BC: February 25, 2011 | "... And as they came from all around the world, they saw her and knew that there was freedom ahead!"
FC: The Smith's January 2011
1: Pictures Lindsey had taken of her girls Emma & Ellie
2: 01-22-11 Alexis trying on my Prom dress from my Junior prom | Alexis in my Prom Dress from my Sophmore Year | My Bridesmaid dress from Renea's Wedding in Oct. 1990
3: Alexis fit in all these dresses perfectly! | Alexis in my Bridesmaid dress from Mary Anne's Wedding | So Pretty!
4: 01-23-11 GO TEAM! | GO DUKE! | Lets go Team!
5: Ready for a great shot? | Kassidy & Katherine playing Basketball for St. Michael's School
6: 01-25-11 Aria looking Cute for School, in her new outfit she got for Christmas! | Julie's pregnant dog Maggie that I pet sat with, just in case she gave birth!
7: 01-27-11 Some more snow! | But will it finally be a big blizzard! | The dogs playing in the snow! | Outback turning into a Winter Wonderland! I love watching it snow!
8: 01-29-11 Aria trying on her outfit for the Ballet "Snow White that she will be in, in May. The girls then practiced in them. So Pretty!
9: Aria, Kenzie, Jasmine & Hannah are all in "Snow White"
10: Maggie finally had her puppies! And she did it while her mother "Julie" was home!!
11: 01-29-11 Out Skiing at Brantling
12: Winter Memories | Aria did great her first time back skiing since getting her leg broke last year
13: Skiing Memories
14: David also came with us and we met up with Scott, Anne, Haley & Ryan , whom were on the bunny hill learning to ski
15: Aria was helping Ryan. Haley did really good!
16: Ryan | Haley
17: Haley did wonderful!
18: After skiing for a couple of hours, Aria went to Samantha Comforts sleepover Birthday Party! | 01-30-11 Aria, Alyssa, Morgan, Alyssa, Taylor, Taylor, Samantha, Alison, & Alexis
19: Later on Aria had a little brush from Sam's goody bags and she got it knotted in her hair! | The "Snowman" Bobby made at the end of my parents driveway.
20: Aria & Elie with the ornaments Elie taught Aria to make | 02-02-11 Playing in the Snow!
21: Playing on the deck!
22: "Porky" in his sweatshirt that we got him for Christmas | Aria, Alexis & Haley having dinner at Grandma Burt's house. Anne & Ryan came also. | 02-06-11
23: Playing on the snowbanks at Grandma & Grandpa Porky's house in Clyde | We made a slide! and slid down it on pool toys!
24: The kids had a great time sliding down the snowbank slide! Ann & I helped build it up for them.
26: Snow Much Fun!!
27: Haley, Alexis, Ryan, & Aria
28: The kids played for hours! Ryan wanted to go in and play Legos!
29: The kids had a great time sliding down the snowbank! I even tried it a few times and Ann took this great picture of me!
30: Ryan having a snack, he forgot about playing legos by the time we came in! | Alexis & I in our Green Bay Packers Shirts for the Super Bowl Game tonight. The Packers vs Steelers. It was an exciting game but thankfully the Packers pulled off the win!
31: Aria & Haley love having each other around again!! They were eating Eclairs!
32: We were in Clyde, so Renae and the girls came for dinner. Then they played on the snowbank slide! | Katelynn & Alexis 02-08-11 Aria & Ashley
33: Aria having fun sliding down the slide
34: Lucky Dog
35: 02-10-11 Maggies puppies! They are so cute! Four boys! The little black one is "Little Bear", and April Sheets is buying him
36: Pawprints On Our Hearts | Dalilah & Gemstone
37: Aria all dressed up for the School Dance | 02-11-11
38: Happy Times | Alyssa L. & Aria | Jasmine, Aria, & Alison
39: The kids had a great time dancing, eating, socializing and having their pictures taken
40: Aria also won "Best Dressed"! Here she is with the "Best Dressed" Boy. They got Crowns! She was so Excited! | Aria won a stuffed snake for dancing the "Mashed Potato"! | Catie in the Hoola Hoop Contest
41: Ryan & Aria We set up the picture with Sam & Xavier & Aria to get Sam & Xavier together then had him go get Ryan so We could get him & Aria together! | Erin, Catie, Aria, & Kennedy
42: Aria with the stuff she won for "Best Dressed" She wore a dress Katherine had outgrown!
43: S K I I N G | 02-12-11 Katherine came skiing with us. She did great for her 3rd time on skis!
44: 02-13-11 Alexis & Katherine dressed Aria up in her new tiara! Plus they put in the fake hair we have.
45: OUR FAVORITE MEMORIES | Aria's first Boyfriend | Aria recieved a Valentine from Ryan. She was so excited! We went out so she could get him a card and candy, then we saw him at the community center and gave it to him. His Mom said he just loves her!
46: Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. | Brenda & Jeff | 02-14-11
47: You being in my arms, heart by heart feels like our love would never end. | XOXO | Alexis & Aria
48: My Mom, Nancy's Birthday! We celebrated it on 02-16-11 | Aria, Nancy & Jim
49: Aria looking cute for School | 02-20-11 Aria's broken leg a year later! She still has discoloration and an indent where the ski broke her leg.
