Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I threw back to school parties for the kids! I did three separate parties, one for MerriLyn, one for Brisbane, and one for Adle. I still don't know how I did it. At the parties, the girls made cute little flowers and the boys played on the pirate ship. I made chicken salad sandwiches for MerriLyn's party, cupcakes for Brisbane's and chicken skewers for Adle's. It was tiring. the parties started calm, but when Adle's came around things went wild, as you can see by the pictures.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Okay. I have not been blogging for almost a year. I am finally on because Adle told me we need to blog. The first day of school was great! MerriLyn and Brisbane are at Taylor Elementary school while Adle and I are at Snowflake Jr. High. Lily gets dropped off at the babysitter's house MerriLyn has Mr. Rodgers for her 3rd grade teacher. Brisbane has Mrs. Birtcher for 2nd grade, who happened to be his preschool teacher. Adle has 8 teachers and I am one of them. Bart and I have gotten cute pictures of MerriLyn and Brisbane. Of course Adle's picture is on my phone. I hope the school year goes good. Go LOBOS!!!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
When first started blogging last August, I thought, "This is easy. I can do it all the time!"
Little did I know that I would let life get ahead me and our computer would not always cooperate. I will try to catch-up- 6 months later- and check out your blogs, too! Hey, I am on Spring Break and will put it to good use.
Enjoy these for now!!!!!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Bart oversees this project and I must admit, he is really good with a knife!
Yes, I threw together a costume for school and this is the result. Many of my students asked me what I was. I, in turn, asked them what they thought I was.
The answers ranged from Brittany Spears to Diva.Hmmm...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Bart and the kids had a fun time chopping up the meat upon his return.
What is success?
To laugh often and much;
To win respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dad with MerriLyn as a baby.
What is success? Following the example of my father, B.W.B.
Here is a copy of her baptism program:
Baptism of MerriLyn Smithson
Conducting: Taylor 4th Ward Bishopric- Brother Owens
Opening Song: “If the Savior Stood Beside Me”
Chorister: Aunt Bethany Hutchins
Accompanist: Aunt Amanda Hall
Opening Prayer: Grandpa Gary Smithson
Talk on Baptism: Grandma Brown
Special Musical Number: Cousins of MerriLyn
“When Jesus Christ Was Baptized”
Chorister: Cousin HeartLee Harman
Pianist: Cousin Brooklyn Brown
Baptism of MerriLyn Smithson by her father,
Gary Bartley Smithson
Interlude Music: Aunt Camille Smithson as pianist
And Adle Smithson on violin
Talk on Holy Ghost: Grandma Kathe Smithson
Confirmation of MerriLyn Smithson by her father,
Gary Bartley Smithson
Remarks from Brother Owens
Closing Song: “When I Am Baptized”
Chorister: Aunt Dessie Harman
Pianist: Aunt Tiffany Campbell
Closing Prayer: Cousin Hayden Harman