Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! We enjoyed the festivities a day early at a fundraiser for the leukemia/lymphoma society. Yes that is me below as Pippi Longstocking. I think I made a pretty cute Pippi. I can't believe I had never thought about being her before. It was a suggestion from my sister-in-law. Friends Michelle and Kali as a sexy witch and a go-go dancer.
My fabulous brother and sister in laws. Jay was Patrick Bateman from American Psycho and Heidi as She-Ra Princess of Power. She had a great costume and handmade the entire thing.
Then there is Jeffrey. He was dressed at Jim Jones the cult leader during the 70s. His sister picked out his costume and it was so funny because nobody knew who he was. One person thought he was Harry Potter and another thought he was the Kool-Aide Graduation guy. He was like "thanks Heidi you dressed me up as Harry Potter!"

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Best Friend's Wedding

Ovis got married this weekend in Gatlinburg, TN. She got married in a quaint little chapel in the mountains. It was a beautiful wedding. The chapel did not allow photography on it's grounds but I did get some pictures in the dressing room and at the restaurant afterwards.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Dream Center

This weekend our church launched it's DREAM CENTER. It was such an exciting day. Our church purchased two buildings in one of the lower socio-economic parts of town. One is for a health clinic called Christ Health Center and the other for an Outreach Center. The health clinic will have doctor care, nursing care, dentistry and counseling. Everyone may use the health clinic even those without insurance. The outreach center will be a hub for church members to come to be tutors, mentors and community volunteers.

For the launch we had a huge yard sale, all kinds of activities for the kids, a health fair, free shoes, and lots of great food. Our pastor is from Louisiana and loves to make jambalaya for the church. Let's just say there was a lot of jambalaya. Ew Wee!!! It was delicious!
Jeff and I working the health fair. I was in charge of the mental health table.
Jeff, Bill, Jason and Eiken. Not only was the dream center day a day for celebration but also a day of service. These guys spent their morning painting the high school in the neighborhood.

We had roughly 1500 people come out for the event.

An organization called Soles for Souls came out and gave away free shoes. These shoes were all brand new and not on the cheap side either. Most of the boxes I saw walk by were Columbias and Timberlands. It was reported that 2000 pairs of shoes were given out!!!!!!
We had a great day serving. Pray that the Dream Center will be a place where dreams will come true!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Oh the sleepy-heads!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Introducing Kai Barrymore Smith

We broke down and got a puppy, but not just any puppy she is absolutely amazing. Her name is Kai pronounced Kye and her middle name is Barrymore after Drew Barrymore.
She is a GREAT DANE. Currently weighing 20 pounds at 11 weeks. She is blue and her coat is beautiful and so soft. The cats are adjusting pretty good. They weren't sure at first but I think in no time they will be the best of buds. She will be travelling this weekend to meet her older brother Noam at my parent's house.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Here are a few snapshots of our vacation to California. We had a great time. This was my first trip to Cali. Jeff was born there and most of his extended family is there. I have a lot of pictures of Jeff in the water. I swear he was like a little boy, he would stay in the ocean all day.

This photo cracks me up. He pursed his lips out! ha! Ok so I will never be able to go back to California without renting a convertible. Yes, that was our ride for the week. I am so in love with that car.
The trip was very relaxing. We got to spend lots of time with Jeff's family. We also went down to San Diego for a night to see my friend Jeanne, who is an amazing glass artist and extraordinary Christian. Check out her stuff.
Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Surprise 30th Birthday Party

We had a great party! Jeff's Birthday was a Cuban themed party. Ok so I will set the scene for you. Music by Perez Prado "King of the Mambo." After the surprise I had Jeff quickly change into a fedora hat and guayabera shirt. There was lots of great food, dancing with maracas, cigars, dominoes and bright decor. The women dressed in bright colors with flowers in their hair. The men in linen or Hawaiian shirts and hats. Oh I can't forget the mustaches! Here are a few snapshots from the evening.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Big 30

Happy Birthday Jeff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Recently finished baby blanket inspired by vintage hummels. Look to your right to see some great ones for sale on etsy.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Walking With Dinosaurs!!!!

I love Dinos! Jeff and I joined his sister, brother-in-law and niece for a magnificent production on dinosaurs this weekend. These things were so life like and true to was scary. Just look at em!