Monday, September 29, 2008


Ok, last but certainly not least is Bryson. He seems to be the joy of our home. There is a spirit about him that I just can't seem to put into words. I think maybe it is the closeness that babies still have with Heavenly Father, and the thinness of the veil that allows us to feel that presence too. It seems that no matter what is going on or how we feel when Bryson smiles we all cheer up! Not only that, but it seems to be everyones goal to make him giggle! He has such a contagious smile and uses his whole body when he does! He literally folds himself in half! He is just 4 months old, but it is impossible to imagine life without this little guy.
It is crazy just how much he looks like Courtni as a baby but yet so much his own self too. There is such a difference between all three of them that there is no way to mix up who is who in the baby pictures!
We are so lucky to have Bryson as the caboose in our family and I get such joy out of watching his little accomplishments each day. I am determined not to miss a thing and savor each new thing he does. Our family is forever and I am so beyond blessed to have these three kids!


Brayden is 3 years old and such a character! He is so shy, that few people get to see the true Brayden, but once he gets to know you, watch out! He is hilarious and loves to goof off. Being a boy he takes great joy in taking things apart whether they are supposed to come apart or not! He loves to make a mess especially if its with his best friend and cousin Britnee. They are hilarious together and can't get enough of each other.
His favorite thing to do is make Courtni scream and the two of them pick on each other quite a bit. I guess that is part of being a sibling! He is the only one of our kids that looks like my side of the family from the square shaped feet to the shape of his eyes there is no denying that he has Sharp in him!
He has such a loving personality and his hug could melt your heart. There is definitley something special about him and I can't help but smile when he flashes one of his little grins at me. I think I am going to have my hands full with his adventures, but I wouldn't change a thing!


Courtni is our oldest and also our only little girl. It is hard to believe that she is 5 already and has started kindergarten. She loves school so much and is so excited to get to ride the bus each day. She has the most beautiful natural curly hair that falls into these perfect little ringlets, I am a little jelous!
She loves to be a big sister and sometimes forgets that she is a sister not a mom, but her and Brayden play so well together. She loves getting to hold Bryson and her favorite thing to do is make him laugh. Her favorite thing at school is PE (is she my kid?;o) She would sit and do crafts all day if she could and is such a good little artist.
She is definitley strong willed, we butt heads about it now but I really am thankful for because in todays world I am afraid she is going to need it! I love her to pieces and I am so greatfull for the chance to be her Mommy!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I am Tami, aka Mommy to the cutest 3 kids in the world! I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. I can' tell you how blessed that makes me feel. Sure, it has its challenges but I enjoy nothing more than taking care of my kids!
I love to bake, scrapbook (when I have time),shop,read, play with the kids and my favorite chore in the world is vacuuming. I don't know why, but I feel so peaceful and happy when I have just vacuumed. I have recently discovered that, though I lack much talent, I like sewing. It is fun to make something and have it actually turn out looking decent.


Clayton is the daddy in our family. He is such an amazing man! I am so lucky to be his wife. He is one of those guys who isn't happy unless the people around him (especially his family) are happy and goes out of his way to make you feel better. He is so giving, kind hearted and just an amazing, amazing person!
He works for Nagel Beverage which is the local Pepsi bottling company for us here. This job is perfect for him because he is addicted to the stuff! He really enjoys it. They are very good to him and us with so many perks that most employers don't offer.
He is an outdoorsman all the way and loves anything he can do to get him in the fresh air, especially if it means a trip to the mountains! When we met, he spent the majority of the summer camping, fishing, 4 wheeling, etc. but now settles for a chance to do it whenever time permits. Our brother in law Dave once told us that Clayton was smarter in the mountains because he has all of these little shortcuts and is prepared for just about anything while camping. He is definitley in his element in the crisp mountain air!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

1st time blogger

Welcome to our blog everyone! We are the Smith's; Clayton, Tami, Courtni, Brayden and Bryson. I just started this blog thing, so give me some time to figure it all out!
Our little family is from Caldwell and we want to be able to keep those we love (you) in touch with what is going on in our lives! Right now I am sitting here typing and listening to the sweet sound of my silent house! I love when the kids are in bed and you can peek in on them and they look so sweet and innocent! Checking on them before I go to bed is one of my favorite times because all of the craziness from the day is gone and it is just their sweet little selves all snug in their bed! One of the many joys of being a Mommy!