Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Happy Birthday to Buddy!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to Elijah Samuel Smith!!!! He is now six years old. What a handsome, sweet young man you are growing up to be Buddy! We love you very much honey!!!!

Wish this young man a happy birthday friends!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

On the mend...

Emily here. Yep, I'm finally on the mend. I went to Physical Therapy today and my therapist said that I'm doing "fantastic"! I am thankful. It's been a week and a day since my surgery. Thanks for your prayers. My dad is doing very well. He was basically off of his crutches after the first 36 hours. Above is a picture of me in my sling and pillow. I have to wear this thing 24/7. I think I have to wear it for a month. I'll be GLAD to get it off!!! Elsie had just washed and brushed my hair for me before taking this pic. thanks to my awesome sisters for taking such good care of me!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Visual Journal of the last month....

Freeing Corn

Noah with one of our guests

My two very handsome brothers

Buddy and Dodie on the Carousal at the Zoo!

Oh yes, can't forget Emily's new car!

With friends at the top of the Warren Sand Dunes @ Lake MI.

Fair time!!! Showing Dogs in 4-H

Phoebe after placing second in obedience

Jacob received Best of Show in Obedience and Rally with Kyle

Well, I'm sure that all of you are wondering "where have the Smith's been"? I'm sorry for not updating this blog more often. We have had a flurry of activity the whole month of August (where has it gone!), but have had a wonderful month overall! Let's see... we went to the sand dunes, had three different families over for extended visits, we have frozen some corn-still have more to do, played softball, went to the Zoo, and of course had the county fair where Jacob, Noah, Elsie, Judah and Phoebe showed collies in 4-H. We also moved Daneil to Hope College (located in Holland, MI) where he is taking pre-med classes. I have taken the liberty to include a lot of pictures in this post. I hope that you all have had a great month and Summer.

If you all could keep us in your prayers, tomorrow (the 2nd) my dad and I are both having surgery. I have a torn rotator cuff (in my shoulder) and my dad is having knee surgery. I'm a little nervous about the whole deal, and will be without the use of my right arm for well over a month.

Blessings to you all!!!
-Emily... for the 15 Smithies