Sunday, June 27, 2010

Smith Family Reunion 2010

My Grandparents celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this summer.  So in honor of their 50 years we had one heck of a party.  Which included pictures at the Logan temple.

A luncheon at the Blue Bird, in the same room they had their wedding luncheon, 50 years before.
My Grandma asked that I make them a wedding cake for their anniversary.
They didn't have one on their wedding day because at the time it cost $25 and that was too much money.
They cut the cake and fed it to each other surrounded by family and friends.
We swam in the pool at the hotel...
We had a war with marshmellow guns...
We laughed, and ate and hung out with family and had an overall great time.
Until next year...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Amy's Wedding

My closest and bestest cousin got married on June 5th (I realize how long ago that was thank you!) in the Oquir Mt. Temple.

I was born at the end of April and Amy at the beginning of June.  We were blessed on the same day and have been life long buddies.

I was so glad to be there with her on her special day - love you lots Amy!
(Yes the wind really was that bad - be happy I love you all and spared you my Marilyn Monroe moment caught on camera.)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jaxon's Birthday

The Present opening MADNESS!  Jaxon is such a great big brother he offered some of his presents to Kyah so she could open them and have something to do.
I am Iron Man...
And these are my imposter friends.
The pile of goodies!

The cake.
The super sized inhale,
and the first bite.
Love you bug!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Big 5!

This Kid is 5 years old today!

I can't believe it - I can't believe that he is that old, that he is so big - that he has only been changing my life for that long.

Jaxon, I love you!  You are the best big brother a little sister could ask for.  I am constantly amazed at how patient and selfless you are with Kyah.  You gladly hand over whatever it is that YOU have that she WANTS - even when it's rightfully yours - really you can keep things on occasion.
You are kind and thoughtful - you are constantly worried about things being fair.
You are generous with your love, acceptance and encouragement.

You have been poked and prodded since you were born, dealt with more doctors and more yucky things in your young life than the rest of the family combined.  You always take it with a grain of salt and a great attitude. 

I love your silly side, your snugly side, your brainy side and especially the side that is sweet on your momma.  I love to hear you say your prayers and your description of how much you love me.
Bug a Boo - you are the best son a Mom could ask for and
I love you a million + a million + 500 cheesecakes.
I feel blessed and proud everyday to call you mine!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Please Vote!

I am taking this whole caking/baking thing to an official level.  For the last week there has been much deliberation as to what I should name my company.

Please leave a comment and vote for your favorite name.

1. Better Batter Cakes

2. Batter Baby

3. Sweet Lady Cakes

4. Name Your Cake

Thanks for your input!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Are you ready?

Do you know the "Fifty Nifty United States" song? 
Are you compelled to take a huge breath in before singing it?

That is exactly how I feel about this post... ready... be inhale.
Memorial Day Weekend in a Nutshell.

Remember my friend Melissa?  She came and spent the weekend with us,
except this time she also brought her husband, Roger and 3 year old daughter, Reese.

On Saturday we went to...
the Aquarium. 
The kids had a great time checking everything out.

This is attempt - 52 at trying to get the kids to look at me for a picture.  I gave up!

Whatever!  The sharks will look at me and hold still for a photo.

Then on Sunday we went to...
visit the "Great's". 
My Great Uncle James happens to be buried right next to my Great Grandparents,
so we ran into family and had a nice mini reunion.  This is family on my Mom's, Dad's side and unfortunately we don't see them as often as we should so it was great.

I also took the kids around the cemetery to see some of the graves of passed on soldiers.
May they rest in peace - Everyday I am grateful for the sacrafices that so many people have made for me.

On Monday we took the kids to the Hill Airforce Base Museum

I think Kyah is SUPER cute in her little flight suit - I tried to hard to get Jaxon to put one on for a picture, but it just wasn't happening.
All the kids: Jaxon, Josie, Reese and Kyah
What a fun filled and exhausting weekend!  Thanks friends for coming to play - come back soon.