Monday, December 29, 2014

smith family fund help

Calling all people!

My brother and his wife's house caught fire last night and they literally lost everything including their wallets and phones. They are a family of two with pets and need everyone's help! I know this is a bad time for this to happen to anyone because it's the holidays, so let's make it a little better and less stressful by donating what we can. 

I have set up a donation button for funds to be donated to the family, as well as a drop off point for items at 4136 Doolittle Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049.

We will be taking Paypal payments for donations for clothing, shoes, hotel stays, food, and other personal items needed to the Donation Link. Please  make sure you click on "gift" so the fees aren't taken out of the donation. 

Don't have a paypal account? Use your credit or debit card on the link as well. Click here to make your donation now.

Thank you for your help!! 




Sunday, June 15, 2014

why your father is so cool



  1. He lets you play with Isla anytime you want. 
  2. He is strict with many things, but always has time for you.
  3. He loves you unconditionally.
  4. He is always looking out for your best interest.
  5. He will always remember to have you brush your teeth and take your vitamins, even if mommy forgets. 
  6. He always talks to you about your day.
  7. He loves to swim with you.
  8. He will cheer you on when you score 2 goals or 10 goals. You rock!
  9. He really lets you watch TV all the time. It's your past time with him. You both love the "shows". 
  10. He is the most caring, loving father I've ever met. You are lucky to have him as your daddy. He will ALWAYS love you unconditionally. Forever.
Happy Father's Day Nathan!! Hope it's a good one!





Tuesday, March 18, 2014

wizard of oz

Nathan and I took little T to the Wizard of Oz exhibit this past weekend. He loved the entire display. It was pretty neat, but not as interactive for the kids as we thought it would be. Then we headed to Fritz's for some greasy burgers. Check out the pics!




~ smiles ~


our little munchkin















Monday, March 17, 2014

mazie's party

besties having some fun


I got the privilege of taking Tristan to Mazie's fourth birthday party and it was at a skating rink! I haven't been skating with roller skates in FOREVER...but it was like riding a bike for me....except for the one time I tripped and almost bit it on my face. #myworstfear 

me and t





Monday, March 10, 2014

hold this please

Just a little something Tristan does often these days....:)


Friday, February 14, 2014

valentine's day

Communication isn't just an important part of a relationship, it is the relationship. Listen without defending and speak without offending. Be honest, commit, and communicate always. My mother in law is the greatest. She explained to Tristan that Valentine's Day is about telling the people you love that you love them. This is what she did for me. She's such a wonderful, graceful, special person to me and I love her so very much. I went today to deliver flowers to all my sisters and my mom. It was so fun to see them smile! I also got to spend dinner with my boys tonight as well. It was the best. XOXO


Card from my mother in law. :)

From  my sister, it says: Briana, You're one of the world's best blessings.
Spunky, sweet, wonderful, forte. Thanks Brooke!!

Tulips from Tristan


Card from Tristan :)

Friday, February 7, 2014

building blocks

Grammy sent me this picture from her house today. She said, "Look what we built today!" So very cute. Tristan always has so much fun with her. XOXO

Thursday, January 9, 2014

fall 2012?

Ha! My sister just gave me these pictures from the pumpkin patch fun we had in the fall of 2012. #itsnevertoolate for pictures in Tristan's e-scrapbook. :)


Tristan and Sally



Cousins!



Sharing


 ~ the best siblings in the WORLD ~

my favorite sistas

~ my favorite boys ~





~ smiles ~




#groupphoto #family





Monday, January 6, 2014

live and love

I live and love with my whole heart. I make mistakes along the way trying to doing so, but I do. I really do. Every. Single. Day. Sometimes when you are trying to be something to someone, you cannot fully give them all of YOU if you haven't understood yourself first. Thomas S. Monson said, "If you want to give light to others, you have to glow yourself." Somewhere along the way, I lost that glow. I lost what it means to really give yourself to others. But I found it. Thankfully it was only temporarily misplaced, unlike our lost luggage from 2002. :)


I found it. And am forever grateful for doing so. 



xoxo ~ b

Friday, January 3, 2014

lost 2013 pictures


 Sometimes we take pictures and they just don't make it into "Tristan's" e-scrapbook....So here are some that may have been lost from 2013....Enjoy! :)


Cousins watching Tristan's soccer game - Sept 2013.

Fritz's with the Miles Family in Aug 2013.


Fritz's Aug 2013



Picture sent from Daddy while I was traveling. Sept 2013.


Curious George with the Miles - Aug 2013


Family pics - Oct 2013


Family pics - Oct 2013


Family pics - Oct 2013


Family Pics - Oct 2013


County Fair - Summer 2013


Halloween - Oct 2013


Late night - Sept 2013


Lol with Daddy while Mommy traveled - throughout 2013


Daddy's birthday party with Uncle Sterling and Colton - Aug 2013


Puerto Rico - Sept 2013


Puerto Rico - Sept 2013


Vail - March 2013


Vail with the Miles' - March 2013


Vail - March 2013


Ice skating in Vail - March 2013


Sitting with Isla - Summer - 2013


Running thru sprinklers - Summer 2013


Part 2


Part 3


Amy and I on a plane to Telluride, CO - Sept 2013


Tristan's 3rd bday at South Park - May 2013


Build a bear - Summer 2013


Mother's Day - 2013


Father's Day - 2013


Hudson and Tristan Thomas Train Ride - June 2013


Part 2


Braedon and Tristan - May 2013


Mall with Tristan - Summer 2013


Pet store with Aunt B - Dec 2013


Pet Store with Aunt B - Dec 2013


Picture from Ms. Callie at school - sent to
Mommy because I was traveling a lot this year - Feb 2013


School picture - Jan 2013


Random picture from Daddy in July 2013 while
Mommy was traveling


KU/KState Game - Nov 2013


Tristan booing the cats! Nov 2013


School picture from Ms. Callie - Nov 2013


Tristan sleeping - Oct 2013


Tristan dressed up in Target looking at cake pictures - Oct 2013


Sally, Tristan, and Isla - Summer 2013


Nathan tattooed - July 2013


KU/KState Game - Nov 2013


First KU football game - Sept 2013


San Diego - Nov 2013


Colton's bday party - July 2013


Nathan's bday party - Aug 2013


Part 2


Father's day gift


On our way to Vegas - April 2013


County Fair - Summer 2013



Oktoberfest with friends - Oct 2013


Beer run - June 2013

Baltimore races - Aug 2013


#myhusbandishot - Pumpkin patch Oct 2013


Soccer Summer 2013




Corpus Christi - April 2013


Vegas - April 2013


San Diego shoe shining - Nov 2013


Part 2


Cafe beautiful - Jan 2013

Batman movies - Summer 2013

Curious George with Daddy - Aug 2013


part 2



Part 3


Alex and Sarah - Aug 2013


Alex - Curious George - Aug 2013

Serynn at Halloween - Oct 2013

Tristan, Bailey, and Shay - Fall 2013


New Year's Eve - Dec 2013