Tuesday, August 31, 2010

J Crew Knock Off- Complete... or is it?

Okay, so here's the original:
And here's the knock off:
(Excuse the poor picture quality- it's late and I don't want to wait until tomorrow!)
I made it skinnier because I don't like really thick bracelets.

It doesn't have any czs on it because I didn't have any and I only used what I had on hand (except I had to go refill my antique brass headpins halfway through- unbeLIEVEable amount of pearls on this thing!)

So my question for you is: should I spend a couple bucks on some rhinestones to throw on this baby or is she done?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Smith Family Reunion in Pictures

It's too bad you can't see inside... loaded to the gills!
Paul, the Fire Master
Here's Jetta lovin the water!

Mom & Dad with Camry at the Lake
Ben and I put on our family skit- we wrote a song about camping to the tune of Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again" ... yeah, we're awesome.
Camry & Berkli
Our Camping Family Picture- totally going in the living room
Whit & Laila (she had a mishap with the parking lot)
Jen & Heather
Mom & Becky doing the dishes- camp style
John & Paisli in their raft
Brook showing off her new wetsuit
Big Stan canoeing with Camry & Little Stan
Ben and Brook enjoyed some canoe time as well
Laila, Paisli, & Sienna runnin for the water!
(Apparently Pais is so fast, she doesn't even touch the ground!)
Neenaw & Baby William!
Brook loves her some corn!
Me & Squaw-Man-Doo
Gross Ellie!
Just a few, since there were about a million taken :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Smith Family Reunion, Here We Come!

I am totally excited! This weekend is our Smith Family Reunion. It's going to be loads of fun! I'll post pics next week!! Hope you guys are all doing something fun for the weekend!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Jetta!

My niece came and had her birthday dinner at my house and I got a picture of her with her sisters- thought I'd post it for ya Jen!

Ward Campout

Ben and I were in charge of our wards campout this year and it was intense!!! But so much fun! Here are a few pics of what we did.
First off, Ellie had to get the sunscreen mohawk... what campout is complete without it?!?!
Here's Ben and our newly found relative setting up our tent (amazing grass huh!!)
Apparently, Brother Waite in our ward is my sister's husband's father's cousin! Who knew???
Ahh, the mess hall. I should have taken a pic of the food- the day before, Ben and I whipped up two huge roasting pans full of pulled pork and bbq beef to the tune of 40 lbs of meat! It was a lot of meat, but it turned out delicious!
The campground we went to is called HyCliffs. It's owned by the church and it is AWESOME.
Here's Stacy and Cousin Sarah rockin the water slide with Ellie
Ben doing what Ben loves... a little fly fishin. He caught one brown trout, but I didn't get a picture.
Mmmmm... Watermelon...

Here I am from Ellie's perspective blowing up a kickball for some soccer
Oh that Ellie girl... what a smile!
After the last car pulled away, I just couldn't take it anymore- I had to go on the waterslide! But being the lazy girl I am, I didn't want to change into my suit, so I borrowed Ben's PJ shorts and down we went!!

Don't try this at home... Stacy ended up with a bruised shin when I nailed her on my way down!
After the campout.... we were so exhausted!
We had so much fun. We did a relay race, played soccer, horseshoes, and volleyball, did crafts, had a wonderful fireside, sang camp songs, ate great food and enjoyed better company!
Can't wait for next year!