Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in GOD's sight.

1 Peter 3:3-4

Friday, October 28, 2011

To old for dress up?

So tonight Bill and mom went out with some friends so it was just me, London, and Max… I thought we could have a little fun! :)


Me! :) Sporting a Aeropostale sweatshirt, lime green tutu, and jeans. Likey? haha I actually kind of had fun with it! Your never to old for dress up!




Max-i-poo had a bath tonight so he looks a little skinnier because his hair isn’t all fluffy! Haha


I just LOVE this picture with his tongue! haha



My new headband!!! Don’t you love it?! I went and got my hair cut today and she just couldn’t stop talking about how much she loved it! Haha! I know it’s kind of blurry but I really wanted to share it with you. It’s a flower (duh) and it has a bunch of diamond like jewels all over it. Its so cute I think!


Of course London dressed up too! In her blue dress two sizes to small and her Barbie jacket she wore for Halloween like 3 years ago! Oh London..


Miss.Thang wouldn’t smile so I tried humiliating her (we were the only ones home, don’t worry) and she only smirked. :p




Oh but if she gets to hold Max, it’s a different story..!


Just a girl and her puppy…


I love my hat.. I got it from Paris. Like its actually from Paris! We had this thing for a school field trip and they brought all these things from different places all over the world and I (of course) bought this hat and a white bag with Paris written all over it in pink! LOVE, but I haven’t used it because I’ve been to scared that I would ruin it! haha


And there can’t be fun shoot without a tongue stinkin out picture! haha


Have a great weekend!!!!


Thursday, October 27, 2011


So in my last post I said that I was sorry for not posting for like, a week!! Well here is the reason(s).

1. So Shelia’s cousin, Gerard, has cancer. He needs a caregiver after surgery's and chemo so his mom, Kathy, came down with him. They live in North Dakota so they left to come to our house in Minnesota last Tuesday (9 days ago). Once they got here Tuesday we went out for dinner, blah, blah, blah… Wednesday I went to my moms. Fast forward to about Monday. We found out that he was going to get a dose of chemo on Tuesday and they might get to go home Wednesday. Well come Tuesday, they got up bright and early to the hospital. After he got two doses they released him and told them that they could leave for home then. So after traffic pasted they left. It was kind of stressful because my dad’s house is kind of small, like its small but it works for me, dad, and Shelia. Anyhow it was kind of crapped with 5 people in a 3 people house..


Please pray for Gerard. His cancer has gotten very, very bad! Want to know how bad?  The doctor said that if the stuff they are doing now (which is everything they can),  if it doesn’t work, he will most likely, he will die before this coming spring. This is a very serious thing and I am begging you to pray for him! He is a very nice and caring person! He is only 20 and if he would die, he wouldn’t get to experience what most people would in life. One thing that is very inspiring to me though is that he is very positive!! When they were staying at our house we had lots of time to talk and hang. NEVER once did he say something in the words of that he was going to die and there is minimal time in his life. What he did talk about is going back to college, finding a wife, and making a family. I think that if I were in his position, I wouldn’t really know what to do but him, all he does is laugh! So again, if you could just pray for him, that would be SO wonderful!


2. NICK! If you have been reading this blog for a while now you will know my uncle Nick’s story. If not I attached a link to his name is caps above and you can click on that which will bring you to his Caring Bridge site. Well you could read this on the site too but this is what has been going on with him… This is last.

October 28th

Have you ever had to do a science experiment either for yourself or your children?  We've had a few in this house from crystallizing salt to a molten lava cake (definitely the tastiest). We left HCMC today feeling a little like Nick is now a science experiment.  Don't get me wrong, it appears to be very good news.  The plan just has many variables.

Today, we met with his orthopedic doctors.  His cast and stitches were removed and a visual exam was done.  He was given instructions to bear weight as tolerated on his right leg.  If you are wondering, yes, it is still broken.  This appears to be the experimental portion of the story.  His surgeon think that it could help break up scar tissue.  He also told Nick not to worry if he hears a crack...made me instantly nauseous!  We think that part of this opinion is that it can't get anymore broken than it already is.

Don't get me wrong.  We have the utmost faith in his medical team.  I certainly do not mean to sound like I think they are being flippant with their decisions regarding Nick's care.  I just think that there are so many unknowns in the medical world that there is a need for some experimenting.

Here is what the plan appears to be as of right now:  Nick will return for a follow up visit on Tuesday, November 1st.  At that time, he will meet with ortho and infectious disease.  He will have x-rays and blood work.  On October 31st, he will take his last dose of IV antibiotics.  He will need to have at least four weeks off that medication to ensure that the infection is gone.  They can not proceed with any further surgery until that has happened.  There are a few different options right now.  What seems to be the first on the list is a bone graft.  The bone will either come from Nicholas' pelvis or a cadaver.  The cadaver graft will be the least painful.  The doctor gave us some information about it today and it does appear to be the best option.  Another option is bone marrow injections.  Let me be clear, these are not choices that Nick will make.  They are decisions that the doctors will make once they view x-rays.  There is a possibility that they will not have to replace any hardware in his leg.  That is very exciting!

