Saturday, December 26, 2009


Here are a few snippets of our Christmas this year...
Smith Family Christmas Talent Show "Silent Night"
"Blue Christmas" (complete with actions)

"Jingle Bells"

On Christmas Eve, the "Christmas Elves" visit grandma's house with new jammies for everyone!

Brynlee is thrilled!


A real tough guy with a power tool

Blake got binoculars that take pictures.

Papa MADE this amazing music stand for Marinne!

We always have a nice spread! My diet starts in January, right?

Brynlee didn't make it through the gift opening!
There aren't many pictures of me at Christmas because I'm the one taking them, but I had a good one, and even got a new sewing machine! Thanks Ray and Mom!
I'm so grateful for the real reason for Christmas, and that I have such great family and friends!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Concerts!

The kids had their annual Christmas concert for school, and did an excellent job! I've said it many times, but I love their school and that they sing about Christ and the true meaning of Christmas!
Blake won the poetry contest for 3rd grade, so he got to recite the poem at the program. He did great in front of such a large crowd!

He received a nice shiny medal.

Brynlee was so cute in her red ruffle shirt, but obviously wasn't up for pictures!

Marinne also played well in her orchestra concert last week!
I've been running non stop trying to get Christmas projects and gifts finished.
I really do love this time of year, though!