Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nutcracker ballet 2008

Michael and I got to go to the Nutcracker ballet with our wonderful friends Mike and Dede Wright. It was so much fun. We weren't allowed to take pictures so I got some off the Internet. I haven't been to a ballet in so many years. It was enchanting! I just loved it. It really put me in the holiday spirit.
This year has been hard for me to get into the spirit of the season. I don't know why? Maybe because I'm so sick all the time with being pregnant, or maybe because of the economy we are not spending very much money so Christmas won't really be the same this year.
But this weekend, with going to the Nutcracker and attending our ward Christmas party, I am feeling better. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and feel the joy Christmas brings into each of our life's.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Picture's of finished yard

Due to the warmer weather we are having Michael & Kaden were able to till our garden. Now what? I don't know a thing about gardening but hey, we are going to try. Here's some pictures of the yard finished too since I didn't get to post those.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Michael and Jonathon worked night and day on the basement for so long and now.... it is finished. Cris put up with her house being torn apart, two grumpy men working in her basement and much more I am sure. Congratulation to all how put effort and work into the project.
To have a little fun I set up a ribbon ceremony. Here are some pictures...

Michael, Cris, and Jonathon all cut the yellow ribbon at the same time. I should have gotten a better picture.

It's Christmas morning!!! Oh, wait, the basement is finished, even better :)

I teased Jonathon that the first night we would watch him fall asleep in his new bedroom. I guess I was not joking.

Michael was soo tired after working so hard he just fell asleep. Jonathon was not amused :)

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I enjoy Halloween. Maybe it's because I like chocolate so much or that when I was a child I had wonderful memories going trick or treating. I don't know why, but I think it's one of my favorite holiday's. Anyways, one of the things I love to do is carve pumpkins.

These were the best pumpkins Smiths had to offer (I would know, we looked at almost every single one of them)

This year Kaden got into it and even put his hand in the pumpkin. Emma is still too much of a "princess" too get her hands dirty.

Daddy had to help

She did a good job

Kaden made his design all by himself!

Halloween day is pretty fun too. My parents came down to see there grandkids go trick or treating. I enjoyed that, and it was Michael's first time with the kids on Halloween.

Little Devil


Scary skeleton guy with devil and batman ready to get some candy

Kaden is 4 years old!!!!

We had so much fun at Kaden's Cowboy and Indian birthday party. Cousins, Grandma's and Grandpa's, aunt and uncle's were all apart of this wonderful time. I had to drop a tear or two knowing that my "little man" is growing up. Here are some pictures to recap...

Kaden only likes the frosting and ice cream when it comes to cakes so I thought we'd get him a Ice cream cake. IT WAS SOO GOOD!

We broke a pinata

Indian chief MOM read some cowboy stories by the fire

Ready to ride some horses and lasso some cow's!

Sheriff Kaden was the star of the day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I have neglected my blog for so long. SORRY
I am renewing my blogging passion and will write all about Kaden's Birthday this weekend.
Until then

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Women's Conference

I had the most amazing opportunity to go to Women's Conference with some very sweet women. Special shout-out to my mother for tending my children for six hours while I went. Thanks Mom! I couldn't have done it without your help. Also, thanks to Rachael for inviting me. It was my first time and I didn't even know what it was, but now I will never forget it. The opening speaking was Sheri Dew. Her talk was "Awake, Arise, and Come unto Christ" Some of the things that I took from her talk were that women truly are the influence of the world. We are Heavenly Father "secret weapon" we are the heart of the Father's plan. If the women of the world fall the human race falls. We cannot fail our family, our neighborhoods, our society, our countries. Everyday in our lives as women we need to talk, walk, rejoice in Christ and have our action reflect that. She said that as members of the LDS church we need to be the women that are strong enough to choose holiness above the world. The thing that I think I needed to hear the most was that I need to take time for personal worship. She made a statement "you can't draw water from an empty well" and that is so true. If we are truly to be the key to our Heavenly Fathers plan then we need to have "water" to let our families draw from. I am going to make the time to do that. I know Christ lives and loves me and I am so grateful for that knowledge; it makes life worth living. I am truly happy with that knowledge in my life. If you ever get a chance to go to Women's Conference GO!!! It will be the best thing you can do with your time. Thanks!

Jennifer, Me, and Rachael

I made the girls help me find a Cougar.

I couldn't go down to BYU without taking this

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Dinosaur Time

We have a dinosaur museum close to our house and just love to go. We went with my parents and Derek and Trisha's family. We had so much fun looking and interacting with all the exhibits.

There were lots of very interesting dinosaur's but
T-Rex is always a favorite.

Emma sure loves to have Grandma and Grandpa
at her side.

Dad and Kaden under the T-Rex

Kaden and Faith in front of a REALLY big shark
they thought it was pretty cool.

The boys waiting patiently while the girls were in the gift shop.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Emma's Birthday Cake

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Emma Is 1 Years Old!!!!!

She made it! One years old! I still can't believe she is already one. Sometimes you have to take a step back to cherish each day because you can't live it again. On April 14, 2008 we had a little party for her. Grandma and Grandpa B came, along with Derek & Trisha's family. Grammy & Grandpa couldn't come. Grammy had 2 surgeries :( (We missed them)!

Emma with mommy at her party.
I love to put her in little dresses.

She recieved twin dolls from Grandma & Grandpa B.
She walks around the house with them all the time
loving and snuggling her new babies.

At first she didn't know what to do with her
cake and ice cream.
She would touch the frosting,
then try to flick it off her hands.

That didn't last long....

"Could my life get any better then this?"

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Michael's Backyard Project

He's at it again. My husband doesn't quit working on projects (which I am grateful for) this latest one is the backyard. It was A LOT of work but we should have a nice yard in 2 months. I got a few pictures of Kaden and him working on the garden area. He also put the sprinklers in, moved 31 tons of topsoil, leveled it, and planted the seed. What a job! I am so proud of him. The best part was watching him work with Kaden. Kaden LOVES to work with Dad! These are the before pictures. The after shots will come soon.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Emma is 11 month's old and she usually takes one step then goes back to crawling. Today is the first day she has taken more then two steps. We are so proud of our little princess!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Emma's Talking

Here is my cute baby Emma. I just love when she's naked!

Her dad is trying to work on building Emma closest shelf's and not getting much help. I'm too busy playing with the kids.

Michael's Project

Michael is almost done with the framing. The next step is electrical and "all that stuff" he tells me.

As you probably already know, Michael LOVES projects. This latest one is kind of neat and fun. He is working on finishing Randy and Cris's basement (Mom and Dad Nielson) I am going to be taking pictures of the progress but I was so proud of him...

He made these layouts of what he wanted to do and I thought you would like to see them.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Michael Graduated with his Bachelor's in Business Management (I am so proud of him) so we decided to take a trip to Cancun, Mexico with my parents Wayne and Shauna Braunberger and my little brother Alex as a little get away. The kids came so it wasn't a total getaway but what can ya do? We had a blast! Here are some pictures to tell the story...