Saturday, November 22, 2008

Scott's Visit to HAWAII!!!

Papa comes to Hawaii!!! Megan and Papa looking for lava rocks on the west side. Electric Beach
Scott on the west side near Kaena Point.

Diana, Megan, Papa, Me and Emma stop and check out the view of Kole Kole Pass.

One of the days was spent renting a hog and Dad and Diana "rode the island"!

Scott and a huge sea turtle, North Shore.

Papa, Me, Emma, Megan and Tom with a HUGE MONK SEAL!!! Turtle Beach
Papa caught a crab and him and Megan had soooo much fun playing with it!

Diana, Emma, Megan and Papa with a sea turtle. Turtle Beach!

Scott and Diana, west side, Paradise Cove.

Dole Plantation!

Papa and Emma at the laua at Paradise Cove!
We had a fun filled week, don't ya think! A few other stops included Pearl Harbor, Waikki (from the boat, lol) Macadamia Nut Farm, Mackey's Shrimp Shack, the flee market, of course the harley store and lets not forget about China Town , hee hee, hee even if it was cause they got lost. It was so much fun having them...we miss you already Papa!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pheasant Season Opener ~ West River Style!

Every year for years now we Smiths host a pheasant season opener hunting day for the Olivier crew. This year proved to be a very fun time by all who attended! Lincoln was able to come home for it as his football team played on Thursday night this week, and Chancie & Aaron got to come & bring Aaron's Dad with them, whom we all really enjoyed the company of!
Tucker's faithful dog 'Buddy' proved he was a very good 'bird dog' throughout the day so here he is by the day's bounty!
I was gone with Colby to a volleyball tourney (they came in 2nd - did very well!) until the time this was in the beautiful sky - so we missed out on the hunting day, but Chancie & Mom kept the masses fed & Mom captured the photo opportunities here so we have them for posterity! Great job Donna!!! We did get to share the evening & supper with those that were still here to eat at the end of the day - so got to hear the stories. A couple of Lincoln's buddies came over to join in on the hunting fun too so that was even better!
It's been a good day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jay & Nadine got Hitched!!

In a small ceremony in Deadwood...Jay & Nadine got hitched. Jack McCall (the gun slinger who shot Wild Bill Hickok) officiated... it was pretty cool!! :0)

Also in the pic above are Jay & Nadine's best friends who made the treck across the state in their honor!! Congratulations Jay & Nadine!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Philip was "Capital for a Day"

Look at the nice sign that welcomed the State Staff when they arrived at Philip High School yesterday!
Colby and Dana had a little fun playing some 'game', with the cell phone (after school hours of course! No cell phones allowed during school hours!), some game that is evidently hard to explain - but looked like they were having lots of fun!
Governor Rounds was kind enough to pose for a picture with Colby & we got Dana to stand in too! Thanks Dana! We had a fun day & Colby thought it was pretty cool having you there! Well, I really enjoyed having you there too actually!
This year's All State Chorus members sang the National Anthem at the start of the program & led the audience with the singing of "God Bless America" at the end at Gov. Rounds' request (pictured). Colby is the Philip Alto for All State Chorus this year - how fun! (That will be in Sioux Falls on November 1st!)
At the very end of the evening, Governor Rounds was so kind to pose for a quick photo with some of the kids that met with him earlier in the day for a question & answer period. Wish they all would still have been around (there were 29 of them at the meeting - top 6 or so from each class). But it was very nice to be able to get this picture of at least this many!
It was a very big day for Philip & I think we presented ourselves well. I was the 'photographer for the day' so have many photos to remember the day with!

It has been an extremely busy week and we have our 1st football game tonight & our 1st volleyball game tomorrow night (Miss Colby is SO excited for that!!!), so the weekend doesn't prove to be any slower! (Lincoln had their 1st football game last night - haven't talked to him yet but I heard on the news that they lost - the freshmen are all red-shirting, so stood with the team on the sidelines in their jerseys the way I understood it).
Hopefully by tomorrow though I will give everybody an update on the house - today I have sports buttons to crank out & football t-shirts to sort through - and people to feed at noon...

