6 TBSP cocoa, 1/4 C butter, 1 C sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/3 C flour, 2 eggs, Cook 350 - 25 mins.



Jaibrian and Liza's 3rd year selling AHG Candy

Me as "French Chef" for Halloween

Izzy, Brian and Nathan as Chief, Tony Soprano and Sorcerer 

Tony Soprano and his French Chef

Unsmoked Cigar props

It was Kole's Turn to put up the Christmas Angel

Daxx turned 9 years old

This is the Christmas Tree Decorating Crew

Kole turned 9 years old

The Birthday Party Crew

Birthday Gifts Galor: Legos

Church for Christmas

more pictures before church

...even more pictures before church

Summer memory

Our crew "attacking" our Ohio State Fan Friend's lawn at midnight

Jaibrian's first dance class

The 2012 Zoo Trip

Brian turned 41.  Baklava, Cheesecake and Gifts 

School Play (Daxx was sick) Kole was Shepherd 

Jaibrian sang in the choir

Brian and I became Godparents to Cynthia Marie (rosebud) Freeman

Jaibrian and Liza during their monthly sleepover

Jaibrian, Liza and Becca decorating a Gingerbread Snoopy House

Kazz and the boys decorating the Gingerbread house during monthly sleepover with Simon

The completed project

Grandpa and Grandma gave Jai an HUGE stuffed dog for Christmas

Cousin Ryker hugging the Huge Doggy

Grandpa Glenn and Ryker "sleeping" on the doggy

Spoiled much, Jai?  This is her Giraffe bedroom

The 2012 Snowman. Good job boys!

Kazz and Brian laying flooring in Kazz and Becca's dining room

2012 Smith Reunion. Hi Keisha!

U. Ray, A. Roxy, A. Kathy, A. Tina Mom, U. Vernon, A. Annie, A. Alvia

Vinnie got on the student council AGAIN! 

Our Crew watching movies with the Freeman Crew

Vinnie being a gangsta

Keisha and Shay looking gorgeous as always at Christmas

Just hanging around

Dad in his Christmas Gift hat

Mom loving her nightgown Christmas gift

The snowman building crew hard, at work

Go Boys Go!!

Dad's handmade gift to me for my 42nd birthday

My 42nd Birthday 

Other things of note

Brisan started college at the age of fifteen. His grades?  (A, A, B, A, A)  
Kazz started working at a new, better paying job that he enjoys. 
Becca got 2 raises in one year.  
I finally got a hair cut that I like.  
Vinze, Daxx and Kole began gymnastics. 
We camped a lot and enjoyed the summer immensely. 
Brian and I have hit the stage of life where we get to hang out more and enjoy time as a couple because the kids have hit the stage in their lives where they are happy to be by themselves at play more often....THAT is was so nice to say, "Oh, hello I know you?" after so many years of parenting small children.  *sigh*  It's so nice, and depicted in the Halloween Party photos.  

Welcome 2013!  
What have you got in store for us this year? :o) 


TC Harris said...

Wonderful update! Thanks for sharing your year in review.

HISchild said...

Wonderful to see what has happened in 2012. Boy! All the kids are getting so big/old. Does that hold true for us too?! Glad to see things are going so well!!! XO, E