Thursday, November 18, 2010


Well Halloween for my family was about 3 days long. We started off by dressing up and going to my moms office and then to luch. The kids had a blast and it was so good to visit with my mom and actually spend some time with her. The next day the kids went Trick or Treating at Uncle Jakes office it was a blast and they made out like bandits! Then on Saturday we headed down to our usual spot Buna and Papa's and had dinner and snacks then went Trick or Treating with Lily and Kaylee of course it was raining so we only went to a few house but the kids had a good time after that we went back to Buna's and watched movies and ate some more! Over all Halloween was a blast! I am so glad our traditions have continued with my children. (when I was little I always went trick or treating with Melissa my best friend and now our kids are doing the same)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

its not terrible 2's it ferocious 3's

So Yesterday I had to take my son to the doctor because as we were finishing up our Haloween craft day he decided to stick a bat window decal up his nose. He then panicked and told me that a bat was stuck in his nose I had no idea what he was talking about until he showed me the window decal and said that one of those is stuck in his nose. We ended up having to go into the doctor because I was unable to see or reach the item and his nose was bleeding worse than it should have. So in a panic I rushed him to the doctor ( i was worried if he sniffed too hard he would swallow that plastic and aspirate it or something.) Yes this is the way I always think Thanks to all of my years of working in the ER and now in a Pediatric ICU. We arrived at the doctor and they brought us back and the doctor safely removed the bat out of my son's nose. The reason it bled so much is because the plastic cut up the inside of Gaige's nose. This incident was not the first time he has stuck something up his nose.

Now on to ferocious 3's I love my kids don't get me wrong but whoever said it was terrible two's forgot to warn people about the ferocious 3's My kids weren't too bad at age 2 but now they give me a run for my money every day. Not only is this the age of great discovery it is the age of testing every boundary known to man. Between fights and curiosity i am constantly saying "no" . So parents be warned.

Gaige and Maddi are doing great they are learning tons and continue to surprise me everyday. They are very Happy busy kids. Gaige is now 41 inches tall and 43 lbs and Maddi is now 37 inches tall and 29lbs. They are now riding their big kid bikes and are continuing to learn their alphabet and numbers. they can count and sing the ABC's but are learning how to recognize them on paper.
We are now spending time at the library too. The kids love books and I am excited to feed their passion for reading. They obviously take after their mama in that department. My grandma Thornhill would have been proud. Well hope everyone is well I will post more after Halloween.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Where did September go????

Wow I can't believe we are allready into the month of October! Time is really getting away from me. The kids have started swimming lessons again and are quite the little swimmers! They love their teacher and have so much fun in the water. Gaige I think has a little crush on the teacher he always has to be by her and you can actually see him flirting with her. Its way cute! Since the last post we haven't done too much minus working on the house. We did celebrate Lily's 4th Birthday the other weekend and the kids had a blast trying to break the pinata. We also took the kids to see the "big planes" at hill air force base. I don't know who had more fun MIke or the kids! As summer is leaving us and Fall is moving in I am getting really excited for the Holidays! I look forward to doing our traditional Haloween activities like going to Black Island Farm and picking our Pumpkins and many other things. The only thing I don't like about this time of year is it is going to start getting cold and I am definatly a fair weathered person.
The business is picking up and we are at 60+ clients. Daddy is really excited. I am very proud of him and all of his hard work that has gone into this business. He really wants to help people.
Well that is all I can think of for right now. I will post pictures later. Hope everyone is doing well.

