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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Mess. And Unmess.

June 29, 2014 — 18 Comments

Sometimes we bloggers have a tendency to only post pictures our homes (and our families) when they’re at their loveliest so that other people will think we have it together. All the time.

Well, I don’t. (Have it together, that is)

And just to prove that point to you, here was the state of our bedroom a couple of days ago.

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One Long Song

June 25, 2014 — 16 Comments

I had mentioned that there was another special happening at Sarah’s graduation party and here are the special people who the special happening happened to!

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It’s always gratifying to me when I get to see the original Smith Sibs together.  

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Party Time!

June 20, 2014 — 24 Comments

We’ve all heard that it takes a village to raise a child.

I would like to paraphrase that to say that it takes a village to throw a graduation party–especially when the graduate’s mother is more than just slightly party-illiterate.

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Since I’ve mostly featured Sarah for the past couple of days, I thought it might be time to turn the spotlight toward another beloved Smith person, namely the Crown Prince, Noah.

Here he is meeting his great Grandma Campbell for the first time. Can you tell he is loaded with personality?

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Last Sunday was Graduation Sunday at church where we honored Sarah and another graduate with a special video presentation for each of them. After the videos were finished, Mary Ann Sherwood, our Associate and Youth Pastor, brought both graduates forward to give them a gift, to speak words of affirmation to them, and to pray for them as they stepped into their new season.

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The Walk

June 16, 2014 — 31 Comments

I have approximately 49 bazillion pictures that I am diligently winnowing through in order select only the pictorial highlights so that you are not forced to spent the next five years of your life gazing with glazed eyes through endless Smithellaneous Miscellaneous Family Photos while all the while wondering desperately if they will ever come to an end.  (Nothing like a run on sentence with which to start your week.)

I figured the best place to start would be with a few graduation photos since that was the whole reason for this weekend.

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