Wednesday, January 02, 2013

hAPPY New Year LetS BETTER OurSelVes

Happy New Year!!! Yeay!!! Another year has come and gone.  We've got a beautiful growing family. Our successes last year have been GREAT!! Two Amazing little girls.  I'm excited My goal of reaching 100 books was sadly not reached last year BUT it'll get there one day It's been going since 2008 and almost 5 years later I'm still reaching for it.  This year I've lowered it to 65 knowing that this year it will be difficult to reach that 100 book goal. so I'll be shooting for that one!

Some of our exciting Goals for this year are 
Family Goals:
Read Book of Mormon
Memorize 13 Articles of Faith

Al's Goals:
Pass all classes
Talk more Phillipino to kids & Mist

Mist's Goals:
Quilt once everyweek 
Read 65 books
Take ASL class & learn it

Zoey's Goals
Work on Star system
Play outside & be more outgoing

Skye's Goals
Learn to Crawl & Walk!!

Of course These are just goals we've set for ourselves so we can all support and help one another but they don't count our personal goals IF we have any extras.
Well looks like an exciting year for the Smith Family Love all and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mothers thoughts exactly!

The last day of a family Smith Trio is near.  Thoughts: oh goodness where to begin!!!!

Part of me struggles, almost to tears almost feeling a bit guilty for Zoey's last day of being the only child.  I dunno is it many mothers thoughts or only mine?  Our little 2 year is going to have some very happy and difficult times ahead of her.  With Alex back in school, working, of course church calling and making time for homework, stress relief and oh yes his wife dearest.... I"m stressing out for him.      HOW is he KEEPING his Cool!!!!  This is what I love about my Love.  What a great example.

Thanks to family and friends (big shout out to Our dear neighbors the Staheli's) we are able to have a stress free labor day.... and I do mean Labor Day.

I am far far along I mean over half way there and contractions but not anything precise, so inducement time here we come.  Nervous.... YES  ... scared... NOPE!!!  Excited and whole bunch of other feelings men don't seem to understand.  Her name Jasmine Skye Smith we are calling her Skye!  Literally means "Beautiful Sky" and has the tie of the Phillipines national flower.  That one did it for Alex since he served his mission in the Phillipines!!

We love the look of the jasmine flower also, simply beautiful.  Anyways as Zoey is sleeping and I take a look at her and realize how much fun, happiness, and enlightening moments we have all had, I can't wait to welcome our baby Skye home.  Wish us luck!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 17: Love Promotes Intimacy

"Nothing rivals the closeness that's experienced between a husband and wife...Someone who knows us this intimately can either love us at depths we never imagined, or can wound us in ways we may never fully recover from. It's both the fire and the fear of marriage...would they say you make them feel safe, or scared?" The Love Dare

This dare wasn't to difficult for me since Alex has helped by setting the example of keeping my trust in him whole. Whenever I hear him speak about others he always treads with sincere caution as not to allow gossip begin.  He speaks well of others and always wants to do the same with me.  

Day 16: Love Intercedes

"Beloved, i pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers."- 3 john 2

I still remember some of the first times I prayed specifically for Alex.  It was ... awkward sadly enough.  I wanted to pray for him, but the awkwardness made me realize that I didn't know how.  This area helped me work on how much I really do love Al.  I honestly believe in "Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you" (Matthew 7:7) I figured to pray for Alex and his wellbeing.  His strength and patience with me.  Then I realized those areas are ones he already has covered.  So to point out some difficult flaws to God made me fee like I was a hyprocit. Though when I finally did I had a realization, Yep for those who know God can answer your prayers and he did.  He gave me insight right then of small things I can do to help with these areas.  Though It's difficult to keep my tongue held, or to keep myself at bay with patience.  I have learned even more to pray, pray for areas of your marriage that are difficult and I KNOW and you have to know that you will be answered... maybe not then but it'll come and you'll be happier, no excuses, you'll have your answers!!!

Day 15: Love is honorable

"Of all the relationships I have, I will value ours the most.  Of all the things I'm willing to sacrifice, I will sacrifice the most for you.  With all your failures, sins, mistakes, and faults-past and present- I still choose to love and honor YOU"  -The Love Dare

I Chose to honor Al by the way I spoke to him.  Things went well and it was rather of an enoyable day.  I fell I can always work on helping him out with his clothes.  I struggle with keeping my temper when it comes with disorder.  I have been working on that and feel it's some other way I can honor him by taking care of him here at home.