Monday, August 24, 2009

Announcement~'s been along time since my last post and what better way to update with EXCITING NEWS!!! I have been so blessed to work with one of my best girlfriends on a project she dreamed up 5 years ago. We are really thinking BIG here and are so excited to get the word out! We have named the organization Lanees Legacy. You can check it out at to read DeLanees story go to
This is such a special organization and I know it will touch the lives of others.
I never thought I would be a recipient of one of Becky's boxes. I was given one in the hospital after we lost our 4th son Garrett in 2007. Leaving him at the hospital was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I am so thankful I had a box to cling to. My box held everything that touched my precious little boy, a lock of his hair that the nurse had cut for me, and the impressions that were taken of his hands and feet. I am so blessed to have such a special box of belongings to reopen and to hold and smell. My entire family cherishes our box.
I am thankful for this opportunity to help this dream lift off the ground. DeLanee and Garrett did spend just a short time here on this earth but their sweet memories will continue to live on through this organization...Lanees Legacy!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just another CRAZY day with the 2 MONKEYS!!

These two are water babies for sure! They LOVE bath time! As you can see in the video they are still all hyped up afterwards. They have brought so much joy into our home. I just LOVE them!! Even though life is pure CHAOS...ALL DAY LONG!!

Kader & Chloe after a bath from Rayel Smith on Vimeo.

Friday, January 23, 2009


I want you to know that I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! You have been there for me through thick & thin. You are the best friend I have ever had. Here's to MANY more memories!! luv ya cuz

Brett,JR,Char & Me

Bryant is 6!!! Happy Birthday SWEET BOY!!!

My SWEET baby boy turned 6. Can you believe it???
After 6 hours of EASY labor Bryant was born around 7 in the evening. My Mom & Ian were right by my side. The room was so quiet & still. Bry had such a strong spirit & didn't even make a peep. He was so beautiful with all of his dark hair & dark skin. What a blessing he has been to our family. His smile lights up the room!

Bry was named after my Dad Bryant STEVEN Smith

Bry really wanted a Snowman party?? Go never know with this kid. Anyhow here are a few pics of the party & oh ya another Ahhwesome cake made

And his most FAVORITE Gift...

Mario Cart!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Family Canning Day, Simple little story of being prepared

I was talking to my friend the other day about needing to track down the stake caner...I was tickled to death when she said "I have the cannery's caner. It's set up in my garden in the backyard. Come and use it!!"
What a great opportunity it was to teach my children the importance of canning. We dry packed 300 lbs of food! It was so easy my 5 yr. old was doing it by himself. A few days after our canning day Me & Bry were making no bake cookies. "Uh Oh" I said as I opend the quaker oats..."we are out of oats Bry, what are we going to do?"I knew we were out...Bry was devastated. We would need to stop what we were doing and go to the store. Then I reminded him of the oats we had canned..he jumped down off the counter and went to the pantry and got a can of oats. His face was priceless when we opened the can together. He was amazed. He said "we have a store in our house."Simple little story of being prepared

My Boys

Bry-notice the sweat, he's workin hard...can you believe it's November.

Lace canning rice!!

Yeah!!! I got a new camera...

After a couple of weeks without a camera I finally found one I liked!
I can't believe how much I feel like I missed. With 5 kiddos there are ALWAYS
Kodak moments to be ready for.
Here is a little catch up on pics!!


Our handsome little man

Hanging with Daddy ALWAYS makes things better

What a good lookin CREW!!

say cheese

Grandpa's Masterpiece

Cute SnowMan!!!