Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rockin' New Years...

We played a little rock band...

(Photos courtesy of Jeremy)
Indie played a little air guitar...
and we brought in the new year with a bang.

Monday, January 25, 2010

You ain't got no alibi...

For our annual Christmas party with the McKean family we opted for an ugly sweater theme complete with a contest for the ugliest. We ate delicious soup in bread bowls, played games, exchanged gifts and finished off the night with fondue.

Here are a few of the contestants...
Tony and I searched high and low for Christmas sweaters but to no avail. We went with the classic tie dye and toys 'r' us kid sweaters from my childhood.
We found this little gem at D.I. I saw it from afar and knew we had to own it. Indie ended up winning the contest because of it.
Another shirt from my childhood, although this one I don't consider ugly, just hilarious. I found this Rainbow Brite shirt while rummaging through our old doll clothes. I promptly pulled it out and hung it in Eden's closet.
Parker had his hair parted to the side, it really added to his circa 1987 sweater.
Jessica, looking classy in her gold leaf Christmas apparel.
Annelee in a rather cute sweater, not quite ugly enough to win.
Greg was feeling the Christmas spirit in a duo that looked like he pulled it right from my great aunt's closet. Sparky took another route. He decided to tease all the Ute lovers in the family by wearing red. I'll be honest, Tony had the same idea but couldn't find a BYU sweatshirt in time.
Mi familia...
The Smith Family
I believe this is the only picture we have of our entire family. I guess it's okay we are wearing ugly sweaters and crowns.
The McKean Family
Greg, Jimmy, Mandi, baby "O" in utero, Sparky and Annelee
The whole family...and it only took about 9 attempts to get it.
It was a great night spent with great people.


By the way, during this party I received this new baby. Come spring 2010 I'll be hittin' the links and smackin' the hell out of it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Butter cookies...

It is a tradition in the Smith family to make butter cookies around Christmas. A tradition that I thoroughly enjoy.

Everybody was getting in on the action...

Even Edie...
Okay mostly she just played with the cookie cutters, but she looked awfully cute doing it. I took a few nibbles of her between my nibbles of cookie.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


This year Christmas was the holiday that kept on giving. We managed to spread the celebration out over a few weeks.

Christmas at Grandma Kim's home...

Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Rigby's home...

Tony bought the girls darling University of Utah clothes.
Paging Dr. Smith...

During the holidays we were able to spend a lot of time with family and friends which, to me, is the greatest part of Christmas. We were spoiled as usual during all of the gift giving so thank you to everyone.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Bloggie...

Today marks two years since I started this here blog.

And this entry marks my 300th post.

To commemorate I thought I would share a few favorites.

A post about Big T.
A classic picture of Indie.
Tony channeling his inner Bear Grylls.
Trying to teach Indie to crawl.
Eden's birth story.
25 things about me.

I love blogging, I really do. I just wish I had more time to do it. Among other things, blogging more often is something I intend to do in 2010.

Here's to 300 more...