Sunday, December 25

Friday, December 23

Christ Hospital

Just so everyone knows. I am delvering at Christ Hospital 2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219. There is a web nursery on their web site.

Announcing Brianna Claire Guthrie

Brianna Claire Guthrie was born December 16, 2005 at 7:00 a.m. She was 6 lbs, 9.6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Mom and baby are home and doing very well. Proud Parents - Jason and Carolyn and Brother Tyler.

Wednesday, December 14

Baby Smith is healthy!

I had a doctor's appointment last week and things are well. I am 27 weeks and counting. Hard to believe I only have 12 weeks left. I will be delivering baby at 39 weeks by scheduled cesarean. Date is looking like March 9th. Baby's heart rate is 168 and strong. I had an ultrasound last week and everything is fine.

Sweet Pea is already stubborn. Baby Smith is giving me pain with my internal scars from surgery. Baby is preferring my left side and I am having a little tearing. Normal for me, but sometimes painful.

I am constantly feeling kicks and movement, which is so much fun! Matt is frustrated because he can only feel it once in awhile.

Friday, December 9

Boy or Girl?

I finally convinced Matt he didn't need to know if the baby was a boy or girl. We had an ultrasound this week....that isn't to say that he tried to see if there was a wee willy winky. The tech was running so far behind she breezed us through and we have no clue. Yeah!

Monday, November 28

Wednesday, November 16


Baby Smith is starting to show. I am now 23 weeks and counting. Keep looking at the blog for more belly pics. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 7

Evansville Tornado

We are glad to report that everyone that we know is ok. The Tornado in Evansville struck the far east side. It hit a lot of Newburgh and Boonville. From the rumor mill we have heard that it lifted right before Gentryville, so I was glad that Mom and Dad were ok too.

It seems that national news it making this out to be some forceful, but tiny Tornado, but it appears to have stayed on the ground for almost 40 miles. Pretty amazing.

Also, Evansville is in Indiana no Illinois as Fox News keeps reporting incorrectly on their screen. Also, Evansville is not a farming community. It is the 4th largest city in Indiana behind Gary, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis.

We are truly in shock and are praying for all of those families that lost a loved one and for those that were hurt from this Tornado.

Friday, October 28

Baby Update

All is fine in Smith Baby world. I am 21 weeks. Yesterday was a rough day. I felt a little sick, but overall I have been fine. A little tired, being not really hungrgy, and back pain are the only complaints that I have.

The baby's room is decorated and furniture is in place.

We are having a scheduled Cesarean Section in March. We are going to be going to baby care classes, baby first aid, and a Cesarean education class in January.

We already picked out our pediatrician and toured their office. Very nice and right next to Matt's work.

We are on 2 waiting lists for day care and I am still looking for 2 other alternatives just in case.

Can you tell I am a planner? Except for the fact that I want to be surprised if it is a girl or a boy. I think it is just so much more fun if you don't know.

Wednesday, October 12

Baby News

For those of you who don't know...Matt and I are having a baby. We are 19 weeks along.

We are not going to find out the sex of the baby, but have narrowed down the names to either
Jacob Montogmery Smith or Madelyn Belle Smith.

The baby "sweet pea" and I have been pretty healthy. Just a little back pain so far and just a little nausea. Pretty easy so far. I am really starting to show. I will have to post some pregnancy pictures soon.

Tuesday, October 4

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

Yes, it is the week of the fall festival. Matt and I are headed to Evansville this weekend. We will be helping out a little at the TKE Stromboli booth but mostly enjoying seeing old friends and rememberin when we met here 8 years ago. I can't wait....hummmm.....food!

Monday, August 22

Wonderful vacation!

The vacation was wonderful. We relaxed and just had fun. It was nice to back to the same place again. We were so glad they there were new matresses this year. We slept a lot better.

Matt had to work all of this weekend and I vegged at home. It was a long week for me. I worked 55 hours this week, which was tough coming back from vacation. I will write more later.

Monday, August 1

Maine Trip Info

Here is our schedule for our trip to Maine. Just in case anyone may need this information.

Flying to Maine
Delta Air Lines Flight 1254 nonstop
Departing from CVG Cincinnati, OH 8/6 at 11am
Arriving in Portland, ME PWM 8/6 at 1:06pm

Renting a car and heading to Weld, ME to camp. We will stay there Saturday 8/6 through Saturday 8/13.

We will be staying in at the Howard Johnson in Portland on 8/13

Flying Home
Delta Airlines 811 nonstop
Departing from PWM Portland, ME on 8/14 at 9:10am
Arriving in CVG Cincinnati, OH at 11:28am

Thursday, July 21

Matt's in Texas

Matt's in Texas today. He was nominated to the Presiden't Council at KCI. I am very proud of him. He said that there is a Bass Pro Shop right beside his hotel. He is in heaven.

Tuesday, July 19

Adoption Agency

Matt and I are going to an adoption agency tonight for our orientation. It is right down the street from where he works, which will be nice. It is a very long process, but we are hoping for the best. Keep praying for us.

Friday, July 8

Moving to Santa Claus, Indiana?

