Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Parade

Our town has a parade on Memorial Day and Emily and I had the chance to ride our horses, Joy and Cheyenne in it this morning. Emily had been having trouble with Cheyenne's behavior lately, so we didn't know if we would be able to ride together. Thankfully, both horses were very good, and we had a great time!
Emily rode in the parade last year, but this was my first time and I'm happy to say that it was a good experience: one that I'd like to do again.

Daddy, Melody, Phoebe and Judah also walked a few of our dogs in the parade. Courage and Bonnie are two of our family's favorites!
Melody's feet got tired after walking about 2/3 of the way, so she hitched a ride on Daddy's shoulders for the rest of it! (the view is much better up there anyway;o)

We all woke up early this morning to groom the horses before we took them into town. I don't think that they ever got so much attention at one time before today!

I hope that you enjoyed this little peek into our morning! The pictures aren't the greatest quality, but it really doesn't matter; the fun and memories that we are making is what is most important!

Remember to thank God not only for the freedoms that he has allowed us to have in this country, but also for the freedom that is ours in him because of what Jesus did on Calvary!

-Jill (for all 15 of the Smithies!!!)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Smith Family Photoshoot

On Mother's Day we decided to spend part of the afternoon taking family and other group pictures. Here are some sample pictures...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A New Birth of Stars...

Don't these two look like they just stepped out of the 1800's??? Or maybe off of a movie set??? Mercy and Noah were in a photo shoot today, posing as slaves in the Civil War era. I think that these are some pretty awesome pictures. Thank to Jacob for the amazing photography and to Bethany for lending Mercy the dress.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Fun outdoors!

Hi Everybody!

Today we are having LOTS of fun out side. The children got home this morning at 3:00, long drive from P.A.

Hope that you enjoy the spring weather.Have a nice day.


Friday, May 1, 2009


Hi guys,
how have you all been doing?
We (Annie,Mercy,Noah,Elsie,my Dad and I) at home right now, the rest of the
people are in PA,so we are having a fun time playing ping-pong(and working don't worry.:o),
but anyway we are having a blast.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.