Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Landy to Lando

We used to call you Landy.
Now we call you Lando.
You are 12.
I never thought 12 years could just fly by...

some things never die...
and you are always our Landon bug 
luv u.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

to Juniper

                                                                too cute...

                                                 the nine years flew by way. too. fast.

dear jens,
girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl. please!
love, mom.

(*photo credits to Kelly D and Kelly A of Gallery Photography)
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to my oldest

from this...
                                                                           to this...

                                                                      in just 14 years.

dear jaxon,
i am so proud of who you are becoming.
love, mom.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011


it's his catching arm. daaaaaang.
another buckle fracture.
that's three casts in the past, oh I don't know, six months?
and did I happen to mention that we now have THREE kids in BRACES!?
welp, I digress.
He is ok.
It happened Tuesday, and this trooper tried to play ball tonight,
(but sshhhh-we can't tell the doctor that!)
I guarantee, just like Landon,
he'll figure out how to pitch
and catch
with a cast.
that's just how 'those smith boys' roll.
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

I'm a Mormon!

Have you been to mormon.org?  You should.  It's cool.
I was asked to write and share this in Relief Society today and I wanted to share it with you:

About Me
I have many roles.  I love to read and write.  I am shy.  I love to laugh and people who make me laugh.  I am left-handed, type 90+ words per minute and I consider Target the mother ship.  But deep down...I am a daughter.  A daughter of God.

Why I am a Mormon
I was raised in the LDS church.  I was sealed to my family when I was 2.  I found the Light of Christ for myself when I was in High School.  I held onto that Light and told myself I would never, ever let go.  I have been blessed far beyond what I am deserving of.

How I live my Faith
I've made many mistakes.  I try every day to be kind to everyone I meet.  I try to teach my kids to love Jesus.  Because I do.

My name is Shelby
and I'm a Mormon.