April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

My sweet nursery class. 





My best friend, Smith. He sang the most gorgeous
solo of "This is the Christ" in church today. 
I'm so lucky to be on his arm.
And I believe in Christ!








We're leaving so many good friends. We love them!!!!
It was a beautiful day. Humid, but beautiful.

We are READY TO LEAVE tomorrow morning!
AZ, here come the $miths. 

April 21, 2011

pregnant and moving

I'm feeling great. I'm loving not being nauseated anymore, but now I'm getting bigger so it's weird and uncomfortable. Still, I feel great. I enjoy being pregnant (so far). I'm starting my 5th month. I finally went and got some maternity clothes, and I feel so much more sexy mama-ish rather than fat and can't fit in my clothes!! 

This spring is GORGEOUS! The blossoms are HOT PINK! The breeze is cool. I'm sad we have to leave it for the DEATH HEAT, but I love the sun and will be swimming all summer. AZ is going to be amazing.



We're packing away!!! And also having lots of fun being home together all day. Montgomery is OBSESSED with all the billions of boxes and packing stuff and is constantly running and hiding and attacking. 


Love my little fam!










April 14, 2011

What I've been up to at the house

Ohhhh, what a trip it's been!!! I've been all over the country the last 2.5 weeks. Many pictures will be posted about that. But this last leg has been spent at Mom and Dad Smith's home in Port Charlotte, cleaning and organizing. It has been the least intense part of the trip and it gets more and more relaxing by the day. I'll be home next Monday evening. :) I can't stop fantacizing about that first moment with CS.

BTW, yesterday I saw the movie, Hanna, and I LOVED it.

A few crappy phone pictures to update you on me:

 Alien Paratroopers:

 Dad making Nachos:

Dirty Silly Band:

Answering messages and boxing up things:

Naaaasty Mango:

Photos in bins:

Babe:

April 9, 2011

peace

Click on link below and listen to super pretty song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S631tbfalF8



Lord make me an instrument of thy peace,
Where there is hatred let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
And where there is sadness, joy.

O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive-
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.



April 5, 2011

mulan, live-action

I'm in Utah with my in-laws and brother, and will be driving back to FL with them tomorrow.
I'll be in FL for two more weeks, helping out my mother-in-law.

I fly home the 18th, will kiss Collin all over every inch of his body, and then we have ONE WEEK TO PACK because....

Collin GOT A JOB at the ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER! WOWOWOWO!! I'm so proud of him. We are moving to Phoenix!!!!

We are excited/sad/faithful as we are preparing to leave this wonderful home and the incredible friends we've made and start a new adventure together. I'm just so grateful for technology to keep in touch, and for all we've learned and experienced. I seriously am moved by all the love we've received. The ward we are about to move from has truly been a Zion ward. People have included us, fed us, sustained us, befriended, inspired, intrigued, served, listened, laughed with us, and taught us. I thank them and Heavenly Father for them, and I pray we can do the same to others. We have been so happy; we've seen so much; Collin and I have grown so close. So many blessings, I can't even count them all.

So many changes! I must say, I'm going to miss seeing that ol' Washington Monument all the time.
We plan to be in Phx by the end of the month. And that will be my THIRD road trip across the country
a) in my life, b) THIS MONTH! Haha!


April 3, 2011

I miss my husband, Collin, and my kitten, Montgomery. (cute pic above)
Seriously, my heart aches because I miss CS so badly. I wake up fine,
but it gets really bad at night. I get so down, but I am sustained. Then I
wake up and feel okay again. Don't get me wrong, I am having a really
fun time, and I'm happy, feel well, get to see cousins, and talk to and text
Collin constantly throughout the day. But it's just really hard to be away
from my best friend. It's hard not to kiss those lips. But learning!
Growth! And what a talk by Elder Richard G. Scott today at General 
Conference about how to treat and appreciate our spouses. I seriously
teared the whole time. I, I can't describe my love for you Collin. It grows
stronger every day. Babe and I miss you. He/she is getting bigger!
I can't wait to continue our adventure together for this life and for
eternity because that is how long we will be together. Forever.

That.

is.

Awesome.


Love, Nicole Elizabeth Money Smith