50: 02-18-11 Celebrating Lincoln's stop in Clyde 150 years ago | Wearing my Civil War style outfit
51: Reenacting Lincolns stop in Clyde. The worker at the train station.
52: Rose Jean & Colleen in Sherry's outfits | A Photographer was on a woodpile the newspaper article said, So Steve Groat was the Photographer. | Lincoln was introduced, He said a few words and spoke to a reporter then headed back in to the car, till it was time to say Goodbye when the train left. | His speech was short but sweet. The renactment went really well
53: A artist Rendition of that day. The picture taken by the photographer has never been found! | Us reenactors reenacted the artist rendition
54: All the ones who dressed in period costumes | The "Mural Mania" Mural done in Clyde of Lincoln's Stop in Clyde.
55: The article in the Clyde Museums newsletter
56: After the Reenactment they had a reception at the fire hall. They had historical displays and Mr. Morrison " The Wayne County Historian" came to speak. | This gentleman also came with the book he wrote about Mr. Lincolns Inaugraul trip
57: A picture of the people who wore costumes for the reenactment. | A gentleman from ? historical society who came to participate
58: Snow tubing at Polar Wave in Batavia on February 20th, 2011
59: Brittany and Hannah came with us. The kids and us had a fun time! It was a nice day!
60: Winter Memories
62: We went down all together a few times, and other times we went down in pairs or even in three's
63: A Fun Day in the snow!
64: I took these pictures while we were sliding down the hill
66: Alexis' taking her own picture!!
67: Aria playing with Dalilah | Dalilah going for her vet appt. Just a checkup | Smudge after being out in the snow
68: 02-24-11 Katelynn and Alexis on the bus ride to New York City with the Clyde Girl Scouts. | The Big Apple! They both loved it!! | This field is above the Lincoln Tunnel
69: There first stop was the Museum of Natural History. They also watched a Planetarium show there.
70: The next stop was dinner at the "Stardust" There were performers performing while the guests dined. | Ashley Lawson and her friends in front of "Radio City". After dinner they got to do some shopping!!
71: The American Girl Doll Store! | St. Patrick's Cathedral
72: Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, They didn't have time to skate. | The M&M Store!
73: The M&M Store was so cool and delicious!!
74: Rosalie and Ashley in "Times Square"
75: At the "Top of the Rock" which is the viewing deck of Rockefeller Center. Which is again the tallest building on NYC since the twin towers fell in 2001.
76: Friday 02-25-2011 Today there first stop is "Ellis Island" and the "Statue of Liberty" | All the Girl Scouts on the NYC trip at the ferry terminal, ready to board the ferry.
77: Renae & Katelynn | The Ellis Island ferry dock. This is where immigrants also docked in the early 1900's.
78: Inside Ellis Islands reception station. There were displays set up to tell you the process an immigrant went through to be able to stay in The United Stated of America. | I love this picture of Alexis. Two of her Great Grandmothers were from Italy, even though they didn't come through Ellis Island, Alexis is still a product of the American dream! | The types of clothing immigrants wore in the 1900's
79: More about Ellis Island and the people it served.
80: The layout of Ellis Island. and a scale model of Ellis Island.
81: At the gift shop, then back to the ferry to ride to "The Statue of Liberty".
82: Alexis while on the ferry approaching the "Statue of Liberty".
83: In the museum part, they have a real size replica of the size of the statue's face and feet. Huge!
84: After eating a quick lunch it was off to "Madame Tussauds Wax Museum" The girls found it quite comical, and fun! Alexis had never been to one before.
85: Katelynn & Kim Kardashian | OPRAH | Ashley with the Osbournes!
86: Johnny Depp | Ashley with Rachel Ray and then with Madame Toussund | A Scene from 9/11/01
87: Pope John Paul | Ashley with the Clintons! | Ashley with Princess Diana Marilyn Monroe
88: Frankenstein & Dracula | The Beatles | Ashley, Alexis & Katelynn with Moofasa from "The Lion King"
89: Ashley & Alexis with "Super man" | Alexis , Katelynn & Ashley with the "Incredible Hulk"
90: Time for dinner and a chance to shop a bit! The "Toys-R-Us" store. It has a carosaul inside it!
91: Dinner at the "Dallas BBQ"
92: Egyptian Art | The next stop.. "The Metropolitian Museum of Art"
93: Famous Paintings | It was a great day in NYC!
94: Saturday 02-26-11 The first stop was to the "Today" show. They made it just in time to be in the closing shot!
95: Alexis & Katelynn, Their last day in the City! | They got to walk around a bit before going to their next adventure!
96: They went to a "Lion King" Workshop. They were taught a song and dance from the show!
98: They had time to go into "FAO Schwartz" before lunch, then onto see "The Lion King" show on Broadway! Then they headed home and arrived about 11:30 pm in Clyde.
99: 02-27-11 Aria was so Excited to see her sister! | Alexis with the things she bought in New York City!