Archive for December, 2008

My Mac Crashed!!!

Just letting you guys know… we came home from Christmas festivities and my computer crashed. (I’m on Steven’s at the moment.) We’re not worried about the computer, our warranty is GREAT!  However I am a bit frazzled at the thought of losing our holiday pics  and all my itunes music I hadn’t backed up =(.  Anyway we’ll be shipping our computer out Tuesday from the closest Genius Bar (apple users know what I’m talking about). I’ll be off the blog until it gets back probably in two to three weeks. Blessings to you!!!  I know I’ll miss reading about your lives as well as sharing mine.  Take Care!


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Merry Christmas from Us!!!!

familypicforchristmasWe love you!!!  Thank you so much for sharing the past year with us on the blog!!!  Looking forward to doing the same in 2009!

Merry Christmas to you an yours.

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Retooning the Nativity

The Smithson family thinks to a different beat on a few things.  One being how the Christmas story is told.  Steven and myself love the traditions of the Nativity story but much of the story is just that– traditions that ADD too Scripture. We personally own three Nativity sets.  Steven loves to dote on the fact that they are ALL far from realistic.  I must admit we have gotten into a few light-hearted “arguments” over how we want the story told to our children.  Steven’s version– facts only.  Mine–  build the basics and then reveal the trivia later. I mean you don’t have to tell them Jesus wasn’t born in a stable when they are two!!!

Regardless, have you been able to do your research this year??  Do I have you totally bewildered by what I’m talking about??? Well here’s a little clip we loved so much we showed to the youth department this morning.  Igniter Media did a great job in capturing both truth and the real meaning of Christmas in this little diddy…  Enjoy!

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What Happens When Children Help WRAP!



A bit of a distraction don’t you think… We’ll just leave it at that!

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P’s and F’s

So for all of you educational professionals and  speech pathologists….  is it normal for kids to mix up their p’s and f’s?  I’ve heard of s’s, r’s, l’s and more but the p’s and f’s are a new one for me.

Here’s how the conversation went:

Monica:  I go to bafroom on big fotty mommy

Me:  You sure are!  Good Girl.

Monica:  We have little fotty at home… it’s fink.

Me: Yes you’re right.

Monica:  I pinished Mommy!

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Bit of Honesty…

I don’t know about you but ever since Thanksgiving came and went I’ve been in a dead run to get everything “done” for the Christmas season.  Parties to attend, events to plan, people to call, recitals to organize, shopping to accomplish, food to prepare, cards to address, gifts to wrap, the house to clean, decorations to hang ect… and then even more things to do.  You get my drift I’m sure- it’s been hectic around here!!!!  I’ve found myself praying on the run and missing the stillness of sitting with God!!  A friend asked me how I was via e-mail. My response: “I’m good but missing the joy of celebrating WITH Christ this season. I find myself partying ABOUT Him instead.”  I’m incredibly GRATEFUL that my heart recognizes this void….  I thought this video was an awesome reminder to love the things God loves throughout a season originated by Him and yet one He so easily is left out of.  My friend Meredith posted it on her blog almost a month ago.  I was so glad she shared: Read the rest of this entry »

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I made this yummy popcorn for Thanksgiving.  It keeps sooooooo well we’re still eating on it.  By all means it is gift worthy and taste much better than the canned stuff you get at Wal-mart. *note: just don’t let the oil “pop” you when popping your corn!

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