Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 1sts

1st Christmas as a married couple. We had a fabulous one!
1st Sewing Machine. No not the first sewing machine I have ever used but all the others were hand- me- downs. This is the 1st one bought for me. Thanks mom and dad. I love it! Did you notice it is the project runway limited edition!
1st Pillow House and 1st Project on my new Sewing Machine.
1st ET shirt I've ever purchased. Our neice, Liv, loves ET. This was one of her Christmas presents and she looks adorable in it.
1st Fried Turkey. 1st time to eat fried turkey and Jeff and Brother-in-Law Jay's 1st time to fry one. It was absolutely delicious!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Crochet with heart

I wanted to tell you about a very special project that my mom, some friends/coworkers and I did. I saw an article in crochet today for scarves for The 2009 Special Olympics. At work we have a knitting/crocheting group for some of the teenagers we work with and we are always looking for charity projects the girls can do with the skills they have learned. We did this project with them. I cannot show any photos of the girls because of confidentiality, but here are some of the adults and our beautiful scarves. I am glad that we were able to give the athletes a cherished memento. We will be mailing our scarves out in a couple of weeks.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

I got to experience the famous Rockettes this weekend! It was an amazing show. My great aunt who went with us saw the Rockettes in 1951 and was so excited to get another opportunity to see the fabulous production again. The reindeer costumes were my favorite ...the antlers had lights on them.
The wooden soldiers were so cool. The parade of the wooden soldiers is one of the show's original acts from 1933. The ladies showed amazing skill and timing pulling off this number.

Ok so who can't get enough of Santa. I love him and we got bunches of him here.
I'm so proud of myself for getting this perfect kicking picture.
Such a great ending to the show. The live nativity scene was breathtaking. It is nice to see that the rockettes still remember what Christmas is all about.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tis The Season

This is our beautiful Christmas Tree that has taken quite a beating this year! This is our Kittens, Ficher and Sunday's, first Christmas. Having said that they think that we put this tree up especially for them. I can't tell you how many times Sunday has been up in the tree but I can tell you that I have personally caught her at the VERY TOP three times. I'm surprised it is still standing!
Check out my beautiful manger scene! My friend Allison made this for me a very long time ago and yes Allison I use it every Christmas. This is among my most treasured Christmas Decorations.

The Smith Family would like to wish everyone a blessed, safe, fun Holiday Season!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Mama!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Warmies For Winter

These and many more warmies can be found at

Thursday, November 13, 2008

what i loved about my trip to nola

FABULOUS food! Especially Cafe du mon the orginal french market coffee stand. Look at them beignets!
The Street Performers! The musical tradtions and heritage.

Jackson Square! Check out that blue sky it was a beautiful day. Jeff and I with Rory from the ATL.
Hanging out with good friend Andi at the Widespread Panic show.

and last but definately not least, where I layed my head. 5 continents bed and breakfast 6 blocks from the French Quarter. I highly recommend. Jess and his two cats JP and Bouregaurd took very good care of us.
There was tons more to share but these where my favs.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Art in Avondale Park

On Saturday mama and I did an art show in Avondale Park. We had a great day and sold lots of stuff! Here are a few pictures from the day.

The day was filled with fun stuff for the kids mostly arts and crafts. Above is our niece Liv. She made her head band in the kids craft area. The main attraction for Liv however was the pond behind our booth that was full of ducks.
There was a children's parade that was super cute. It was a parade of children wearing costumes and playing violins.
This woman was the parade leader.
These cool ladies were teaching belly dancing in the park.

and here I am with one of my sets that was for sale at the art show.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I Love To Crochet

I crochet so much I'm beginning to dream about it...take a look at some of my new items and let me know what you think?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sips and Strokes

Another night at sips and strokes. We had two newbies this time mom and my friend Erica. Lots of fun to be had at sips and strokes. There were about 70 ladies stuffed into a room to paint a martini picture. Lets just says lots of talking and lots of laughing. I didn't do so well with my painting this time, but I'm sure I will find somewhere to put it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Last night I got invited by my friend Kali (above) to the Counting Crows and Maroon 5 concert. It is finally starting to cool off in Birmingham and the concert was outside. Live music, a cool breeze and good company made for a wonderful evening!
Adam from MaroonMore Maroon
Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows.
Counting Crows with Augustina.