500. People. A Canine.

April 22, 2014 — 1 Comment

Just thought I'd mention that today is my 500th post since transferring my blog from over to WordPress in January of 2012.  Five hundred posts and 10,002 comments! (That includes your comments and my replies.) We've been busy around here and I've loved every minute of it. Thanks so much for being part of the fabulous Smithellaneous family!

I'm headed out to the Greenville today for an infusion so I’ll just leave you with a few pictures of some of my favorite people. 

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We’ve probably all heard the saying that bad things happen in bunches; well, that has been the case for us this year in the financial arena.

We started things off by finding that for the first time in 32 years of marriage, we would not get our usual hefty tax rebate. In fact, not only would we not get a rebate, we would actually have to pay in a fairly large sum since we inadvertently didn't withhold enough through the year.

Gulp. We took a deep breath and tightened our belts

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Summer has donned her Easter finery to wish you a happiest, joyfullest Easter.  (She doesn’t realize that joyfullest is not a word, so please don’t tell her.)

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Books More Than Boys

April 16, 2014 — 17 Comments

For the past three days, Sarah’s dear friend, Hope, has been staying with us. 

You may remember Hope from when she was here for Sarah’s 16th birthday along with Victoria (Sarah’s childhood friend, standing to her right) and Taylor. (Sarah’s Manteo bestie.)

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One of the things I got Steve for Christmas was this t-shirt that was designed for builders and flyers of  RC planes.

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Journey To Graduation

April 9, 2014 — 41 Comments

It’s been a journey eighteen years long.

It's been an especially precious journey because cancer made its appearance along the way and tried to convince us we weren't going to be able to see the journey to completion.

It tried to tell us we would never see our sweet Sarah grow up.

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Do you recognize the couple in this picture?

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Smile Time

April 4, 2014 — 18 Comments

Since things have been a bit sober around here the past few days, I thought I would end the week with two videos guaranteed to produce a smile. 

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