Monday, April 23, 2012

Super Excited

A huge thank you to one of my sweet friends for giving my blog a much needed facelift!  Its a work in progress right now...but I can't wait to see the finished project. 

I'm tackling our guest bathroom this week.  I promise.  I'll do a before and after post.  It is a small space, so I think I can handle.  The playroom taunts at me...I see so many awesome rooms on Pinterest...but I don't know if I have it in me to pull out all of the creative stops and make it the room I want it to be.  It is also our family room, so it can't be all toy.  So, I'll take baby steps and hit the bathroom.  Stay tuned :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


We've been MIA from my weekly all things Smith updates....mostly because my calendar looks like this these days.
I'm ready for things to slow down, but feel extremely blessed to be so busy at the same time.

Here is some of what we've been up to courtesy of my phone:

 Rustin had an Easter Feast with all his little Buddies

 Ryder had an Easter Egg Hunt on the Playground at School with all of his Friends

 Charlie Pretended to be the Easter Bunny

 We went to see Anna Easter Morning at her Church in Dallas
 They sported these cool new shirts from Grandma

 We hit the Zoo one Morning

 Played with Shaving Cream in the Shower

 I ran my first Half Marathon in 2 hours and 3 minutes on Sunday morning.  I can't even begin to explain how rewarding it felt to complete something that I had no idea I could ever do. 

More updates soon!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


We had severe weather in North Texas yesterday.  I was working and drove a huge circle around  the perimeter of the entire metroplex.  The boys were with their Grandma.  She lives in Arlington, just miles from where one of yesterday's tornadoes hit.  One of my sweet friend's homes was in the Arlington Tornado's direct path.  I kept driving. trying to dodge each storm, before it could get to the city I was in.When looking at the devastation, it is nothing short of a miracle that there was not a single death in yesterday's storms.  I planned for a Wordless Wednesday post today, but instead I thought I'd say how entirely grateful I am that my family and friends stayed safe.  God is Good and he is definitely Big Enough.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


We're here.  Most days I feel like I'm struggling to keep my head above the water, but we're here.  Someone told me to enjoy the days of toddler-hood because it only gets busier.  I am sure it will be and somehow we will adapt.

For now I'll relish the fact that at least my boys are with me most of the time....even when things seem unimaginably crazy.  I'll cherish knowing that Rustin's favorite thing is Toy Story 3 and not a girl.  I'm thankful that Ryder's idea of a good time is to hang out on a parked riding lawnmower with his I-touch.  I won't take for granted the honesty of my 4-year old...even when he tells me I stink.  One day I'll pray that he continues to tell me the truth.  I will hold close to my heart the words of my 2-year old as he says "Mommy, I miss you every day"...after I pick him up from a 5-hour stay at preschool.  You can't imagine how happy it makes me, that our 4-year old asks us to move with him, when he leaves for college.

I love these boys, even on the days I feel like a frazzled mess.  Even on the days when the doors slam, toy chases ensue while yelling "it's mine!", little bodies fall on the floor in a flurry of stomping feet and crocodile tears, defiantly they refuse to eat dinner, and end the day making tidal waves in the is no coincidence that God picked these two for us.  They make us WHOLE.  Love you both to the Moon and Back!