Here is a collage of Christmas 2009. We had lots of company, numerous parties and tons of pictures.
All the Smith cousins
It had been 3 years since they were all together
Alec was so excited for Uncle Brett to come to town. They went to the Golf store, lunch, driving range and here is getting in on the wrestling. Poor Addison on the bottom.
Alec's Favorite hat
It didn't leave his head all of Winter Break
All the girl cousins...they are gorgeous!
Scott, his brother Brett (from Idaho) and Alec
More gorgeous girls Alec is outnumbered all the time
Sharing talents on Christmas Eve Kenzie and Alec played a duet
Christmas Eve PJ's Always a fun tradition
Christmas Morning Kenzie got an LCD TV for her room it also has a built in DVD player and IPOD dock Oh, Boy was she excited!! Jensen got beautiful new bedding for her room
Legos!! Need I say more.
Alec LOVES legos!!
Alec started this letter to Santa in early December.
It stayed on the white board in the playrooom the
whole month. He would add to it as the month
went by. He left pictures for Santa and a treat
in the stocking.
How cute is that!
Rick, Tawnya, Becky, Larry, Scott and Brett
The last family photo's that were taken were in Idaho
about 11 years ago. It was time.
Grandma Smith and Alec
We were celebrating her 70th Birthday
and.....the hat again!
My parents came to town and for some reason I didn't pull out the camera at all. We went to the usual hang outs, movies and of course more baking and eating treats.
New Year's Eve was a low key night at home with Pei Wei, Glee and treats galore! At midnight Alec went out back and let off his poppers, Jensen started a silly string fight that ended up in the house and all of us covered in silly string.
We had a fabulous 2 weeks and loved all the family that came to stay and visit.
Here is my new love....YOGA! And not just yoga, it is HOT Yoga!! What a workout. I am loving it.
Of course this picture is not how I look in this pose, but it is certainly something to aspire to.
With my back issues I had to find a new workout routine. Scott gave me some sessions for Christmas and I was a little scared to try it out. Now I am a junkie! I feel great, my back is not bothering me and I am getting a fabulous workout.
Well, here we are at the start of another new year. This year it took me a little longer to choose my word for the year. A few different ones kept coming to mind. Last year as I focused on trying to find balance in my life I learned some new things about myself.
I have more fears than I realized. Maybe they come with age. No longer do I want the negative thoughts or fears to take control. So, for the year my motto will be..."I Can Do!" I Can Doanything that I set my mind to. I will take the bull by the horns and go for it!! If I can lose 35 pounds than I can do just about anything. At least I will darn well try.
I tend to let negative thoughts, fears and lack of self confidence stop me in my tracks. I am always teaching my children and young women that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. It is now time that I take my own advice.
It is exciting...I will look for new goals and challenges for this year. "I Can Do"will reach into all aspects of my life; spiritually, physically, mentally, parenting, teaching, learning, etc... WOW!
I will not deny that it will be hard to retrain my brain to thinking "I Can Do."As I always tell my kids..."I never said it would be easy, I just said it would be worth it."