BEST Christmas Present EVER!!!

Kadence Allaire Smith

My sister had the pleasure of bringing her sweet daughter into the world on December 23rd at 12:30pm. Kadence Allaire Smith, weighed in at 9lbs 4 oz and was 21 inches long. She is so gorgeous! It is the first grandchild/neice in our family and her boyfriends family. I can imagine she will not go without. I am so grateful to the Lord for bringing her into all of our lives, she will definitely be cared for and loved immensely!!


Its ALL about the UGLY!

Every time the Christmas season rolls around, I seem to have developed a "tradition" of throwing a holiday party for some close friends of mine.

Luckily, this year, once again that tradition is still going! Below are some memorable photos from the evening. I always look forward to the laughs, memories and "Jana" moments throughout the evening. Thank you all who came out and spent time creating more great memories, and keeping this tradition going strong!

If there is anyone out there in the blog world that is a FAN of snickerdoodles, well apparently the hard work, sweat, blood and tears, that was put into making sure they turned out SOFT and CHEWY...well lets just say they were clearly not the preferred dessert of the evening. So there are plenty leftover for those of you who do appreciate the tingling sensation only a cinnamon and sugar cookie can bring to your taste buds.

Oh and between now and next Christmas, if you see a ugly sweater only a grandma could enjoy, give me a call because I need to step it up a notch next year! Cheers!


This Week's BAH-HUMBUG

If you're currently in the 801 area code, (HOLLAH) you would be victim to the lovely white weather we've been receiving NON-STOP!

There are those of us who enjoy the so called "moisture" and in fact pray for it in sunday school or priesthood meeting, but I have become one who literally cringes whenever there is thanks given to the Lord for the "moisture we have received." Right now you're probably thinking, "What a SCROOGE!" Listen, I have absolutely No complaints about giving thanks, but honestly do we really have to pray for MORE?!

You'd think I've learned my lesson of complaining, when I was accosted and told that we're in a drought and we could be without water if it weren't for the "moisture." So maybe I'm ignorant, selfish, take your pick-but God still loves me.

One of the many reasons I am disliking this weather now more than ever, is because this year I am privileged enough to be utilizing crutches to support my bum knee that I had surgery on last September.. but lets not get into too much detail. Anyways so while I am at work, and carefully keeping both eyes glued to the linoleum floors as I am crutching along like Tiny Tim, when almost immediately, my crutch slides out from under me and practically causes my face to meet said linoleum. Luckily the tragedy hasnt struck me (yet) but seriously, its becoming really annoying! There is obviously no way to correct this problem, I just need to get back to walking like a real boy and instead of using "assistance," but I'm afraid that until I am fortunate enough to move someplace with a warmer climate-I will continue to curse the white stuff until the day I die, or move,

Whichever comes FIRST!