Monday, December 28, 2009

A much needed break

We've been in Oregon with my family for over a week now and it has been wonderful. Between Harrison's classes, ROTC and church responsibilities I feel like I didn't see my husband at all last semester. He's worked so hard, and I'm so proud of him for making it through such a tough couple of months. We have both welcomed this break from reality (and the snow!).
Christmas was so much fun with little Jack this year. His first Christmas!!



Playing with his new toy from Great Grandma Welton!!


We've played games, watched movies, gone ice skating, and the girls have enjoyed a little pampering and shopping :)

We'll see you on Thursday, Utah!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This almost makes me want to work out

Biggest Loser


LOVE this show. Danny lost 239 pounds in 9 months!! Crazy.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I paid $16.95 for this

and it was worth every penny.
Poor Jack :(

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Single Again

...except that we're married...and have a baby. But we're back in the Singles Ward!! Harrison has been called to serve in the Bishopric of a BYU Singles Ward. We're so excited for this new challenge!! Jack, of course, is the only baby and everyone already loves him. He is flirtin it up with every girl he sees with his new "wave" to say hello. {Video soon to come, I'm sure...}. And I also received a calling in the ward to teach the Temple Prep/Marriage & Courtship Class. Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly. We're thrilled to spend our time in the BYU 51st ward for the next year.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Playing Catch Up

Here's an update of the happenings with the Smith family:

Halloween:
While Harrison was at a ROTC camp for 3 days Jack and I went up to Oregon (Gma & Gpa P. were missin their grandson) where he brushed up on his piano skills...I just got a new toy called the Cricut Expression. And if you are a scrapbooker, card maker, or if you're like me - a wanna be craft-creater, you'd love it!! It is so addicting!! It has inspired me to make a scrapbook of Jack's first year :)Tomorrow we are off to St. George, and then Vegas to be with the Smiths for Thanksgiving!! And who isn't excited to see this cute little face??

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

9 Months

I can't believe my little Jack has been out of my tummy as long as he was in it!!
Why does pregnancy go by soooo sloooowly and then when they're here time goes by so quick?!

9 Month Stats:
Weight - 20.5 lbs.
Height - 29 inches

Friday, October 23, 2009

Latest Trick

Wow I have been such a blog-slacker lately. And to my 2 readers, I apologize.

But Jack has discovered something new he can do with his little body, and he is so proud of himself!!

video

PS - Does anyone else hate hearing their voice on recordings?? And hope they really don't sound like that? No? Just me? Darn.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Boy Bands

I was rummaging through some old stuff of mine that has been stashed away at my parents' house for several years, and I came across an old magazine:

LOVE. IT.

And I also came across this huge poster: And who could forget these guys??

and
Who was (and maybe still is) your favorite??

Friday, October 2, 2009

Before and After

HGTV has gotten the better of me, and I decided to take our entertainment center and do a little home improvement...

Some paint...


New glass in the door...

And new hardware...
Goes a looooong way. I'm just glad it's finally done!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Roommate Reunion!!

My freshman year at BYU-Idaho I lived with 5 other girls. We were all pretty different, but we got along SO WELL. How many times do you hear about 5 girls living together for four months without one problem?? That was us. It has been three years since that Fall semester, but we all keep in touch and we met this past weekend for lunch. It was so fun to see each other and to catch up on our lives. We've all been busy from school, work, missions, marriages, and babies that is was great to find time together!! All but one of us was able to come, and it was a blast. We missed you, Jan!!

Then...

Jan, Lindsey, Jane, Mary Beth, Me, and Alyssa
Now...

After having lunch in Pocatello, we headed up to Rexburg to see more friends, and I couldn't help but take some pictures of the beautiful Rexburg temple.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Post to Brag About my Husband

I married a stud.

This year he received not one, not two, but three scholarships! He also received a special grant from the government because of his major. He is working so hard taking 18 credit hours this semester, and participating so much in ROTC this year as he prepares for Advanced Camp at Ft. Lewis next summer.

And if all that wasn't enough, because of his grades and outstanding performance in ROTC, he was just selected to represent BYU at an Ethics Conference at West Point in New York in October. See? I told you. Stud.

CONGRATS, Mr. Smith!! We're so proud of you!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Soakin up Summer

Summer is over and Fall is coming!! Harrison's family, and my sister came to celebrate Labor Day with us by watching movies, playing games, and having a picnic up in Provo Canyon. It was so fun to have them here!!
We also had a visit from my good friend Nicole and her cute little family. Her son, Wesley is only 4 months younger than Jack and it'll be fun to watch them grow up so close in age!! Although, there may be a few differences in size... Nicole and I have been best friends since we were 12.
We got married a month apart, and now we have baby boys at the same time!
When did we grow up?!
(And NO, we did not plan to match ourselves or the boys..ha!)

Apparently Jack needs to work on his manners...

Harrison has started a very busy semester of 18 credits, but he is so good to find time to play with us We love walking to a pond @BYU down the street from our house to feed these guys: