Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hands Across Anthem

Today we joined in standing out on Anthem Way in support of Deputy William Coleman. We were surprised to see Lexi on the news with a friend from the ward holding hands. Here is what was broad cast on Channel 10 news tonight. Lexi is 40 sec in on the clip.

Slain Deputy Coleman's Family Speaks Out :

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Overdue Update

So, we have been pretty busy around our house lately. I was helping out with the Daddy Daughter dance that is held at our school every year. I was in charge of decorating the school cafeteria. I think we made it pretty neat looking. Jared could not take Lexi to the dance because he could not get the night off. So, Lexi asked if Tyler her cousin could take her. We called Tyler and asked him if he would be her date for the dance. He said yes and Lexi was very excited. She had a blast with Tyler, they even won a dance competition. Lexi thought it was really neat to get nail polish.
A few weeks after that, we were all getting ready to say goodbye to Tyler. He is going to be serving a two year mission to Cali Columbia. We are very proud of him. He is a wonderful young man and I am sure that is going to do well over there.
My dad took all of the boys to a spring training game. So, my brother and his three boys went, Curt and Cole went, my dad and then Jared and Logan. Logan had a blast with his dad and his cousins watching the Diamond Backs at the new spring training facility. They sat out on the grass. It was pretty cold and they had to bundle up in blankets to stay warm. Jared told me at one point he went looking for hot chocolate for everyone because the blankets were not keeping them warm. They all got hot dogs to eat and Diamond Backs hats to wear to show their support of the Diamond Backs. I believe that Jared told me that the Diamond Backs won the game which is always exciting to have the team you are cheering for win.
When the kids were out of school for Spring break we took a trip to California. I think that everyone from Arizona was there. Well, maybe not everyone but it was pretty darn close. While we were there the kids got to met Duffy. He is the teddy bear that you can buy in California Adventure. After stopping and saying hi, Lexi and Logan both spent their money to buy their own Duffy bear. Lexi got her bear and outfit just like the real Duffy was wear and Logan's is wearing a a baseball outfit.
It was lots of fun hanging out with my parents. We traded pin with the kids. Went on lots of rides and just enjoyed a break from every day life. Lexi is our brave little girl she went on lots of new rides. She was willing to try a bunch of rides. We were really proud of her. I think Jared will have a riding buddy soon. It was fun to see my cousin Breanne. She came and met up with us at the park. The next day she came back with her husband Casey and Jared was thrilled. He was able to ride some of the rides I refuse to go on.
Just like Grandma Hansen the kids have the trading bug. They love to go up to Cast Members and see what pins they have that hey can trade. It makes me laugh to see them run up to a cast member with Grandma fast on their heels. But the kids are really sweet, if they see a pin that Grandma will want they trade for it for her.
Beside pin trading Lexi has gone mad for Vynalmation. She bought and traded many of them while we were there. I am afraid that when we go again she will want to take all the ones she has and see what she can trade for them. These Vynalmations are not small like pins. There is a store in Downtown Disney called Dstreet that she like to go into because they have all kinds of Vynalmations. Plus, there is a giant one that you can get you picture taken with. On this trip Lexi was able to get Logan into Vynalmations. Logan does collect the Vynalmation pins and now has a small collections of the figures as well.
Also in Downtown Disney is the Lego store. This is Logan's Favorite store. I am not sure why this one is so great. We have two in Arizona but this is his favorite one. He loves to look around the big store. On this trip
I took a lot of pictures of them on the cool Lego wall right outside of the store. At first Logan was not sure he wanted to get on the wall. But he really wanted his picture taken. Lexi is are ham. She is always wanting to have her picture taken. While in the store Logan and Grandpa bought Lego mugs for the family to use. There are names on the mugs. Because they did not have a Brit mug Logan decided to get I love mom and I love dad mugs to make it fair. It was very sweet, and the kids love to drink out of their own mug.
When we got back from Disneyland we were once again
wrapped up in everyday life. But then some big things have been happening. The first is that Jared and I went on a diet. I have lost 20 pounds so far. Which is huge. I gave up soda ( it was my most favorite thing in the world). We are on a Paleo diet. Were are happy, we are eating better and I feel better. Then Jared turned 34 this year. We got him a new bike for his birthday and we are sending him to a police conference that he loves to attend each year. The second big thing that happened is that McKenzie my niece had her first baby. I am a GREAT AUNT. Her name is Emily and she is as cute as a button. After that exciting news, we got ready for my dad to turn 75!!
We all celebrated by writing a letter about what we admired about him. And had a fun little party with just the family. And just as life was getting back to normal Chase informed us that he is engaged!! We are so excited for him and Ashley. We think the world of Ashley. She is a sweet girl and they make a cute couple. They are get married in August and Lexi and Logan are going to be in the wedding. they are both very excited. Welcome to the family Ashley!!
And that has been what we have been up to now school is almost out. And we are planning lots of trips.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

What do life, technology and horses have incommon?

