Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Smith Halloween party :) and saying goodbye :(

Yesterday we had the annual Smith Halloween party.  The costumes were great as always!  John McCain, Barack Obama, and 2 Hilary Clintons showed up!  Wow!  Those really were the best costumes!  

Here are most of the little cousins.  We love it when we can all get together and this is always one of the funnest parties of the year!

Indiana Jones (Ryan's dad), Baby (Ryan's mom), Nerdy Nick and John McCain (Dan who fit the part perfectly!)

Me and Anna the Indian Princesses!

And yes my hubby was one of the Hilarys!

Here is Jen and Dave's adorable little family.  I helped Jen make the tutus for the girls' costumes.  I think they turned out so cute!  But they could wear anything and always be just as cute as can be!

And here is my little puppy dog!  

Doesn't he make the perfect little pooch?

Sorry this is blurry but I had to act fast to get this pic of his cute little tail poking out.  He's just so cute I can't get enough of him!

After we all arrived, Jacque and Jaycee sang a song they learned in school and then Andrew with the help of his family sang a cute Halloween song too.  Then we turned on Ghost Busters and we all had to "Bust" out our dance moves!  It was pretty funny!  Then we ate yummy Olive Garden...always a favorite!  After dinner we played glow in the dark Bingo and watched a family video of our Halloween party a few years ago.  What a fun night we had!

At the end of the night we had to say goodbye to Grandma and Grandpa Andersen since we probably won't see them before they leave for their mission on monday.  It was sad.  Grandma especially was really emotional and Grandpa, he tried to laugh it off, but I saw some tears as he walked out the door.  Sunday was their farewell.  They both gave really great talks and we know that they will be such great missionaries in the Washington DC Temple.  We will miss them dearly but are so grateful that they are being such great examples to us and all the rest of their family and friends.  Ryan and I can't wait until we can one day follow in their footsteps.  They are such strong people and will touch the hearts of many!  We love you both and wish you the best of luck! 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's Fall Time!

Ok I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while.  We've been kind of bummed that our warm weather is gone and the cold is now upon us.  We have been busy doing lots of fun things.  Last sunday Ryan's cousin spoke in church because he left for his mission on Wednesday to Alaska.  It was kind of sad to say our goodbyes, but he is such a strong person and will be an awesome missionary!  Good Luck David!  We love you!  This coming sunday is Ryan's grandparent's farewell.  Wow two weeks in a row, I don't know if we can handle this!  They are going to the Washington DC Temple mission.  What a perfect call for them!  They leave Nov.3 and I think it's starting to set in a little bit.  It came so fast considering they had to wait 4 weeks to get their call!  That was torture especially for them.  I'll try and take some pictures since I forgot at David's farewell.

Boston sure has been a funny little dude lately.  He cracks us up everyday.  Lately he has been hiding, getting himself stuck, and just getting into mischief.

Don't mind my messy closet, but this was too funny.  I was in the other room and all of the sudden it got really quiet.  I called Boston's name and he didn't answer.  So I walked into my bedroom and called his name again and he just pops his head out of the closet and says "eh?" and gives me the biggest cheeser ever.  I laughed so hard.  He was just busy sorting through my shoes. 

And I don't know why, but he loves to go behind this tree in the corner of our front room and either pull the leaves off the tree or bring his toys back there.  It's pretty funny too.

Then when he does go and get in these weird hiding places, he usually gets stuck trying to get out.  I just laugh but he gives me this look like-mom why are you laughing?  I'm stuck here!

And now he is tall enough that he can reach up and pull things off the counter or table.  I walked into this the other day and couldn't help but take a picture and laugh.  He sure is a cute little guy and we sure do love him!

Last week we got together for dinner with the girls.  It sure was fun seeing everyone again!

