Sunday, June 15, 2008

Moving On....

Alrighty everyone....I'm leaving the blog world and moving on to a website. You can find me at There's a slight catch though. I will have this website password protected. SO, if you want to come and see the new site and updates on the kiddos, email me at (smith_mom_of_5 at I hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Good Friends

Today we invited some friends from church to go out to lunch with us. We went to Los Rancheros and had such a good time. The kids all got along (they have 2 boys) and ate well. Brad and I enjoyed the adult conversation. Benjamin announced that he had to go potty and Daddy took him in to go. Benjamin came running out all excited, "I PEEPEE IN DA POTTY!!!!!" (I later found out that he didn't.) The bill came and I was waiting for Brad to get back so I could go and pay our bill. Little did we know, our friends had decided that they were treating our family to lunch. I cannot even tell you what a blessing that was for us. I'm so thankful for the fellowship and friendship that we have developed with this other family.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Redneck Surfing part 4

Redneck Surfing part 3

Redneck Surfing part 2

Here we go again.

In the midst of the storm....

In the midst of the storm this is what we saw:

Redneck Surfing


Redneck Surfing we got a ton of rain again. The creek was overflowing and raging pretty good. Brad and I walked out so that we could take a look at Smith Lake. While we were out there, Brad says, "I think I'll tie a rope to one of the trees and see if I can surf in the creek." My intial thought----"You are stupid." So here are a couple pictures of the creek and the "surfing".

Friday, June 06, 2008

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum


How does your garden grow?

Our garden is really starting to take off! We were able to pick some strawberries from it over the past couple days. Here's a picture of some of the strawberries and then a cake that I made with some of the other strawberries. :) Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Justin's had a pretty rough night. Honestly, he's had a pretty rough couple days. Everyone was eating dinner and he was being a bit difficult. He came into the living room and asked if I would feed him because his hands hurt when he has to feed himself. I told him that he was a big boy and that he could feed himself. He protested somewhat and then asked his sisters if one of them would feed him. Jasmine went into the kitchen and fed my perfectly capable son his dinner.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Till the Storm Passes By

My kids do not like thunder storms. They are very fearful of them. My mom would sing "Till the Storm Passes By" to them when it would storm and then I had to learn it. I downloaded it tonight---gotta love iTunes.

In the dark of the midnight
Have I oft hid my face
While the storms howl above me
And there’s no hiding place
Midst the crash of the thunder
Precious Lord, hear my cry
Keep me safe till the storm passes by
Till the storm passes over
Till the thunder sounds no more
Till the clouds roll forever from the sky
Hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand
Keep me safe till the storm passes by
Many times Satan whispers
He says, “There’s no need to try
For there’s no end in sorrow
There’s no hope in the by and by”
But I know Thou art with me
And tomorrow I’ll rise where the storm
Never darkens the sky
Till the storm passes over
Till the thunder sounds no more
Till the clouds roll forever from the sky
Hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand
Keep me safe till the storm passes by
I had to sing this several times tonight. All's well though. The storms have indeed passed by and all the kiddos are asleep.

Monday, June 02, 2008

How Can I Keep From Singing?

This song has been very encouraging to me. How can we keep from singing? With everything that He has given us, don't we owe Him that much?