The Smart family has been busy this month. I wish I could say that the reason that I have been busy is because I have been doing something note worthy. But the truth is we have just been caught up in regular life. Jared is working like crazy. Every time I turn around he his giving me a kiss goodbye on his way to work. Logan has his once a month book report that stresses me out until he turns it in. And Lexi, well every morning it is trying a new hair style. I never should have showed her the blogs about cute little girl hairstyles. Every night before she goes to bed she picks out a new look. At least tomorrow is crazy hair day!
Jared and I like to have our taxes done by February. So we have been trying to figure out what to do with the return. We save about half and send the other half. This year we decided to get a 3D TV. I think the kids are almost as excited as Jared is.

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse show was just here in town. I love to go and watch the horses. The costumes are beautiful and the horses are lovely. There is good food, and fun shops. Jared and I try to go a few times during the ten days the event is going on. Plus, I get to hang out with my parents and enjoy the event. This year I had the added bonus of also getting to spend time with my Aunt and Uncle that were visiting from Utah. This year I think I went at least 5 times to the show. If you haven't taken the time to go and see what the show is like I would recommend checking it out next year.
So life just keeps ticking by and the technology just keeps getting better, but the Horse show is just as amazing as it was last year. I would have to say that this month has been busy but a lot of fun.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

ASU Spirit

The ASU spirit squad and the Women's basketball team had a breast cancer awareness game today. Each year the two sport groups get together and premote Breast Cancer awareness. So, the spirit squad girls have a cheer clinic and invited girls 3 and up to cheer with them all day and then during the half time game. The womens basketball team all wears pink and they aske the Sun Devil fans to wear pink as well. Each little girl
gets to make a poster to hold up.They also get a ASU retractable poster, pink tshirt, face stickers and pom poms. Lexi had a blast with the girls.She thought she was so big. As you can tell, Lexi had a blast and is already telling me she wants to do it again next year.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kelly Moore Bag

Lately I have been struggling with wanting to take my nikon with me to the kids events, on trips to Disneyland and what not. My main issue is having to carry the camera bag around. It's big, it's heavy and it is ugly. The last time I went to Disneyland I took a backpack. Lets just say I carried around more than just my camera and wallet.

So, while surfing the internet I came accross this website called Kelly Moore Bag. Let me start off by stating that I want one...... No.... I need one. They are very cute and do not look like an ugly camera bag.

There are two styles that I am in love with. The first one is the B-Hobo bag. I love it in the color brown. It is very classic looking. As you can see by looking at the picture on the left.

The other bag that I really like is the Posey bag. If I were to get that bag I think that I would get it in the gray color. I love this bag because it has a special spot for memory cards. The bags range in the 150 to 250 dollar range.

So, I would recommend to anyone that is looking for a cute bag that can hold your camera equipment to go and check out their website. The link to their website is . I can not wait to get one of my own.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Brand New Year

So, this is the year that I have decided enough is enough. I wnat to get my body back into shape. I am done it Cancer. I am done with all the surgiers that follow. So I would like to get my body back to feeling and looking healthy.
I got my self a nike+ sportsband to keep track of all the miles that I am walking and soon to be running. :) I have nice running shoes as well as nike trail shoes.
So eveyone tells me that I need to have a goal to strive for. Well, if not getting health is a good enough one I have decided that I want to to get ready for a marathon. I think it would be really cool to run in the Disneyland 1/2 marathon race. So, that is the goal get ready to run in the 13.5 mile run throughout Disneyland. I have until Septemeber/October. So, we shall see how well I do.
Besides getting into shape I am trying to be better about the amount of books that I buy. As many of you know I love to read. I can honestly say 9 times out of 10 I will leave a bookstore with a purchase. So, I have a friend that told me about this great website, it is called . You post the books that you no longer want to keep and then you get to chose books. It is great so far according to the webiste I have saved $75.00. So, go check it out if you love to read as much as I do.
So those are just two of my goals for this year.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Christmas Cards!

Well, I have made my christmas cards thanks to shutterfly. They should be here in a couple of days. Then I will be able to mail them. My Christmas list is getting smaller. Which that is great! I hope everyone is doing well. - Brit

Starry Snowflakes Christmas 5x7 folded card
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