Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Streak is GONE!!!.. **Beware PETA members :)**

Of many countless hours spent in the woods without any reward for Shawn!!... This very morning I woke up to a picture text of my husband the 8 point slayer!!.. I am very proud of him and also VERY please that I will not have to buy hamburger meat for the coming year!!... Another pleasing aspect... Maybe I will get my husband back on the weekends!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


The Smaciak Household is wishing everyone a very Happy Halloween!!!.. We hope that everyone enjoys their little boos and ghouls, and that everyone stays safe!... Shawn decided to spend his Halloween weekend with my dad and company at hunting camp up in Northern New York!!... I have taken time this weekend to start our Christmas shopping and finish some odd and end things around the house!!.. I was able to sneak away last night and spend some time with our friends Tara & Brett and even met up with our college friend Rocco!!.. We had fun people watching because as we all know Halloween brings out the very best in people!!.. Some sitings we saw were the Octo-MOM, the Oil Spill, a Deviled Egg and way too many costumes that didn't fit too well!!.. All in all it has been a pretty good weekend!!.. Until next time!!.. Oh and the Gamecocks took another W-I-N to make the weekend even better!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


WOW!!.. It has been a VERY VERY VERY LONNNNNNGGGGGG time since my last post and furthermore as I am looking at my main page.. YIKES!! I am really so horrible at updating this.. I am not going to lie and say I am going to vow an post everyday because honestly it WILL NOT HAPPEN!!.. My goal will instead be to post at least ONCE a WEEK!!.. Starting with my new cutesy Halloween background.. I hope to keep to this little goal of mine... Updates of our lives coming very soon!!... No huge exciting news but the little day to day things that have been going on!!...

Monday, May 31, 2010

Heading North....

...On Wednesday... Shawn is in a wedding of a childhood friend on Saturday. We are so excited to be able to get home... Even if it is for a short stay (this time around)... And these two people...


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oh.. Just Messing Around..

So I have been completely intrigued by many people....
Who have dabbled into the world of photo editing...
Now I have begun to try it...
Just playing around..
With the perfect subject...
Miss Jenna Benna!!


After: (Hopefully there is a difference!!)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Welcome Braelyn Cecile!!

On March 25, 2010 a new precious angel joined the world.. And she entered and has stolen the hearts of everyone that has laid eyes on her ESPECIALLY her mama and daddy!!... They are an absolute joy to watch and love that little being with more than thought possible.. (I know the introduction is a little late but she was definitely not forgotten) Little Braelyn was actually due on my birthday but entered the world a few hours short of being my birthday mate!! Oh well, I guess I can forgive her!!

Friday, April 2, 2010


I will be vacant from the blog world for the next week.. We are in Daytona staying with my parents and soon to arrive are our three nieces!! It will be an exciting week... I am sure there will be plenty to share when we return... NOW back to my beach chair!!..

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Well... Just about ten years ago is when I first met Shawn's family... That would mean my little brother in law Willie was about six years old... It was REALLLLY weird and awesome today when we brought him to pick out his tuxedo for his Junior Prom.. After ordering the tux that he claims he will look "fresh" in..(where do people come up with words?!) we ate dinner at the Olive Garden and Willie was able to further make me feel old when we got into a deep conversation about his future college plans.. Hoo hum.. I feel old tonight!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Twenty........ SIX... Yikes!!!

My favorite part of my birthday... My daddy is the best!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Final Count.... 32

What exactly was Ziggy looking at in the exposed windows so intently.... WELL his father of course!!.. Shawn has been making the most out of his weekends and has been VERY productive around the house. He began the process in the backyard and moved to the front yard this past weekend...(landscaping to follow!!) He broke out the new leaf blower I got him for Christmas, plugged in the ipod and went to town... I stayed inside it was still cold and it really wasn't my idea of a fun Saturday!! I read my book and did laundry instead!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Baby Shealeys' Shower!!

A couple weekends ago we attended a baby shower for our great friends Matt and Rebecca.. Their little baby girl is due on March 26th... *Which I have informed them that she will be an angel because only the best are born on that date.. Haahmmm my birthday*... Anyways, it was a first for many of us, since the shower was a Jack & Jill Baby Shower!!.. Shawn and his brother both were thrilled BUT ended up having a fantastic time... Here are a few snapshots of the day!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Snow/Sand.... man..

A couple of weekends ago we were in Myrtle Beach for a conference... It just so happened that it SNOWED while we were there. Snow blah we have seen it every year of our lives hence one of the major bonuses of living in South Carolina INSTEAD of New York!!... Regardless it snowed and I must admit, it was really quite cool!! We headed straight for the beach (and blistering wind/cold) and took a couple of snapshots!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Ultimate Sign of DEFEAT

So our little cuddly, fuzzy buddy... Is not cuddly (unless on his own terms, close to NEVER) and NEVER, EVER wants to be held.. Well due to this fact Shawn and I constantly try to get him to be the opposite of this, which usually ends up with Ziggy running and hiding somewhere dark!!.. WELL for the past three years we have tried a multitude of different tactics to try and get him in his cage (when traveling).. It usually ends with Shawn on one side of the bed, me on the other and on the count of three one of us pushes him out one way from under the bed and the other snatches him up... Well Mr. Ziggy we have your number and have gotten very creative.. We now close all doors, block off the stairway and as one chases him around the first floor one of us patiently waits on the stairs for Ziggy to try one more time to go up the stairs... By that point he knows it is cage time and snuggles for all it is worth!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

And it WORKS!!!...

As we slowly (but steadily) unpack our lives in our new home we have come across some things that we do not love so much!! One thing brought to our attention was the amount of noise that came from our ever grumbling dishwasher! Not that it was an absolute necessity but we ventured into getting a new one...

Through this process I have learned to be very patient with my, commonly known as "unhandy", "handy" husband!! I am very proud that he is attempting new things and along with that he has a great pride glow around him when he accomplishes a task! With that said he installed our new dishwasher with only a little bit of frustration!.. So I introduce to you our new and improve WORKING, QUIET Dishwasher!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

And we bought a HOUSE!!!

Just a little update... Every time I post I swear I am going to keep up with it.. Well now I have some topics to keep up with.. Shawn and I closed and started to move in to our first home on November 23, 2009... We immediately started to move things in.. It would not have been possible without our great friend Brett.. I will do another posting soon of all the updates we are doing to the house.. But welcome to our brand new journey of being first time homeowners!!.. And oh what a journey it has been already!!! I hope you join us for the crazy road!!