Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What a Blessing

This past Sunday we blessed Levi. It was a really neat day in many ways. Brandon gave him a beautiful blessing, grandma was able to be there and we got to celebrate with many of our family and friends. Here is a picture of Levi in his blessing outfit. He has put on some weight and it barely fit! I'm glad we didn't wait another month.

Jake Ivins is two!

I just thought that I would post a picture of Jake on his birthday.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Baby Tyan is sooo cute... thank you Whitney for posting.  For those of you who are just joining us, don't forget to check out the old posts too since as new posts are added others are moved to another page.  Just click on the "older posts" link at the bottom of the page.  

Baby Tyan

Hello Everyone!  I just wanted to post some pictures of our new baby boy Tyan. He was born on March 12th at 9:42p.m. He weighed 7lbs 3 oz and was 18 inches long. Everything went really well.  I was only in labor for 2 hours which was nice, I couldn't have asked for it to be any better! My doctor was sure he was going to be a Friday the 13th baby but he shocked everyone when 2 hours after they started me they told me he was coming out!  He has been such a great baby and I can't wait for all of you to meet him in person! You can see more pictures of him and watch him grow on our family blog @ clintandwhitsmith.blogspot.com. Thank you so much Diana for starting this family blog. This is an awesome way for the family to keep in touch! Hope everyone is doing well. We love you and miss you all! (p.s. Grandma won't be very happy with me for posting his naked pictures on here! She did not like them very much and when I tried to give her one she gave it back and asked for one of him with his clothes on, so sorry Grandma-hope you can forgive me!!!)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dad's Birthday

HI Everyone,
Dad and I always celebrate our Birthdays together and it was hard not to have him here this year. Mom and I took some flowers to the cemetery and wished him a Happy Birthday. We miss him and love him, but we all know he is much happier. He was a great man and we have so many great memories of him.
Love, Bonnie

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thank you Susan for posting your Family letter here for all to see. 
Thank you Hope for posting a memory of Dad here on his Birthday. We were all thinking of him and the wonderful memories we have of him.
Thought I would post a couple pic's of Thanksgiving. Here are Marvin and me carving the Roast Beast and another of all of us hanging out around the table. I think my apron is way cooler than Marvin's.   


I LOVE Hope's memory.  What a great way to remember Grandpa on his birthday.  I had never heard that story before, but it doesn't surprise me.  Grandpa was such a thoughtful and generous man.   Thank you Hope.  


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa

In honor of grandpa's birthday I thought I would share a memory I had of him.

Many years ago I traveled to Blanding with some of the family. I can't even remember for sure who went, but I know my dad, grandma and grandpa were there. We stopped at a rest stop to use the restroom and walk around. While we were there we saw a family who had a packed car that was filled with a bunch of stuff and some young children. They looked as if they were very tired, hungry and possibly even had a broken down car. I remember grandpa very quietly going over to them and handing them some money and wishing them good luck. He didn't say a word about it to any of us.

Grandpa was not the most talkative guy on the planet nor was he one to bring attention to himself in any way. But one thing he did do was give quietly where he saw a need. This is one thing about grandpa that I will always remember.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Marshall preparing for his mission.

Grandma and "Lola" the Lexus

My birthday dinner at Chevy's

Harrison the Eagle

Grandma and Dani

Grandma loves Sophie!!

My yummy birthday cake

Family golf time.

After this past winter, I think we have been annexed into Alaska. At least now these crazy people from Washington are getting used to a little snow and they don't cancel everything every time there is a possibility of snow in the forecast. Anyway, we are quite sick of the snow now and can't wait until summer.

Yeah - it's the first day of spring!!!!!

Maddy at her first golf tournament.

Dani's first 4.0!

Family Letter

Dear Family,

Okay, I am finally getting the family letter out. I was so excited when Diana sent news about our new blog, because everyone can view the family letters and post their own news. I think mom is not too excited about it because she wants to get it in the mail, but I told her that instead of getting her family letter at the post office, she just needs to walk over the Greg's and look at it on the computer, she doesn't even need a key!!

Here is the update on our family:

Harrison is an adult now - 18 years old and proud of it. He will be graduating on June 16. We are looking forward to having Dave and Bonnie escort mom to his graduation after they stop at Hayden's for his graduation. He is also an Eagle Scout, and has been accepted to BYU Idaho, along with Hayden. He is looking forward to taking the snowboarding class that they offer there. He will probably attend until April and be ready to go on his mission as soon as he is finished.

Maddy will be getting her license in June and looks forward to not having me drive her around anymore. She is playing #2 on the high school golf team and is also playing club volleyball. It keeps her really busy and she looks forward to Sunday for her "day of rest". She plans on spending the whole summer in Utah. We are planning on getting her a summer job there so she doesn't have too much time to chase all the cute mormon boys.

Marshall just had his 14th birthday. He has grown about a foot over the last year and is now as tall as me. He is doing well in school and is looking forward to going to high school next year. He has taken up skateboarding and snowboarding and enjoys doing both in his spare time.

Dani is in 6th grade and will be advancing into Young Women's this summer. I can't believe it!! I won't have any more kids in primary. That makes me sad. I tell her to quit growing up, but she says she has to. She has been playing basketball this year, and her team took first place. She enjoys school and is looking forward to coming to Utah this summer.

Todd is keeping busy in the office. He still adjusts a few horses, too. He really enjoys going to the golf tournaments and watching the kids play. I think the golf bug runs in the family. He is on his third year of teaching seminary. If you were to ask him right now if he is going to teach next year, he would probably say no, but my guess is that he will teach one more year.

I am not really sure what I do all the time, a little bit of everything, I guess. That's probably why I am not really good at anything, just okay at a lot of things. We sure had a fun time having mom here to visit. I got to celebrate my birthday for a whole week. I even got german chocolate birthday cake. It was yummy!! We hope that she will come on a regular basis.

I think that this family blog is a wonderful idea. We can post new baby pictures (hint, hint, Rod and Jill), oh yeah, they don't even have an email address. Would someone please get them on-line. Congratulations, by the way to Whitney and Clint on the arrival of their new baby boy, Tyan, on March 12.

This blog is also a great way for us to honor dad, especially for his birthday on Sunday. It seems weird to not send a birthday card to him, but maybe we can all post a special thought or memory to honor him on his birthday.

We sure love all of you, and wish that we could see you more often. We will be seeing Darrell, Diana and Heather on the 30th at Sunriver. We are going to spend the week riding motorcycles, snowboarding and sitting in the hot tub. We will post pictures when we get home.

Oh, wait, Greg, I am supposed to ask you - how do you make a nine on a par three?

Love to you all -- Susan and family

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Cayle and I are really excited about this new blog! What a great way to keep in touch :)

Love you and miss you all!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fun Times


Thanks for setting up the blog. What a great way to keep track of everyone. Things here in the good 'ol Payson are pretty good for our family. Here's a few pictures...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hi everybody. What a cool blog! Good job mom! It will be fun to see all the posts and pictures.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Grandma and The Sundial Bridge

Hello Family!

This will be a fun place to share photos and stories and family news. Everyone needs to sign up to be an author so you can all contribute to the blog!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This is our new family blog spot where we can each post pictures or leave messages or whatever!  Have fun with it!

Love, Diana