Have an awesome weekend!!!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Back to School Everyone!!!

Wishing everyone an awesome year! Bring home good grades!!! make lotsa new friends!! and most of all, have fun and enjoy! Love you all!!! :0)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

5 generations!... x 2

Jackie, Great-Grandma Donna, Reece, Great-Great Grandma Brink, Papa Scott, Riley, Brady, KaciJari, Alyn, Great-Grandma Donna, Great-Great Grandma Brink, Papa Scott & Arly

and Jenna's two girls, Megan and Emma are the other 2 great great grandkiddos... are there anymore?!??!


loves to you all!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


guess what?? WE LOST THE GAME!!! ;0)

cute grand-daughter, oooops, i mean grand-son-in-law! (you're a good sport gramma!!)
Sweet little chicks....
Thanks Gramma....we LOVE racin' these cars! You're the best!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Deb started a Smith blog too

To all of you Brinks, etc. who read this - I just spread my wings a little bit & clicked on a few things & started a Smith blog too! I just got it started & don't know much about it but wanted to let you all know so you can visit it too - then maybe I won't have to take up all the room on the Brink site! I tend to get carried away with pictures ya know! Our address is: It's called WIDE OPEN SPACES So come visit!

Cassidy & Luke's Wedding

Cassidy & Luke ~ and these smiles were on their faces absolutely the whole day! Fun to watch!
Here is the whole wedding party - Ushers included - Tucker & Lincoln were ushers. And of course Chancie & Colby were bridesmaids - Chancie Maid of Honor & Colby next in line.
Here is the whole new - extended - Smith family! Don't those guys look spiffy in their suits?!?
Then here are the sassy Smith girls! They will pose for a camera ya know!
So ya gotta have a picture with the brothers too! Especially when they look so nice!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lincoln at the All Star Football Game

These are some pics from the All Star Football Game in Aberdeen on July 24th - which was Kieth's 49th birthday by the way! Lincoln said it was one of the most fun football games he ever played in! It was quite fun to watch too - I suppose especially since his team won!

Well, this is where we are at with our house as of this weekend! It's been a fun week with changes that are visible! The big dormer windows really add style to the place we think! We will sure look forward to lots of overnight visitors when we get all moved in - we will have a guest bedroom ya know! Right now is the difficult challange of picking out light fixtures & determining where all the switches & outlets will be... a little bit of stress going on here!!!

I will try to redeem myself

Alyn is riding away with her Knight in shining armour!

Don't they look happy together!

Foiled once again! I can't seem to load any more than two pics! At this rate I will be here all weekend!

You may have to zoom in (if you can do that) to see all of the happy little faces. We had Tommy, Margie (aka. little old lady), Bailey, Cooper, Tessa, Faith, Arly, Alyn, Reily, Casey, and Reese!
Well this is all that it will let me post, I am probably doing something wrong!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Aloha from the O'Grady's

Megan and Emma at the beach in Waikiki
our fam-bam at a luau
Megan and Emma just being silly! Aloha everyone, and for you newbies welcome to blogspot! Our family has our own blog~ if any one not already in "my circle" has blogs please let me know so i can add you and check on ya'll! We hope you all had a great time this past weekend. We wish we could have been there. Love and miss you all!
Tom, Jenna, Megan and Emma

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy & Excited Girl!

Just had to add this to my list of pics! Cass just called & was so excited! She took her State Boards on Monday, July 21st & just found out today that she passed the test with real good scores! So that is a real relief! (of course I knew she would do good on them, but there is always an anxiety until you find out for sure! And of course I had to use one of her wedding pics to illustrate the news! I'll post other wedding pics one of these days!)

Deb & Molly were at this project for ALOT of the day!!!