Monday, December 3, 2012

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Don't you wish you could wake up this happy?
This happy face is how I wake up ever morning!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Our Smiles are for Chris Miles
Go cougars

Chris is a amaizing man with the biggest heart who is always there for you.
Who does not love Greg Wrubell!!!!!!!
Mini crush
Pink nikes for cancer awareness. Stacies the cuttest thing ever with her blinged out belt buckles.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My little snow Angel.....
She is growing up way to fast.
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Sparkling Christmas Ornament

Here is a cute ornament idea that I made for Christmas to give to my neighbors. (Although, I'm posting this after Christmas, it may inspire you to do something similar for another upcoming holiday or event.)

Here is how I did it:

I used a cricket (thanks Liz) to make the circles and letter. The made smaller circle 3 inches, the slightly larger circle 3.5 inches, and the letter around 1.8 inches. I then glued the circle together. Next, I put some Modge Podge on the edge of the outer circle and dashed them with German glitter to make it sparkle (like the cider)! The Modge Podge and glitter was used to make the bells sparkle too.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

(If you have additional tips or questions, please leave a comment below.)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Santa in Training

Watch out Santa. Matthew created this sligh with Lila reading a book in the back with toys piled on top of her so content.
Matthew recruted Rowdy to be his reindeer may I add his a good flyer indeed.
This year has been so Magical because of the kids. On Rowdy!!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


You are amazing!
You love with your whole heart and are always our biggest supporter.
I love you mom. The world is brighter with you in it!
You are my SUNSHINE!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Here is our Christmas card for this year!

Sunday, October 4, 2009



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning

Delivering invitations that Aunt Elizabeth helped with. Elizabeth turned into Captain Hook and wrote the cutest invite to Peter Pan and friends
Painted little Peter Pan and Wendy's (it required no sleep HAHA!)
Daddy painted the pirate ship for the cake topper that I found at my new love hobby lobby.
Uncle Pixel Pop's classy photos were displayed

I was so inspired by a birthday party posted over at the Cookie magazine.

We also had a cake walk were Matt played the role of "following the leader" on his Banjo. The kids dressed up, explored the tee pee, and painted treasure chests.

Thanks to all family and friends that made it memorable. oxox

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Colors

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I am Back!!!!!!!!!
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Family Pictures

Here are a couple standard family pictures that Collin and Elizabeth shot for us a while back that we never posted:

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Smith Family Christmas 2008

The Original




Here is our annual Christmas photo taken with the Smith family. We took it using a tripod and the timer setting on our camera. The first is the original photo taken by the camera, while the subsequent shots are stylized versions (of the original) created by Pixel Pop (Collin K.) using Photoshop.

Which do you like best?

Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Greetings, here is a brief family update for the year:
Matt has continued to work on his PhD in Computer Science and hopes to finish this coming year. He has published a few papers and started a new thing at BYU called the Web Startup Group. He still makes time for giving train/dino rides to Matthew on his back and enjoys holding Lila in his arms.

Camille is an adoring mother that loves to be home with the children. She seems to always be busy serving others by doing something for somebody. She still occasionally does hair in a friend's salon in Traverse Mountain. She loves hugging both Matthews' and Lila.

Matthew is two years old and loves life. He likes to talk about animals and say his favorite words like Mama, Daddy, Yaya (for grandma), Veve (for Avery), Kekees (for KC), and Yi-ya (for Lila) --- he adores his little sister Lila. He is a smart boy that is always curious and eager to learn new things. He gets plenty of attention from his angelic curly hair and because he still likes to wear his Buzz Lightyear halloween costume around town.

Lila is our little angel. She is so sweet, easy going, and patient. She goes to work with mom and sits and watches contently as mom does hair. She already loves the salon --- a true girl. Lastly, she loves her big brother Matthew.

