Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bull Shirt

The kids found some old photo albums under the guest room bed this morning and wanted to look at them (by the way, I discovered that one is the max number of photo albums two kids can view without losing interest).  Here is some of the conversation that occurred:


As we were flipping through the pages, one was marked with a sticky note.  They asked why.  “I think it was marked because I blew that one up,” I told them.  “You blew it up????!?”, they responded in shock.  Then Amelia explained, “You couldn’t have blown it up, it’s still there!”  Duh.


“Daddy, why were your glasses so big??”  Good question.


One picture from when Aunt Penny visited me in Italy had a label with the names of the people in the picture, including “Penny Campbell.”  I guess the girls didn’t know that Aunt Penny was married before, but they figured it out.  After pondering the situation briefly, one of the girls asked, “Does Uncle Marky know??”

Note to Aunt Penny:  I pretty much skirted the topic, just wanted to let you know that they might be asking you some questions.  Also, if Uncle Marky doesn’t know, you got some splaining to do.


When looking at pictures of the ancient ruins in Athens, Amelia said, “if it was all ruined, why would anybody want to go there??”


Some of the pictures were of my rodeo adventures in Italy.  “You rode a bull???!?”, again they were shocked.  Later, as they were putting on the old shirts they use for paint smocks Isabel exclaimed, “hey, this is a piece of history, it’s Daddy’s old bull shirt!”


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

we've been busy today

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Monday, July 09, 2012

July 4th festivities

We just got back yesterday from the beach.  We all got a bit too much sun, but we had a great time.  Apparently so did some of the kids on the beach… there was a big blow out on the 4th that led to a bit of an uproar.  The local TV stations were on scene looking to get some footage and interviews… they got mark and Amelia.

Amelia was also on the cover of the local/state section of the Rock Hill Herald because she won the ice cream eating contest at Rock Hill’s Red, White and Boom July 4th Festival.  Isabel also won in her age group but her picture and name were not in the paper.

Apparently we need to consider hiring a press agent for Amelia.  LOL

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


The people in our neighborhood are setting off fireworks tonight... In anticipation of Memorial Day, I suppose.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Having to stand in line for the ballet is just wrong.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Re: Cooler Scooter

Hey Scott,

I've actually seen these around Dolphins stadium. We, who all walk the porto-lets, think these are some of the smartest, laziest people ever.  

Linda Free
Fine Wine Fan
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On Aug 28, 2010, at 9:32 AM, "Scott Smith" <> wrote:


Now I've seen it all.


Sunday, December 06, 2009

Still life in a our fire pit

Check out the impromptu still life I discovered frozen in our outdoor
firepit this morning. I swear there was no staging. Looks very Christmasy
doesn't it?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mom quote

“To be successful when you’re sweeping you need to look at the floor, not the ceiling.”



Monday, October 26, 2009


I asked my kids to pick my mug for coffee this morning and tell me whey they picked it.  Isabel chose a mug and said it was because the design looks like sea shells, which reminds her of when we go to the beach together and how much she really likes going to the beach with me.  It’s cool to see a pot through a kids eyes.