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Last Monday night, Steve and I did a concert at a local restaurant as part of a Concert Series that raises money for the area food bank.

Truthfully?  I don’t normally enjoy those kinds of concerts. We had performed as part of this series two summers ago and during most of the time we were singing, people were talking and eating and ignoring us. I do understand that when there is music in a restaurant, people are supposed to eat and talk; it’s just not my favorite kind of venue.

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A Video

Yesterday Sarah made a video demonstrating the best way to dunk an Oreo and at the same time, achieve perfect Oreo soakiness.   Steve was the camera man as well as the appreciative audience.  (Music by Glenn Miller.)

Try to watch this without smiling.


 Also, does anyone remember this big occasion?


 Can you believe Nathan and Meagan celebrated THREE years of marriage yesterday?

I wanted to share with you what they wrote to each other on Facebook yesterday; it was so very sweet.

Here is what Nathan wrote to Meagan:

3 year anniversary today. Cant believe we have been married that long. I’m just trying to figure out how I got so lucky to get you all that time ago. Meagan, I wouldn’t want to spend my life with anyone else and I believe we are made for each other. We have faced some of the challenges that life can bring and we have overcome them. Thank you for being the joy, strength, and the encouragement that I have needed. You are beautiful and hilarious. I love you. Happy Anniversary! 

And here is what Meagan wrote to Nathan:

To my husband, my love, my baby daddy, my best friend, my main squeeze, the answer to my dreams, the head of our home, my spiritual leader, the one who knows just when I need a laugh…let’s be honest…the past three years have been hard work. BUT, they have been so fun. I have learned so much with you and I thank God I have the chance to walk this journey with YOU. You make my heart smile on a regular basis. As I said in our vows “I eagerly anticipate getting to love you a little more every day” Thanks for all you do for our family! I love  you Nathan and I honor you today on our 3rd anniversary! 
Happy a anniversary to our sweet, sweet kids.

Just because I think Mondays need to start with a smile, here are a few Noah photos. I love how he is lined up with his two sweet cousins just like a big boy—although I have a suspicion that the straw is more of a prop than an actual usable drinking device.  (By the way, Noah is now crawling!  I got to see him on Skype the day he started.)

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Last week, a somber occurrence took place at the Smith House.

Sarah grew up.

Now I understand that growing up generally consists of a process– a process made up of life’s subtle shadings that shift slowly from moment to moment, year to year, and season to season. But not in this case. In this case, the growing up happened in just a matter of moments.

And just what could have possibly precipitated this remarkable and particular change? What was the mysterious tipping point that moved my darling daughter past childhood into adulthood?

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Grab the Moments

July 8, 2014 — 14 Comments

Do you all remember this post?  Well, today I’m going to do an update on it.

Here is the picture that was the centerpiece of that post.

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Arthur! Arthur!

July 4, 2014 — 20 Comments

As hard as it is may be to believe, Steve, Sarah and I slept soundly through most of the night– even right when the hurricane was at its worst.  From what I can tell by Faceook posts from area friends, a lot of them were up almost all night so I’m grateful for a good night’s sleep in spite of the howling and the raging and the swirling going on outside our windows.  (And thankfully, Summer did well with just one Calm Doggie Pill)

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You know a hurricane has you in its sights when you see the following things . . .

The local hospital (where I had to go for  blood work today due to elevated liver function) starts fastening shutters in place.

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Front Porch Memories

July 2, 2014 — 27 Comments

Okay, so here’s the deal.

Although I don’t want to inundate you with endless photos of Sarah’s graduation and our visiting family activities, I just can’t seem to help myself because I believe that pictures and memories are made to be shared!  And so here are a few more pictures from that special week–I’ll call them front porch memories.

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