Sunday, July 3, 2011

Welcome Home Elder Smart!

The Shea-boy is home!

While most people would say the Smarts are crazy and weird, I would say ... they are probably right. And in true Smart fashion, the craziness just gets crazier. One of our most recent family mottos is this: "Anything worth doing, is worth overdoing." To be honest, I'm not sure why it took us so long to come up with this motto. Its always been a "go big or go home" kinda home in the Smart House and when the several weeks before Shea came home turned into several days, we all began to go crazy. Counting down the minutes and hours only helped for awhile. We needed something to do! So Darel and I put our blood, sweat, and tears into a ridiculously huge sign in hopes that Shea would feel sufficiently welcomed home.

Like I said, "Anything worth doing, is worth overdoing," so we felt that a school-bus-sized sign simply wasn't enough. Why not find the old "S-H-E-A" t-shirts that we used to wear when Shea wrestled in the state tournament as well? And hey! Lets all wear UNC hats to represent our favorite of the Carolinas!

But wait! That's definitely not enough to creep out the entire Yakima Airport! Lets dress baby Ev in cute onesie too.

She loved it obviously.

Anyway, here he is! Looking even more handsome than before!

We've loved having Shea home. He's such an impressive young man. I never thought I'd say that about my little brother, but he is so mature and wise. We have been so blessed as a family while he served his mission, but we are so glad he's back in the crazy Smart Clan.

Ev looked so cute for church today I had to take a bajillion pictures or two. She is such a love.
Aaaaaaaaaaand she slept through the night last night for the first time. I'm pretty sure it was just a fluke. She NEVER sleeps past 4 AM and won't go down for the night before midnight, but last night was a DREAM. 11:30-6:30. IT WAS AWESOME. I feel so well rested today its unreal. Anyway, here's some cuteness from the Ev:

Also, Nick and Ev take such cute pictures together. This morning I was determined to get a cute one of mother and daughter. She was so polite for Dad.

Exhibit A:

And then right on schedule, she got hungry while I was trying to get a cute picture with her.

Exhibit B:

Someday we'll get a good one. For now, we'll just stick together and both have a sad face.

Exhibit C:

Happy Sabbath!


Money and Moni said...

Hahha! I love all of this. That welcome home sign is amazing! It should be in Guiness! :) Also, love the Mum-Babe and Dad-Babe pics. Nick took yours right? He is SO tall; they were so high up! :)
Glad she is sleeping better for you (knock on wood)

Jana said...

That is the biggest sign ever!!!! Evie looks like Keith in the last picture of just her,as for sleeping through the night, isn't sleep heavenly :)

Krystal Ann said...

I love this post! Thanks for the Shea update!!! He looks so grown up or something haha