And that weird slogan about the glass being perpetually (almost) always
(usually) at least half full?
That just means that I almost always write from a positive (even humorous) point of view; however, I do delve occasionally into more serious, painful topics because life isn’t only about the good times.
You’ll see new posts 3-4 times a week, with most of those posts consisting of pretty good photography and pretty good (and even occasionally excellent) writing,
I’ve been blogging for ten years (a long time in the blogging world) and I’m honored to know that there are a number of readers who have been with me on this blogging journey since the very beginning. That’s a long time to hang out with one family!
I’m so happy you’ve dropped by and look forward to getting to know you.
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-one 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, a fitness cyclist and a repairer of just about anything. (Up to but not including nuclear reactors.)
He loves snow skiing, coconut desserts, Myth Busters, airplanes and jaylenosgarage.com. He is completely incapable of going even one day without popcorn.
Sarah is 18 years old and by now we’ve pretty much decided we’re going to keep her. She loves reading, video editing, graphic arts, music, and is writing a novel. She’s 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.
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, 24, 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 they currently live in Winter Haven, FL, now that they have a baby, they are going to be required to move to our town–If not to our actual house. (I wish I was kidding.)
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.