Monday, September 13, 2010

time got away from me

Wow things have been truly crazy this summer! I can't believe how fast time got away from me. Well I guess I will just give a quick over view of our summer. After the twins birthday we did a camping trip with Jake, Adriane, Elaine, and Justin it was fun and the kids absolutely loved it! They even tried to fish but due to their small attention spans it didn't last long but it was fun any ways. We also managed to go to the Dinosaur Park a few times, the zoo, lots of visits to the park and a few other things! We spent the 4th of July weekend with friends and family! This year we did a little swim party and had Melissa, Jerm, Lilly, and Kaylee over then did fireworks at home ( just like when i was a kid) The next day we had the family over for a BBQ, we had a wonderful time and ended up getting into a water fight. I am so glad that we were able to spend the time we did with friends and family it doesn't happen nearly enough. The 24th was kind of lame I had to work that weekend so Mike and the Kids stayed home and had movie night and who knows what else. I am sure they had fun though. We spent the month of August doing the kids first set of swim lessons and they loved them! They are just the cutest little fishes I have ever seen! Mike and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary by taking a long weekend and spending it with the kids. We spent our first day by going to lunch then to the Museum of Natural History. The kids loved the Dinosaur bone exhibit. The next day was spent at swimming lessons then to lunch then to the Aquarium where the kids got to pet sting rays and many other fun things. We dropped the kids off at my parents and enjoyed an amazing dinner at the Mandarin. The last day was spent goofing around and just being together. Mike and I have had an amazing 5 years of marriage and 10 years of actually being together! Since having our 2 wonderful kids our relationship has only become stronger and full of love. Now that September is here we are starting to slow down (only a little) and are getting ready for winter. The kids are starting swim lessons again in 2 weeks and then in about a month will be starting tumbling. This weekend was spent fixing the house and on Sunday we went with Grandpa Great and rode the Heber Creeper. It was an amazing day and brought back some childhood memories. I am so grateful that my twins are able to experience activities like this with their great grandpa. Not many kids get to know their great grandparents, and mine are fortunate enough to get to spend quite a bit of time with Grandpa Great Thornhill and Grandma Great Vicki. Well that is all for now, I will post pictures soon and give a business update. Hope everybody has had a wonderful summer.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthdays, Graduation, Camping Oh My.....

Okay I am so far behind it is not even funny there has been a lot going on lately and I have not had enough time to blog about it so be prepared its going to be a long one!

Moms' Graduation: My mom Graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work on May 6th. I just want to say that I am very proud of her for accomplishing this long deserved goal! My daddy, jake, Adrian, Grandpa Great, Grandma Great, Mike, Me, and the twins celebrated this accomplishment by watching her walk then we all went to Dee's in bountiful for a late night snack that turned into all of us getting breakfast or dinner. We had a blast just hanging out and celebrating. Its not very often we can all get together. Congratulations Mom!

Gaige and Maddi's Friend Birthday Party: Next we celebrated Gaige and Maddi's 3rd Birthday. Let me start by saying I can't believe how big they are and how grown up they can act. This year they wanted to plan their party. I decided to go with it and see what they could do, let me tell you they truly amaze me. They started by picking the park as the place they would have their friend party then they decided who they would invite by naming their friends and then saying their parents could come too if they wanted. Next Maddi chose a Princess theme for the girls and Gaige chose a Lightning McQueen theme for the boys. I took them to Zurchers and they picked out decorations, party bags, and balloons. We then decided to make cupcakes for the park. Then Gaige informed me " mom...we need to give the grown up's a snack" I asked him what he wanted to feed them and this was his reply " Chips and Salsa and Strawberries with dip" So needless to say I went and got "grown up" snacks. On Saturday May 8th we went to the park and set up the pavilion for their party. The kids had so much fun playing with their friends! I have to say it was nice visiting with the adults. After the kids played for a while we sang Happy Birthday and ate cupcakes. Then the kids got to open presents. I just want to thank everybody for coming and for the wonderful presents you gave the twins!

Gaige and Maddi's Family Party/ Mothers Day: Gaige and Maddison actually turned 3 on Sunday May 9th which also happened to be Mothers day. We celebrated mothers day the night before and the kids gave me flowers and each picked out a pearl bracelet for me. I loved the fact they actually picked out the present it made it very special. I wear my bracelets everyday, and when I look at them I am reminded how lucky I am to be their mother! In the afternoon we went up to Grandma Vicki's to set up for the family party. The kids decided that they wanted Hamburgers and Hot dogs for their dinner. We decorated the back patio and instead of cupcakes the kids each had their own cakes. We had a wonderful BBQ with Grandma Vicki, Grandpa Great, Buna, PaPa, Jake, Adrian, Tyson, Chelsie, Sean, Aunt Michelle, Uncle Paul, Great Uncle Jeff, and Great Aunt Gwen. The kids and adults had a blast! We played and visited then opened presents and had cake. It was a wonderful night and I know the twins had a wonderful Birthday!

During the month of May we did a couple of fun things. We started off with the kids first trip of the summer to the Zoo. I think this is actually the first year they remember it. Mike had a Monday off so we packed up the kids, went and picked Grandpa Great up and headed to the zoo. First we had to stop and eat at Grandpa and Gaige's favorite place Chuck a Grama (this is what Gaige calls it) after lunch we headed to the zoo and the kids had a blast! I can't believe how much walking they did. I rented a stroller and it mainly carried all of our stuff. We had a good time looking at all of the animals and at the end Grandpa Great suggested that we take the kids on the Train so we did and they loved it! For some reason the train seemed so much longer when I was little but all in all it is still so much fun to visit the zoo.

