So happy you’re here! I’m looking forward to getting to know you better by way of our active commenting community. And just in case you’re wondering, I usually post on Mondays and Fridays, although there are have plenty of exceptions along the way, depending on what’s going on in life at any particular time.
I’ve been blogging for fourteen years and am amazed at the number of readers who have been with me since the beginning. That’s a long time to hang out with one family!
Here’s a little info about the people who are part of the Smithellaneous package deal.
The man in this picture keeps trying to tell me that he and I have been married for thirty-six years but that can’t possibly be true since I’m nowhere near old enough.
Steve is an amazing husband, a pro level bass guitar player, a pastor (www.manteofirstag.com), a book lover, a word aficionado, an outstanding communicator, a handyman extraordinaire, and a repairer of just about anything. (Up to, but not including, nuclear reactors.)
He loves snow skiing, coconut desserts, Myth Busters, news sites, airplanes and jaylenosgarage.com. He is also completely incapable of going even one day without popcorn.
Sarah is 2w years old and by now we’ve pretty much decided we’re going to keep her. She loves reading, video editing, graphic arts, and music; she is also writing a novel. Sarah is funny and wise and comes up with some of the most intriguing twists on words you have ever heard. C.S. Lewis is among her favorite authors.
She is a junior at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) where she is majoring in Communications.
Sarah was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in 2002 but is currently doing well. You can visit her cancer website at Sarah Smith’s Spot.
NATHAN, is our first born child and our favorite son. He and Meagan were married in July of 2011 at which time I was given the enormous blessing and privilege of gaining a second daughter.
On October 10, 2013, Nathan and Meagan gave Steve and me our first (brilliant, handsome, talented) grandchild. Although the family currently lives in Auburndale, FL, now that they have children, they are going to be required to move to our town–if not to our actual house. (I am not even kidding.)
On June 6, 2015, our sweet granddaughter, Madi, was born. What a charmer!
The last member of our family is our darling and delightful Yorkie, Summer.
Although our family looks sort of normal we have spent quite a few years living a non-normal life. For fifteen years we lived full time in an RV and did concerts in churches in thirty-five states. That means my kids (and dog) were basically raised on the road which was cool and interesting. Mostly. But also kind of different.
During our road years, Steve and I wrote our own music, played instruments, and recorded numerous studio CD’s. We left that traveling lifestyle soon after Sarah’s cancer diagnosis and have been enjoying the last ten years of getting to live in houses with no wheels.
From our family to you–
welcome to Smithellaneous!
I'm a photographer, singer,
graphic designer, songwriter,
breast cancer survivor
and pastor’s wife.
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.