partner, Mr. Lennox Furnace.

(I had to add this picture in- this is my cute little Tres, taking out the deceased washer and dryer, getting the washer & dryer ready for their burial in our garage, or until we can take them to the dump.)

Garrett got his braces on the first part of December. He GETS to wear them for 12-18 months. Then when more teeth come in, he GETS to get them on again. Although they aren't as great as he thought they would be, he sure looks cute in them. Just wait until he gets them off!

Earlier this month, we went out to dinner and to Temple Square with Todd, Mary Lynne, Emma, Steve, and Maddy for Maddy's birthday. She turned FOURTEEN- so everybody look out!

Monday, November 3, 2008


I thought I'd take a picture of our house in full color before all the ivy falls off the house and all the leaves are scattered all over the lawn, driveway, sidewalks, into the neighbors lawn next door, across the street, in the road, onto the neighbors lawns across the street, down a couple blocks, into main street, and down onto the beaches of the Great Salt Lake. Don't say we never shared with you. Man I love fall.

Earlier in the week we had TM, Mimi, Emma, and Maddy over for our annual "dinner in a pumpkin". We had a lot of fun but I can't believe Jack is still smiling even after we cooked him in the oven for over a hour. Little does he know that we are soon going to EAT him. Mwahhhhhahaha!

Tres and the kids had fun carving pumpkins and they got lots of candy on Halloween. If you're wondering if we ever let the kids inside and not make them sit on the front porch all the time, well your answer is no.

And last but certainly not least, Tres and I were scanning the aisles at our local Wal-Mart when we came across this little number for Liza. So we came right home to try it on her to make sure it was the perfect fit. Mean, abusive dog owners you ask? Probably.

Kind of funny? Oh... You Bet!
(it's no wonder why dogs bite people)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Family Update

My turn to add a post. This is Tres. Elizabeth loves to write these funny posts, but I thought maybe a quick update would be alright. Just a little update on the fam.

Garrett is doing well in school and all is well with him, other than he is a little older and has a little more attitude. We're finding we are having to adapt our parenting styles as he trys to grow up too fast.

Charlie has been our trial as of late. This whole kindergarten thing has thrown him into a tailspin. He's had some real separation anxiety issues. Up until now he has never had these kind of problems, but ever since kindergarten he has been throwing fits every time he has to be left anywhere. At school, soccer, at church, etc. But I think we are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. He has found a friend that he really likes who is in our ward, in his class, and was also on his soccer team, and oddly enough they hardly knew each other until a little over a month ago. Thanks to Wyatt he got over the problem of being left at soccer fairly quickly, and with a few exceptions he is going to school happily as well. However, for some reason he has been a little timid about going to primary, but that's getting a little better too. Wyatt isn't in his primary class so I think that has been a bigger hurdle. So with a little more time I think this too shall pass.

Morgan is talking up a storm. I think he is our most articulate child yet. He loves to ask, "What's that?" and, "Is that *****?" He is also a BIG KID! He's about 2 1/2 yrs old and he's wearing 4T clothes! Quit growing!

Anyhow that's it for now from me.

Later, Tres

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hey Teacher... leave them kids alone!

The dog days of summer are now gone. Well, except for Liza that is still enjoying them. We have sent the kids off to school. They are good kids. They don't yell. They don't fight. They don't say things to each other like, "You're stupid!", "I hate you!", and "Dora's stupid!" They play well with each other all the time, AND they share. Wait a minute, those aren't my kids I'm talking about. They must be someone else's. Actually, we are praising the Lord for the public school system that allows them to come back.

Garrett is in third grade, and currently enjoys reading Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets.

Charlie is in kindergarten and I'm running out of bribes to make him go. I'm open for suggestions.
And if I'm lucky, this cute little stinker will take a nap.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ode to Cha-cha

Charlie turned 5 in August. I put together a little slideshow including blondies morning hair and various facial expressions that we are so lucky to see on a daily basis.

Charlie wanted to go to Cherry Hill for his birthday. We really had a lot of fun, thanks to Excedrin Migraine.

My sister Maddy went with me to brave Cherry Hill with the boys. She is a very fast texter. She texts all the time. She has LOTS of friends that she texts to. She uses her phone mostly to text. Did I mention she can text? I love you Maddy!!!:)

Morgan sat like this for seriously 20 minutes. I think that he was contemplating how much pee was in Pirates Cove.

Charlie wanted a Pirates of the Carribean cake. You gotta love the blue "water" frosting that turns your teeth and lips blue. Hurry call 911 none of the guests are breathing!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bear Lake

We took the fam up to Bear Lake the first weekend of August. We went up with all of Tres' family to the cabin. Almost everyone was able to make the annual B.L. trip, but Garrett was a little confused to why Ben and Tanelle couldn't make it. Yeah guys, Grenada isn't that far away! Anyways, we had a great time with everyone, we especially enjoyed spending time at the beach once we convinced the kids that the Bear Lake monster isn't real.

Garrett and Charlie had a great time building sand castles and riding the four-wheelers

And Morgan spent most of his time doing this...