Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Festivities

It is no secret that Amanda and I LOVE hanging out.  I seriously think that we married our husbands in order for the two of us to meet.  It it so nice that Nate and Benji get along so well and have similar interests, so while the boys do lame sports or technology things, Amanda and I go do fun things.   Okay, just in case you’re not family, Amanda is my sister-in-law, we married brothers. 

This year is the year that we celebrate Thanksgiving with my side of the family.  We have coordinated it so that when it is the year we spend with the Smith family, all the married couples are there.  So since Amanda and I were not going to be together for Thanksgiving, she came up with an awesome idea that we have a “pre-Thanksgiving” dinner.  The Saturday before Thanksgiving we got together and made our own feast.  We had everything from appetizers to turkey to mashed potatoes to jello to dessert.  It was very nice and traditional.  Although, at the end of the day we were so so exhausted.  The food was good and the company was fantastic.  I think it may just become a tradition!

Pre-Thanksgiving copy

Nate and I went to see Harry Potter later that same day.  We went to the Thanksgiving Point theater, the one with reserved seating.  So we get there and sit down and this old man next to us turns and says, “We took your seats so we could sit by our family.”  Seriously, this old couple took our seats!!  What is the point of reserved seating if it isn’t truly reserved?!   What bugs me most is that they didn’t even offer our seats to us, they just stated that they stole our seats as though it was no big deal.   I was bugged.  It is proof that it’s not just the younger generation that has become lax on common courtesy.   Anyway, other than that it was a pretty good movie.  Nate loved it.


On the actual day of Thanksgiving we went to my mom’s house in Cottonwood Heights.  We had a nice meal and we stayed and hung out with my family for most of the day.  I didn’t even take one picture of our feast, just a few of us playing games.  After we ate we played games, Nate fell asleep in the middle of Passwords.  He missed some funny moments though.  My mom was trying to get us to guess the word tattle.  Here were her three clues:  rat,  tale,  mommy.  We thought she said tail, and I was so so confused.  What does rattail mommy have to do with anything?   So we were guessing mullet and ratlings and all sorts of crazy things.  Oh man.  Then later I was giving the clues for the word arthritis so my first clue was joint.  My mom yells out “MARIJUANA!”  Literally yells it.   I seriously almost peed my pants.  I seriously wonder if I was adopted.   So we had a low key Thanksgiving and Nate and I slept in on Friday, no Black Friday shopping for us this year.   My brother came and spent the night at our apartment.  We took him back to Cottonwood Heights and visited my mom  for a few hours.   Anyway, that was our holiday.  It was nice for me to have Nate home for so many days.  I’m not looking forward to Monday.  I am hoping to put up our Christmas decorations this coming weekend.  I LOVE this time of year!  Hopefully you all had a wonderful holiday too! 





Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Three Things That Made My Day

I guess I should really have titled this post, "Lame Things I'm Proud Of." Then I remembered that sentences shouldn't end in of. Please ignore the fact that I just ended two sentences that way. Man, I really shouldn't blog when I'm so tired. I don't think I've gotten more than 4-5 hours of sleep any night this week. Anyway, I've been having a pretty good day. I was lucky enough to see Keith for a few hours today, he showed off for me saying all the new words he learned. Honestly, he has the cutest little boy voice! We were playing while Amanda put groceries away and he was being a little naughty so I said, "No way Jose!" Oh my gosh, he laughed and laughed. He kept knocking the same bottle over again and again, and each time he would look over at me and smile until I said, "No way Jose!" Oh gosh, I could listen to Keith laugh all day! That was fun thing that made my day number one. Number two was the fact that I bought a 14.5 pound turkey for $4.70! Amazing deal!!! That comes to $0.32 a pound! Woot woot! That also made my day. Okay, number three is pretty lame, I will readily admit that. So I was eating a sucker and made it the whole way without biting it. Okay, lame, I know! But I seriously can NEVER make it through an entire sucker without chomping it into little pieces. Now insert random fact of how I have never had a single cavity. Anyway, I'm just having a pretty good day, I hope all of you are too.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dating Ideas

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this before!  A few months ago I found this cute website The Dating Divas.  It is full of fun ideas all about how to “date” your husband.  It has step by step instructions and downloads for fun themed dates.  Most of their ideas are really inexpensive.  So often I feel like Nate and I get stuck in the rut of  dinner and a movie.  Not anymore!  I am determined to plan more fun dates.  Just thought I would share.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Nate!

My handsome husband Nathan Walter Smith turns 25 today!  Happy Birthday babe!   We have some fun plans to celebrate tonight and I hope today is wonderful for you.  I also hope that 25 is your best year yet!  I love you.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Blogging Tip - Lock Your Photos

Last night I taught a little class on digital scrapbooking. Thank goodness Amanda came so I had some moral support! During the class I briefly touched on the subject of blogging. I mentioned that you can lock your pictures to prevent people from right clicking and saving them. My blog is public and my scrapbook blog is public as well. The reason I leave these blogs public is because my pictures are locked! Since I post a lot of pictures of family and friends and their kids I feel so much safer knowing that no one can steal or copy my pictures. It seemed like most everyone at my class last night wanted to know how to do this so I figured I would post the link with the tutorial I used.

Right Click Disabling:
This is a one time deal. You only need to edit your blog's template HTML once and it will always be right click disabled. Right Click Disable

Left Click Disabling (photos only):
Even if you disable the right click function on your pictures, people can still left click and enlarge the photo. Once the photo is enlarged in a new screen then they can right click and save/copy it from there. DO NOT disable left click all together, then you wouldn't be able to click on links, comments, or anything!!! In order to left click disable your pictures you have to remove the link for every single photo. It is a little time consuming but I think it is totally worth it! It only took me an hour to go back through all my blog posts on all my blogs and lock my pictures. Left Click Disable

P.S. Did I totally confuse you? Questions? Need help? Call me or email me (my email is on the side) and I can walk you through it.

Friday, November 5, 2010


So I had to drive Nate to work today. We have some fun plans this evening and didn't want to have to drive separately on the way home, so I drove him to work. On our way to South Jordan we had a nice talk. During our conversation the matter of our infertility came up. Nate mentioned that he wished he knew what he could do to make it up to me. I said DIAMONDS! Nate joked that every time I start my period I should get a diamond. Sweet! Then I remembered that I haven't had a period in months (the doctor and I are working on it, however my uterus is not known for being cooperative). Dang it! Can I get diamonds for all the other months though? Just curious. Sorry if that was a little personal, but my mind has been on diamonds all day. Babies and diamonds, that is my Christmas list this year, which is funny because I think that has been my Christmas list for the past few years. A girl can dream.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas Cards

Okay, 'tis the season. I am doing custom Christmas cards this year. I'm just wanting to do something on the side to make a little money for our adoption and in-vitro costs. See some examples I made really quick at I can also do announcements and invitations or almost anything you want. Pricing is $20 for a 4x6 or a 5x7. I'll sent you the digital copy and you can print it at your convenience. If you like my work pass it along!

P.S. If you are related to Nathan or myself your design is free. Merry Christmas!

P.P.S. Thanks to all my family and friends for being my models!