Monday, November 30, 2009

Decorating the Christmas Tree

On Sunday night Noah and I put the tree up. It was taller than we remember and took me awhile to put the lights and garland on. I wanted to get that done so that tonight we could decorate the rest of the tree. The girls were really excited to pick out their favorite ornaments and place them on the tree. Once the tree was covered(mostly the bottom half) the youngest in the family was lifted up to place the Angel Moroni tree topper on the tip of the tree. Aubrey was a little worried dad would drop her, but loved putting the angel on the tree. Finally the tree is complete.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Aubrey turns 3

I can't believe my baby is 3! Really?!?! Has it been that long? It seems like yesterday she was born.
A lot has happened since then and time just seems to zoom by so quickly. Aubrey is a blessing and a joy to have in our family. She is smart. Too smart for her own good sometimes. She is my little sidekick. We do everything together while her sisters are a school. She is loving, sweet, best friends with both her sisters, and my calmer one. I didn't say calm she can hold her own with her sisters and often get loud ans stubborn, but over all she has a calm side to her. Aubrey is a character and says the funniest things. She has the best facial expressions ever. She is always making a face good or bad. Aubrey loves crafts, music and dancing. It will be fun to see her blossom and grow this next year. Happy 3rd Birhday Aubrey!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Davis's Baptism

On Saturday morning we attended our nephew Davis's Baptism. It was wonderful and Noah and I were able to feel the spirit very strongly. All of his cousin participated by singing 2 songs only Ashlyn and Autumn wanted to go up and sing with everyone, while Aubrey sat with me. After the baptism we had a luncheon at the church and Davis opened up his baptism gifts. We are so glad that we could attend such a special event for Davis.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Birthday Dinners

This evening Noah's whole family got together at the church to celebrate Aubrey's , Tristan's,and Art's Birthdays. Art's family was able to join us for the party too. The little girls did nails and make-up, the big girls hide from all of us behind the stage, the boys and later the little girls ran around the gym to play and once the PlayStation Rockband got hooked up we all had a blast playing it, even the big kids. After playing and eating dinner it was present and cake time. Aubrey got Tinker Bell P.J.s, Yo Gabba Gabba puzzle, Dora stamps, 2 long sleeve shirts, Tinker Bell pillow book, Tinker Bell barbie, tinker bell coloring book, some books, jeans, and a new princess bike.We had 3 cakes and 3 cupcakes for the 3 birthday kids. Aubrey turns 3 tomorrow, Tristan 13 in a few weeks, and Art had a birthday already and you gotta guess his age. Aubrey loved her cupcake and got a little slice of each cake. She loves cake and her the party. It was fun to celebrate it with family.

Getting Our Christmas Tree at Applehill

This morning we headed out in the rain and drove up to Camino in search of a Christmas Tree. We stopped at Indian Rock Tree Farm one of our favorite places to pick out a tree. They cut them fresh, which comes in handy when it is pouring rain(like it was this morning). The 1st one Noah grabbed looked great. We looked at a couple of others before I said "lets just get the one we saw first." It took us 15 min. to get our tree. I think that is the fastest we have ever picked out a tree. That gave us plenty of time to go get apples, eat lunch, buy apple donuts and fritters, and drink some yummy hot chocolate. We had a nice relaxing time enjoying Applehill together as a family.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


On this Thanksgiving Day our families hearts are filled with Gratitude. We are Grateful for so much, here is our top 10 things we are Thankful for this year.

1. Each other. We are Best Friends and appreciate one another so much!

2. Our 3 little girls. Life wouldn't be the same with out them. They make us laugh, cry(in a good way), and feel whole.

3. For our Parents. Both sets of parents helped us become the people we are today and we are grateful for their examples and guidance through the years and even now.

4. Both Sides of the Family. Thank You All for your love and kindness you give our family.

5. The Gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives. It is what keeps us grounded and happy.

6. An Great Job. Noah has been blessed to have an office that is doing very well this year.

7. Good Friends. We have great friends that have helped us in need and truly bless our lives.

8. A Beautiful Home. Having a brand new home with everything working has been such a blessing.

9. Our Health. This year our family has been really healthy a few colds or flu bugs, but nothing to crazy.

10. The USA. We are grateful that we live in such an amazing country with the freedoms that we have.

Smith Family Pictures

It is always a little crazy when you have three families, 7 adults and 9 little kids to gather for a picture. We try our best, but you get what you get. Here are the photos from this years Smith family photo shoot. In the end I they came out pretty good.