So, what do we know for certain?  Absolutely nothing!  It is definitely a matter of hurry up and wait.  It is hard to believe that we are only a month and a half away from the one year anniversary of this accident.  Just thinking about receiving that phone call from Chalsie brings tears to my eyes.  This past weekend at my church, we sang a song titled "Blink".  The lyrics of the song sum up how I feel about this life we've been given.  Life changes in the blink of an eye.  Treasure it!

A few people have been asking about Nick's personal life.  So we've decided to share a little information.  At the end of June, Nick and Chalsie's relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend ended.  However, they are doing a wonderful job in their relationship as Corbin's parents.  It has been sad for everyone involved.  I want to say a public thank you to Chalsie's family for all of the love and support given to my brother in the days, weeks and months following the accident.  We wish them all well!

Recently, Nick has began dating again.  His girlfriend's name is Heather.  She is a delightful young woman.  Over the past few days, I've witnessed her ability to care for Nick.  She has been kind and patient, while still not taking any grief from him.  Those of you who know Nick, and especially those of you who knew Darrell, will understand the teasing that can come from him.  It's nice to see the smile that she brings to his face.

The end of this chapter is that Nick will return to Grand Forks tomorrow.  Our sister Dawn and her family have been a tremendous help to him, even with things that may seem small to many but are a big deal to someone in need: like wrapping up an arm with a picc line so you can take a shower or putting together a gas grill (right Mandy?  =]).

We appreciate all of the kind thoughts, words and prayers.  Please keep 'em coming!  

Nick's Sis,




That was the last post my mom had put on the caring bridge site and that is all I know. Except now his surgery will be on November 7th (London’s birthday) instead of whatever date was posted above.

So as you have read, I have been very non-stop lately with life and I hope you forgive me for not posting. I have a couple fun things I can’t wait to post about so please join me for those posts.

Thanks for reading!

Sydney Smile

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I can explain...

You guys! I am soo sorry for my lack of writing lately!! There really is a real reason to why I haven't been posting! And it's actually serious, like when I tell you I'm gunna ask you to pray about it. But right now I am way over tired and totally wouldn't make an ounce of sense!! I promise you if you just give me one more chance I'll tell you whats been up!! Stay tune

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Apps and the laughs

If you have an iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone you know how you can get apps that have cute sayings and stuff. Well I just downloaded one and found some cute ones I thought that I'd share!

Absolutely!! If I have ever talked to you about my future, you'd know that I say this all the time!



One of my friends use to say this...

I have been on this diet for a long time!! I like it a lot!

And this is why you should always ask your surrounding friends and family how they are! They could just not say anything but really be hurting inside...

The thing I love about this one is how it's just completely out of order and messy! Very imperfect!

What's your favorite one???

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I don't know about you but I love food {she writes as she puts jelly beans into her mouth}. What creature doesn't?! {moment of silence}. Yep, that's right, none! Everybody likes the taste of nummies and our bodies enjoy the nutrients! But guess what, not everybody body gets the need nutrients that your body needs everyday.

You see this fruit kabob item. My stepmom, dad and I made this a couple years ago for valentines day. It has strawberries, pineapple, and chocolates. This for me is just a fun little activity. You cut up the fruit, use cookie cutters to shape them (lips and a heart in this case) and throw it together, leaving the scraps to the trash. Fun! But unfortunately there are people out there who would LOVE our sweet leftovers and they would savior every bit because our scraps would probably be there only food for the day. How sad is that??

These are my weakness. When I see gummy worms I, :D!!! I think they are sugary goodness! And I just throw them into the Target cart like nobody's business! What if you and I were people with little money and didn't get to have our "weakness" on occasion. That would be horrifying!! Or tonight while I was babysitting, after I put the kids to bed I was watching some TV and eating some pretzels and Cheetos. Pure deliciousness!

I think, the next time you think "hey, I'll just throw this half of a sandwich and half a serving of chips", you should rethink!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Big 10 Series

I wasn't sure what I could say about myself anymore because I feel like I've said so I came up with these:

1. I think the Kardashian's ROCK! and Kim and Kris's wedding... O.M.G. beautiful

2. I haven't had a comment on this blog sense September 28th.

3. I love aeropostale clothes

4. I working out is my enemy

5. I played the flute for 4 years and hated every moment of it.

6. I think this video is funny (the 1st couple of times)

7. I started to take more pictures again because I got new editing software!!!!

8. I think my mom tries to embarrass me every moment we're in public

9. I helped take care of London when she was a new born because Bill was away with Air Force so mom needed lots of help! <3

10. I want to be her.

What was the one you found most interesting? Sorry today's was kind of lame, Im completely out of it!


Thankful: Family

Family. What does it mean to you?


When you hear family, who do you think of?