We have also taken a few trips to the dinosaur park. The kids new favorite thing is dinosaurs and they can't get enough of that park. I have to say it is a fun place and a great place to walk around and enjoy the outdoors! This last time we went with Grandpa Great and he bought the kids a book on the different kind of dinosaurs and we have been reading it every night before bed.
Well this is it for now stay tuned for part 2: camping, fathers day......and more

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010


3 Years ago on May 9th 2007 I was in the hospital waiting to deliver what would soon be the two most amazing kids in the whole world. Little did I know that these two little beings that had been growing inside me for 8 months would soon rule my life and that I would be okay with it. At 3 pm that wonderful sunny day I was wheeled into the c-section room where I would deliver my babies. I was so nervous and my doctor said that this was the easy part and to wait until they were actually born that was when the work would begin. I gave birth to a 5lb 8 oz , 17 inches long Little girl at 3:33pm we decided to name her Maddison Lynn Smith she was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen! She came out with tons of dark curly hair. I was not able to hold her right away since I had to start pushing again soon after I gave birth to a 5lb 7oz, 18 inches long baby boy at 3:39 pm we decided to name him Gaige Michael Smith he was so handsome and did not have much hair....

after giving birth to the two most beautiful babies I had ever seen I had asked my doctor if that was it.... He laughed and replied now the work begins... I didn't realize what he meant until I was home with the twins.

It was a hard transition since Gaige was in the NICU for 10 days and Maddi came home with me after 2 nights in the hospital. Once Gaige came home I was so thrilled to have my babies together again I didn't realize how hard taking care of two at the same time would be. They cried at the same time ate at the same time pooped at the same time This is when I realized carrying them was the easy part and now raising them was going to be a lot of work. I was okay with this realization because there has never been two little things that i loved more. Now I am a mother of the two most amazing 3 year olds in the world! Maddi is now 28lbs and37 inches tall and Gaige is 42 lbs and 39.5 inches tall They love to laugh and play and have completed my life! Happy Birthday to my two sweet angels

Friday, May 7, 2010

Coming Soon

I really need to update the blog I promise after the kids birthday I will update April and the first couple of weeks in may. Stay Tuned.........

Monday, May 3, 2010

business update

Wahoo!!!! We found out Friday that we got a Domestic Violence contract for Davis County!!!!! This is way exciting. On top of that we are up to about 35 clients and growing fast!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

March and a few other things

March was a pretty slow month for us. We had Grandpa Greats birthday party and that was it as far as big things. We were able to take the kids to the Planetarium one weekend and they really enjoyed that. We also were able to have dinner with our friends Megan and Josh and the kids Liv and Jorja it was fun to spend some time together it doesn't happen often enough. We also got together with our friends Jon and Kiersten we played a way fun Game I think it was called Last Words or something like that. We came up with some pretty interesting things! The kids are growing bigger and bigger every day! I can't believe how much they talk! I remember when I wished they could talk and tell me what was going on, now there are days that I wish it were quiet again :) Its funny how that happens! Gaige is about 38 inches tall and 41 lbs , he loves to play with his tools and dinosaurs. He is full of energy and has told me that he can't wait to play football! Maddi is about 36 inches tall and she finally has made it to 27 lbs! She loves to play with her "friends" which include about 50 babies and stuffed animals. She also likes to read books and color. She is turning into quite the little spit fire, I think she has to in order to keep up with Gaige! Things with me are fine I love my job and the fact I get to say home with the kids all day. Not much has changed. Mike is doing fantastic he is in school and has also made a huge life change, He finally quit smoking! I am so proud of him for doing this not only does it benefit him put it benefits our family too! He is an amazing husband and father and I look forward to growing old with him.

The next thing we celebrated was Easter it was fun this year even though it was a little cold outside. We started the weekend off with coloring easter eggs with Uncle Jakey thenWe had my dad, Jake, Grandpa Great, and Grandma Great over for a Easter Breakfast I made Waffels, eggs, sausage and strawberries. We had a wonderful Breakfast and the kids opened their Easter Baskets! After Breakfast the kids went outside and hunted for eggs! It was so fun watching them they were so excited about all the eggs they found. They kept handing them to my brother and when they wern't looking he would throw more around the yard this went on for quite a while and then it got too cold so we went back in the house. Over all it was a fun filled holiday!

Last but not least We took advantage of the good weather over the weekend and took the kids to the Dinosaur Park this is one of my favorite places to visit I have gone every year since it opened. My grandma and grandpa Thornhill used to take me. The kids had a blast and loved looking at all of the Dinosaurs! It was also Mikes first time there and he thought it was pretty cool. Well I will end for now.