After dinner, we went over to the Solomon Center with Mel and pretended we were single cause my sister told me it was the young single adult activity and they had rented the whole place out and so the activities were free!  And yes we're poor so when Ashlie invited us to come we decided why not, it would be fun!  Shhh...don't tell....but really they never asked, so we never had to lie!  So ifly was all booked so we decided to do a game of bowling.  But then we kind of did feel bad because a few guys came up to us all to try and meet us and all and then it was kind of awkward telling them that we were married cause then they were embarrassed!  But at least we know we still got the skills!  haha jk!  Ashlie and her friends were bowling with us and it was funny cause the guys were kind of weirdos and so Ashlie told them "we're all just married friends!"  So they thought she was married too and then they didn't bug her again!  It was a pretty funny situation!

They gave us a cup full of tokens to play the arcades and we just did games to get tickets so we could trade them in for prizes.  

And we had to get friendship rings!  Best Friends Forever!  We thought we were pretty funny!  It was just like old times with everyone and really I had a blast!  Love you girls!  And Jess and Lauren we missed you!  

Yesterday, we took the babies to the cutest pumpkin patch ever!  I've never been but will definitely be going back.  There is so much to do!

There were these fun slides.  We sent the babies down the little one by themselves on their tummies.  Boston wasn't a huge fan of the slides.  Probably cause when we went down the big ones I screamed and it scared him!  I would way rather be thrown up in the air and have people catch me then start up high and have to make myself go down!  But really it wasn't that bad!

Boston was picked to defy all odds and pick which pig would be the quickest and win the race.  His pig got beat by just a hair!  Darn it.  It was pretty funny though!  Boston wasn't quite sure what to think of real pigs!  He had only seen them in a book!

At the end of all the festivities we went on a hayride and were able to pick out a pumpkin to take home!  

There were so many places for cute pictures!  We are going back next week with Boston's cousins and are dressing them up in their Halloween costumes.  So stay tuned for lots more cute pictures!  Oh and I forgot to mention that Boston has finally been sleeping through the night!  Yay!  He figured it out about 3 weeks ago and I didn't really have to do anything!  It's like it just clicked and ever since, he's slept all night long!  It is so nice to actually feel rested in the morning!  But look at that little face...how could I ever be upset with that cuteness!  

Ryan has been busy working hard at school and starting up a business with his brother and his best friend Nick Harris.  They've been putting a lot of time into it and hopefully it will all pay off in the end!  They are hard workers and I am so proud of them!  This has been one of Ryan's dreams for a long time...to be a business owner.  And he's finally doing it!  I love you babe!

So this has been us lately.  I'll be better at updating my posts more often!  I hope you all are enjoying the Fall season!  
Love you all!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

FREE handbags!

Ok so I've seen this a couple times and thought I would post it too.  Handbag planet is giving away a FREE handbag every hour on the day of their launch.  Who doesn't love FREE stuff?  I sure do!  Check it out here!

Monday, October 6, 2008


26 reasons why I love Ryan...
1.  He is such a great husband in every way
2.  He is the best and cutest dad to Boston in the world
3.  He works so hard to keep us all happy
4.  He makes me feel like a princess
5.  He took me to the temple to be sealed for time and all eternity
6.  He makes me laugh everyday
7.  He makes Boston light up and smile everyday when he walks in the door from work
8.  He is romantic
9.  He holds the priesthood worthily
10.  He wants only the best for me and Boston
11.  He has the biggest heart ever
12.  He loves his family more than anything in the world
13.  He loves to have fun
14.  He is always up for watching a chick flick with me
15.  He is always so worried about Boston even with the littlest possible things
16.  He loves playing the drums
17.  He is smokin HOT!
18.  He is good at everything he does
19.  He does the funniest things in his sleep
20.  He is such a softy with Boston
21.  He makes me feel beautiful
22.  He is very patient
23.  He has a way of making friends with everybody
24.  He will surprise me with a little gift every once in a while "just because"
25.  He gets along with my family so well
26.  He loves me unconditionally and I get to be with him, just us, together forever!

Happy 26th birthday Ry Ry!  I hope your day was special!  Thanks for everything you do for me and little boo.  We love you so so much and are so grateful you belong to us!

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