This year has been a very challenging and spiritual year. On September 1, Matt's father Craig Smith passed away after his 10-year battle with cancer. He was a man of intelligence, insight, and integrity. His family was the most important part of his life. We love him and miss him dearly. On September 3, Camille gave birth to Lila who has brought so much joy and peace into our lives. We know that Grandpa Craig and Lila had a sweet reunion before she came to us. We are grateful for loving parents that have taught us through example. We know that the savior Jesus Christ's perfect example and atonement make it possible for us to repent, become clean, and live again with those we love.

We love you! May the peace and love that comes from above be with you this year.

Matt, Camille, Matthew, and Lila

Monday, November 17, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Hay Farmers

We probably should have looked at the original picture before we attempted this one --- but you have to admit we made a valiant attempt. Perhaps, if we were real farmers our "serious" faces might have been even more serious. ;)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Baby Lila

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Baby Lila is here!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Baby Lila Camille Smith!

She was born at 12:55pm on September 3. She was 6 pounds 10 ounces and 18.5 inches long. Mother and baby are both happy and healthy.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Craig C. Smith, 64

Craig C. Smith was welcomed home into the loving arms of his Father in Heaven the morning of September 1, 2008 after fighting cancer valiantly for more than a decade. Craig was born May 1, 1944 to Clinton and Metta Crawford Smith. He grew up in Groveland, Idaho where at a young age he developed an unrelenting work ethic and a keen, problem-solving mind. He graduated at the top of his class from Blackfoot High School in 1962 where he was captain of the football team and also represented his school in basketball, track and baseball. Most importantly, it was at Blackfoot High where he first kissed homecoming royalty, Illa Mae Horton, who later became his eternal companion.

After graduation, he attended BYU for one year before leaving for an LDS mission to Ireland. Shortly after returning home in 1966, Craig married his high school sweetheart in the Idaho Falls Temple. He graduated from BYU with a bachelors and a masters in Mechanical Engineering and continued his education at MIT in Boston, where he earned a PhD in 1973. He chose to remain in academics as a professor, first teaching at the University of Texas at Austin before returning to his alma mater BYU. He was a tenured professor of Mechanical Engineering and enjoyed his work as an advisor in the graduate program and influenced the
lives of countless students and colleagues. Outside of his academic career, Craig worked as a professional engineering consultant and served numerous times as an expert witness in accident reconstruction.

Craig was active in professional societies where he served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Dynamic Systems and Controls Division of ASME, Member of the Operating Board of the Systems and Design Technical Group of ASME, a Director of the American Automatic Controls Council, and an ASME fellow. He was known internationally as an expert in his field.

In 1997, Craig started working with Caldera Engineering. He was intrigued by the work they were doing and enjoyed finding solutions to the challenges Caldera faced. Perhaps most importantly, he loved the people that he was able to interact with there. His association with Caldera is an important highlight of his professional career.

Together, Craig and Illa raised four children, Hugh, Mark, Natalie and Matt. He instilled in each of his children the importance of a good education and encouraged them to pursue whatever fields genuinely interested them. Through the years he encouraged them to participate in sports. As a coach or in the stands, He was always their biggest fan. And they are his.

Craig was active in the LDS Church and served faithfully throughout his life. He spent several years serving as bishop of a BYU ward, and as a counselor in several bishoprics. He served as Elders Quorum President, Sunday school teacher, Scout Master, and most recently as a ward clerk and family history consultant. He loved and lived the gospel of Jesus Christ.

He was a loving grandfather, father, brother, and devoted husband. His family was the most important part of his life. He was a man of intelligence, insight, and integrity. He is survived by his wife, Illa, and his children, Hugh (Rachel), Mark (Emily), Natalie (Adam), Matt (Camille), and nine grandchildren.

We would like to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at Central Utah Medical Center Oncology for the loving care that they gave to Craig during the past 10 years, especially Dr. Brian Tudor and his team for helping him fight for so long. We also wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for the many kindnesses and expressions of love during our time of sorrow.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 2pm at the Edgemont 8th Ward LDS chapel on 3050 N Mojave Lane in Provo. A viewing will be held from 6-8pm Friday evening, September 5, at Berg Mortuary on 185 E Center Street in Provo, as well as one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the Highland City Cemetery.

Sunday, August 24, 2008