Business Open House

So the open house went pretty well. The food was wonderful and there were a fair amount of people that showed up to see what our new business was about! I was very proud of my daddy and he seemed pleased that everything went so well. I also want to say Thanks to everyone that helped with out you we couldn't have pulled it off!
We all ready have had 6 referrals for the month of April and are hoping for more! So far the business is doing great and I figure once our name gets out there more it will do even better!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

House update..wishes and wants

We have spent the last little while getting things done in the house. So far we have completed the kids room, part of the living room and thats about it. I have decided that when you own a house the work never ends especially if you are trying to get it ready to sell. We still have a lot to do when it comes to painting and repairing things and on top of it we still have to maintain the usual house hold things. I can't wait for this to be done and hopefully we can sell the house and get a bigger one! I am really looking forward to having some more space. Even though I love our little house and always will since it was the first house we ever bought as a married couple but I do have to say I am not so attached that I wouldn't want to move into something bigger that will fit our family and continue to fit it as the kids grow. Right now the two bedroom is working but Maddi is all ready saying that she wants her own room. I think Gaige would be happy sharing for awhile longer. I would love to have a second bathroom and more than anything a dining room that would fit my big table so that when we entertain (which is often) we can fit everybody at a real table not fold out ones in my living room. I have decided that when we start looking a second bathroom and dining room are two things I have to have! Paint etc... can be changed I just want to focus on the layout. Well enough said for now I am hoping we can finish this house stuff and put it up for sell by May 1st. We will see how the cards play out.....

Monday, March 22, 2010

Business Update

So here is the Business update since I have not done one recently. Right now GMS Counseling has 24 clients! March has been very good to us so far, we received 12 clients so far for the month of march and we still have this week and next before it is over. Duane got our website up and running and we are also on facebook. (Thanks Duane) If you are interested our website is We are also having an open house for the business on March 25th starting at 4 pm feel free to stop by and say Hi. My dad is continuing to work hard on writing a proposal for a contract that comes up soon so hopefully we will get one of the contracts and that will give us even more clients. Well that is about all for now I will update again later.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Grandpa Great

Well March started off with a bang! It was my Grandpa Thornhill's 83rd birthday on March 4th and we decided to celebrate it on march 5th so most of the family could be there. I decided to host a Birthday Dinner at my house and the kids decided that their Grandpa Great needed a real birthday party with cake and decorations and of course presents! I let the twins pick the cake and decorations and they decided Thomas the Train would be good (this worked great since grandpa retired from the railroad). I ordered grandpa a cupcake cake in the shape of a train and when I went to pick it up on Friday it was a disaster! The cake looked like something the twins colored! I threw a huge fit and told the people I would not pay for that piece of crap and they gave me the cake for free and then said the only thing they could do was give me one of the pre decorated cakes but I would have to pay full price for that one I told them where to stick it and went to Bowmans and told their bakery my dilemma and they told me that if I would use a pre baked cake they all ready had they would decorate it and give me 5 dollars off. I went with that and the cake turned out great! The lady that helped us also gave the twins a tour of the bakery and a free cookie they were so excited! I decided that Bowmans has now won my business! We ended up with a Thomas the Train Cake and I was delicious! After the cake drama we went home and I started cooking and I basically cooked all day! I made deviled eggs and stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer and then a Ham dinner with potatoes, green bean casserole, and candied carrots and of course can't forget the rolls! Everybody showed up to the house about 530pm and enjoyed visiting. The twins were so excited that they wouldn't take a nap and by 630 they both conked out and slept through the whole dinner. The did wake up in time to sing Happy Birthday to Grandpa Great and help him eat his cake! Over all it was a wonderful evening and I think My Grandpa enjoyed his day!
He is a wonderful man and I love him dearly! Not only is he an amazing father and grandfather but he is a wonderful Great Grandfather and I am so grateful that my children are able to get to know him and spend time with him! As I watch the way my Grandpa plays with the twins it brings back great memories from my childhood and the times I spent playing with him. 28 years later he still gets down on the ground and plays with the kids the same way I remember him playing with me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentines Day

Valentines this year was probably my most favorite one so far! I took the kids on Friday before Valentines Day to pick out thier Daddy's present and Gaige decided that his daddy need some type of tool. This worked out perfect because Mike had been eying a specific level for quite some time so we bought it for him. I explained to the kids that it was a surprise and not to tell Daddy but that was short lived. Gaige woke up from his nap and asked Mike if he could have his old level Mike said no because that was the only one he had and Gaige told him that we got him a new one. Oh well. On valentines day we spent the day as a family and then went to dinner with Mom Daddy Grandma Vicki Jake and Adriane it was a blast and the kids loved getting a few presents. It was nice to see my family since our schedule are usually so crazy we don't get together like that very often. When we got home we played the new game the kids got and just relaxed. Holidays are so much fun now that the kids are getting old enough to be excited about them. I can't wait for Easter they will be a blast when we show them how to hunt for Eggs!

