Sunday, October 9, 2011


Well it's official... Tyler has exited the 20's and began his journey in the dirty 30's! Of course we had to make a big deal for this significant event since he's SO old. And what better way to ring in the big day than a SURPRISE PARTY! We had a swim party at our good friends, the Margetts, and Tyler was sure surprised! As for the actual day of birth, Tyler chose to spend it with the ReAL team at a player meet-and-greet. He then came home & snuggled in his new AMAZING blanket that my darling sister-in-law, Brittany, helped me make him. Happy Birthday Turkey!

Carter, Phil, Ty, John, Mike & Jobby

Alaina, Leslie, Me, Brittany, Camilla

Friday, October 7, 2011


This summer has been a wild one... as wild as it gets with twin babies that are constantly eating & burn in the sun within 5 minutes! Let's just say we didn't spend a lot of time outdoors, but we still had a good time. Some of the highlights included our six month check-up, our first swim, visits with family & friends, walks with Bacon, & lots of big smiles!

6 months old!! BOTH weigh in at 14 lbs. & measure 25 in. Are we twins or what?!

Our favorite NICU nurse, Jess - obviously the boys LOVED the new outfits she bought!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


I am so blessed to have such amazing men in my life. First and foremost, Happy 1st Father’s Day to my sweet husband! He honestly is one of the best dads out there. He loves his boys SO much, and they sure love him! I can already tell that he’ll be the favorite parent. I am also so grateful to have such an incredible father and father-in-law. Tyler & I feel so blessed to have had such happy upbringings and are grateful for the wonderful examples that our fathers have set for us. Thank you dads for all you do!
Tyler & Turner

Grandpa with BKent

The sibs & I ringing in Father's Day with a lil' Cracker Barrel

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Welcome Baby Brogan! My boys are SO excited to finally get a boy cousin. Tyler’s sister, Bryn, and her husband, Kurt, just had a beautiful baby boy on June 17th. Before we went to go see him, we were excited to finally be a lot bigger than another baby, but unfortunately, we only have a couple of lbs. on him (at 5 months!) Ha! One day we’ll catch up!

T.K., Brogan, & Beckham

Brogan and his sister Macy

Brogan with his other sister Raegan

Thursday, July 7, 2011


And what wouldn't be fun about a quick 3-day trip to St. George and back with 4 little boys, including my twin 5 month olds?? That's the question my friend Alaina & I asked ourselves before we headed on this amazing journey. The whole trip came about when Alaina's beautiful new GoldenDoodle puppy was born in Fillmore. She needed to go pick out her future pup, and so the babies & I tagged along for the ride. Needless to say, the trip really did turn out super fun, despite what our husbands said. All the kids were angels, and we got in everything we planned to do. We hit up the park, ate some yummy food, made some cards, and my boys even got to meet their Great-Grandma & Grandpa Gleave. My boys have officially been on their first trip!

We almost didn't have room for the babies! You'd think we were going for weeks!!

Alaina's future baby girl

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


June 8th was a big day!! Tyler & I celebrated our 7 year anniversary which happened to fall on the same day as my last day of school! Am I dramatic or what?! I thought I would just take care of a couple of big life events all in one. The last day at Sandy Elementary was definitely a bittersweet one- on the one hand obviously excited to be home with my baby boys and on the other sad to leave teaching after 6 years. I have made some wonderful friendships over the years there and have learned A LOT! But I'm not hanging up the teacher sweater quite yet... down the road, it would be nice to go back and teach maybe when the kids are older.

As for the big day of love, Tyler's sweet mom took on the challenge of watching our boys overnight, so we could have a night of sleep :) The most amazing gift you could give us at this point in time! We went to dinner at the Red Lobster & then stayed at Anniversary Inn. We had an absolute blast!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Happy 4 months to our beautiful 10 lb. baby boys! This past month has been extra crazy busy with both of us working again. Who knew you could function on such little amounts of sleep?! Although we've learned that when there's a will, there's a way! We are so blessed to have such wonderful sitters watching our boys... between both of our moms, my stepmom, and Suzanne (a family friend) - the boys are in good hands! Thankfully school is almost out though... we're officially on the countdown. The other great news is that we are finally out of quarantine! The doctor gave us the green light to bring our boys out of the house. We are ready to make our debut! Watch out world... the Smith boys are a-coming!

Turner & Beckham

Dad & Beck

T.K. riding our ferocious beast, Bacon

Beckham smiling

T.K. smiling

Friday, April 22, 2011


Well it's official... we got ourselves a lemon! Our poor weiner daughter Bacon has had a rough life, and we're coming to find our kids don't come cheap! We figured out the other night that we've spent a good $5,000 on this dog, and I'm pretty sure we haven't seen the end of it. The issues began a few years back with her diagnosis of Hemolytic Anemia (basically her body was attacking its own red blood cells). Well one week in the animal hospital and a blood transfusion later (yes, that's real) ... SHE LIVES! So that was a little miracle in and of itself, but unfortunately, she's back in the hospital. This time she's dealing with a Mega Colon (pretty common in cats but not so much for dogs). Her body just can't pass things through like it used to, which means that her sweet dad has to give her enemas a couple of times a week. If that isn't love, I don't know what is! She's slowly getting worse, and we're trying to be optimistic but aren't sure how much longer she'll be around. She has been an amazing dog these past 6 years and a great companion for us while we were waiting for our kids to get here. We sure love you Bacon!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


MODEL BABIES! Tyler's sister, Bryn, came out to take some "Newborn Pics" (2 months) of our handsome, little men. She has such an amazing talent, and the pictures turned out so cute! Check out her photography blog: I'd also like to give a shout-out to Tyler's sister, Haley, for the DARLING monkey hats... please believe she hand-made them! Talk about some talented aunts we got here! Can you guess which twin is which??

Turner & Beckham

Turner - who started out the smaller of the two but is now the bigger one :)

Beckham - please believe I get to snack on those cheeks ALL day long!

Please appreciate Beckham resting his arm on that big ol' belly of his

Definitely the cutest bums I've ever seen!!


T.K. yawning - he is constantly full of funny faces

YIKES! Tyler scaring the hiccups out of them :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Well it's official... we've hit the 7 lb. mark at 9 weeks! We got some jumbo babies on our hands! Life couldn't be better with our sweet boys at home! We've had them home 5 weeks now, but it feels like forever. Life is definitely crazy, but we're loving every minute of it! The boys sleep a lot of the time, but they conveniently wake up at the exact same time starving when it's just mom at home... and they DON'T like to be hungry. Good times!
Beckham & Turner

Turner ready to go to the doctor

The Beck

Please appreciate the fun shoes my friend, Emily, helped me make them :)

Meeting their sister, Bacon

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


After 40 days in the NICU, the big homecoming had arrived! After recovering from all the infections and issues the boys faced, the final task was to gain weight. The boys needed to have 2 consecutive days of weight gain. After 3 false alarms, they finally gave us the go-ahead! We were super excited and nervous at the same time. When we went to go get them from the hospital, we were changing the boys into the new outfits to come home and wouldn't you know it... Beckham decided to have bloody stools! Good news is we didn't come home empty-handed... we got to bring home Turner. And the even better news was that Beckham got to come home the very next day! Our family is now complete!

Tyler with Beckham

Last scrub in!! Yay for my raw hands!