Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy Easter!!

I know it's a week late but I thought I'd share some Easter pics. Aunt Colleen and Uncle Dell hosted the traditional cousins Easter dinner up in Kaysville and, as always, it was delicious! After our standard fare of tasty food and constant, good natured teasing (of course-we are Smith's after all), we played games and then continued stuffing ourselves with pie and ice cream. Fun times! Here are a few pics of the fam:
Macy really enjoyed playing guesstures!
Andrew and his better half, Sharon :)
Yes, that is Shelly snuggling with her current man-toy.

The Fam! I love that we can be together forever because of what happened that Easter morn so many years ago. Love you guys and miss those of you who weren't here!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Powwow Party

This is a little late but I wanted to put up something about my wonderful Powwow experience. Powwow is a celebration and competition involving the Native American cultures. There's singing, drumming, and of course dancing. This year they decided to do an exhibition and let non-natives, such as myself :), learn the Iroquois Smoke dance and Navajo Hoop dancing. Unfortunately I didn't have anyone there watching me to take pictures so I don't have any of me actually dancing. But here are a few before and afters. Above is our group practicing right before we went on stage.This is me with Eva Bighorse, who was our instructor. She's half Iroquois and half Navajo. She was also Head Lady at our Powwow. She's amazing and I learned so much from her.
And we decided to have our own little "hoopers" reunion this last week, so here is a picture of a few of us. Shauny Talk, Eva Bighorse, Stephen Freeman, Ben who's last name I don't know, Macy Heinze, Patrice Atine, Me, and Tyrone Whitehorse. And let me tell you, we made us some pretty awesome fry bread thanks to Shauny's teaching. So multi-talented :)
Powwow was a great experience. I learned so much and I can't wait to do it again next year!!