Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fun in the SUN!

As we were leaving this last Saturday for California, it was raining in Washington. (Pouring rain.....not just a sprinkle or two!) As we got to California, we got word that it was SNOWING in Washington as we were out by the swimming pool having fun in the sun. Ahhh.....wonderful, wonderful warm weather and sun! There's nothing like it! Anyway - enough rubbing it in that we're not freezing at home for Spring Break - but having a great time in the....(what was that word again?????) SUN!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Weekend in Las Vegas

We went to Joanna's bachelorette party, which was held at The Cheesecake Factory. (Yummy, yumy food!)

The happy couple.....aren't they cute!?

Wow! Are they hard at work - or what?! (I think that would be the "or what")

Joanna and Grandpa Smith

Joanna and her niece and nephew - Kadence and Jacob

Kadence is just the cutest flower girl, ever!

Joanna and her sisters, Jill and Jenny
Joanna with Amanda and Sam

Jenny & Grandpa Smith. Now doesn't that look like the Statue of Liberty to you????

This last weekend we went to Las Vegas to see Joanna and Shayler get married. It was really nice to visit with family again.......it's been way too long since we've been home. We helped Karen run errands and decorate for the reception - which was alot of work, but we made it fun! The reception was held in a friends backyard. The weather was great! The whole evening turned out amazing! `

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sam's new hobby

At Sam's school they have study time incorporated into their schedule. It's an actual "class" where the kids can work on homework or get extra help from a teacher during this time. They also have clubs the students can go to during this time a couple times a week if they are up-to-date with their homework, grades, etc. Well, one of Sam's teachers teaches crocheting for those that want to learn and be in a crochet club. Sam and several of her friends decided this would be fun and joined the club. Within a week or so she was hooked! She loves it! To start off with, she crocheted headbands or scarves for several of her friends for Christmas. Then the club decided to make blankets to donate to a local hospital to give to kids with cancer. Sam learned how to crochet granny squares, sewed them together and then crocheted a border around it. She did a great job and was really excited to be able to help a child in need.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


A friend of mine puts a "Quote of the Day" on her blog - so I thought I'd "copy" her with this post. (Hope you don't mind, April!)

This afternoon Sam and I were sitting in the front room. I was reading a book and she was working on homework when I heard her say, "My upper lip smells funny." My first thought was, "What?? Did I hear her right?" I looked over at her and she had her upper lip pressed up against her nose....smelling it! I always knew there was something weird about that child!