Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

XMas 2011

Hmm, wonder what Alemayehu is asking for this year?? 

A car? Really? who would of guessed...complete with his favorite weener dog!

Alemayehu and Santanna 'help' each other open presents

Great to have the family out and have all the kids together

Gma Judy and Gpa Bill staying warm after the hayride

Alexi hamm'n it up with sista' sledge

No snow, so instead, a game of 'crack the egg', which then turns into a game of 'if you can't crack it, tackle it...'

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

First Snow

That season again...

Repeat posterboy for new campaign

Mr photogenic Alexi does it again.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Youtube video of Jeremie

Jeremie is the little guy in the middle....Yep, still waiting....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Fun 2011

Smoak crew with Robot Man...too cute!

Alexi was torn between Buzz and Robot man, but after careful consideration and two weeks wearing his buzz outfit out, Robot man won out for the 2011 Halloween festivities. It lasted a grueling 60 minutes...doorbell ringing...candy acquiring... before Alexi caved to the grungry (grumpy cause your are hungry-again..) monster....

 Unfortunately for Mommy, Alexi isn't really a sugar kinda guy.. in fact he has forgotten all about that part. Been meaning to take the leftovers to work. Might be easier to remember now that all that pesky chocolate is gone...mmmm

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Foliage 2011

Back in the Valley, new house and plenty of this in my near future....

What better time to get away!

 Miluka n' Alexi

Days like these make me happy to be alive...

 and live here..

 with these guys!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A wee trim

Trimmed a few trees to improve the view.

Doggie door in. Curtains n blinds fixed n rehung. Alex having a blast with trampoline and slide.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

First evening a new place

No furniture so had to sit on edge of deck and scarf pizza.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Main Salmon 2011

 Another float on the Main Salmon. Post season with a little sprinkle of perfect.

Daddy reeling in a fine look'n fishy

Sand fun

Catch'n some snooze

 Pictured here is Louie the wasp snapping wonder pug....

Louie the wonder pug taking a rest after some intense wasp snapping

Mommy, the poopy coach, helps Alexi score a direct hit in the river toy.
Another finnless brown joins the ranks.

Not a bad way to recharge the weary battery


Theo waiting for the morning chill to pass..

All topped off with a visit to Sister, Ed, Chad and Santana.



Big boy figures out what soccer is all about! Watch Out!

Hat trick...nice!

Friday, August 5, 2011

A summer in PC

 hmmm...I wonder what Alexi wants from Santa???

 PC Market...Alexi so exicited, he is up at dawn. The prize, first for face painting and the climbing wall..

Rule the pool...

 A little snuggly snooze with the pug

Friday, July 15, 2011

July Family Reunion

Sun River, here we come. Minus Daddy and a slight bump in the road as our tire blew up between Bend, OR and the middle of nowhere...

Luckily, the tire was fixed after a very long day, and we were back in business. Puppy business, serious puppy business...

Well yes, there was fun, family, all the perks of a family resort. But for Alexi it all paled in comparison to Sophi, the weener dog. She stole his heart...well mine too, but it was a bit hard to get any quality puppy time in....

And don't forget Gris, or Griswald, or little Grizzy...

The two stars taking some time to soak up the sun

Alexi hang'n with the gang..

Doesn't that make you wish you were a kid again?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Biker Boyz

Oliver and Alexi, look'n too out world!

Big boy and his new bike....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Alexi's New Brother!!

Breaking news!!

Meet Jeremi, he is Congolese, hoping to have him home in 8-10 months!! A bit in shock, so more later...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Big Boy turns FOUR!!

Wow, that was fast!!

Alexi enjoyed bday festivities with Grandma Lin/Grampa Rob followed by Grandma Judy and the Simmons gang. Party 'til you drop, or wear your pants! 

Bouncy house...

At the circus...

And, of course, lots of presents!

Alexi servin' up playdough noodle surprise...

Santana showing the boyz how it is done!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ode to the Hood

It was with mixed feelings we left our life and house behind this year...a decade of memories, growth challenges and changes... excited to be back home in SLC, to have found the perfect place to start again.

Now 10 years later, and a little guy who has started us off on a whole new adventure. Hard to believe..we have been on and off in this little piece of the 'hood' since college....

Bye bye old house, we will always remember you!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alexi shows off his new fav toy

Yep, the buzz lightyear laser...and yes he even had to tuck it in at bedtime...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Yampa Freezy Float

Yampa: April 2011. Snow and rain in the forecast. Mom and Pop almost call it off, don't want to freeze out the big guy (or so that was our excuse). At the last minute we decide to rally, hoping for the best...

As you can see the crowds were on the light side, or more like non-existent side. Just us and the birds, beautiful scenery, solitude, and the uncertainty of government shut downs....

The main man enjoyed hours of endless sandbox play, chasing birds and playing hide-and-go seek.

Mini-man takes the oars-whew! this is hard work!

Waking up to snow on our last day of the float...

Hang'n with the daddy

After a fair amount of procrastination, we embark on our icy float..snow cones anyone??
Alexi chastising us to hit the 'splashies' we wrapped in a tarp, white trash style, and away we went, right through the meat. Luckily, it had warmed up a bit by then...