Thursday, February 26, 2009

Makenzie's 1st Track Meet

What do you know, something other than basketball pictures. Makenzie had her 1st track meet tonight. The only event she was in was the shot put. She won 1st place with a throw or should I say with a "put" of 28' 7". This is her first time doing this event and has only been doing it for a week so she will only get better! Great job Makenzie!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ask a stupid question......

We've all been asked stupid questions and I am probably guilty of asking a few of them myself. Well, my brother-in-law, Bryan's friend was asked one of those stupid questions and he took advantage of it. Here is the email he sent to Bryan who forwarded it to me. This is too funny not to share.


Yesterday I was at my local Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had, an elephant?

So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's rear and a car hit us both.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Wal-Mart won't let me shop there anymore.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

The many "hats" of my mom

My mom with me when I was 4 days old---This is not photo shopped, it is really in black and white

Girls Camp Leader. All of us from our family wore matching shirts with our names on the front. On the ground up: My younger sister, Becky, my mom, me, my sister-in-law, Becky, and my older sister Teri

My mom and I at Disneyland

My mom along with my sisters, dad and 1 of my brothers when I went through the Temple
Mother of the Bride
Grandma with my first born, Matthew

Chorister... I can't believe I even found a picture of that!

Wife, mother, grandma, great grandma

A Happy Camper

Loving grandma

Baseball fan
Of course I bought tickets that faced into the sun, but we made our own baseball cap
Yes, we are talented!!!

Great Grandma
Mom we love all you do for us and everyone around you!!
Happy Birthday

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Jacob's Birthday Celebration

In our home we only do birthday party's every other year. On the off year the kids get to take a few friends out to eat with them at a restaurant of their choice. It was an off year for Jacob so he invited 2 friends to go to Pappasito's for lunch. Pappasito's is our family favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.

Jacob blowing out the candle on his ice cream brownie at Pappasito's

Jacob can make a Madonna bra out of a napkin. Such talent!!

Thomas, Jacob and Blake

The Three Amigos
Instead of spanking, we strangle our kids on their birthdays
We had a cookie cake at home

Pappasito's Birthday Song--

Usually the birthday person get s to wear a sombrero, but it was broken?

Jacob is Crazzzy

Too much Dr. Pepper

Happy Birthday at home!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy 11th Birthday Jacob

Happy Birthday Jacob. Can't believe he is already 11 years old. We love you!!!
You can actually get a better view of the pictures if you press view all images.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Good News Keep Rolling In

Matthew was accepted to BYU!!!

A Successful Girls Basketball Season

It's been an exciting week for Girls Basketball in the Smith Family. Both Brittney's and Makenzie's team won District Championships this week.

Makenzie's team was undefeated this season! They won their district championship game in overtime, 29-25. It was low scoring but very exciting. She played almost the whole game. She was exhausted by the end since she is just getting over the flu, but we had another girl on our team getting over it also and I think the other team had a few not feeling well also. You gotta love flu season. Congrats to her team!

Brittney's team only lost one game out of 28 games. They were undefeated in preseason and their first district game they lost(to a team we beat in a previous tournament). We did beat that team when we played them again. They actually are co-champs with that team, but I feel we beat them 2 out of 3 so we are the champions! They don't have playoff for the JV teams. She has come a long ways and had really good games the last 2 games. She saw a lot playing time in the end since a lot of the starters were down with the flu. Luckily Brittney made it through the season with just a cold!! These pictures are from a game last week. I didn't take any Tuesday night. I had the video camera out and was told to put it away when they weren't doing so well. They think the video camera is a jinx. In fact I had it out during the 1st quarter of Makenzie's game and they were down 0-9 so I was told to put it away during her game.

Brittney is #21

Get that rebound

A bit of a size difference, but she still handled her

This is how all the girls on the team dressed at school on game day

She is tired!!!! She played all of the game but a few minutes.

#30 in the white is probably one of the best ball players in our area, but Makenzie kept her from scoring too much!!

That is a look of joy!!!

Yes, you are #1

The happy team:)
Congratulations to my girls!!!

Happy Birthday Tami

Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law Tami. I don't have too many photo's of her, she seems to always get out of the picture. I have video of her singing American Idol on the Wii, but it's your birthday so I'll be nice. Tami with her daughter Yannette at Yannette's wedding reception At Yanette's wedding.

Happy Birthday Tami! We at the Texas Smith house love you!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jacob Earns Webelos Badge and Receives Arrow of Light Award

Last night Jacob had his final Pack Meeting which was also the Blue and Gold Banquet. He received his Webelos Badge and earned the Arrow of Light Award. He turns 11 next week so into Boy Scouts he goes.

Jacob earning other awards

Pinning the Webelos pin on me

He might smile....

Jacob with the other boys earning the Arrow of Light

Receiving Arrow of Light Award

Another pin job... and no blood.
At least I wore a shirt with a collar

We really are happy, it was just a long night!

" Crossing over the bridge into Boy Scouts"

Being greeted by his new Scout Leader