Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stuffed Animals

....she's drowning in them!!!

And she's asking for more for Christmas.  Yikes!!

Monday, November 24, 2014


Nicholas had a great game last night!  One of his best for sure!! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Our Little Orphan Annie

Gianna was AMAZING this past weekend!!!  She had two performances and both were fantastic!  She remembered every single one of her 50 plus lines and her singing was wonderful!  Who knew she could even sing?  Crazy!  After the show, I introduced myself to the theater director.  She asked me who Gianna's voice coach was.  Haha!!  I told her I didn't even know she could sing.  Wow.  I think we should get her some voice lessons for real.  She's a natural!

So many friends and family came to support her this weekend...

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nana's birthday

Happy Birthday Mom!  Still young and beautiful!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


First there was one...

Then there were two...

Then there were three and that made our family complete...

I love my little family.  Feeling grateful.

Early Thanksgiving

CeCe hosted our annual Smith Family Thanksgiving. As usual, I didn't take enough pictures though.  But it was really fun and the food was delicious! I love Thanksgiving!

Of course I got pictures of dessert, right?  : )  That apple pie was the best!!

and the cream puffs...yummy!!

We played games and of course our family favorite..."Button Button"!

Friday, November 07, 2014


My baby girl before she got on the bus for school...

This is pretty much the last colorful tree left...

The kitchen is about 95% done.  We are still waiting for several missing items and replacement pieces to be shipped from the cabinet company.  The contractors won't be back for a few weeks which is fine with me.  I'm enjoying having the house to myself again.  We did have a lot of things done this past week though. Like putting up my new chandelier...

I love it!!

All the tiling has been done but it won't be grouted until the guys come back.  Do you see a missing drawer handle?  It was so funny.  The contractor was concentrating really hard on making sure he had the right pulls for the right drawers as we were using three different kinds.  He had put all his stuff away in his truck and vacuumed...when I noticed he missed one.  D'oh!!!  : )   Guess that's going to have to wait a couple weeks too.  

We finally got the stove and microwave put in!  Yippee!!!  I made brownies for the kids the other day for an after school snack.  They were so thrilled!!

The tumbled marble looks so nice...

The electrician raised the pendants up over the breakfast bar.  Sooo much better...

Next up...the stairs, upstairs hallway and we are moving forward with sprucing up the fireplace.  Very excited about that!  So as usual...to be continued.

Here are some videos from the past week of our talented and busy kids.

1.  Nicholas checking (he's #10 white jersey).  He got a penalty of course.  

2.  Gianna learning how to FLY at tumbling.  Unbelievable!!!

3.  Julia working on her solo at Kerry's studio!!  It's surreal having her dance there. Never thought I would see that day come but so glad it's here.  Thanks to Uncle Ricky for getting this going!!