I got a call from Alex Mlsna that he was looking at taking a job in my hometown of Santa Claus, Indiana. How wierd is that. A true city boy may becoming a country bumkin. =)

This weekend

Matt's Mom and Dad are visiting this weekend. We are taking them on the boat tomorrow. It should be a good time. Matt and Mark are going to go fishing (of course).

I get to go to the Contemporary Arts Center downtown today (7/8/05). Our whole department is taking a field trip. From what I hear...I don't think I am going to really enjoy it. Way too contemporary for me. I am just a simple country girl at heart.

Monday, June 27

Thunder on the Ohio

Matt was in Evansville last weekend for Thunder on the Ohio. He went with his usual Thunder pal Bruce Collins. He had a good time and is a little sunburnt. I stayed in Cincinnati. I went shopping with friends and painted our upstairs bathroom. I was glad I didn't go to Thunder. It was just too hot for me.

Matt is the whole weekend of the 4th of July...so there will be no exciting boat stories to tell.

Sunday, June 12

Camping at Patoka

We went camping at Patoka this weekend. It was a wet trip, but lots of fun. We met up with Michelle, Shawn, Chris, Rachel and Austin. Matt and Shawn fished Sat. morning and then we went swiming and tubing later in the day. We are all sunburned even though it was a cloudy day.

Saturday evening the downpour started. We played Eucher and waded through the muck. We was fun loading up everything in the rain, but a trip that we will all remember. =)

Matt and I loved the camp site and the lake. I am sure that we will go back here many times.

Sunday, June 5

Thursday, June 2


Norris Lake, Tennessee Posted by Hello

Chris and Stef at the Norris Lake Dam. Posted by Hello

Chris' Sunburn! Posted by Hello

Matt's fish he caught at Norris Lake. Posted by Hello

Matt and Holly at Wes' Wedding Posted by Hello

16 Reasons why alcohol should be served at work!

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1. It's an incentive to show up.
2. It leads to more honest communications.
3. It reduces complaints about low pay.
4. Employees tell management what they think, not what they want to hear.
5. It encourages car pooling.
6. Increase job satisfaction because if you have a bad job, you don't care.
7. It eliminates vacations because people would rather come to work.
8. It makes fellow employees look better.
9. It makes the cafeteria food taste better.
10. Bosses are more likely to hand out raises when they are wasted.
11. Salary negotiations are a lot more profitable.
12. Employees work later since there's no longer a need to relax at the bar.
13. It makes everyone more open with their ideas.
14. Eliminates the need for employees to get drunk on their lunch break.
15. Employees no longer need coffee to sober up.
16. Sitting "Bare ass" on the copy machine will no longer be seen as gross." Take a beer and send the truck to all of your friends!!!!!!

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Wednesday, May 25

Wednesday, April 13

Norris Lake Camping Memorial Day Weekend

We are staying in a rustic cabin at Norris Lake Memorial Day weekend. We will be boating and havin' fun. Interested in joining us....give Matt and I a call.

http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/parks/NorrisDam/

Saturday, March 26

FedEx

Why is it that FedEx never just leaves your packages. I have signed off to have them leave them and had the sender sign off so that they do not require signatures. Still they leave that sticky card on my front door asking for a signature and delaying my delivery. Why?

Monday, February 14

Birthday Vacation

Just in case yall miss us.....this is where we are going to be:

Flying out of Cincinnati 2/19 on Delta 4859 at 10:55am....landing in Mobile, AL 11:50am

Cruisin' on Carnival's Fun Ship Holiday
Saling out of Mobile at 4pm on 2/19
Monday will be at Costa Maya from noon until 7pm
Tuesday we will be on Cozumel, Mexico from 8am till 5:30pm
Back in Mobile on Thursday at 8am

Flying from Mobile on Delta 4859 at 12:20 and landing in Cincinnati at 3:20pm

Thursday, February 3

Kate's Word of the Day

Kate is a friend of mine from work. This is her blog. It's hilarious....check it out.

http://www.kateswordoftheday.blogspot.com

Monday, January 31

Beans Around the World in Santa Claus

I love the site Beans Around the World. They totally have the coolest places with beans. Funny part is I love it because Santa Claus, Indiana is actually one of the places.

http://www.beans-around-the-world.com/beanshome.html

Sunday, January 30

Hot or Not

One of Matt's co-workers put him on the Hot or Not website. Check this out:

http://www.hotornot.com/r/?eid=BRGMGRS&key=DXX
http://www.hotornot.com/r/?eid=BRGMGRS&key=DXX

The last one is when he fell off the back porch and broke his collar bone. I thought the people in the Urgent Care where thinking I beat him up or he was in a bar brawl. Pretty funny stuff.

I then in turn put my nephew on the site too:

http://www.hotornot.com/r/?eid=BROUNMO&key=JQK

Tumbledown

Mt. Tumbledown in Maine is an awesome place to visit and climb a mountain. There are tons of trails and beautiful scenery. There is a Mt. Tumbledown Conservation Alliance that preserves the land and trails. It is a very tough climb, but worth the visit.

Check out this link:http://www.tumbledown.org/tumble2.htm