Monday, February 8, 2010

new start

So I didn't really make a new years resolution because I don't ever keep them but I have decided that since I have a new job and other things are changing I am going to make a new start and get healthier. I want to lose weight but more than anything I want to get in shape and be healthier in general. I have started eating better and exercising. I am hoping this motivates me to keep going. Change is in the air and I decided that this is the perfect time to make some personal changes. I want to set a good example for my kids and show them that you need to eat right and exercise. So here I go!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January re cap

I can't believe how fast January has flown by. It seems like Christmas was just here! Well to start my hardwood floors are finally in and they look amazing! We also painted the living room. All we have left is to finish painting the trim. We decided to take a couple weekends off to have some family time. I think the kids were feeling a little neglected by their dad.
Mike and the kids took me to the Spaghetti Factory for my birthday and then the kids sang to me it was super cute! I had a wonderful and quiet birthday. Let see what else has been going on.... Oh yeah last weekend Mike and I finally had a date night (the first in over 4 months) We had dinner with Melissa and Jerm and His two sisters and one Husband. It was fun and very nice to get out alone. The kids stayed home and ate pizza and watched movies with Chelsie and Tyson. By the time we came home the kids were all ready in their PJ's and ready for bed! Thanks again Chelsie for watching them! I do have to say I have an amazing family. They have always been there to help with the twins and show their support. I am so lucky.
I started my new job Jan. 4th and got done training on the 25th I work my first shift alone tonight! It has been a wonderful experience so far and I really enjoy being back in the medical field. There is a little heart ache working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) but there are more miracles that happen than heart ache.
The kids are getting bigger and bigger every day Gaige is now 39 inches tall and 39lbs he is talking much more clearer and loves to wrestle and play with his tools! Maddison is about 36 inches tall and 27lbs. When Gaige doesn't talk for her she is quite the little chatter box. She is such a girl and loves playing with her dress up clothes and her baby dolls. They are amazing kids and I love being home with them to watch them learn and grow. Did I mention they have been potty trained for a few months now. I love that we don't have to buy diapers! The kids got to go to a place called Kangaroo Zoo yesterday and they loved playing with their friends in the huge air filled toys they ran and jumped and went down multiple slides for 3 hours straight. That was their big January event.
Mike is just the same he still works at Sherwin Williams and is a wonderful dad and husband.
I have to say so far 2010 is by far better than 2009. I hope it continues this way.

Business Update

Well the business is up and going! We now have about 13 clients. Duane and my Dad have been going to the courts and many other places marketing our business and it has paid off. I have a feeling that now the holidays are over we will really pick up! We have been working hard to get the office functioning and I have to say it looks great!

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year / Birthday

Let start off with the new year! Can I just say Thank God 2009 is over! This was a tough year for me and my family. But the new year has started off great! I graduated with my BS degree (it stands for Bachelors in Science not Bullshit :) although I am good at that too) I got a new job that will give me more money and best of all benefits! Things are really looking up! I am excited to see what this new year will bring! Now to the other part I am turning 28 and when I was cleaning out my back pack and office I found a piece of paper written in 2000 when I was 18 listing my goals and the things I wanted to do before I was 30 wow things have changed! I am so glad my path of life has changed I have had my ups and downs but overall I am very happy with the way things have turned out! I do have a few goals before I am 30 but they are reasonable and I am sure I will complete them. I can't believe how fast time flies I look at the past and thank God I don't have to relive those years again! I truly look forward to the future and what it has in store for me. After all age is only a number right??????

Sunday, January 3, 2010


On January 1st my mommy had her birthday and today January 3rd is my Daddy's birthday! I just wanted to say how lucky I am to have such great parents! I hope that they have a wonderful year and many more to come! They are such great people and always willing to help with anything. Not only are they my parents but they are two of my best friends. I had a wonderful childhood with them raising me and adulthood is great too! I know I can always count on them. Happy Birthday Mom and Dad!


About Me

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I married Mike in Aug. 05 and in May of 07 I gave birth to our beautiful twins Gaige and Maddison. I am mostly a stay at home mom and love every minute of it. I love life and all of the many blessings I have recieved. I love my family and love to spend as much time with them as I can.