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I couldn’t imagine my life without my family… They are my, EVERYTHING!!


I have so much fun with my family! No matter what were doing, where we are together we have many laughs!


Most of my family and I are very close! The girl pictured above is my cousin, I txt her everyday!

mom and I

And this is my mom and I. Do we look a like?? Open-mouthed smile


My sister and I. <3

kyle and i

Why wouldn’t you love your family? Sure there is that every once in a while drama and fights but that shouldn’t stop you from being thankful for your family! I can’t wait to start my own family some day and create more memories!



Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday and Intro


What did I do today? Went to church... <3
Went home to my dads
Hung out
Came over to my moms
Edited a little bit
Cleaned my room a tiny bit

Productive hu?!

My weekend has been just pretty much laid back... Sorry I haven't blogged but I haven't really been on the Internet. This week, my posts are going to be subjected around thankfulness.

Thankful- Feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciate {}

That's what this week is going to be about, realizing how much we have and then showing how thankful we are for that. Tune back everyday because it's going to be good!!!

One of the pastors at my church once said, and I will never forget this, why would Jesus die on the cross for us and go threw all that pain, if there was going to be no outcome. He will come back one day but until then we need to show the world what a treat life is. Life isn't just some fling, it's the real deal and we need to show gratitude towards Jesus for giving it to us... Because he surely didn't have to! God could have been like "pssshh, I don't need to give up my one and only precious son for all of these fools!" but he did! He sent his one child down to die for us, and I think that we can show him a little thankfulness for that. Don't you think?

All you need to do is say "thank you", for this:

From the movie The Passion of the Christ

I hope that you will read each and every post this week and really take it into consideration.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A million dollars

Haha you guys! For those of you who have Facebook, you know how you can go a page and "like" things? Well look what I found:

Haha!! If you don't get it let me help you. God said that a minute was a million years to him. Think about that. And if you still don't get it, let me know. If you do get it, hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

Just another one of those weird little things I find funny!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The big 10 series: TAG

TAG: Get your freak on! 15 weird facts

So I saw this on a girls blog that I read and thought to do this instead of the 10 usual facts...

#1. What's a nickname only your family calls you?
Umm... Nothing?? Haha sometimes my friends and family call me Syd?!

#2. What's a weird habit of yours?
A weird habit?? Um, I think the only one is that I have to have the volume to whatever I'm listening to a multiple of 5...

#3. Do you have any weird phobias?
I don't think so...? I don't like when a bunch of people are surrounding me and talking to me at the same time but I don't think thats a real phobia!

#4. What's a song you secretly LOVE to blast and belt out when you're alone?
Fight for you by Jason derulo <3

#5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?
When people chew with there mouth open or sniff a lot (especially in the winter time!)

#6. What's one of your nervous habits?
I giggle when I get nervous and sometimes studer (spell?) in a way or get completely silent.

#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Well at my moms I have a twin so I don't really sleep on a side but at my dads I sleep on the (if your at the foot, looking to were you put your head) on the left side

#8. What was your first stuffed animal and it's name?
I have no idea actually... I think it was a white bunny named bun-bun (cleaver, hu?!)

#9. What's the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?
Raspberry smoothy. But I prefer caribou...

#10. What's the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?
I don't really have one...

#11. Which way do you face in the shower?
With my back to the water.

#12. Do you have any 'weird' body 'skills'?
Not that I am aware of...

#13. What's your favorite 'comfort food'/food thats 'bad' but you love to eat it anyways?
Sweets :( Like the most fattening thing I could eat!

#14. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say?
Really! or Wow... or Sweet!!

#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
Depends (no not the underwear)... Sometimes short shorts and a sweatshirt or t-shirt. Pretty much whatever is on top of my drawer!

Just thought I'd do this for fun!(:


Sunday, October 2, 2011


The good: The good would probably be seeing some of my family this weekend and being able to sleep in my bed tonight and hopefully not be crabby tomorrow because I've have NO sleep!!

The bad: my foot. :( She really isn't doin good! It been draining a lot and bleeding quiet a bit! I am on meds that I take one (HUGE) pill every 12 hours. One of the doctors called today and said I need to come in asap because it is for sure infected and the pills I'm taking right now might not be strong enough. :(

The ugly- um... My foot?? Haha it looks so disgusting right now..! It's super fat still and I just want to barf whenever I see it!! Moment of silence

Isn't it disgusting beautiful!!! Don't you just want to barf snuggle with it?? Uh...:) Like my toe nail color?? It matches the color of throw up! Hahaha totally kidding!(: well, not really, it does!! Ha Wanna see more pictures of it? That's to bad because I haven't really been takin pictures of it because it increases the chances of my food not saying down.. Sorry! Maybe I'll try to take more pictures and post them all day long!! Not. Please pray that it gets better!! I am on my second can thing of pain pills (like advil junk) and am kinda feeling like a druggy taking so many things!!

Anyway, how was your weekend??